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Only Easy: Banana Lumpia

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By Misty I. So what? Were you right? Did you guess I’d make banana lumpia (turon) to use up my leftover lumpia wrappers from kalua pork lumpia? All of the kids in our… Continue reading

Only Easy: Kalua Spring Rolls

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By Misty I. Are you still recovering from Merrie Monarch? Do you have some leftover kalua pig? Make this! Kalua Pork Lumpia Ingredients: ½-1 lb. leftover kalua pork, shredded 1-2 C. Shredded cabbage… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Commuter Special at Pizza Hawaii

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By Misty I. Did you grow up in Hilo during the 1980’s? Do you remember eating at Snappy’s Pizza on Kalanikoa Street? I loved eating their pizza! Snappy’s Pizza is long gone but… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Pie Crust Manju

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By Misty I. Weekend baseball concessions are full of homemade baked goods. Our annual Andrews Athletic Association tournament concession is no exception. This year I could not resist purchasing my friend Dean’s pie… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Yoga at The Zen Den

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By Misty I. The benefits of yoga are undeniable. It was developed as a way to achieve harmony between heart and soul on the path to divine enlightenment. Recently we’ve been going to… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Katsudon

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By Misty I. Call me crazy but I don’t really remember eating chicken katsu growing up in Hilo. Cheng’s lemon chicken and fried rice from Kaiko’o Mall? Definitely! Nori Chicken from Mizuguchi Store?… Continue reading

Only Easy: Rainbow Jello Parfaits

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By Misty I. National “Find a Rainbow” Day is next Wednesday, April 3rd. This would make a good dessert, waaaay easier than seven-layer jello for sure! Rainbow Jello Parfaits Ingredients: 4 (3 oz.)… Continue reading

Only Easy: Lucky Charms Mix

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By Misty I. My son played a baseball game on St. Patrick’s Day. His favorite cereal is Lucky Charms so I decided to try making a confection for his team based on The… Continue reading

Only Easy: Lemon Pound Cake

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By Misty I. Recently students read about recipes published in old Hawaiian newspapers (Ka Nupepa Kuokoa) from 1865. Pound cake was one of the recipes students enjoyed translating and reading about. However, when… Continue reading

Only Easy: Baked Beans w/ Portuguese Sausage

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Misty I. I never really liked baked beans growing up. Boy, times have changed, I love it now. This is my version based on my Grandma’s recipe. Mine has more bacon. It goes… Continue reading