Aussie Bites

I am always on the lookout for new adventure fuel. To fit the bill, foods have to be healthy, tasty, and hold up well during travel. Recently, I fell in love with the Aussie Bites from Costco. The originals are great but they are a bit over processed and full of sugar for my taste.…

Lilikoi Coconut Ice Cream

Lilikoi has got to be one of the most intense fruits I have ever experienced. No wonder it’s called passion fruit. The smell alone is enough to drive me crazy. Each wrinkly little fruit is just waiting to get broken open and spill its juices. The bright, tart, sweet flavor is the essence of tropical…

Coconut Rice Pudding

Sticky rice and salty mango at Thai restaurants is pretty much my favorite sweet dish. I could eat it forever. Seriously, that stuff is heaven for me. The problem is making the sticky rice at home. I haven’t mastered it by any stretch of the imagination. Not by a long shot. That’s why I went…

Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Soup

I’ve been crazy busy with work and haven’t been posting much lately. It felt like I went weeks without ever being home in daylight – weekday or weekend. Oddly enough, I actually enjoyed being on the go without a break. It felt like every other fall in the campaign world. I thought when I took…

Mochi Waffles

These waffles are the result of a shark bite. Honestly, I can actually say that I made these waffles because of a shark bite. Really. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to be reminded of the fragility of life – how fast things can change and how much you already have even when it feels like…

Butter Mochi

Butter mochi my all time favorite Hawaii dessert. It impossibly tasty. So chewy and smooth and sweet and wonderful. Imagine a blondie crossed with a Swedish pancake…but chewy. This is a taste and texture so unique and hard to describe that my mainland friends often just tell me to give up because they don’t understand…