Roasted Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans Salt Curry or spices of your choice Preheat over to 400 degrees. Drain chickpeas and pat dry.  Drizzle with olive oil and spices.  Place on cookie sheet or 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes then toss and bake for another 20 minute. Let cool and place in airtight […]

Baked Teri Chicken

8 chicken thighs 1/3  to 1/2 cup shoyu (soy sauce) – depending on how sweet you like your teri chicken. 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup mirin 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cloves garlic, minger 1-2 tablespoons ginger, grated or minced Marinate chicken for an hour (put aside 1/2 cup of the marinade for basting). Preheat […]

Garlic Roasted Mini or Baby Potatoes

1-1/2 pounds mini or baby, multi-colored potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wedge-sized pieces 6 or more garlic cloves, minced 2 T. olive oil Salt and pepper Dill, thyme, or other herbs, as desired and available Sour cream (optional) Preheat oven to 375 degrees* Roasting time 23 – 25 minutes Place cut potatoes in a bowl […]

Wild Salmon with Lemon Pepper and Poi

Wild salmon fillet and tail portion Lemon pepper Olive oil Heat just enough olive oil to lightly coat the fry pan since salmon has its own oil but still needs some help when sauteing. Sprickle the non-skin side of the salmon with lemon pepper. Saute the pepper side down and after about a minute or […]

Shredded Pork Stew

1-1/4 pounds trimmed boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1/2 cubes 1/4 tsp. marjoram 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 3 bay leaves 3/4 lb. red potatoes, not skinned and cut into 1/2 inch dice 2 T. olive oil 3 or more chorizo or Italian hot sausages, casing removed (I use mild sausages and let folks add their […]


1 cup of quinoa 2 cups of water or chicken broth For added seasoning optional: Garlic, ginger, and/or olena (turmeric) I am a fan of quinoa; pronounced kin wah like the Chinese restaurant in Kaneohe. It is really great for you and a great substitute for rice. Essentially you want the quinoa to water ratio […]

Turkey Burgers au Poivre

1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey 1 tsp. garlic salt 1/2 tsp. salt 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard 1 tsp. (or less) whole black peppers, coarsely crushed 1 T. olive oil Lay out a sheet of wax paper, large enough for 4 large patties, and sprinkle ground pepper on the paper. Lightly mix […]

Stir-fried Wing Beans

I tried my first wing beans on my recent trip to Beijing. I was hooked. I had always seen them in Honolulu Chinatown, but was not sure how best to prepare them. I love their crispness . . . nom, nom, nom. 1 bag of Wing Beans (Sorry I forgot to make note of the […]

Roasted Balsamic Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin)

1 medium kabocha 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar Hawaiian Salt Fresh Ground Pepper Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut Kabocha in half and remove seeds, make about 1 inch slices ( You can really cut the kabocha any way you like; sometimes I cut them in cubes). Bake for 30 minutes, flip them […]