Musings of a wife and mother, born and raised in Hawaii. Far away from home now, but creating and discovering bits of sunshine and paradise in everyday life.
Salads
Honu Sea Vegetable Salad

Honu Sea Vegetable Salad

Summer always makes me think of the Hawaiian Sea Turtles (Honu) frolicing in the warm ocean waters. Young sea turtles are carnivorous, often eating jellyfish and other small invertebrates. Once they mature, however, they become herbivores and eat mainly algae and sea grasses. Until a few years ago, I loved ordering and eating seaweed salad in...
Fresh Herb Noodle Salad

Fresh Herb Noodle Salad

Spring is here in full force, as my frequent sneezing, and itching eyes have been telling me. What better time than now to whip up a light spring salad? I was recently asked to develop a recipe that would be fun for kids in the tween age group to make. As the tween age group...
Spicy Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Spicy Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Hmm… what should I  make for dinner on a hot summer day? I already had about a pound of cooked whole wheat pasta in my refrigerator. Ahh, a chilled noodle salad would be perfect! Mix the dressing together in a big bowl and toss in the noodles until they are well coated. Add a pound...