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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...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Summer Rolls For Any Season
Joseph J. Ferraro, FAIA, LEED AP truly is a green pioneer, recently honored with the Outstanding Pioneer Award from the U.S. Green Building Council –...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Cooking Up ‘Annie’s Favorite Favorites’
Inspiring, loving and giving are three words that come to mind when describing Annie Yonashiro. Annie was born and raised in Hilo, graduating from Hilo...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A Sweet And Sophisticated Amaretto Ice
Todd and Kim Tamori live in Aina Koa with their three children. Todd has 10 years’ experience as a property sales agent for Geico, where...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Kaiser Chef Fontanilla’s Super Stir-fry
Chef Steve Fontanilla brings more than 30 years of food service experience to his new role as executive chef at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua. He is...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Cruz-in’ In The Kitchen
Multi Hoku award-winner John Cruz is currently finishing up work on his third album, which he’s been recording in Nashville and expects out sometime early...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // Cajun Spices Add Zest To Turkey Loaf
Each year deserving piano students are awarded University of Hawaii applied music scholarships though the Honolulu Piano Teachers Association (HPTA) fundraiser. Suzanne Machbitz, a Hawaii...

Diana Helfand
Heart-y Chef // A ‘Choke Frittata That’s Protein-packed
Originally from New York, John P. O’Neill has been a Hawaii resident since 1985, having traveled here many times over the span of 40 years....

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