Category: Hawaiian Treats

Vegan Taro Cupcake Version 2.

A long time ago, I posted about a Taro Cupcake. It turned out tasting just fine, but rather beige in color. It was an all together unattractive little cupcake and needed some tailoring. I think this lavender colored, Vanilla-Hibiscus frosting did the trick. For…

Huli-Huli Tempeh.

I’m happy. I’m off to Maui early next month and I simply cannot wait. Coconut bagels, fresh lilikoi, picking strawberries on the bright green Kula hillside, a long horseback ride through the jungle are filling my thoughts and dreams. It feels so good to…

Lilikoi Chiffon Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting.

I have aloha on my mind. It’s been about 6 months since I have been on my good friend Maui. Or any of the islands. I love Hawaii, you know? If you’re like me, you dream about it… and look forward to it. I…

Work in progress: Pineapple Shortbread Cookies.

Do you love the scent of pineapple? I do. When I am selecting one to buy, I always turn it over and smell it. I think the best ones have a faintly sweet smell just floating on the air. Man, I love that fruit….

Smokey Taro Hummus.

I’m sitting here a little warm and tingly from my kombucha (which I like more than wine….I said it.) and I thought I’d come on over here to share an exciting new opportunity in the field of hummus. And by that, I mean a…

Jackfruit Char Siu & Vegan Manapua.

Happy Halloween! I’m home tonight and I thought I would take this opportunity to update this little blog. Char siu is a Chinese BBQ pork, usually slow cooked in a sweet and slightly spicey sauce/glaze. I’ve never eaten the real thing, but I remember…

Coconut-Lilikoi Tapioca.

My favorite place on all of Maui is Kula. Kula is nestled up on the western slope of Haleakala. One of my favorite sights is looking up at Kula from further down the volcano; there is this breathtaking light and dark contrast up on…