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DebinHawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii
I am a Healthy Cooking & Healthy Lifestyle Blogger. My blog, Kahakai Kitchen (Kahakai is the Hawaiian word for beach or by the ocean), is about cooking, eating and living (mostly) healthy in Hawaii. I love to cook and I am passionate about healthy foods and ingedients. I believe it is... Full Bio
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Cod and Potato Chowder: Happy Comfort for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chowder has been in my head for the past couple of weeks--put there from finally getting around to reading a book that has been on my 'to-read" list for a while now, " The L ... Read on »
Roasted Bircher Muesli (Granola) Breakfast with Dried Apples & Greek Yogurt by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It only takes one good batch of homemade granola to make you realize how much better it is compared to store-bought varieties. For very little work you get something fresh a ... Read on »
Butternut, White Bean & Sage Dip {#12WksWinterSquash} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Looking for something to do with leftover butternut squash, I decided to work it into hummus-like dip/spread inspired by one of my favorite simple dips; Quick & Easy ... Read on »
Cauliflower Bisque with Buttered Breadcrumbs: Another Reason to 'Love Soup' for Souper (Soup,... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If I have a soup *bible*--it is ' Love Soup' by Anna Thomas . With its 160 vegetarian soup recipes, this book never fails to inspire me or give me a great recipe for whateve ... Read on »
Fudge Puppies (or Maybe Fudge Buddys?) from "Sprinkles" for Food 'N Flix's December Pick: "Elf" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If Elf can't get you at least slightly into the holiday spirit, few things will. So, despite it not being exactly a 'foodie' movie, I was excited to see it as our Food 'N Fl ... Read on »
Sesame and Soy Butternut Bites {#12WksWinterSquash} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here's a tasty little Donna Hay appetizer that is perfect for your holiday pupu platters. These little squash bites have a sweet and salty sesame flavor and would go w ... Read on »
Potato and Chickpea Soup with Roasted Garlic & Saffron for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had a lentil and barley soup all planned out for this week. Then I saw the two potatoes and three heads of garlic that needed to be used up soon. I decided to roast ... Read on »
Giada's Creamy Tomato-Basil Dip with Lavash Crackers by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am a dip fan. Give me bowl of something delicious to scoop up with a chip or cracker and I am happy. Make it a warm dip and I am happier still. this simple Creamy Tomato-B ... Read on »
Miso-Grilled Salmon with Brown Rice and a Simple Sesame-Cucumber Salad by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is almost always a container of white miso paste sitting in my refrigerator, ready for a quick soup,  to be mixxed into a sauce or dressing, or added to a marinade/pas ... Read on »
Mulligatawny with Kabocha: Rich and Warming for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's a good bloggy kind of Sunday. The rain is coming down with occasional bursts of thunder and flashes of lightening.  A tea press full of Hazelnut Honeybush tea, "Bringin ... Read on »
Donna Hay's Raspberry Jam Slice by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have a *thing* for raspberry jam bars. Soft, a bit chewy, and sweet with a little tangy bite from the raspberry jam. Heaven! Perfect with a cup of tea. This time of ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "The Seduction of Miriam Cross" by W. A. Tyson with a "What's in the... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My childhood love of mysteries fueled my passion for reading--especially female detectives Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew and I devoured the books in both series. My secret ca ... Read on »
Quick Pumpkin-Sage Pasta {#12WksWinterSquash} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you have any extra cans of pumpkin hanging around your house, this fast and easy pasta is a great way to use them up. From Everyday Happy Herbivore by Lindsay S. Ni ... Read on »
Pasta E Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas): Cozy Bean Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This soup showed up gracing the cover of my December Vegetarian Times magazine and immediately made it to the top of my soup "to make" list. Chickpeas, pasta, rosemary, alon ... Read on »
Donna Hay's Simple Three-Cheese (& Sage) Pasta by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I could give you a lengthy list of things that keep me awake at night. Some are (or at least they seem) important, some are rather random such as my worry last night ...do b ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "The Pursuit of Mary Bennet" by Pamela MIngle with Nigel Slater's... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Poor Mary Bennet, awkward and not considered pretty or marriage material by her mother. Sandwiched in between two pairs of sisters; Jane and Lizzy--attractive, intelligent a ... Read on »
Red Curry-Roasted Acorn Squash Slices with Cilantro-Mint Yogurt {#12WksWinterSquash} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had a plan for the acorn squash I bought last week. It was going to be stuffed with a Tex-Mex-ish blend of black beans, quinoa, cheese and spices and baked. Too bad those ... Read on »
Cheddary Broccoli Soup: Yummy Vegan Comfort for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been raining most of the weekend with even some bursts of heavy downpours, thunder and lightening today. I'm not complaining because I love the occasional lazy he ... Read on »
Peanut Butter Cream Cups from "Vegan Desserts in Jars" for Food 'N Flix November: "Who Is Killing... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Do you have a signature dish? Once that you are 'famous' among your friends and family for making?  Imagine if someone were going around killing people in the manner of whic ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Wishing you a happy day wherever and however you are celebrating! Read on »