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Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Avocado Adds Amazing To Chicken Soup
Erin Maile Bortles O’Keefe grew up on Oahu overlooking Maunalua Bay, where she enjoyed watching humpback whales every January through March. Her studies took her...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Savoring An Island-grown Salad
Eser Domingo, executive chef at Ruth’s Chris Steak House Waterfront Plaza, was born and raised on the Leeward coast of Oahu. He is a proud...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Kale Fruit Smoothie
The historic Hawaii Theatre has been entertaining residents and visitors for more than 90 years. Having undergone an extensive restoration, today it draws visitors and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Tasty Kimchee
Congratulations to Aiea residents Michelle and Lance Minchew, who are celebrating their second wedding anniversary this month. Michelle, a graduate of Heald College, has been...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Making Spinach The Basis Of A Big Salad
This is a momentous year at Ballet Hawaii, with a 30th anniversary for artistic director Pamela Taylor Tongg and a new executive director, Kenji Stevens....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Tossing A Fiber-rich Meal In A Bowl
Greg Lefcourt recently retired as Honolulu Police Department assistant chief after 36 years on the job. In his final position at HPD, Greg was responsible...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // You Can’t Beet These Roasted Roots
It’s been six years since the release of the locally produced independent film Princess Kaiulani, but Island Film Group’s Roy Tjioe and Ricardo Galindez quietly...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Salad To Complement Any Entree
Although McCully resident Jeffrey Macalam was born and raised on Oahu, he has seen a great deal of the world as a flight attendant for...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Creating A Poi-fect Pudding With Cacao
Brynn Foster founded Voyaging Foods to merge her culinary interests with her Hawaiian ancestry, and as a way to pre- serve the poi that her...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Having A Ball This Holiday Season
The new year is just one week away, and with a new year comes those resolutions that usually include getting healthier and staying active. Nick...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // We All Can Be ‘Cooking Hawaiian Style’
Lanai Tabura, host and producer of the popular Cooking Hawaiian Style on OC16 TV and my colleague here at MidWeek, is a talented radio disc...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Simplifying A Hanukkah Tradition
If I had one word to describe Edith Baughn, a registered mammographer at Kapiolani Women’s Center, it would be dedicated! This Hawaii Kai resident was...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Smooth Way To Eat An Apple A Day
So Ono’s Nathan Okinaka was born and raised right here on Oahu, and throughout the years he’s assisted several nonprofit groups with events or initiatives....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Leftover Turkey Salad To Gobble Up
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Hawaii’s premier performing arts organization, carrying on an orchestral legacy that goes back more than a century, will celebrate the holiday season...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Talking Turkey With Holiday Cooking Tips
I sometimes think the years are just flying by! With Thanksgiving next week and the holiday season fast approaching, I would like to offer some...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Leeking The Benefits Of Chicken Soup
Honolulu has a vibrant vocal arts scene, as evidenced in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s recent successful and critically acclaimed production of Madame Butterfly, Paliku Theatre’s Hair-spray...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Simply Ono Local-style Tahitian Salad
Award-winning Tiki’s Grill & Bar appeals to both residents and visitors alike with its island flavors, and also attracts the late-night crowd with live, contemporary...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Holiday Ham To Sing About
“A Cazimero Christmas” will go on hiatus this December out of consideration for the health of Roland Cazimero of The Brothers Cazimero, but his award-winning...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Ward Off The Evil Eye With These Cookies
Kelsey Hanson moved back to Hawaii after spending 14 years on the Mainland, and she now lives in Maunawili with her grandmother, sister and cousin....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // An ADA-approved, Diabetic-friendly Meal
A Punahou graduate and busy mother of two, Dr. Jennifer Loh finds time to sit on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) board of directors and...

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