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Lihue Baked Beans

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 2) Bake: 350 degrees Time: 30 min. Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients 4 strips bacon, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can (1 lb.) pork and beans 1 can (1 lb.) kidney beans, drained 1 can (1 lb.) lima...
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Sekihan (No. 1)

From: “Favorite Island Cookery” (Book 1) 1 cup azuki beans 2 cups water 4 cups mochi rice 1 cup regular rice 4 cups azuki water — if not enough, add water to make 4 cups 2 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. red...
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Community Focus – Hawaii Foodbank’s COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 situation intensifies, Hawaii Foodbank is facing an unprecedented challenge of providing food for people affected by the pandemic while continuing to meet the nutritional needs of one in eight Hawai‘i residents already struggling with food insecurity. The current pandemic has closed schools and community centers, creating a gap in meals for countless....
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Community Kokua – CPB Foundation Donates Over $300,000 to #KeepHawaiiCooking

In less than a week, local families joined with Central Pacific Bank and Central Pacific Bank Foundation’s #KeepHawaiiCooking initiative to achieve a goal of 10,000 meals shared with the community, by splitting the bill and covering 50 percent of the tab for food ordered from favorite local restaurants. The program, which launched on March 27,....
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Business – COVID-19, A Restaurant Owner’s Perspective

How Can the Hardest Hit Local Businesses Survive? Chef Alan Wong Commentary, Special to The Hawai‘i Herald This is a chaotic, stressful, fearful and uncertain time for everyone. We are in uncharted waters. There is so much information available today, it is mind-boggling. And so, instead of talking about what you may have already heard,....
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Yosenabe (Hot Pot)

Prep time 20 min. Cooking time: 20 min. Total time: 40 min. 4 servings Ingredients ¼ cup tsuyu (soup base) ¾ cup water ¼ Tbsp. cooking mirin 1 pkg. sanukiya udon 1 cup cabbage (chopped) 5 pieces shrimp (shell on) 2 fish fillets (cut into...
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Kona Coffee Mochi

Prep time: 20 min. Cooking time: 1 hour, 20 min. Total time: 1 hour, 40 min. 9 servings Ingredients 1 ½ cup mochiko 1 cup sugar ½ tsp. baking powder 1 cup Kona coffee, strong brewed ¾ cup coconut milk ¾ tsp. vanilla extract Katakuriko Preheat...
Fête in Chinatown Honolulu is one of many restaurants offering take-out. The cotechino bucatini is a pork pasta entree available for take-out.

Ryan’s Table – “Home Alone” Meal Tips

Ryan Tatsumoto Hawai‘i Herald Columnist Remember the movie “Home Alone?” In the current surreal drama of COVID-19, I feel like Macaulay Culkin grasping his cheeks with his eyes and mouth wide open. Though staying at home and avoiding any crowd is the only way to “flatten the curve,” we still need to eat to maintain....
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Bulletin Board – Recipe, “Quick Nishime”

Prep time: 20 min. Cooking time: 30 min. Total time: 50 min. 2 servings (Double or triple the ingredients for more servings) Ingredients: ¼ cup tsuyu (soup base) ¾ cup water 1 chicken thigh or breast (sliced into ¼” cubes) 16 oz....
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Bulletin Board – Recipe, “No-Bake Energy Balls”

Chef Michi Holland Prep time: 45 min. Cooking time: 0 Total time: 45 min. 10 servings Ingredients: Cooking spray 2 cup rolled oats 2/3 cup pecans (rough-chopped) 2/3 cup dried cranberries ¼ cup ground flaxseed 2 Tbsp. brown sugar Salt ½ cup almond butter ¼ cup maple syrup...

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