• Iced Pineapple Matcha Drink Recipe

    May 26, 2022Van

    This is such a refreshing drink! I just picked up this new Sparkling Pineapple Juice at Trader Joe’s and thought it would be a delicous mixer for matcha – it was the perfect afternoon pick-me-up!

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  • Hawaiian Mochiko Chicken Recipe

    May 24, 2022Van

    Mochiko Chicken – a local favorite in Hawaii, many people describe it as Hawaiian popcorn chicken, it’s more like a variation of  karaage (Japanese fried chicken).  It’s crispy, sweet, savory & garlicky – you can usually  find it served as…

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  • Coconut Syrup Recipe

    May 19, 2022Van

    This is a super easy recipe for delicious, homemade Coconut Syrup. It’s a perfect syrup for waffles & pancakes – especially ube mochi waffles. You could also use this as a drizzle for ice cream or as a sweetener for…

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  • Trader Joe’s No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

    May 9, 2022Van

    No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake 🍓 one of the easiest cakes you will ever make! Only 4 ingredients needed. This is my Winning Recipe for Trader Joe’s #TJsStrawberryContest on Instagram🍓 I had so many recipe ideas for this contest, but I…

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  • Rose Shaped Pork & Shrimp Dumplings Recipe

    May 5, 2022Van

    Rose Shaped Pork & Shrimp Dumplings using Wei-Chuan USA Dumpling Wrappers 🌹 how pretty are these? They’re simple to make once you see how it’s folded & rolled *Watch my short Instagram recipe video here. The tops of the dumping…

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  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Blue Milk Recipe

    May 4, 2022Van

    May the 4th Be With You! I thought it would be fun to make Blue Milk (aka bantha milk) from Star Wars today. You can get this at the “Milk Stand” at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. They describe it as…

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  • Mochi Soy Milk Tea with Boba Recipe

    April 30, 2022Van

    Happy National Boba Day! I’m sharing how to make an extra special boba drink: soy milk tea, with foamy soy milk cream, topped with mochi and soy bean powder. Enjoy by dipping the mochi into the cream, the soy bean…

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  • Matcha & Blue Spirulina Latte Recipe

    April 22, 2022Van

    Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. I made a Matcha & Blue Spirulina Latte to celebrate Earth Day. I tried to make it look like the…

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  • Sous Vide Mahi Mahi Recipe

    March 30, 2022Van

    Traditional methods of cooking mahi mahi can sometimes make it dry.  Cooking it sous vide ensures that a they stay tender and moist, so you don’t have to guess when it’s the perfect doness.  I served it over rice with…

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  • Erewhon Blue Pearl Almond Milk Recipe

    March 29, 2022Van

    Homemade Almond Milk is the best! It’s easy to make and you can control the ingredients. Most store-bought almond milk use thickeners and numerous additives to produce their product. Erewhon Market is one of the few exceptions, there are no…

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