Entries Tagged as 'pineapple'

Raw Cabbage & Pineapple Salad

January 15th, 2013 · No Comments

I thought this was a tasty, healthy twist on coleslaw. I remember having SO much of it though. It’s been a few months since I made it. I wonder if I doubled it because I had a whole head of cabbage… too much!

Raw Cabbage and Pineapple Salad
From: Paleo Plan

1/2 head red cabbage, shredded
1/2 small pineapple, diced
1 cup hazelnuts, chopped
2 Tbs olive oil (optional)

Combine cabbage and pineapple. Drizzle with olive oil (optional). Store salad up to three days. Top with hazelnuts right before serving.

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Duke’s Kauai

November 3rd, 2012 · No Comments


Kalapaki Beach


Kalapaki Beach


La Pina: Taste the real Hawaii. Sip out of a locally grown pineapple and enjoy a refreshing blend of fresh pineapple, coconut cream, and Hana Bay Gold Rum with a dark rum float.


Ahi sashimi. Jordan said he was “sashimied out” but we were not!


Liz drinking a pina colada.


Fire-Grilled Shrimp Salad: Arugula, goat cheese, roasted beets, pickled red onion, macadamia nut brittle


Wrong Island Iced Tea: Hawaiian tea! White liquors, pineapple juice, and a splash of passion fruit.

Dallas’s parents and Caroline and Jose were all leaving Kauai a little before us so we said our goodbyes. We had to be out of our rental house hours before our flight, so we went and hung out at the place where Jordan and Liz were staying. They were staying on Kauai for several more days, so they had no time crunch. After a bit we decided to have lunch at Duke’s. This was our last activity on Kauai before heading to Oahu.

I’ve been to Duke’s in Waikiki several times, but I had never been to the one at Kalapaka Beach on Kauai. I thought it was really great. I loved the atmosphere. We sat outside by the bar, but faced the ocean. The food we had was also excellent and so were the drinks! I had to get La Pina, since Paul Baker had talked it up so much. It’s basically a pina colada, but is served in a locally-grown pineapple! You’ll remember that the resort where Paul and Kate stay is on Kalapaki Beach, so they have been to Duke’s on Kauai a lot. This was just my second time to Kalapaki Beach ever. It’s so pretty! I was sad to be leaving Kauai, but a couple of pina coladas and a wrong island iced tea helped me power through.

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Sueoka’s Store and Snack Shop

November 1st, 2012 · 2 Comments

For some reason I never visited Sueoka’s Store and Snack Shop in Koloa town, so I decided to stop in while I was walking around the area.

I was so glad I finally stopped in! There were so many cool and different things to look at in the store! I didn’t really buy much, but had a fun time looking around.

The snack shop is actually a window outside of the store. I didn’t really check it out, but I heard they have really cheap plate lunches and teri burgers.

Inside, the store itself is a bit dated, but clean. The aisles are pretty tight and jammed with both things you’d find on the mainland and things very unique to the Hawaiian market. Those, of course, were the most interesting to me.

In addition to the boxed and canned stuff, there’s fresh produce, seafood and meat.

Now I just have a whole slew of photos of interesting things I saw! Papa’a = “cooked crisp”, so I guess papa’a chips are crisp chips! From Taro Ko Farm.

More chips from Taro Ko Farm.

Great selection of Hawaiian books sprinkled around the store.

There was a large selection of Hawaiian liquor. Here’s Keoki’s Kona Coffee Liqueur and Maui Okolehao. Okolehao is derived from the ti plant.

Old Lahaina Rum from Maui.

Ocean Vodka and Hawaiian Vodka.

Hawaiian Popcorn.

Rice! Lots of rice!

Laura’s Otap is Filipino puff pastry.

Shoyu. Lots of shoyu!

Umeboshi = pickled plums.

Mama Sita’s is a Filipino line of sauces and mixes.

Noodles. Lots of noodles!

Tapioca pearls.

Bee-Ann’s Fish Crackers, another product of the Philippines.

Maui white cane sugar.

Aloha Sunset pancake mixes. We’ve gotten some teas they make, but never the pancake mixes.

Cones for Sushi, cone sushi.

Ono Ono Luau Leaves for laulau or squid luau!

Zippy’s!

Super random assortment of non-food items. I bought a couple of the Japanese Salux wash cloths for Dallas. He uses them every day. I have one in my shower I use sometimes too.

Fresh ahi.

Kauai Grown pork belly.

Boy Bawang chips are from the Philippines. Lechon Manok is Filipino roast chicken, so I guess the chips on the left are chicken flavored!

Ding Dong Snack Mix is a mixture of “greaseless peanuts, corn bits, U.S.-grade green peas, corn chips and curls.” Another chip from the Philippines!

A selection of teas from The Hawaiian Tea Company from Maui.

A selection of teas from The Pacific Place Tea Garden in Honolulu.

Lots of produce!

Pineapples, of course!

Half and aisle of canned meats.

Hawaiian Sun guava jelly and jam. Classic!

Assam Milk Tea is from the Philippines.

Crack seed!

Kauai Kookie, a favorite!

Hawaiian Springs Water.

Hawaiian Sun tropical drinks.

Aunty Lilikoi is also a favorite from Waimea. Looks like they got a web site revamp and a label revamp.

Marlin Fish Jerky from Kona.

Salty Wahine spices are made in Waimea. I didn’t buy any this time, but I have in the past.

Fresh leis!

Fresh orchids.

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