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Brown rice risotto has more healthful slant

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:18 am

Brown rice risotto has more healthful slant

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:18 am

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Back in the Day

Lotus a symbol of persistence, endurance, hope

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:01 am
At the start of the year, we eat auspicious foods to attract good luck. Friday ushers in the new year according to the lunar calendar, welcoming the year of the Earth Dog. Read More


Paisley Meadery opens N. King St. storefront

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm
Oahu’s craft alcohol industry continues to develop at a steady pace, with breweries and distilleries both in operation islandwide. Now that Brian Paisley has set up shop on North King Street in Chinatown, we can add a meadery to the list as well. Read More

By Request

Veggie Dog barks about the new year

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:17 am
Veggie Dog is a scaled-down version of a Prosperity Salad, also called “yusheng” or “yee shang,” part of the new year’s tradition in Malaysia and Singapore. Read More

By the Glass

Paso Robles yields great wine finds

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 4:01 pm
Although the daytime temperatures can be quite high in Paso Robles, Calif., they easily drop into the 50s at night. This range of temperatures has the potential to produce ripe, juicy grapes, and from those are made unique wines with a wonderful savory quality andintriguing minerality. Read More


Duk Kee satisfies small-kid traditions

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:13 am
Duk Kee Chinese Restaurant in Kaimuki fills the void of flavors associated with fond memories of relatives who knew how to make authentic Chinese New Year dishes. Read More

Does it Work?

‘Gripper’ gives users leverage with tough jars

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:56 pm
Kuhn Rikon’s Gripper Jar Opener is “good for people with arthritis,” and is touted as providing “strain-free lid opening”and “great leverage” for threaded lids that are 1 inch to 3-1/2 inches in diameter. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Scouts offer cookies and kudos

Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm
This week, the Girl Scouts share recipes using their cookies as a key ingredient. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 5:09 pm
If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number. Read More

Grab and Go

‘Maui-Mex’ puts tropical spin on tradition

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:16 am
The newest Maui Tacos restaurant, which recently opened in the Waipahu Town Center, is becoming the go-to place for those on the west side craving Tex-Mex with a tropical flair. Read More

Health Options

New Year’s traditions have roots in good nutrition

Updated on  December 19, 2017 at 7:03 pm
Although many New Year’s traditional foods are symbols of good luck, health and prosperity, they also provide many benefits important to maintaining or improving health. Read More

If I Can, You Can

Smoky flavors give chili special kick

Updated on  January 4, 2018 at 12:09 am
Students in Kapiolani Community College’s Nutritional Cuisines class requires students to create dishes tailored for restricted diets, including a delicious roasted tomato chili. Read More

Local Moco

Brown rice risotto has more healthful slant

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:18 am
A more healthful slant on risotto, featuring organic brown rice and chicken breast, is part of the lineup in “Cooking Hawaiian Style Two” by Lanai Tabura and Frank Abraham. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

Hawaii brews stand up to California’s best

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 5:08 pm
On a recent trip to Northern California and San Diego, I sought out as many new beers as I possibly could. But something unexpected happened. I was rather underwhelmed by what I tasted. It’s not because the beers were not good, it’s just that I was comparing my discoveries to the beers brewed in Hawaii. Read More

Spirited Conversations

Start off 2018 right with ‘healthy’ cocktails

Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm
It may be a stretch to think of a cocktail as a health drink, but some newfangled ideas for healthy drinking can be used to add nutritional benefits to your aperitifs. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Updated on  October 4, 2017 at 10:24 am
Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

The Little Foodie

Short-cut version of pho ready to eat in minutes

Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm
This pho recipe is one you can pull off even when you don’t have noodles. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Roy’s celebrates 30th anniversary with food tour

Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm
Thirty years later, I’m still writing my column and it just may be because of Roy Yamaguchi, who helped create a state full of foodies. Read More


Kauai sisters garner 9 awards in Texas

Updated on  February 14, 2018 at 10:08 am
Kauai’s spice sister duo — creators of Salty Wahine and Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Products — have won another slew of awards for their sauces and seasonings. Read More