8/23/15

Spicy Tofu Poke Bowls

spicy tofu poke bowl

There are several food trends that hit Hawaii long before they made it to the mainland. Like Bubble Tea. Acai Bowls. And most recently, Poke Bowls.

Poke – which is essentially a raw fish salad – has been a long-time staple in Hawaii. It’s traditionally made with chunks of fresh-caught ahi tuna, but nowadays it’s common to find poke in a variety of different seafood and flavors. No matter what the combination, poke is easy to find at grocery stores or even as an appetizer at most local restaurants.

Recently the poke game was bumped up a level with genius invention of poke bowls. Poke bowls are simply poke served over rice. You guessed it, in a bowl. It’s more of a meal than an appetizer, but however you eat it, it’s delicious. It’s no wonder that poke bowls are served just about anywhere in Hawaii these days. Continue reading

8/3/15

Easy Soba Salad

soba salad recipe

It’s fun to get wild in the kitchen with new ingredients and daring flavor combinations. But sometimes I find that the oldest recipes are the best ones. This easy Soba Salad recipe is one of my favorite go-to dishes that I’ve been making for years. The recipe was originally stolen borrowed from my step-mom (along with this recipe for Spicy Tuna Hand Rolls). And it’s been on constant rotation in our kitchen ever since. It’s not fancy or complicated. But it is totally delicious. Continue reading

7/26/15
kai

thoughts on returning to work

The truth about being a blogger is that sometimes it’s hard to be so vulnerable. Yes, I write about cooking, eating, and drinking. But I also share personal anecdotes and happenings from my life. And the latest big event in my life happened[…] Continue reading

6/27/15
north shore shrimp shack

10 places to visit on Oahu’s north shore

Kai was born a few days past his due date. Waiting was torture, but we tried to keep ourselves busy. Sam planned some fun activities including a road trip – which turned out to be a perfect adventure for such a[…] Continue reading

6/2/15
kai's birth story

Kai’s birth story

Before Kai was born, I was 110% sure that I would NOT share his birth story on the blog. It felt incredibly personal, and I figured that not all of you lovely readers would actually be interested in all of[…] Continue reading

5/24/15
passion fruit strawberry margaritas

Passion Fruit Strawberry Margaritas

You know how I feel about margaritas. OBSESSED. But in a strange twist of events, I didn’t miss margaritas while I was pregnant. Like, at all. When it came to alcohol, all I wanted was a cold beer. And this craving[…] Continue reading

5/12/15
newborn baby essentials

20 Newborn Essentials

After a major health scare and emergency surgery, I’m soooo happy to report that Kai turns four-weeks old today – and is doing GREAT. Sam and I, on the other hand, are still recovering from such an emotional rollercoaster! Speaking of which,[…] Continue reading

4/30/15
dog birthday

Gifts for Dog Lovers

In addition to celebrating the birth of Kai, April is also Lola’s birthday month. In the past I’ve gone all out (I’m talking homemade dog treats and all) – but this year we’ve had our hands full. Literally. Knowing that[…] Continue reading

4/21/15
Introducing Kai

Meet Kai

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you likely already know the good news. Exactly one week ago today, we welcomed our beautiful and spirited son into the world: Kai Matthew Guerrero. Although I’ve had every intention to post[…] Continue reading

4/1/15
vegan kale tacos

Vegan Kale Tacos

In the midst of a meat-crazed pregnancy, I did something a little crazy. I made vegan tacos. On naan bread, of all things. It all started at my 9 month check-up, when the doctor declared that our baby was looking large. In[…] Continue reading