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Eat Healthy – Made Easy!

Author/Foodie Explorer: Sabrina Petrov Welcome to Eat Healthy Cafe! Nestled  in Wailua, at the southern end of Kapaa, you can find many delectable places to eat, including the aptly named Eat Healthy Cafe. Owners John and PJ, partners who moved here from New York, took over ownership of Eat Healthy in December 2017. Running strong…

Nixtamal – The East Side's newest tasty food truck

Our newest guide, Sabrina Petrov is scouting out new food for us on her home turf on the East side of the island. Here is what she has to report about the newest addition to Kauai’s food truck ohana: Nixtamal (pronounced Neeks-tamal), Kapaa’s newest food truck, packs some serious yum! Opened three weeks ago, by…

Pau Hana Friday for July 25

Tasting Kauai

Helen Lacono opens the doors to Hanapepe Cafe only during Hanapepe Art Night. Daniel Lane Photo

Helen Lacono opens the doors to Hanapepe Cafe only during Hanapepe Art Night. Daniel Lane Photo


Today in The Garden Island, we head to the Hanapepe Cafe to visit chef Helen Lacono and her family in “Evening Delight” as she returns to cooking on just Friday nights during Hanapepe Art Night.
If you’ve ever had noni, you’ll likely never forget the taste. In last week’s On the Farm column, we examined why you may want to make the pungent fruit a regular part of your diet. The benefits of noni include that it’s 75 percent as effective at killing pain as morphine, and not at all addictive. Here’s a little insight from organic noni farmer Steve Frailey into why it’s better to drink unfermented noni juice and how to make your own.
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Life Foods by "Mom Jeans" Mom

Life Foods Original Burger with their ketchup, mayo and mustard. Marta Lane photo

Life Foods Original Burger with their ketchup, mayo and mustard. Marta Lane photo


Probiotic? Fermented? As a young mom (read that as you want), those two terms were foreign to me. The only “biotic” I was familiar with was an anti-biotic for sick kids and I just assumed “fermented” meant moldy cheese. Shoots, was I wrong! As the newest team member of Tasting Kauai, I was asked to try out some Life Foods products [and write my first ever blog post – what!]. I’ll admit I’m a foodie and I care about the environment and sustainability; however, as a mom of two kids, sometimes you choose to go with the quick and easy over healthy and organic.

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Fancy Food Show 2014

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.


 
Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and their service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!

Pau For Now

Sometimes, the weight of running your own business is too much. This is one of those times. I am taking a Hawaii Master Food Preservers course, which is eight days long and covers everything from food safety to making jams and jellies, canning vegetables and meat, dehydration and fermentation. I have 11 classmates: three from…

2013 Taste of Hawaii

Taste of Hawaii

Sunday, June 2
11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Smith’s Tropical Paradise, $100
The annual Taste of Hawaii at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua is a fundraiser for Kapaa Rotary Club. This year, they celebrate 25-years with statewide chefs beverage vendors and music. There are 35 food participants, and 40 food booths. Many have more than one dish to offer and five offer dishes for vegetarians, three vegan booths, two breakfast booths, 14 will offer seafood, five will serve up pork, seven chicken dishes, nine sweets, three baked goods that are not sweet, three salads and there will be a couple of gluten-free options. There are five stages with live entertainment eight beverage booths: three water, one juice, one hot coffee, two tea, one lemonade, one soda, six beer booths and four wine booths. Here is a list of who’s coming.

An Abundance of Lilikoi at Kauai Glory Farms

Recently, Dan and I went to Kauai Glory Farms to interview James and Hannah Huang about broccoli. The couple lease the land, and farm two properties. Both are on the east side of Kauai. One is in Kealia, not far from the beach, and the other is in Kapahi. “We can’t really farm at the Kealia gardens anymore,”…