I've been craving the idea of a taro pancake that is light and fluffy and I came up with this adaptation of various recipes... I think these came out quite well - they taste even better with coconut syrup.
I love tiramisu so this year I decided to try making a holiday coconut eggnog tiramisu. I cheat and use packaged ladyfingers but you can make your own if you like.
We grew up with tons of starfruit which we would pick and eat. Most people have no idea what to do with the fruit. This simple recipe is a great way to use up the fruit and is very refreshing.
A nice, tropical treat that will cool you down in no time! Coconut and Lychee make a nice combination! You can also put chopped up bits of young coconut and lychee in the sorbet if you like.
This is a variation of the pineapple upside down cake that everyone is familiar with.. The combination of macadamia nuts, caramel and fresh mango is addictive.
I love theses poi mochi donuts... they remind me of gin doi. The donuts are nice and chewy with a nice crisp outer crust. I want to make a batch using coconut milk instead of water and coconut flakes in the dough.
Quesadillas made Hawaiian Style - filled with smokey kalua pork (pulled pork), ortega chilies and cheddar cheese. Top with fresh tomato salsa or better yet, a fresh lomi salmon dip. When in a rush, I just pickup some pre-made lomi salmon and frozen kalua pig... trust me, its easy and just as ono!
This is one of those really simple recipes that really exemplifies what Hawaii is about. You have a potentially mexican dish, topped with Korean-style kim chee shrimp on a bed of lettuce and lomi tomato vinaigrette (Hawaii spin on salsa)... Fun!
If you are like me, I went crazy over cronuts... a cross between donuts and croissants. Brilliant! I wanted to try this recipe with a coconut haupia cream instead of the regular pastry cream and it turned out fabulous!
My grandmother used to make a version of this cool refreshing lychee soda. Its really simple to make. She used to make it using fresh lychee, but you can enjoy this beverage all-year-long using canned lychees.
A basic cupcake recipe with a light and fluffy whipped cream frosting. I used fresh passion fruit - seeds and all to garnish my cupcakes.
Gone are the days of homemade jams and jellies. I decided to try making my own chutney with some pineapple guavas that were growing in my yard.... similar to what my tutu used to make and the result was well worth the effort. I might try using mango as well next time.
We grew up eating papaya by itself, in fruit salads, with a scoop of ice cream and even in drinks and smoothies, but for some reason, I have never had it in a pie. This weekend I decided to try it and was really surprised with how good it turned out.
I fogot how delicious homemade coconut milk is...Its been a long time since my father used to pick fresh coconuts and spend the day making and freezing fresh coconut milk. This method is a slightly modernized way of making coconut milk.
This is the perfect summer dish! Light, simple and fresh! I wanted something different and decided to try a fresh tomato vinaigrette.
I used to think that making passion fruit juice from scratch was too much work, but it is actually very easy and literally takes less than 10 minutes.
Coconut and shortbread cookies to me go hand in hand...the rich butter taste of shortbread enhances the flavor of coconut. If you have the time, I would recommend allowing the dough to rest for 1-2 days for an intense, buttery shortbread.
Its been a while since I've made this and decided to change it up a little by adding peach jello pieces into the custard. It was ono-licious!
If you love lemon tarts, you will love this variation. The filling is rich and creamy, almost haupia like. The combination of lemon and coconut are divine... who knew?
Crispy Haupia Pies - This is my version of the crispy haupia pies that you find at Mc Donald's in Hawaii. If you love coconut, you will love these!
Gyoza or potstickers stuffed with fresh Hawaiian ahi, water chestnuts, green onions... served with shoyu-vinegar dipping sauce.
This coconut taro roll recipe is a variation of the poi or taro rolls with a hint of coconut milk added - simply ono! You can also try using purple yam.
Crispy Taro Pies - This is my version of the crispy taro pies that you find at Mc Donald's in Hawaii. If you love taro, you will love these!
Taro cupcakes with taro cream cheese frosting - this is a great recipe that can be used for cakes as well.
Haupia yorkshire pudding - I love to take traditional dishes and hawaiian-ize them. This is my attempt to do that using a traditional yorkshire pudding recipe.