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Entries Tagged as 'Food'

Challenging obesogenic factors in our communities

November 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Hawaii Monitor column this week at Civil Beat (“Hawaii Monitor: Let’s Tackle the Public Policies Promoting Obesity“) was a result of my participation in a recent panel put together by the folks who have organized the two “Value of Hawaii” volumes. I was very impressed by the presentation made by Dr. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, chair […]

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Tags: Food · Health · Politics

Another successful food experiment

November 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s a look at another recent food experiment–homemade tabouli. It was extremely easy to make, lots of recipes online, although it took awhile to let all the flavors mix. It’s basically bulgar wheat with a little minced onion or green onion, mint, parsley, tomato, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil, with a little cumin, pepper […]

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Tags: Food · Photographs

Cutting down on carbs means added vegetables

October 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Recently we decided to make some diet modifications. For years, we’ve tried to avoid extra fat. We read labels on all kinds of foods and choose those that contain fewer fats but manage to retain flavors. I remember when we made that shift and moved away from the old “college diet” where anything goes. So […]

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Tags: Food

Another Dinner in Kaaawa

October 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Here’s a look at the simple meal we made up last night. It was simple to make and delicious. The small patty of low-fat beef from Tamuras Supermarket in Hauula was grilled, with a little cheese melted over it. Then served with a sautéed vegetable mix of kale, zucchini, onions, fresh garlic, a few small […]

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Vintage guide to Hawaii vegetables now available as free download

July 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

My mother, Helen Y. Lind, was the lead author on a slim 100-page volume, “Ways to use vegetables in Hawaii,” published in February 1946 as the University of Hawaii’s Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 97. The softbound book featured nutritional information, along with hints on selecting, storing, and preparing a variety of vegetables, as well as […]

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Tags: Education · Food · Vintage Hawaii