• Trader Joe’s Tempura Rice Bowl Recipe (Tendon)

    February 18, 2021Van

    This Trader Joe’s Tempura Rice Bowl is a delicious and easy-to-make meal using Trader Joe’s Shrimp Tempura & Vegetable Bird’s Nest (aka Kakiage Tempura). You can find both of these in the freezer isle & they come with tempura dipping sauce. I used a Instant Omni Plus Air Fryer Oven to heat them up &…

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  • Edamame and Avocado Salad Recipe

    February 5, 2021Van

    Edamame and Avocado Salad, a unique and delicious salad made with edamame, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion and carrots.  It’s dressed in a very simple vinaigrette and topped with furikake seasoning.

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  • Shoyu + Spicy Mayo Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe

    January 27, 2021Van

    Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that Polynesians were making hundreds of years before any outside contact. Traditional Poke is made of cubed raw fish, sea salt, seaweed & crushed kukui nuts – it’s eaten on it’s own as a snack or appetizer.  The evolved version that most people are familiar with, the Poke Bowl…

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  • Teriyaki Spam Musubi Recipe

    January 24, 2021Van

    Spam arrived to to Hawai’i along with all the soldiers and sailors during WWII because of it’s long shelf life. It soon made it’s way into the hands of the locals and in the early 80’s, Barbara Funamura – a Japanese-American woman from Hawaii, invented Spam Musubi. It combines two local favorites, Spam and Rice…

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  • Fluffy & Creamy Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

    January 21, 2021Van

    This is a family favorite, fluffy and creamy Egg Salad Sandwiches! I mix the egg yolks and mayo in a stand mixer and it gets really fluffy and smooth. I love that I can customize everyone’s sandwiches with their favorite seasoning, I sprinkle mine with a little bit of togarashi and furikake. Trader Joe’s Everything…

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  • Trader Joe’s Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

    January 18, 2021Van

    Easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl, made with all ingredients from Trader Joe’s. Normally poke is made with raw sashimi grade tuna, but Trader Joe’s Sesame Crusted Smoked Ahi Tuna is a wonderful substitute, the only downside is it comes in slices like lox, so you can’t cut the tuna into cubes like you normally would…

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  • Trader Joe’s Instant Miso Ramen Recipe Hack

    January 9, 2021Van

    When you’re in the mood for ramen, but don’t want to spend the two days it usually takes to make broth and chashu pork belly from scratch – Trader Joe’s to the rescue!  Every single ingredient for this meal is from Trader Joe’s, I’ll show you how I spruced up their Instant Ramen so it…

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  • Trader Joe’s EASY Ramen Egg Recipe (Ajitsuke Tamago)

    January 8, 2021Van

    These delicious Ramen Eggs are soft boiled eggs that are marinated in Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce.  They’re the perfect topping for ramen or you can enjoy them on top of rice, with salad or on their own as a snack. Only two ingredients needed are eggs and Soyaki.  If you use older eggs, they will be…

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  • Instant Pot Chichi Dango Mochi Recipe + Oven Method

    December 20, 2020Van

    Chichi Dango has an interesting history, it’s origins are from Hiroshima, Japan, yet no one in Japan knows about it, but everyone in Hawai’i loves it! The family that started Nisshodo Candy Store in Honolulu, Hawai’i brought the recipe to Hawai’i 100 years ago, because of their shop, Chichi Dango has become popular all over…

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  • Homemade Matcha Marshmallows Recipe

    December 18, 2020Van

    I was trying to think of culinary treats that had a good shelf life, would travel well  for gift giving and homemade marshmallows fit the bill. I adapted Alton Brown’s trusty marshmallow recipe to include matcha powder.  These chewy, bouncy Matcha Marshmallows are the ultimate treat for anyone who loves matcha like I do! Marshmallows…

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