Monday, November 29, 2010

Hana Fresh

Hana Fresh's seriously has the cutest little fruit and veggie stand on island!
Everything always looks so colorful and fresh! It's impossible to resist....
Big Island Macadamia Nuts
Beautiful Mixed Greens...
Juicy rainbows of Tomatoes
Dried Tropical Fruit and Nuts
And each morning I grabbed one of these....
A vegan "Tropical Smoothie" made with Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Strawberry, and Ice.
Hana Fresh also offers: Dairy based Smoothies, Coffee, Banana bread, Grilled paninis ( Carlos had a "Cuban" ), super fresh Ahi Steaks, Chinese Chicken Salads, Fruit Bowls, and bags of Mixed Nuts.
Luckily you don't have to drive all the way to Hana to enjoy the produce grown at Hana Fresh. I've seen their products at Whole Foods and Mana Foods to name a few.......
I bought a ton of these guys to make a fabulous Tomato Salad when I returned home!
Hana Fresh's Tomato Salad-vegan
2 large red Heirloom tomatoes
2 med orange Heirloom tomatoes
5 small yellow Heirloom tomatoes
(cut all tomatoes into wedges)
1/3 cup minced fresh basil
1/2 cup ( or more! ) Kalamata olives
1/4 cup minced red onions
1/2 lemon juiced
2-3 Tb Meyer lemon olive oil
2 Tb red wine vinegar
couple pinches of flaky sea salt ( I used Cyprus )
couple of twists with the pepper mill
( FYI-I didn't actually measure everything out but I'm pretty good at guessing portion sizes. However, taste as you go and go with your gut as always )
I paired this with some Kalamata Olive Bread and some creamy Goat Cheese for a perfectly simple dinner.
And for dessert.....
A freshly picked Orange Jamaican Lilikoi....The best Passion Fruit out there!
Enjoy and Aloha!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday in Hana

Carlos at Hamoa...
lava rock walls
Alau Island
Red sand at Koki Beach
Pretty home near Kipahulu...
Country roads
Carlos hunting Apple-Banana.....
Hana Bay
baby cats
Snack time at Hotel Hana-Maui
Dashwood New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
"Grilled Raisin-Poi Bread with Maui's own Surfing Goat Dairy Goat Cheese and Local Honey"
Ummmm HELLO!
How delish is this!
Be back soon with produce from Hana Fresh....

Thanksgiving in Hana, Maui

Pre-dinner downpour....
Wine from Argentina.
Backyard Raw Honey
Sweet Potato
My girl Carla's incredible "Passion Fruit, Orange, Cranberry Sauce"!
Elizabeth's gorgeous Black and White Garlic Rice with Kale.
Garden greens....
Crispy Pahole Ferns
Summer Squash and Green Beans
Red and White Quinoa
Thai seasoned Turkey with coconut milk, lemongrass and chilies. I didn't have any turkey ( obviously ) but it looked and smelled wonderful.
Sooooo much food!!!! Ahhhhhhhh!!
I'm full again just looking at it all!
Be back soon with surfing at Hamoa and Hana Fresh.