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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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Heavenly Island Lifestyle Restaurant at Shoreline Waikiki Hotel {Media Dinner & Restaurant Review} by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Like many bloggers, I get periodic requests to attend a media event or try out a new restaurant. I don't do it a lot. Often it is due to time constraints, sometimes due to t ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Angel of Losses" by Stephanie Feldman Served with... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Jewish folklore, history, sisterly relationships and family secrets come together in the mystical novel, The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman. I am happy to be review ... Read on »
Nigel Slater's Quick Fish & Corn Chowder: A Gorgeous Bowl of Comfort for Souper (Soup, Salad &... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This Quick Fish and Corn Chowder is subtitled as "a soup to warm the cockles of your heart." With the seemingly endless hot and humid weather we have been having, the cockle ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: Review of "A Brief Moment of Weightlessness"--Stories by Victoria Fish... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I used to shy away from short story collections, finding more satisfaction in digging deep into characters and their lives in the pages of novels. But lately, as I have been ... Read on »
Chilled Red Pepper Soup with Yogurt and Herbs by Ottolenghi for Souper (Soup, Salad and Sammie)... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes always intrigue me with their combination of ingredients. I love sage and I love cumin but I wouldn't think to partner them in a red pepper ... Read on »
Hot Green Lentils with Mint Vinaigrette by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A simple little Nigel Slater from-the-pantry dish that pairs nutty lentils with a minty, slightly tangy dressing. Good for a crazy week when you don't want to put a lot of t ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "I Shall Be Near To You" by Erin Lindsay McCabe--Served with... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking "And then I see the map, still on the bedside stand. I sit on the edge of the bed and unfold it carefully. Jeremiah has made a heart at Flat Creek and a star at Herkimer. Bu ... Read on »
Zucchini and Goat Cheese Soup with Basil & Lemon: A Favorite Dish Successfully 'Souped' for Souper... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sometimes, when I eat something that tastes really good, I stop and think, 'can I soup that?' Can I take that combination of flavors that really appeals to me and turn ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Three Story House" by Courtney Miller Santo with Sweet and Refreshing... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking "Looking at a place like this, you realize there's not much difference between ugly and beautiful," Isobel said, staring at the house head-on despite the blazing sun creepin ... Read on »
Zucchini with Basil and Goat Cheese on Toast by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Few things say comfort like a slice of good bread, toasted or grilled to crispy perfection and slathered with a scrumptious topping. In this Nigel Slater recipe that topping ... Read on »
Farmers' Market Minestrone with White Beans for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In case you are one of those 'no soup in the summer people'-- The August/September issue of Fine Cooking Magazine emphatically backs up my own 'soup for all seasons' philoso ... Read on »
(Meat Free) Bánh Mì Sandwich (aka Nigel Slater's 'Sour, Hot, Crisp, Soft. A Sandwich for... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There are sandwiches and then there are SANDWICHES--bread that is packed so full of ingredients, flavors, and textures that they transcend ordinary sandwiches. I find ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Season of the Dragonflies" by Sarah Creech with an Iron... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There are books that seem made for a cold winter's night, those that are fitting for a rainy Sunday, or perhaps a breezy evening on the lanai. "Season of the Dragonfli ... Read on »
'StrawBarry' Marshmallow Mousse for Food 'N Flix August: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This month's Food 'N Flix is a double feature of the animated movies Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and/or Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 . Selected by Camilla of Cu ... Read on »
Nigel's Pappa al Pomodoro: Tomato & Bread Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In terms of looks, Pappa al Pomodoro is a bit of a hot mess in a bowl. Definitely more peasant, than elegant. Flavor and satisfaction are where its beauty lies. The chunks o ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Virtues of Oxygen" by Susan Schoenberger with Green... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking "They weren't family, weren't the same age, or in remotely the same circumstances. They weren't colleagues either. But when Holly spent time with Vivian, she felt she was in ... Read on »
Nigella's Happiness Soup: Yellow Squash, Rice (& Lentils) for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Can you find happiness in a bowl of soup? Nigella Lawson's Happiness Soup is a good place to start looking. A bright sunny hue of yellow squash, basmati rice, turmeric and l ... Read on »
Grilled Opah with Lemon Compound Butter and Lemon & Garlic Zucchini with Mint & Feta by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My favorite weeknight dinners are a piece of grilled local fish and a side salad or veggie. Something that can be thrown together quickly, is satisfying and tastes great. Th ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Desire Lines" by Christina Baker Kline and Sesame Bagels... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Desire lines--"Strictly speaking, it's a landscape-architecture term for the paths people create when they cut across the grass instead of taking a prescribed route--people ... Read on »
Potato and Parsley Soup with Herb-Caper Pesto: Storm-Worthy for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie)... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a crazy week with potential hurricanes Iselle and Julio looming over the islands. Besides stocking in supplies, making sure the 'hatches were battened down' around ... Read on »