‘Foodie Friday’

FOODIE FRIDAY: Spicy Mango Lemonade


  I had a Spicy Mango Lemonade at Café Carmen the other day. It was sooo good I had to try to recreate it for myself at home! Tasted just like the “real thing” … I did a video yesterday but Jackson is being a little clingy these days so he insisted on sitting on my… Read More

FOODIE FRIDAY: Fresh & Healthy Tabbouleh Salad


Here is the video tutorial… My first one!     Links to my kitchen gadgets can be found in “Malika’s Favorites: In the Kitchen!”   Tabbouleh couscous recipe Ingredients: Tomato – 4 roma tomatoes (about 1.5 cups) Cucumber – 1 cucumber (about 1 cup) Small red onion or scallion (about 1/4 cup) Flat leaf parsley… Read More

FOODIE FRIDAY: Ramen Nakamura in Waikiki


  My hubby and niece started yelping places to eat while we were at the Miss Hawaii pageant in June. At 10:30pm there are choices but definitely less choices than if you have dinner at a normal time! lol For this place, however, going at an odd time is a good thing. It’s tiny! Probably… Read More

FOODIE FRIDAY: Tahitian Poisson Cru in 7 EASY steps

Delicious "Poisson Cru" Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE poisson cru! Literally the French name translates to “poisson” = “fish” and “cru” = “raw” … sooo it’s “raw fish” but it’s also so much more! Sashimi is awesome and so is poke (pronounced poh-kay) but the Tahitians came up with a tangy, zesty, fresh, healthy way… Read More

Foodie Friday: French Crêpes

Malika on "Cooking Hawaiian Style"

Life’s swell when you’re eating crêpes!   One of my absolute FAVORITE recipes is my mother’s French crêpe recipe. Mom is from North Africa, which used to be a French territory, and cooks amazing French / Algerian cuisine. People always ask her to start a restaurant. She never has and probably never will - Lucky me,… Read More