Recipe of the Month
We love making good food and drinks, that we can share with our friends and family. Come and join us each month as we will be posting our series of "Recipe of the Month".
As we all work through our self-love journey it is an important part to make time for friends and family. Each month the three of us get together with our close friends and family to spend time with each other and share these wonderful recipes. Our recipes will be a blend of our cultures and all our cultures, and to honor the Islands we call home, Hawaii, and the Hawaiian "Local" Culture.
“Make everything with LOVE”
Hawaiian Haupia (Coconut Pudding)
A traditional Hawaiian dessert, Haupia can be traced back to the first Polynesians. It was traditionally made with arrowroot, but now cornstarch is more easily found. It became very popular in the early 1940s. Many people loved the white color for the toppings of cake, especially wedding cakes.
Born and raised on Kauai, I grew up making and eating Haupia, it was mostly made for celebrations like luaus, birthdays, and holidays. Although Haupia is considered a pudding it actually has more of a consistency of jelly and fudge.
This is one of my favorite desserts as a child. I hope you and your family will enjoy it as much as ours!
“The kitchen is the heart of the home”
Kombucha Mule (cocktail or mocktail)
History Kombucha is made from fermentation tea, mostly green and black tea is used. The origins can be traced back hundreds or thousands of years, the most well-known origins comes from Qin Dynasty (221 BCE) in China. Though the name “Kombu-cha” may be Japanese, other legends have connected it to Japan as well. So we may not know the turn origins but we do know that we love it! I first tried Kombucha about 5 years ago. I wasn't a big fan at first, but I definitely grew to love it. Definitely once I started to make them into mock-tails. The Kombucha industry in Hawaii has taken off in the more recent years, giving rise to new local businesses like "Kauai Juice Co." or "Sky Kambucha" which we use their Ginger Lemon Kombucha in our recipe. - By Kenz Gray