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September 25, 2020

Senia Bake-at-Home Cookie Kit

I love the Senia Cookie.  Whenever I'd go to Senia and enjoy the Prix Fixe lunch, I'd make sure to choose the Senia Cookie for dessert.  

Imagine how thrilled I was when Nadia dropped off a Senia Bake-at-Home Cookie Kit!

It was amazing.  The cookie kit is definitely a great alternative for this crazy time, when we can't go to the Senia to enjoy it after a meal.

Thank you, Nadia!

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Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

My kids have been enjoying smoothies in the afternoon (their "After-Distance-Learning-Snack"), and the latest smoothie was a Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, using Malama Mushrooms' Lion's Mane Cacao Mix.  

I simply took 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt, 1 banana, 1/2 c crushed ice, and 1 teaspoon Malama Mushrooms' Lion's Mane Cacao Mix, and blended until smooth.  I poured the smoothie into a bowl, topped with strawberries, bananas, granola, and toasted shredded coconut, and drizzled with peanut butter.

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September 24, 2020

Agnes’ Portuguese Bake Shop Malassadas Truck in Kapolei for September!


Westsiders rejoice! We can get Agnes’ famous malassadas, hot and fresh, from their food truck that will be located in the parking lot of Coral Crater Adventure Park out in Kapolei for the rest of the month! 

They will be open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 3pm.  Check their Instagram account for the latest updates. You can also call 808-284-4963 to preorder like I did and have your order ready for pickup. They take both cash and credit cards. 

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Reopening of Oahu

 A couple of days ago our County released a matrix "explaining" the reopening of Oahu.  I put "explaining" in quotes, because some of the matrix is quite confusing!  

It's definitely a step in the right direction in my opinion, as more businesses are allowed to slowly and carefully reopen, but there are still many that are struggling to survive.  

And quite frankly, many will not make it by the end of the year. 

If you know of any local businesses that are struggling, we can help to get the word out - simply tag us or DM us @hawaiimomblog on Instagram.  We get many, many requests, so we many not get to them all, but we can at least try and help to spread the word.  

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I love to snack, and I always try to look for healthier alternatives for my favorite snacks.  A recent find was 
PeaTos, which are made from peas, and are supposed to be a better-for-you version of some classic snacks.   
Crunchy Rings

Crunchy Curls

The PeaTos are actually quite tasty, and they are indeed quite crunchy.  The Crunchy Curls are supposed to be like CHEETOS Crunchy, and the Crunchy Rings like FUNYUNS.  

The Crunchy Curls were a lot crunchier than CHEETOS Crunchy, but not as cheesy (although still tasty).  I thought the Crunchy Rings tasted very similar to FUNYUNS, and these were also a lot crunchier than the classic counterpart.  

I was pleasantly surprised with how tasty the PeaTos were, and it doesn't hurt that they also contain 4g of protein and 3g of fiber per serving.  They also contain no artificial flavors or synthetic colors.

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September 23, 2020

Netflix Recommendations

I held out on Netflix for years, and one of the first things I ever watched (or binge-watched, rather) was You.  I've watched a few Chef's Table episodes, and some other food related shows.  Within the past week, I watched The Social Dilemma (highly recommend!), My Octopus Teacher, and I just started Kiss the Ground.

What shows / movies / documentaries would you recommend? 

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Mark's Place Cookies

Mark's Place on Kauai offers some of the best plate lunches on Kauai, and they also offer some fabulous treats that are perfect for omiyage (or for yourself!).  

They bake cookies, loaf cakes, mochi, and more, and they can ship the goodies! Simply email info@contemporaryflavorscatering.com for the product and price list, and you'll also be advised how much shipping will cost.

Mark's Place
1610 Haleukana St
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 245-2522
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