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BBQ Bento


One of my favorite take-out restaurants on the island and one of my fave bentos to go. BBQ bento from Tokyo En! Sesame salad dressing is absolutely delish.

Caramelized Fried Apples

An awesome side dish!


4 apples
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 tablespoons brown sugar
Peel, core, and cut apples.
Soak them for 5 minutes in cold lemon water to prevent browning then drain and pat dry with paper towel.
Heat butter until bubbly then fry apples until they begin to brown.
Add brown sugar and cook until apples start to carmelize and are tender.
Serve warm as a side dish. Yummy!

CaramelizedFriedApples2Recipe adapted from: recipetips.com

Raw Apple Snack

A tasty, tangy, crunchy, any time snack!


1 red apple, sliced thin
1 local orange (Green Orange Kahet)
2 local lemons (Lemon Kannu’on)

Used my handy little ‘Pampered Chef juicer’ to juice orange and lemons, then poured juice over apple slices, and chilled in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Yummy!

AppleSnack1Recipe adapted from: letstalkfitness.com

Chef Vikas Khanna

An impressive career started at the age of 17. During that year, Vikas Khanna started his own banquet and catering business. Since then, he’s become a famous Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, and humanitarian based in New York City.

Buffalo Fries (via Life Tastes Like Food)

I love buffalo wings too! And these buffalo fries look delish!

Buffalo Fries I love buffalo wings. Almost as much as I love bacon. I seriously went through a phase where I would just crave buffalo wings and want them for every single meal! But then again, I go through specific food phases a lot–like with sushi. And spinach. For some reason, though, buffalo wings will always have a special place in my heart. I’m not sure if it’s the tanginess from the vinegar, the crunch of the crispy outside, or the spicy kick from the s … Read More

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1/2 bag of frozen shoe string french fries
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon of buffalo wing sauce plus extra for drizzling
Crumbled blue cheese
Ranch dressing
Garnish: green onion and cilantro, finely diced

Bake fries in a single layer on a baking sheet according to the package.
When the fries are nice and crispy, put them in a bowl and toss with the cayenne powder and cajun seasoning (you can add more cayenne here if you want a the fries to be spicier).

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of buffalo hot sauce over the fries and toss again so that they are lightly coated (don’t go too heavy here!).
Arrange the fries on a plate and drizzle more buffalo sauce across the entire dish.
Top with some crumbled blue cheese, green onion, and cilantro.

Serve with a side of ranch dressing, and enjoy!

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (via Life Tastes Like Food)

Yummy Yum Yum! Now this looks simple enough for me to make. I am def gonna try it!

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Dipped Strawberries The 4th of July is almost always comprised of social gatherings including BBQs and potlucks! When I was younger, I use to live in a cul de sac where the neighborhood was really child-friendly. Every 4th of July, we would block off the entire neighborhood and hold a huge potluck BBQ that would end in lighting off an obscene amount of fireworks into the darkness. Did anyone else ever use sparklers to write their names in the sidewalk as a kid? It’s … Read More

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1 pound of ripe strawberries
1 bag of white chocolate candy melts (or a bag of white chocolate chips)
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
1 tablespoon of light corn syrup
Blue food coloring
Wax paper

Wash and completely dry the strawberries.
In a pot, simmer 1-2 inches of water and place a glass or metal bowl on top of the pot to create a double broiler.
Slowly melt half a bag of the candy melts.
When the melts are completely melted, remove from heat, add the second half of the candy melts, and incorporate until smooth.
If the mixture has cooled down too much to melt everything nicely, simmer the pot of water again and let everything warm up a little bit.

Once the white chocolate is completed melted, dip strawberries about 3/4 of the way and then set on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper for chocolate to harden.
After you’ve dipped all the strawberries, in a separate bowl, mix together the confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup and milk.
Then add as much blue food coloring (two drops at at time) to get the right shade of blue you want.
If you want a thicker icing, use less milk.
And if you want a thinner icing, add more milk.

Then spoon icing into a piping bag (I used a ziplock bag).
If you are using a ziplock bag, cut a very small hole in the corner.
Once the chocolate on the strawberries is completely hardened,
drizzle the icing back and forth on the strawberries until about half of the white chocolate area is covered.
If it’s easier, hold the strawberry by the stem/top as you drizzle so you can rotate it easily to make smoother lines.
Let the icing set, then grab one for yourself, take a big bite, and enjoy!


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