Cranberry Coconut Smoothie

cranberry coconut smoothie

Sam made me homemade ravioli on our 3rd date, and it pretty much sealed the deal. Gotta love a man that cooks, am I right? 

Even though we both love to spend time in the kitchen, we each have our culinary specialties. If we’re cooking any type of asian recipe, or a baked good, I own the kitchen. He has dibs on mexican food, pizza and pancakes. Before I moved away, this little arrangement worked out really well for us. But being apart for four months has left me really missing him…. and his mexican food, pizza, and pancakes. Oh, and don’t get me started on smoothies.

cranberry coconut smoothie

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Katie’s Raw Energy Bites

raw energy bites

As you might imagine, there are a lot of truly magical things about living in Hawaii.

The traffic is not one of them. Especially this time of year. It’s like the holidays come around and everyone decides to drive like maniacs. Man oh man.

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Lola’s Big Move

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Hawaii for 3 and a half months now. It’s even harder to believe that our long, drawn-out move isn’t wrapped up yet. But – the end is near. With one month left of[…] Continue reading

pumpkin butter mochi

Pumpkin Butter Mochi

After my pumpkin-season rant last week, I’m suuuper excited to share some good news: I found the queen of pumpkin recipes. As in, the end-all-be-all, look no further-type recipe: Pumpkin Butter Mochi. It’s deliciously pumpkin.  With a twist. 

frozen greek yogurt pumpkin pie

Frozen Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie

In case you’ve been stuck under a rock – or, on a rock, in my case, it’s officially pumpkin season. And even though I get caught up in the excitement every year when the season rolls around, I’m always a little cautiously[…] Continue reading

coconut milk bubble tea

Coconut Milk Bubble Tea

Often times, Hawaii is slow to catch up on trends. But one thing they’ve totally got the rest of y’all beat on is bubble tea. It seems like there are a million bubble tea shops in Hawaii, and they serve all[…] Continue reading

Things to eat in Portland

Headed to Portland? Eat here.

Now that the news is out, there’s one question I’m getting left and right: DO YOU HAVE ANY CRAVINGS? Honestly, this cracks me up, folks. I’m not sure what everyone’s expecting… pickles and ice cream? Sorry to disappoint, but there’s none[…] Continue reading

Lemonade Hawaii

No margaritas for 9 months.

  Actually, I guess it’s more like 6 months. Because, I’m already 3 months pregnant. With a small pooch to prove it. Eeeeek.

haupia french toast

Haupia French Toast (for a crowd!)

Remember when we talked about haupia? I’m a huge fan of this delicious Hawaiian treat. But then again, what’s NOT to love about coconut pudding? It gets better, folks. Because I learned how to stuff haupia into something that’s equally as fabulous: french[…] Continue reading

Mango Banana Bread

Fresh Mango Banana Bread

It took a few weeks for all of my blog supplies to arrive in Hawaii, but my set-up is finally here – and I couldn’t be more excited to share my first recipe from my new home. One of my[…] Continue reading