Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I Love

 The fruits of February. Loquats, Rambutans, Star Apple, and Chico Sapodilla 

this ridiculously cheap but well made Kimono from F21 

 The raw vegan Tahitian Lime Pie from Maui Kambucha. OMFG 

my new workout attire obsession: local girl designed, Olympia Activewear 

these super cute gold plated arrow earrings by Tai 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Truffled Polenta

This is so easy it's ridiculous. It's also vegan, gluten free and very low-fat. I've been making this at least 2 times a week when I'm making dinner just for myself. So simple, decadent and satisfying.

For Polenta
4 cups ( really good ) vegetable broth
1 cup dried polenta
1 tsp white truffle oil 
pinch of sea salt if needed

Boil veggie broth and add polenta. Reduce heat to medium and stir polenta while it absorbs liquid and thickens ( about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat, taste and add salt if needed. Cover for 5-10 minutes.

Add a suggested topping ( or don't add anything! ) and drizzle on truffle oil. Done!

Topping Suggestions
roasted tomatoes ( shown above )
grilled asparagus
poached eggs
herbs like basil or rosemary
minced kalamata olives
roasted brussel sprouts

Manni, the most decadent truffle oil I have ever tried. Check it out HERE


Friday, February 14, 2014

I Want

{ to make this incredible looking mole sauce }

{ to start collecting kimonos }

{ for a Cafe Gratitude to open on Maui }

{ to re-do my living room }

{ to make some fresh pineapple margaritas }

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Beautiful Winter Salad

I'm in love with this new winter salad I've been making these days. I make a huge bowl of it and take a very leisurely time getting through it too. So delicious.

Beautiful Winter Salad

-makes one huge serving-

3-4 cups chopped curly kale
1 cup arugula
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1 Asian pear diced
1 long celery stick sliced
4-5 sliced dried un-sulferated figs
2-3 sliced dates
small handful chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts
Dress with this honey mustard dressing HERE 

Enjoy and ALOHA!