tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-26962488836088415072019-05-20T23:52:14.859-10:00Kahakai KitchenKahakai is a Hawaiian word for Beach. Living in beautiful Hawaii, I like to spend time at the beach and in the kitchen. This blog is about cooking, eating and living (mostly healthy) in Paradise.Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.comBlogger1873125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-53361571629019637402019-05-19T14:14:00.000-10:002019-05-19T14:14:25.873-10:00Garlicky White Bean (Chickpea) Soup: 5 Ingredients or Less for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysI had been craving a simple bean-based soup and our theme this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs: All Chef's Edition is 5 Ingredients or Less. Of course I turned to Mark Bittman and found his Garlicky White Bean Soup. Beans of choice, a bulb of garlic, rosemary, plus salt and pepper (not counted in our 5 or less) and olive oil for garnishing and that's it. Because I wanted chickpeas (even though Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-34370871502869862302019-05-15T23:41:00.001-10:002019-05-18T06:00:21.465-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "How We Disappeared" by Jing-Jing Lee, Served with a Recipe for Stir-Fried Choy Sum with Garlic Sauce and Rice with RadishIt's Wednesday and the week is sliding into the home stretch and the weekend and I couldn't be more ready. I am also happy to be today's TLC Book Tour stop for How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee, a compelling World War II historical novel that is haunting and beautiful. Accompanying my review is a simple recipe for Stir-Fried Choy Sum with Garlic Sauce and Steamed Rice with Radish.   Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-23376917100293833202019-05-12T14:47:00.000-10:002019-05-12T14:47:07.414-10:00Kerala Fish Stew with Lime and Curry Leaves (and Potatoes & Peas) for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays I stopped by Whole Foods the other night to drop something off to my friend and we ended up shopping together. Since I knew I would be making an Indian dish this week for I Heart Cooking Clubs, I checked the local produce aisle to see if they had any fresh curry leaves and ended up with a large bag. Luckily, Natalie took some from me because, although they can be dried or frozen, they are always Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-12295362117972916382019-05-09T08:54:00.001-10:002019-05-09T08:54:22.598-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Before She Was Found" by Heather Gudenkauf, Served with a Recipe for Cheese Pizza (with Pesto, Artichoke Hearts & Black Olives) One more day until Friday! I am excited for the weekend and excited to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for Before She Was Found, a new mystery/thriller by Heather Gudenkauf. Accompanying my review is a recipe for an easy Cheese Pizza. While the dish is inspired by my reading, I changed up to experiment with a keto-friendly egg and cheese crust and topped it with pesto, artichoke hearts, Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-57945283302991520442019-05-05T14:40:00.002-10:002019-05-05T14:41:44.641-10:00Easy Taco Soup: Vegetarian for Cinco de Mayo and Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysI was undecided about what soup to make this week and decided that since today is Cinco de Mayo, I would throw together an easy and vegetarian Taco Soup.  To make this soup, basically a deconstructed taco, I happened to have a package of Lightlife Smart Ground Mexican Crumbles in my fridge, but if you don't do soy you could certainly use any ground meat or keep it veggie by chopping up and Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-36300415371842427932019-05-01T10:30:00.000-10:002019-05-01T10:30:00.822-10:00Blueberry Lavender Tea Infused Chia Seed Pudding Parfaits {#SipBySip Tea Party}I am very excited to be taking part in the #SipBySip Tea Party today, hosted by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla and sponsored by The Republic of Tea to celebrate the release of their Beautifying Botanicals line. (FTC Disclosure: I received free tea from the sponsor company for the purpose of reviewing and creating recipes. All opinions are my own.) I admit to already being a fanDeb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-59770950165809980862019-04-30T09:27:00.000-10:002019-04-30T11:30:27.975-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of The Lieutenant's Nurse by Sara Ackerman, Served with Tropical Fruit Salad with Lime-Honey Dressing & Toasted Coconut ChipsI am very excited to be the final stop on the TLC Book Tour for The Lieutenant's Nurse by Sara Ackerman. It's easy to tell from the books I read and review on this blog that World War II historical fiction is a favorite genre of mine and Ackerman's second novel is set here on Oahu, making it an even more tempting read. I've paired my review with a simple Tropical Fruit Salad with Honey-Lime Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-3731467919812946322019-04-28T14:02:00.002-10:002019-04-28T14:02:45.642-10:00Jacques Pépin's Seafood Chowder with Salmon & Shrimp for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysI wanted a simple chowder this week as I was craving fish and seafood. I found one in Jacques Pépin's Seafood Chowder from More Fast Food My Way. I like the mushroom and zucchini and also was interested in the mashed potato flakes as a thickener.  I made a few changes--subbing in coconut milk for the half-and-half and adding frozen corn for the sweetness, and leaving my shrimp whole. I also Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-23901576320350526292019-04-25T13:36:00.003-10:002019-04-25T14:11:02.794-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Eighth Sister" by Robert Dugoni, Served with a Recipe for Smoky Eggplant Spread, Marbled Rye Toasts & Pickled VeggiesI can't believe how quickly this week has flown by, and that it's is already Thursday. Just one more day until the weekend can begin. If you are looking for a suspenseful weekend read, try the latest Robert Dugoni book, The Eighth Sister. I'm reviewing it as today's stop on the TLC Book Tour and I am pairing my review with a recipe for a Smoky Eggplant Spread, accompanied by toasted marble rye Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-24464970974286581942019-04-21T14:32:00.000-10:002019-04-21T14:32:04.649-10:00Easy Miso Potsticker Soup with Crispy Snap Peas & Radish for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysI was thinking about a carrot soup, or spring peas, or lettuce this week to celebrate Easter but I wanted something easy and I had pinned this very easy Miso Potsticker Soup with Crispy Snap Peas from Real Simple Magazine, so we can just pretend the veggie potstickers are bunny ears. ;-) I kept the recipe mostly the same, except that I used some no-sodium non-chicken bouillon cubes in place Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-30833240359242960952019-04-17T23:37:00.001-10:002019-04-17T23:37:46.459-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Beyond the Point" by Claire Gibson, Served with Hawaiian Ahi Poke and a Recipe for Avocado Salsa Happy Wednesday! I am very excited to be today's TLC Book Tour stop for the debut novel, Beyond the Point by Claire Gibson. My review of this story of three friends brought together by their time at West Point is accompanied by a dinner inspired by one in the book of Hawaiian Ahi Poke with Avocado Salsa and Corn Tortillas and Mango. Publisher's Blurb: Three women are brought together in anDeb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-76653324119206850812019-04-14T13:44:00.000-10:002019-04-16T10:33:32.501-10:00Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysI wanted a simple soup this weekend, one that was quick to make as I spent all day yesterday at a writing workshop. I pinned this Heidi Swanson recipe a while back from Food52.com and had most everything I needed to make it today. Food52 says, "A spring vegetarian chickpea soup that's lush in all the right places (but won't lull you to sleep)."   Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-75220181440265981662019-04-12T12:40:00.002-10:002019-04-12T13:37:41.297-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Library of Lost and Found" by Phaedra Patrick, Served with Recipes for Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas & Dill MayoHappy Friday! I love books and I especially love books about books, so i am very excited to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick. Accompanying my review is a very Friday appropriate (and classic British-leaning) dish of Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas and Dill Mayo. Publisher's Blurb: A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks theDeb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-42366739961322126052019-04-07T14:25:00.001-10:002019-04-07T14:25:57.148-10:00Ottolenghi's Cauliflower Soup with Mustard Croutons for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysI had a big head of cauliflower in the fridge that I hadn't gotten around to using this week so I knew it was destined for the soup pot. I googled cauliflower, soup and Yotam Ottolengi and found this recipe for Cauliflower Soup with Mustard Croutons online at his website. Like many Ottolenghi recipes, there are plenty of ingredients, but they are simple ones, and the soup is easy to put together.Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-7349246352247562802019-04-04T18:33:00.002-10:002019-04-04T18:46:20.003-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Glory Road" by Lauren K. Denton, Served with a Recipe for Quick Peach and Pear Crumble with Cinnamon-Pecan StreuselJust one day until Friday and then the weekend and I am more than ready. I am also more than ready to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for Glory Road, the new and third novel by Lauren K. Denton (a favorite of mine). Accompanying my review of this sweet Southern Alabama-set novel is a recipe for a sweet and homey Quick Peach and Pear Crumble with Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel, aka "The Dolly"-Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-12914068609263745982019-03-31T16:15:00.000-10:002019-03-31T16:15:05.370-10:00Chinese Egg Drop Soup with Shrimp for Cook the Books Club: February/March Pick: "Crazy Rich Asians"So this wasn't the recipe I intended to cook for this round of Cook the Books, our virtual foodie book club, but I got behind in my reading, life and work got in my way and then I caught what I think is a doozy of a cold or sinus infection and have been laid up all weekend. So I decided that my Singapore Street Noodle ingredients, were going to morph into a soup, but curry and noodles just didn'tDeb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-1659235122688013862019-03-27T11:19:00.000-10:002019-03-27T11:26:09.377-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Within These Lines" by Stephanie Morrill, Served with a Recipe for Grilled Eggplant with Orange-Miso SauceI am very excited to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill, a touching and absorbing young adult World War II novel. Accompanying my review is a recipe inspired by my reading, Grilled Eggplant with Orange-Miso Sauce.  Publisher's Blurb: From Stephanie Morrill, author of The Lost Girl of Astor Street, comes Within These Lines, the love story of a Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-38589769552720228532019-03-24T15:35:00.001-10:002019-03-24T15:35:07.036-10:00Mark Bittman's Simple Miso Soup with Tofu, Mushroom, & Noodles for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) SundaysI pretty much always have miso paste in my fridge--usually more than one kind and love to stir up some easy miso soup when my body and soul is craving it. Sometimes I make a dashi stock, other times I use broth or water. Toppings and add-ins are whatever I have on hand. When Mark Bittman's email newsletter featured an article on miso and its many uses last week, he had me craving a simple Miso Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-56266269231923396762019-03-20T20:34:00.000-10:002019-03-22T07:49:33.381-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Where the Forest Meets the Stars" by Glendy Vanderah, Served with a Recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower I am very excited to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour for Where the Forest Meets the Stars, the debut novel by Glendy Vanderah. Accompanying my review is a bowl of very Cheesy Cauliflower, inspired by the book and the mysterious child, Ursa.  Publisher's Blurb: In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-70685471724554747292019-03-17T13:23:00.001-10:002019-03-17T13:24:17.973-10:00Diana Henry's Ribollita & Six Favorite Cabbage Recipes for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) SundaysHappy St. Patrick's Day! Since I don't eat meat, corned beef isn't making an appearance on my table today, but I am working in a couple of classic ingredients; cabbage and potatoes. I've chosen to give them an Italian spin with a cozy bowl of Diana Henry's Ribollita. Ribollita means twice-cooked or reboiled and it is a classic peasant soup from Tuscany that is a good use of leftover bread for a Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-38505090555613617882019-03-13T21:14:00.001-10:002019-03-15T06:41:47.101-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "California Girls" by Susan Mallery, Served with a Recipe for Easy Weeknight Veggie Lo MeinIt's Wednesday and with a busy week already, I am in the mood for a little break to get me over the hump and into the weekend. A Susan Mallery novel, like her newest, California Girls, works beautifully as a little escape and I'm happy to be today's stop on the TLC Book Tour. Accompanying my review is a quick and simple Veggie Lo Mein recipe, perfect for a weeknight dinner.  Publisher's Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-59301053442036714142019-03-10T14:32:00.001-10:002019-03-10T14:32:55.831-10:00Ruth Reichl's Congee: Soupy Rice Comfort for Souper (Soup, Salad, & Sammie) SundaysA busy few weeks and a lack of sleep and good rest for a variety of reasons means I can't seem to shed the cough and cold I have been nursing. I needed something easy, satisfying and comforting this weekend, so I picked Congee. Technically it is a porridge rather than a soup, but it is soupy rice, and as host of Souper Sundays, I'll allow it. ;-) It's been ten years since I made and posted Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-15196818932916339312019-03-06T18:59:00.000-10:002019-03-06T18:59:00.821-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "I Invited Her In" by Adele Parks, Served with a Recipe for Baked Tortellini with Kale PestoIt's Wednesday and I am working my way over the hump and into the weekend by taking an all-day leadership class on coaching behavioral issues. I can't help thinking that some of the characters in the new novel, I Invited Her In by Adele Parks, could benefit from some coaching--although I did more yelling at them in my head than thinking about trying to change their behaviors. ;-) Instead, I'll Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-51164604863870234792019-03-03T14:27:00.000-10:002019-03-04T10:44:18.739-10:00Ottolenghi's Sour Lentil Soup (Adas Bil Hamoud) for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) SundaysOn the hunt for a good, nourishing soup to help with a lingering cough and a newer sore throat and cold this weekend, I found Yotam Ottolenghi's Adas Bil Hamoud or Sour Lentil Soup. It looked simple to make and Ottolenghi is a master of flavors, plus lentils, potatoes, garlic and lemon are always favorite ingredients of mine. Ottolenghi says, "Versions of this soup, in which lemon is king, Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com7tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2696248883608841507.post-52309745467870394992019-02-28T12:12:00.000-10:002019-02-28T12:12:24.356-10:00The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Woman in the Lake" by Nicola Cornick, Served with an Avocado Caprese SaladHappy Thursday and the last day of February. It's hard to believe that tomorrow, March begins. Easing my way into the month, I am happy to be a stop on the TLC Book Tour for The Woman in the Lake by Nicola Cornick. Accompanying today's book review is a tasty Avocado Caprese Salad, inspired by the book. Publisher's Blurb: London, 1765 Lady Isabella Gerard, a respectable member of Georgian Deb in Hawaiihttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12753889028487254096noreply@blogger.com8