Roasted Carrots with Mustard Butter Sauce

1 pound baby carrots (about 2 bunches), peeled (optional), green stems trimmed to 1/2 inch, and wispy carrot tips remove 2 tsp. olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 T. unsalted butter 2 tsp. coarse-grained mustard 1 T. coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, flat-leaf parsley, chives, chervil, or tarragon (or 1/3 […]

Overnight Soak Oatmeal

  1 cup of oatmeal (I like using Coach’s Oats because it offers more texture.) 1 cup of milk of your choice (I use almond milk.) 2 tbsp of greek yogurt 1 -2 tsp of honey (depending on your desired sweetness) 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 cup of toppings of your choice (apples, coconut, sliced […]


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 […]

Chewy Toffee and Almond Oatmeal Cookies

They are addictive! 1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) butter, softened 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon table salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional) 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 3/4 cup Heath Toffee Bits 1/4 cup sliced almonds […]

Beer Can Chicken

4 to 5 pound whole chicken Hawaiian salt and herb mix (see below) 12-ounce can of beer, any brand Oven:  350 degrees Prep time:  10 min. Cooking time:  2 hours Make sure your oven has the rack-to-ceiling space needed to accommodate the height of the chicken, plus an inch or so, in a pan before […]