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Kahakai Kitchen · 2d ago

The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Concepción and the Baby Brokers" by Deborah Clearman, Served with A Guatemalan Breakfast of Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Onions, Refried Black Beans, and Tortillas

Happy Tuesday! On today's TLC Book Tour we are headed to Guatemala for a short story collection set there, Concepción and the Baby Brokers by Deborah Clearman. I'm pairing my review with a tasty classic Guatemalan breakfast of Scrambled Eggs with Tom...
Kahakai Kitchen · 3d ago

Zucchini, Cumin & Mint Soup: Silky Green Vegan Goodness for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

I checked out Peace & Parsnips: Adventurous Vegan Cooking For Everyone by Lee Watson from the library several months ago but never got around cooking from it. I jotted down this soup recipe--although I checked the book out again this weekend and I ma...
Kahakai Kitchen · 5d ago

Grilled Asparagus and Veggies with Garlic and Anchovy Dressing

Summer is on the horizon and it's already causing me to want to up my green veggie intake--but sometimes veggies can be a bit boring. That's when you fire up the grill pan and throw the ingredients for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Garlic and Anchovy...
Kahakai Kitchen · 1w ago

The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "Woman No. 17" by Edan Lepucki, Served with a California Roll & Salmon Poke Brown Rice Bowl (+ a Giveaway!)

On today's TLC Book Tour, we are heady for a sultry Hollywood summer and the dark lives of two women in Woman No. 17, a novel by Edan Lepucki. Accompanying my review is a dish loosely inspired by the contemporary Los Angeles setting, a California Rol...
Kahakai Kitchen · 1W ago

Memories of My Mom's Chicken Barley Soup for a Mother's Day Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

It's Mother's Day and I'm in Oregon. This is the second Mother's Day without my mom and with the day being so close to when she passed away, I confess to timing my visit to be able to hang out with my family thinking that it might be easier than last...
Kahakai Kitchen · 1W ago

The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "I Found You" by Lisa Jewell (+ Book Giveaway!)

On today's TLC Book Tour stop I am reviewing the dark and suspenseful new mystery/thriller I Found You by Lisa Jewel and there is a giveaway for a chance to win a copy of your own. Publisher's Blurb:A young bride, a lonely single mother, and an amnes...
Kahakai Kitchen · 2W ago

Red Pepper Chickpea Soup for Souper (Soup, Salad & Sammie) Sundays

Since I am headed to Oregon this coming week to visit my family, I wanted a quick, small-batch soup today that could be made from the pantry and so I picked this Red Pepper Chickpea Soup from Souping by Alison Velazquez, owner of Soupology. In the bo...
Kahakai Kitchen · 2W ago

Raspberry and Honey Cranachan: An Unusual & Tasty Scottish Dessert

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The perfect day to share...a classic Scottish dessert! It's Raspberry and Honey Cranachan--sort of a fruit fool, only with toasted oats and a touch of boozy goodness added.  Timing has never been my strong suit. I actually enjoye...
Kahakai Kitchen · 3W ago

The Book Tour Stops Here: A Review of "The Hideaway" by Lauren K. Denton, Served with a Recipe for West Indies (Crab) Salad

Happy Wednesday! On today's TLC Book Tour I'm reviewing the The Hideaway by Lauren K. Denton, a debut novel about going back home and finding your way. Accompanying my review is a recipe for an Alabama Gulf Coast classic, West Indies Salad, served on...
Kahakai Kitchen · 3W ago

Announcing the Food 'n Flix Pick for May: "The Princess Bride" (Hosted here at Kahakai Kitchen!)

I am really excited to be hosting Food 'n Flix for May and even more excited that I picked one of my very favorite movies for this month's film--The Princess Bride.  It's hard to believe it, but The Princess Bride came out in 1987 and it turns 30 thi...