Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Cilantro Soup!

sweet potato soup

Every Friday morning, I get a giant veggie box – it’s actually the small size at 9 lbs. – from Island Fresh Delivery delivered to my door. My box always has something different in it… here is last week’s box.   Lately I’ve been getting several sweet potatoes and Maui onions every week. It’s been about… Read More

Grandma’s Simple Chocolate Chestnut Rum Cake

Chestnut cake with Chocolate Frosting

  Here is the video recipe for Pénélope’s grandma’s chocolate chestnut cake – less than 5 minutes long! Easy recipe! Enjoy!!     INGREDIENTS: Chestnut cream (Crème de marrons) – 1 can (Most grocery stores in the US don’t sell this but you can get it on Amazon for $11.00 by clicking HERE – trust me,… Read More


Zucchini & Honey Quiche and Tomatoes with Herbes de Provences

  Here is the video recipe for Pénélope’s grandma’s zucchini honey quiche – it’s only 2 minutes long! Easy recipe!   INGREDIENTS: Pie crust (handmade or store bought) Zucchini – 1 large Honey Goat cheese Gruyère cheese – 1/4 cup Liquid whipping cream – half pint Eggs – 2 large Garlic – 1 large clove… Read More

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: 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