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 …

fresh blueberries

Babealicious Blueberry Smoothie Recipe | A Cure For The Blues

Okay, we’ll admit it – we love blueberries! Not only are they delicious, but they are low in calories and incredibly nutritious. Now, that’s a great combination, don’t you agree? A one cup serving of blueberries contains 36% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K, 25% of the recommended daily amount of manganese, 25% of the recommended daily amount …

dark chocolate cupcake recipe

Dark Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

A deep, decadent Dark Chocolate Cupcake recipe that comes with a warning label. These cupcakes are highly addictive, especially for chocolate lovers. This dark chocolate cupcake recipe involves some serious chocolate. What we like about it is the use of chocolate solely, instead of cocoa powder; giving it a nice rich flavor without being too sweet. The frosting is a …

Dog Days of Summer Turmeric Tonic Recipe

Turmeric Tonic Concoction  Not only is Turmeric Tonic healthy for you, it’s also a great way to keep cool during these hot Maui days.  This version is our “go to” when we need a natural boost to get going. In fact, instead of my morning coffee, I turn to a glass of Turmeric Tonic to get rid of morning grogginess.  …

Maui catering team

Maui Ohana Catering Launch Party

On May 15, 2017 Maui Ohana Catering officially launched and boy did we have a party! Great food, great service, and a great time is what was felt at the grand launch of Maui Ohana Catering. Maui Ohana Catering is Maui’s newest and affordable wedding and event catering service. Chef Lee and Chef Rene has worked in creating an amazing …