Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mango Bread

I love any chance that I can get to proclaim my love for mangoes, especially since it connects to my childhood. Nothing is better on a hot and humid Hawaii summer day than getting out of the neighbor’s pool and rushing home then into the kitchen to slurp down juicy, ice cold cubes of mango….

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a bit of a read, but I promise it’s worth it! Everyone who bakes has their own way of making chocolate chip cookies and a lot of recipes are very similar to one another since most people use a basic recipe off a package and altered it from there. My recipe is nothing…

Recipe: Bean Sprout Salad

Hands down, this salad is one of my favorite foods that my mom made. When I was younger, I used to sneak to the fridge and eat more of this after dinner because it was that good and I was that addicted to the deliciousness of it. It’s really simple ingredients and doesn’t take much…

Cooking Tip: Ripe Avocados in the Fridge

A long time ago, I read somewhere that if you keep whole, ripe avocados in the fridge, they will last for several more days so you can actually use them. We all know there’s a very fine line between “ripe for eating” and “into the compost bin” for avocados. And most of the time, I…

Recipe: Chocolate Wookie Cookies

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be out in theaters soon, so my friend Dave wanted me to bake something to share with him and his co-contributors at Temple of Geek to celebrate. He’s a huge fan of Star Wars and wanted something festive to get everyone even more excited for the movie. So I decided to…

Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mapo Tofu

Growing up, my mom (Mei) would cook mapo tofu for dinner and it was one of my absolute favorite dishes that she made. I know some people hate tofu and can’t stand the taste or texture of it, but I love it. Maybe it’s because I grew up eating it and it was something familiar…

Video Recipe: Cilantro Lime Dressing

While I was home in December, I ended up filming a series of short videos with recipes for HMSA’s Well-Being Hawaii blog and website. For those of you that don’t know, HMSA is a health insurance provider in Hawaii. A good friend of mine, Fernando, produces content for Well-Being Hawaii and asked if I could…

Video: Fancyfied Electric Lemon Bars

In a new video for my “Grub & Gab” series that I’m posting on YouTube, I decided to make a fancyfied version of my Electric Lemon Bars. It’s a really simple and super easy addition, but creates a delicious twist to a classic dessert. All you have to do is add put a layer of jam…

Recipe: Electric Lemon Bars

Someone at work was highly generous and brought in a near tree’s worth of Meyer lemons. Of course I grabbed some up and in return made lemon bars to share with my coworkers. Since then, everyone has been asking me for the recipe and here it is! This is a recipe I’ve been making for…

Recipe: Confetti Cookies

Valentine’s Day is coming up and while I don’t really celebrate the day in a traditional way, I do like to bake themed treats to pass out to friends and coworkers. These cutie cookies are colorful, delicious, and festive. Colorful things make me happy, so why not spread those smiles to others? Food coloring is…