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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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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 »
The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of 'Sweet Water' by Christina Baker Kline with a Summer-Perfect... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Packing up her unsatisfying life in New York City, Cassie moves to Sweetwater, Tennessee after she is left a house and land from her grandfather. Cassie doesn't know this pa ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Help for the Haunted" by John Searles with Cherry-Chocolate Chip Frozen... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking A late night call is usually not a good thing. For Sylvie Mason, it is a somewhat common occurrence-- usually a potential client calling for the "help for the haunted" ... Read on »
Summer Corn & Zucchini Soup with Quinoa, Basil & Feta: Summer In a Bowl for Souper (Soup, Salad &... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This simple soup just screams summer--light but filling and it makes the most out of sweet local corn, zucchini and basil from the farmer's market. The quinoa gives it a pro ... Read on »
Salad of Fennel, Edamame, Arugula & Parmesan with Crispy Croutons and Cheesy Taragon Dressing by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I like salads but I find it hard to get too excited about most of them. This Salad of Fennel, Edamame, Arugula and Parmesan with Crispy Croutons and Creamy Dressing is one t ... Read on »
Watermelon & Mint Chia Tea Fresca for Food 'N Flix July Pick: "Like Water for Chocolate" by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Like Water for Chocolate --both the book and the film inspired by it, hold a fond place in my foodie heart. Set in Mexico in the early 1900's, it's the story of Tita, ... Read on »
Tomato Chowder with Mollet Eggs for Cook the Books: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I first became aware of Jacques Pépin watching reruns of him on PBS, particularly enjoying the shows where he teamed up with Julia Child. There seemed to be such a fon ... Read on »
Mushroom and Spinach Korma: Meat-Free, Spice-Filled, Creamy Comfort Food by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love a good Indian curry and a milder creamy korma atop a bed of fragrant basmati rice makes for perfect comfort food. This Nigel Slater Mushroom and Spinach Korma is a gr ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Don't Try to Find Me" by Holly Brown with a Berry, Peach & Greens Chia... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Imagine the very worst happening--your teenage daughter has disappeared and it looks as though she has run away. You are tormenting yourself for every decision you made, eve ... Read on »
Artichoke Soup with Fresh Mint: Tangy Green Goodness for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is a quick and easy soup from Giada. Perfect to toss together and enjoy. Giada has it made as a hot soup, but I think it also does well when chilled on a warm summer da ... Read on »
Flashback Special--5 Fabulous Summer Soups for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) Sundays! by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Well my friends, I have done what I vowed NEVER to do. I skipped making a soup this week!  I know... I can hardly believe it myself.  By the time this posts I will be jus ... Read on »