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January 8, 2017

Going Green in 2017

With the new year already off to a great start, many of us are on a mission to make healthy dining choices in 2017. Whatever your motivation for this may be — whether it’s shedding some excess holiday weight or simply leading a healthy lifestyle overall — there’s no harm in filling your opu with…

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January 1, 2017

Setting Fire to ‘Brûlé’

At any given moment, chefs in kitchens around the world are taking their blowtorches to the top of crème brûlée-filled ramekins, putting the finishing touches on one of the most classic desserts in existence, as they caramelize layers of sugar crystals into a glass-like sheet of sweetness. The flame-kissed treat, whose names translates to “burnt…

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December 25, 2016

Eat Right, Feel Bright

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Ono readers! I hope that Santa has been good to all of you, and that rather than ending up with coal in your stockings this morning, you’ve a tummy full of good food instead. By the time you read this, I trust you’ve indulged in glorious glazed ham and…

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December 18, 2016

Not Your Typical Tacos

Perhaps it’s the fact that some of the newest bars and restaurants are giving kamaaina access to Mexican flavors like they’ve never had them before, or maybe it has something to do with the dominance of street foods on the national foodie scene — but for whatever reason, tacos are hot, hot, hot in Hawaii…

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December 11, 2016

‘Tis The Season For Steak Houses

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope an abundance of love has found its way into your hearts during this joyous time of year. And I know we may not be kiddos anymore, anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival with a glass of milk and plate of cookies in hand, but as adults, we can still feel the magic…

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December 4, 2016

To Crepe Or To Pancake? That Is The Question

If you venture to Paris, you’ll find on virtually every street corner a mesmerizing crepe stand luring you closer with the spellbinding aroma of a classic French treat griddle-cooked on the spot and oozing with warm Nutella and the like. Truly, what could be better? Unless, of course, thicker, spongier, syrup-drenched American pancakes strike your…

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November 27, 2016

Nothing Short Of Wonderful Short Ribs

Happy Sunday, my fellow foodies! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving filled with family, love, gratitude and last, but certainly not least, a delicious gobble-fest of epic proportions. Now that I know all of us have found some extra space in our tummies to accommodate holiday feasting — and I salute you for…

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November 20, 2016

My Main Squeeze

About a month ago, my coworker brought in a basket overflowing with fresh calamansi from her mom’s tree in Wahiawa, and ever since I’ve been on a diehard, Vitamin C-charged citrus kick, dipping into much more than my fair share of the juicy little gems. It’s so easy to become obsessed with all things citrus,…

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November 13, 2016

Scrumptious Flavors Take Root

As the staple of the traditional Hawaiian diet, kalo, or taro, is synonymous with the Islands, and loved not only for its rich texture, nourishment, versatility and hint of sweet and sour flavors, but also for its deeply rooted cultural significance. In addition to scooping up poi alongside your favorite Hawaiian foods or enjoying the…

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November 6, 2016

Let’s Head South, Y’all

We all hit that point in the day, month or year when we feel like we could really use a vacation. In fact, you’re probably feeling that way right about now for a myriad of reasons. But when planning an actual trip just isn’t plausible, don’t forget that you can always take your taste buds…

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