Easy Mango Icebox Cake

Have I mentioned that we took a trip to Portland last week? Because, I was just a LITTLE bit excited leading up to it. I’ve officially been a Hawaii resident for 2 years, and I haven’t returned to Portland once in that[…] Continue reading

tropical sunrise smoothie with papaya mango coconut milk

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

Let me tell you something that’s just plain crazy. And then I promise I’ll tell you all about this deliciousness in the picture (hellloooo tropical smoothie!). I’ve been living with my parents for a year and a half now. Insert monkey-covering-his-eyes emoji[…] Continue reading

watermelon margaritas

Margarita Recipe Roundup

In case you missed the memo, I LOVE MARGARITAS. You, too? Good. Because it’s almost #NationalMargaritaDay, which means margarita calories don’t count. Last year I wasn’t able to partake so this year I’m not wasting any time. I’ve rounded up some of[…] Continue reading

mango pico de gallo

Mango Pico de Gallo

I used to look forward to the summers in Oregon for one thing: berry picking! Okay technically I loved a bunch of things about summer in the Northwest, but freshly picked strawberries, blueberries, raspberries? Sooooo good. We don’t have “u[…] Continue reading

spicy tofu poke bowl

Spicy Tofu Poke Bowls

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[…] Continue reading

soba salad recipe

Easy Soba Salad

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[…] Continue reading

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

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

Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

It’s National Margarita Day, and you know what I’d be doing if I weren’t 33 weeks pregnant. But because margaritas are a pregnancy no-no, this year I had to get creative in order to join in on the celebration. I’ve[…] Continue reading

guava shortbread cookie

Guava Shortbread Cookies

You may have noticed that I love posting recipes for Valentine’s Day. I swear I’m not one of those lovey-dovey cheeseballs. But, I can’t help but get excited about a holiday that’s semi-revolved around sweets. Frankly, I can use all the[…] Continue reading