Jalapeno Bacon Jam

7 slices of bacon (about 1/2 pound) 1 or 2 or 3 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed* 1/2 onion 1/2 green bell pepper 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp. salt 2/3 cup strong coffee (brewed, not grounds) Heat cast-iron skillet on medium […]

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 […]


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 […]

Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

1 tbsp of greek yogurt 1 tbsp of almond butter 2 cups of almond or soy milk 1 tsp honey (optional) 1 tbsp flax (ground or whole) 1/2 tbsp Spirulina Mix all the ingredients and blend. Play around with the ratios of ingredients. Sometimes I add more honey and yogurt and other times I just leave […]

Ginger Syrup! Ginger Candy!

Syrup: 1 cup water 1 cup sugar ½ cup peeled and sliced raw ginger Bring water and sugar to a boil. Add ginger and continue to simmer until liquid is, well, syrupy (liquid reduced by half or liquid holds a line on a plate). This takes about 20 minutes or more. Do NOT cover the […]

Hard-Boiled Egg and Avocado Sandwich

1 hard-boiled egg (sliced) ½ Avocado (sliced) 1 cherry tomato (sliced) Spinach 2 slices of bread To assemble sandwich, add spinach, hard-boiled egg, sliced avocado, sliced tomato, and drizzle with olive oil. Spring salt and fresh ground black pepper Substitutes: You can substitute mixed greens for the spinach; I like to put baby mizuna. You […]