Category Archive: Recipes

Jul 09

Yummy Bowl

Aloha! Ohhhh the things we find on Pinterest!!! My Shoyu Chicken recipe has been repinned 35 times as of this post… and almost all from people I don’t know!!! For my blog that is less than 3 months old, I am quite excited about that!  Anytime I receive an email that someone has repinned it, …

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Jun 26

Cornbread – Hawaiian Style?

Aloha! I found this cornbread recipe in the Ohana Cookbook. As I mentioned before, I don’t plan to post recipes that I view as normal/traditional southern recipes. So, what’s so different about this cornbread? It uses pancake mix!   It also uses sugar, which I know is a controversial ingredient for cornbread, especially in the south. …

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Jun 18

Tahitian Crabmeat Soup

Luscious and creamy and rich! Complete with coconut milk! The Tahitian Crabmeat Soup recipe came from Chef Sam Choy’s Aloha Cuisine cookbook. Oddly enough, I found this cookbook, along with his Poke cookbook in the Polynesian Resort at Disney World…in Florida. They are obviously two of the sixteen cookbooks that made the journey with me …

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Jun 09


Please don’t get intimidated! Shoyu is just the Japanese word for SOY SAUCE. Shoyu Chicken is a Hawaiian staple. It is served many places in a styrofoam container as a plate lunch along with heaping sides of rice and macaroni salad. I know, lots of starch, right? Reminds me of how my tray would look …

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Jun 08

Coconut Shortbread

While searching through the Ohana Cookbook to find a first recipe to share with you, I knew it had to be something very special. It needed to be something that most people think of when they think of Hawai`i, it had to be something made with COCONUT!!! …and I wanted it to be something a …

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Jun 02

The Ohana Cookbook


You are in for QUITE a treat!!! I am giddy with excitement about a new project I will be introducing to you. We have been fortunate enough to have one of our local Hawaiian friends, who is a third generation of five generations of family originating from the island of Hawaii, loan us his family’s …

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