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April 19, 2015

Pigging Out on Kalua Pork

What represents Hawaii’s carnivorous culture more than kalua pork? Nothing. That’s right, kalua pork, which primarily is unique to the Islands, is spreading across the nation as a must-have source of protein. The word “kalua” is a Hawaiian word that refers to cooking in an underground oven or imu. Traditionally, a whole pig seasoned with…

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April 12, 2015

Getting to the Heart of Artichoke

‘Tis the season for artichokes! From March through May, artichokes are believed to be at their peak in terms of freshness and abundance. Having grown up with this good stuff since I was a kid, I can’t help but love it. For as long as I can remember, my mother would steam it to perfection,…

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April 5, 2015

For the Marshmallow Minion

Happy Easter! No matter how you choose to spend this special day, it’s definitely a sign that spring has sprung! For the avid food enthusiasts who have been saving their appetites for Easter brunch, today is the day to splurge. Remnants of colored dye are present on the fingers of keiki (and keiki at heart)…

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March 29, 2015

Eat Cheesecake, and Swoon!

Few things tempt me more than a luscious slice of heaven: cheese-cake. Hands down, this sinful dessert always sends surges of goodness to my palate. The crust must be of perfect consistency, texture and taste (crumbly, but still intact), and the interior should be dense and cool, boasting an assertive flavor. Although varieties of cheesecake…

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March 23, 2015

The Pinnacle of Poke Bowls

I’m on a poke binge. Just the mere thought of Hawaiian-seasoned raw tuna makes my mouth water. And since I’ve grown up with this stuff, it’s safe to say that poke is my go-to food memory that always brings me back to memories of my ohana. Whether eaten solo or with rice, poke is delicious;…

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March 15, 2015

Potstickers Worth a Pot of Gold

Let me dish to you, my OYK readers, about one food in particular: one that I rely on in times of sickness and health, times of ultimate hunger, and when in need of comfort and warmth. Right now, I have a case of congestion and the sniffles, and nothing beats the blues and kills hunger…

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March 8, 2015

Angels Sing for These Seafood Medleys

Lately I’ve been in a bit of a rut. Every now and then, I fall into a vicious cycle of keeping myself extremely busy and not wanting to sleep (even though it’s clear that I need to). Practically having hit empty on my personal energy meter, the effects are hitting me hard — living life…

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March 1, 2015

A Heavenly Take on Hamakua Mushrooms

Neither fruit, vegetable nor plant, mushrooms are a delicious type of fungus. Please, don’t be put off by that “fungus among us” notion though, because mushrooms deserve all the attention, for obvious reasons. The health benefits of this fungus are substantial, as they’re packed with antioxidants and vitamins. I always have been obsessed with mushrooms,…

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February 22, 2015

Coo Coo for Coconuts

My healthy obsession for coconut has reached its peak, Ono readers! Coconut milk, fresh coconut, coconut water, haupia — you name it, I love it. Found throughout the tropics and subtropics, coconut is renowned for its versatility, and it’s a lovely, healthy addition to your daily diet. Coo coo for coconut, I sought out a…

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February 15, 2015

Life of Pie

As you may know, this past Monday, Feb. 9, was National Pizza Day. Here at Dining Out, the holiday stretched out, much like a pliable piece of dough, into a weeklong pizza-devouring frenzy! You see, for foodies, few bonds are as strong as a mutual love for pizza. Those three magical words, “I love pizza,”…

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