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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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Banana Maple "Puddings" with Greek Yogurt: A Little Dessert (or Breakfast!) Treat by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking "Up & At 'Em" is the theme this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs--breakfast foods to kick the day off with. I am not going to deny that this recipe came out of the "Instant Des ... Read on »
Black Bean, Barley & Collard Greens Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The craving hit for black bean soup--already a nutrition star in its own right--add in barley and collards and you get a vegan soup that is packed full of fiber, prote ... Read on »
Toasted Breadcrumb Pasta: Short Order Pantry Fare From Donna Hay by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Dishes that can be made from ingredients already in the pantry are a boon. Dishes made from ingredients already in the pantry that can be made in under 20 minutes are ... Read on »
Leek & Potato Soup with Watercress: Creamy & Satisfying for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love potato and leek soups--they represent total comfort food to me. This version from Wild About Greens: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Cho ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery" by Ovida Yu with Coconut... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Rosie "Aunty" Lee is the proprietress of Aunty Lee's Delights, a small café and shop in Binjai Park in Singapore where she makes mostly traditional Peranakan dishes and is f ... Read on »
Milk & Honey Reisbrei (Rice Pudding) with a Bienenstich ("Bee Sting") Inspired Topping for Cook... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In 1945 in the midst of World War II, Elsie Schmidt, on the cusp of turning seventeen, has been protected from seeing and experiencing the worst of the war by the N ... Read on »
Donna Hay's Red Lentil, Lemon and Yogurt Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I bought my first Donna Hay cookbook shortly after moving to Hawaii and, deciding that I wanted to be a better cook--spending countless exploring the cookbook section of the ... Read on »
Pan-Roasted Monchong with Green Tahini Sauce & Pomegranate Seeds + a Recap of My Dozen Favorite... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's so hard to say goodbye! You'd think that after over four years, cooking along with eight different chefs at I Heart Cooking Clubs, I would get used to saying goodbye to ... Read on »
Nigel Slater's Hot Cheese Muffins & Apples with Butter & Brown Sugar: Comfort Food for Food 'N... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Toast , (based on the autobiography Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger by British Chef Nigel Slater), is our Food 'N Flix movie pick for September, hosted by Anne-Mar ... Read on »
Simple Chickpea Soup: Sometimes Simple is Best for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This week I wanted a chickpea soup--both because brothy bean soups are my favorite kind and there may be slightly too many cans of chickpeas in my pantry at the moment ... Read on »
Asparagus and Samphire (Sea Asparagus) + Fennel and Feta with Pomegranate Seeds and Sumac: An... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Since it is the last two weeks of cooking along with Yotam Ottolenghi at I Heart Cooking Clubs and I just got (the recently released in the U.S.) Ottolenghi: The Cookbook , ... Read on »
Artichoke, Leek, and White Bean Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am all for recipes with all kinds of ingredients and spices but, sometimes you want something quick and simple--that goes together without much effort. Like this Artichoke ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Human Remains" by Elizabeth Haynes with Tea and Cinnamon-Applesauce... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking CREEPY. Given one word to describe "Human Remains" by Elizabeth Haynes , it would have to be creepy. Other words that come to mind...suspenseful, disturbing, intriguin ... Read on »
Ottolenghi's Eggplant with Buttermilk-Yogurt Sauce, Thyme, Za'atar & Pomegranate by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been wanting to make Yotam Ottolenghi's Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce for quite some time. Partly because it looks so darn pretty as the cover of Plenty , part ... Read on »
Creamy Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper, Farro & Artichoke Soup: Cleaning Out the Pantry for Souper... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This Creamy Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper, Farro & Artichoke Soup is more of a stew really--thick and creamy, made hearty with chewy farro and made interesting with fresh ... Read on »
Baby Kale with Sumac, Pine Nuts and Goat Cheese by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs the theme is "New to Me"--recipes with ingredients that are new, newish or less familiar to us. I decided to choose sumac, a Middle ... Read on »
The Book Tour Stops Here: "Hungry" by Darlene Barnes with Coconut Blondies (& a Giveaway!) by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking From TLC Book Tours: "Newly arrived in Seattle, Darlene Barnes stumbles on a job ad for a cook at the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity on the University of Washington, Seattle, ... Read on »
Smoky & Sweet Roasted Corn Chowder (+ Cookbook Review of Grills Gone Vegan) for Souper (Soup,... by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For many people the Labor Day holiday weekend represents "the end" of summer--back to school. the weather starts to cool down, Halloween candy and decorations start po ... Read on »
Ottolenghi's Grape Leaf, Herb and Yogurt Pie by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This may not be the prettiest Yotam Ottolenghi dish I have made in the past several months of cooking with him but it is full of the usual great flavors his recipes al ... Read on »
Grilled Portobello Mushroom Bisque: Made Dairy-Free for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays by DebinHawaii Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Some soups taste far better than their looks will have you believe. This Grilled Portobello Bisque would be one of them. There just isn't a lot you can do to make mush ... Read on »