Renew your subscription
Heart-y Chef
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...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Pescaterian’s High-protein Ahi Fave
When it comes to creating the perfect ambiance for special events, Steven Boyle excels. His company, Steven Boyle Designs, creates impressive events, such as Hawaii...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Round Of Applause For Vegetarian Pizza
Volunteers are the unsung heroes of just about every aspect of life, as they give so generously of their time and love. The cast and...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Taimane Rocks The Uke And Quinoa
Ukulele artist Taimane Gardner turns to quinoa to keep her going after a long night of performing songs from her latest CD and first solo...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sandwich Perfect With A Cup Of Tea
Did you know that after water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world? Darlene Pahed, owner of A Cup of Tea in...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Sharing A Maple Garden Favorite Recipe
I love a local success story, and Moiliili resident Richard Lam, owner of Maple Garden Chinese restaurant, has one. Born in Hong Kong, Richard moved...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Crowd-pleasing Pupu To Sing About
For the members of Na Leo Pilimehana – Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Angela Morales – the marking of Hawaii’s 50th anniversary of state-hood...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Shepherd’s Pie Slims Down With Turkey
Amanda Tafel is passionate about music and education. Originally from Syracuse, N.Y., and the daughter of a music teacher, she followed in her mother’s footsteps,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Healthier Trail Mix For A Healthier Life
After healing herself of cancer more than 10 years ago with a variety of natural cures, including kinesiology, massage, nutrition and hypnotherapy, Lori Chaffin today...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Dipping Into Black-eyed Peas For Luck
Ring in the new year with Marc Camelotti’s classic comedy Boeing Boeing opening Jan. 10 at Manoa Valley Theatre. It has the distinction of being...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Spicy Southern-style Delight
Some people seem to get the most out of both work and play. Chenty Bonifacio is one of them. She has been the manager of...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Having A Ball With Spirited Holiday Treats
As we near the end of the year, I would like to dedicate this column to all of my wonderful readers, who for the past...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet Side For Holiday Meals
Emi Espinda, regional director of sales and marketing for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, is a lifelong kama’aina and a veteran of the hospitality industry. Emi...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Traditional Latkes To Celebrate Hanukkah
Frequent visitors to Hawaii, Randi and Peter Shapiro of Syosset, N.Y., also enjoy MidWeek online. They are the proud new parents of first-born son Griffin,...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Taste Trip To The Isle Of Capri
Nawai Keko’olani, executive chef of award-winning Romano’s Macaroni Grill at Ho’okipa Terrace in Ala Moana Center, is excited about the restaurant’s new PRIMO menu in...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Trimming The Fat From Holiday Meals
This week officially marks the beginning of the holiday season – a time to give thanks, spend time with loved ones and plan for the...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Savory Herbs Enhance Chicken Skewers
Everyone knows that Mike McKenna and his Windward Ford family love animals. This has been a whirlwind year at Windward Ford, as there’s been so...


MidWeek Newsletter
2013-2014 Ilima Awards