Monday, March 26, 2018

Rainbow Bean Salad

Rainbow Bean Salad
We are all guilty of the fridge stare. You know, when we stand in front of the fridge with the door open hoping that there might be something in there to satisfy our cravings. Sure… a slice of cake or pizza would be more tempting than a bowl of beans. However, this simple sweet and tangy bean salad is surprisingly satisfying.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kono's Curry Sauce

Shrimp Curry
Oh for the love of curry!  That’s what this recipe is. The kind of curry I grew up with in Hawaii.

Back in the day… we didn’t have the variety of curries that are available today. We just had one and this was it!

This recipe makes about 8 cups of sauce which could mean a large family sized pot of stew or 4 meals for a couple. I make this sauce ahead of time and freeze it into containers to pull out whenever I have a hankering for curry. This sauce makes wonderful chicken curry stew with carrots and potatoes as well as sauce to go over katsu, for curry katsu or as pictured, shrimp curry.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gon Lo Mein (Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles)

Gon Lo Mein (Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles)
In Hawaii we call this dish Gon Lo Mein, which is different - yet, similar enough to be close cousins with Soy Sauce Pan Fried Noodles.

You say Soy, I say Shoyu...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Old fashioned Split Pea Soup with Ham

Split Pea Soup with Ham
Split pea soup seems to have vanished from the landscape of the home kitchen, as well as, restaurant menus.  Could it be because of its lack luster look?  Will this deliciously comforting soup become extinct due to its murky green swamp like appearance, or is it simply the oink factor?  Questions, questions?

I found it quite interesting when I discovered that split pea soup has been around for centuries dating back to around 500 BC. Vendors in the streets of Athens sold it as "hot pea soup".  My question is who brought it to Hawaii because that's where I learned to love it.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Susan's Caesar Salad Dressing

Susan's Classic Caesar 
There are so many wonderful salads out there but the one salad that never gets old is the Classic Caesar - crispy romaine lettuce tossed with Parmesan cheese and buttery garlic croutons is all it takes. The dressing needs a few more ingredients but once you have the dressing made, everything else is a snap.

Make your own Caesar dressing, it’s too easy not to and I promise, you will be thankful that you did.