Category Archives: local eats

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017. May you and your loved ones experience more love, happiness and laughter. Speaking of laughter, I hope you can enjoy this short video I put together about a dancing carrot. The carrot is locally grown by Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe and was distributed by Oahu Fresh. Two awesome companies helping to feed Hawaii.

New Year, New Goals
I am learning how to film and edit video for my personal and professional growth. The video is a little shaky to me – and I am working on trying to fix that. Feel free to give feedback below – would love to get your thoughts!

World Vegan Day

Today is world vegan day! In celebration, I have prepared a dish that includes delicious local produce that can be found at any farmers market (see below).

During my YTT, many of my classmates were vegan and we had a whole class on yoga diet. Some may automatically assume that yogis are all vegan because vegans practice abstaining from the use of any animal products, particularly in diet. However yogis back in the day were vegetarian.

“These are ingredients that enhance clarity and lightness, keeping the body light and nourished and the mind clear,” Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute. In other words, a diet that offers your body a great basis for practice—or encourages the same effects as practice—makes for a great yogic diet.  

Some yogis even ate meat, but very rarely. To learn more check this article out on yogic diet. Full disclosure: I am not a vegan but I try to eat a plant-based diet. 

Zucchini Stir Fry
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 locally grown zucchini
  • 1 pack of Hamakua mushrooms
  • 4 small sweet peppers
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • a pinch of Hawaiian salt
  • a pinch of pepper

Directions

  • Chop up the zucchini, mushrooms, and sweet peppers
  • Heat frying pan to medium heat and add olive oil
  • Add in all ingredients and stir around for 5 minutes
  • Add in salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Cook for another 3 minutes – and BAM! Done!

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Food Diary Struggles

What I show people I eat online/social media:
Healthy always, local as much as possible

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What I actually eat
crap (yes, I know I have a problem)

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Hilo Shark’s Coffee 

Checking out the ginger ice cream!