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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...

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,...


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