All about potatoes

Potatoes Are Simply Spudtastic

Potato varieties are endless; however, each type of potato has very different qualities. All potatoes can be classified by their starch content. There are floury high-starch potatoes (Russet, for example), which are ideal for mashing and baking, but not so good if you want to boil them whole, as they tend to fall apart in the water. Waxy low-starch potatoes, …

mango salsa with tortilla chips

Fresh Maui Mango Salsa Recipe

This is a wonderful mango salsa recipe you MUST try, especially now that we’re in the middle of mango season in Maui. This salsa is delicious, so fresh and so attractive, too. It just screams summer! You’ll want to double, or maybe even triple, the recipe because it’s just that good! Try serving this mango salsa with tortilla chips and …

hangover remedies

8 Amazing Remedies For A Hangover

Of course, you want to relax and have lots of fun in Hawaii. Sometimes, part of the fun involves enjoying a couple mai tais. I mean, what’s an island vacation without a tropical drink in hand?! If only you could take a vacation from your hangover, too! No one wants to waste part of their time on the island with …

hamakua mushrooms hawaii

Our Love Affair With Hamakua Mushrooms

Among many chefs and foodies of Hawaii, we all adore the prized Hamakua Mushroom that comes from the Big Island. We have such a love affair, especially with the huge containers available at Costco for such a decent price. To honor our beloved Hamakua Mushroom, we’ve decided to find out a little more about this delicious mushroom. Bob Stranga was …

sweet potato haupia pie

Recipe for Okinawan Sweet Potato Haupia Pie

In last month’s blog posting we covered a lot of information about COCONUTS, their many uses and health benefits. It left us feeling quite inspired to come up with a good recipe to share with you that includes coconut. In Maui, there are coconuts galore and so, as you can imagine, there are some amazing dishes that can be created …

cuckoo for coconuts

Cuckoo For Coconuts – Benefits and Uses

The coconut, or “niu” in Hawaiian, was one of the food sources that the original Polynesian settlers brought over to Hawaii in their canoes. Coconuts were an important resource as ancient Hawaiians used every part of the plant. Coconut meat was eaten as food. Coconut water served as emergency drinking water. Oil from the meat was used as a moisturizer …

shiitake mushrooms recipe

Recipe For Slowly Simmered Shiitake – The Vegetarian Steak

Here at Maui Ohana Catering, we love sharing recipes that aren’t necessarily on our catering menu. Instead, we share some of our most favorite recipes that we like to make at home. This recipe is what we call the Vegetarian Steak. The Shiitake mushrooms come out so juicy and tasty that you’ll want to eat up the whole bowl. Shiitake …

pomegranate

Pomegranate: A Symbol of Abundance and the Changing Seasons

The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree that is typically in season in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February, and in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May. The pomegranate originated in the region extending from modern-day Iran to the Himalayas in northern India, and has been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region since ancient times. Categorized …

Cold Buster Tonic

Ginger, Lemon -n- Honey Cold Buster Tonic Recipe

With the heart of Winter approaching, perhaps it’s a good idea to beef up against the germs. Not sure if you got your flu shot yet or not, but this tonic will definitely help your immune system. It’s also rather delicious with its pungent, sour, yet also sweet and warm flavor all wrapped into one. It is as good for …

Essential Spices You Should Have In Your Kitchen

Spice, Spice Baby – Essential Spices For Your Pantry

The right herbs, spices, and seasonings make all the difference between a decent dish and one that is forever cemented in your memory. While we love to experiment with various flavors, here are some of the tried-and-true spices that are always in our pantry. Bay Leaf Bay leaves come from the bay laurel tree, native to the Mediterranean regions, while …