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Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Shrimp Stars In A Fresh Chopped Salad
Sheryl Sunia has the distinction of being the first female detective assigned to HPD’s homicide detail, where she spent eight years of her 29-year law...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Poifect Fish Stew From NuiKealoha
Hawaii is recognized throughout the culinary world for innovative cuisine that fuses a wide range of cultural influences. Across the Islands, chefs such as Robert...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Open Sesame, Then Add To Mahimahi
Donna Festa, owner of Lanikai General Store, moved to Kailua from Boston 15 years ago to join her brother Bob, and worked with him at...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Chef Aurelio’s Fresh Kale Salad
David Nagaishi, vice president and general manager of Shore Bird and Ocean House restaurants at the Outrigger Reef Hotel, is a 35-year veteran of the...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Roasting Brings Out The Best In Veggies
Some of the world’s most renowned dancers and troupes will converge in Hawaii this summer as part of the second biennial Asia Pacific Dance Festival,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Spinach Adds Flavor, Vitamins To Pesto
Iolani School theatre teacher Robert Duval is the director for Heaven Forbid!, which stars Patty Duke and Joe Moore, as detailed in this week’s cover...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // The Goodness Of A Good Avocado
Former Hawaii resident Jason Zambuto has returned from a 13-year hiatus in New York City and is excited to take the helm of the retail...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Iggy’s Symphony Of Vegetables
For violinist Ignace (Iggy) Jang, the love of French cooking began in his childhood in France. He’s called Honolulu home for close to 20 years....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Blending Up A Cool Kiwi Beverage
Pearl City resident Mildred DelaCruz is a registered medical assistant for Dr. Jane Service and enjoys her job very much. Mildred was born in the...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Sweet And Savory Salad Sings Spring
Malia Ka’ai-Barrett started her singing training in junior high school, where she remembers always loving to sing, but didn’t think that she even had a...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Brussels Sprouts Get Sweet And Saucy
Cardiac technologist Mark Ross started the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Castle Medical Center more than 25 years ago. During that time, he has been involved...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Medley Of Vegetables To Play Your Way
George Kon is at the artistic directorial helm of the Alliance for Drama Education (ADE), a private, nonprofit organization that helps Hawaii’s youngsters “rehearse for...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Sharing Mom’s Special Oxtail Soup
Kunani Blake, general manager of Romano’s Macaroni Grill, the award-winning restaurant at Ho’okipa Terrace at Ala Moana Center, is a food and beverage industry veteran....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Twist On A Mexican Favorite
Pacifikology, a pop-up design shop featuring contemporary Pacific design, art and Hawaiian vintage fashion, made its debut in December 2012 as the newest design and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Ahi Skewers For Cool Backyard Grilling
Robert Parker, aka “The Fan Doctor,” has more than 20 years of experience specializing in ceiling fan installation, service and repair. Robert is a retired...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Topping Crostini With Savory Veggies
Community leaders and volunteers on Oahu work behind the scenes to keep the arts thriving, and have struggled to keep going in the current economy....

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Tasty Twist On Classic Waldorf Salad
Worth Grace has been inspired by the spirit of storytelling as a vehicle for connection since she was a child, and believes everyone has a...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Adding Your Own Twist To Easter Cookies
As executive director of Hawaii Meals on Wheels, helping others has become a life’s work for Claire Shimabukuro. Born and raised in Hawaii, she has...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Special Kugel Sweetens Up Passover
Bob and Andrea Snyder came to Hawaii more than six years ago from Phoenix. Bob is now retired from Desert Island Restaurants, but he enjoys...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Lamb Stew For The Irish In You
Originally from Los Angeles, David Bonilla came to Hawaii to manage million-dollar restaurants. He fell in love with no pollution, sunny skies and the friendly...


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