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July 6, 2014

Getting Savvy with Samplers

You know those times when an impromptu, simple “catch-up” dinner with friends somehow morphs into a massive production that takes the entire day to plan? Arianna is vegetarian, Ryan loves steak, Jess had a late lunch yet still wants to join in the fun … and you? All you’re asking for is to enjoy a…

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June 29, 2014

Lucky in Love With Lilikoi

For first-timers to Hawaii, a land of paradise, they experience a rush and a thrill inconceivable to a local girl like myself, born and raised in the Islands. It’s a somewhat incomprehensible thought that when visitors gush over the sweet aroma of the air and pristine views of the Pacific Ocean, I’ll never experience it…

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June 22, 2014

Tempting Tofu for All

Less is more. This statement holds a universal meaning applicable in all facets of life, but obviously, I’m applying this popular belief to the subject of food (No need to act surprised.); more specifically, tofu, a source of protein I was born to love. Ever since I can remember, I was drawn to the creamy,…

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June 15, 2014

Get Flaky With Pot Pie

It’s OK to flake on dinner — under one condition. “Flake” must refer to the crispy, golden flakiness of a pillowy pot pie. Deemed a longstanding American classic, pot pies are hot, hot, hot: steaming with an irresistible aroma that awakens pangs of hunger from within. And the best home cooking always comes with a…

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June 8, 2014

‘Summer’s Thanksgiving’ Calls for Pipikaula

The onset of summer (just two weeks away, mind you) means hotter temps, sun-kissed tans, memorable vacations or staycations (for those lucky ones!) and any excuse to throw a social gathering centered around food, food, food … and more food. So, who’s down for a fun-filled beach barbecue? I affectionately deem this full-on feast “Summer’s…

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June 1, 2014

Roly-Poly Ravioli!

Trips to the East Coast result in a blur of excitement, as well as more than enough food comas that could easily lead to a month-long period of hibernation. This is what happens each time I reunite with my Dad’s side of the family. You have to understand, my relatives trace their roots back to…

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May 25, 2014

Pile on the Pancakes, Please!

Happy Sunday, Ono addicts! Wow, what a week it’s been! As editor of Dining Out, I give my heart, soul and stomach to this publication. It’s a pleasure each week to bring you some of the best eats the island has to offer, while also sharing my experiences with you — which, this week, means…

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May 18, 2014

Swooning Over Sumptuous Scallops

Looking back on my last few days spent in New York City, I just want to relive my dining experiences over and over again. Everything was amazing, from the enormous mile-high corned beef and pastrami sandwich at Carnegie Deli on Seventh Avenue, to the mind-blowing Mother’s Day feast at Tavern on the Green in Central…

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May 11, 2014

A Whole Lotta Wonton

Happy Mother’s Day, Ono fanatics! Let’s get right to it, because this week I am beyond excited to share my love for a dish that remains so close to my heart. My passion for food abounds now more than ever, and it’s time to share my obsession with wonton soup. So, you all know just…

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May 4, 2014

Apple of my Eye

A is for apple, a fruit that holds prestige for being a so-called “superfruit.” Regardless of the type, apples are said to keep the doctor away and are the perfect addition to any weight-loss routine; thanks to their surplus of vitamins, minerals and fiber, not to mention the fact that apples are low in calories,…

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