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February 9, 2014

Edamame… My Endless Love

Recently, I’ve been adoring these little Japanese animated creatures — called Mameshiba — as their dog ears and animal-like faces always bring about a smile. Mameshiba has been a hit around the world, with numerous merchandising products, including stationery, plush toys, stickers, stamps and more. Of course, my favorite Mameshiba is Edamame who, aside from…

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February 2, 2014

All That Pineapple Pizzazz

The weekend calls for a drive to the North Shore for a day full of adventure that revolves around surf, fun, sun and, most importantly, food! And the route? Well, of course, that’s just as important as the destination. The best route to Haleiwa Town is the one that takes you past the pineapple fields…

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January 26, 2014

Hopelessly Devoted to Barbecue Pork Ribs

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! My love affair with food continues, this time with barbecue pork ribs — such a simple American classic, or so you would think. This week, however, with a serious need for ribs (not just any ribs, though, as my taste buds were being more selective than usual), I needed to get…

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January 19, 2014

Stoked About Salmon

Something fishy is going on, but don’t fret, Ono readers, there’s no need to proceed with caution. It’s just rare to stumble upon a healthy meal that is ever so indulgent. I love to cater my diet to nutritious options, and I’m all for salads, green juices, fruits, veggies and all-natural homemade smoothies, but sometimes…

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January 12, 2014

Kabocha is My Main Squeeze

My love for pumpkin is obvious, as I’m sure avid Ono readers will remember the fact that I demolished three pumpkin pies two days after Thanksgiving as if it was nothing. Toasted pumpkin seeds? Oh yeah … such a perfect snack (you can thank your jack-o-lantern for that). So, now where does this leave me?…

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January 5, 2014

Going Gaga for Goat Cheese

Happy New Year, Ono readers! It’s that time again when New Year’s resolutions are the most thought consuming, and the ambition and dedication to those resolutions are running high. Whether it is to save money, get fit, lose weight, quit smoking, manage stress or aim to eat healthier, all can be achieved. But the truth…

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December 29, 2013

Wrap Up the Holidays With Sensational Squid

By now, the post-holiday blues have begun to set in and Christmas seems as if it was all a dream. Yet, the gifts strewn around the home and the tree still boasting its majestic glow manage to keep some of that holiday cheer alive and well within me. The holidays have always been a time…

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December 22, 2013

Decked Out Shrimp for a Festive Holiday

Some foods are just meant to go together. For example, there’s hot chocolate and marshmallows, and one of my ultimate weaknesses: creamy vanilla ice cream and crispy fries — a combination of sweet and salty that is to die for. And what about sweet apple slices sprinkled with sour li hing mui powder? Please don’t…

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December 15, 2013

There’s No Way Around Onolicious Onions

Generally speaking, I like to keep a positive attitude about most things in life and tend to be a glass-half-full type of person. One of the things I use to fuel my positivity is the joy of culinary adventures, as they’re always a source of excitement in a world undeniably filled with ups and downs….

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December 8, 2013

Come Fry With Me

When comfort food cravings hit, I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of foodie who goes for savory snacks nine times out of 10. Yes, Spam musubis, pizza and guacamole are right up my alley. And during those instances when I’m dying for one of my favorite salty pleasures of all time, I’ll…

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