Home Cookin’ !!! This is “How You Do” … Hawaiian Lifestyle, and Hawaiian Cookin’

On the menu:
Huli Huli Chicken                                      Coconut Crusted Chicken with Pineapple-Mango Salsa
Grilled Mahi Mahi                                    Hawaiian Oni Fish with Pineapple-Ginger Salsa
Hawaiian Pudding Cake                         Hawaiian Carrot Cake
Paleo Pineapple Stir Fry Shrimp

So check it out, here is the current master plan….

Accomplish my "next level" financial independence [which is actually lining up!], and move to
Oil Nut Bay Community in the British Virgin Islands.


(below) Huli Huli Chicken (more info further down)

But, I had this flash of brilliance…..

I got a six figure salary, debt free, and since I work from home full time, home can be wherever I want, so why not work out in Maui in 2018, until "whenever" the big move to the Caribbean comes?

I'm not trying to get out to Maui and live right now in an amazing crib like this one, the Aura House on the Northwest Shore of Maui……

……just give me a clean, breezy, overpriced studio apartment with a little bit of an island feel, a decent cook's kitchen, and if not asking too much, near the beach (note to self: learn to swim 🙂 )

And who knows, if my financial ship comes in while I'm out on Maui, and some "warm hearted" Island Girl starts leaving me voicemails like the one my girl Frankee leaves at the start of the the "How You Do" song I posted below, and the Aura house is for sale……

I might just have to stay permanently, and say "Hey there Maui living..How You Do"  ……yep 🙂

(above and below)       hawaiian ono fish with pineapple ginger salsa 
(though I'll be swapping in sustainably sourced grilled Chilean sea bass instead of the Ono fish)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  I'm not a fan of store bought soy sauce, I try to avoid soy at all times. But I keep this homemade soy sauce recipe on file when I feel like making my own. Naturally fermented soy sauce is also a good choice.

(click photo above or below for recipe)

(above)       coconut crusted chicken with mango-papaya salsa
(click photo above for instructions)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  With quality chicken or fish from Whole Foods, and organic ingredients (and grass fed butter from Whole Foods for the recipe below), these two recipes are near Five Star healthy as they are!!!

(below)    grilled mahi mahi in lemon butter sauce
(click photo below for recipe)

(click photo above for pineapple shrimp stir fry recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  For the Hulu Hulu Chicken below, I'm not a fan of store bought soy sauce, I try to avoid soy at all times. But I keep this homemade soy sauce recipe on file when I feel like making my own. Also totally avoid the ketchup in the recipe and get an organic tomato sauce. I'll  use a little healthy coconut palm sugar or honey if I need it sweeter.

(Below)       hulu hulu chicken  (click photo below for recipe)

(above)   hawaiian carrot cake (gluten free)  (click photo above for recipe)

The Healthy Chef's "healthy morsel":  The recipe below is not the original recipe, since the website for the photo below has shut down. I linked to another recipe. Nonetheless, whenever making healthy sweet treats, remember the following rules for swapping in healthy ingredients:

1) Avoid conventional dairy and stick to pasture raised real milk, cream, yogurt and butter grass fed butter list here    2) replace processed sugar with Healthy Coconut Palm Sugar    3) Use organic Flour/Cake Mix (since organic wheat can't "legally" be sprayed with Glyphosate, the possible cause of Gluten intolerance symptoms) 4) Pasture Raised eggs (whole Foods has them, expensive, but very good, and eggs are very good for you)   5) Swap in full fat Coconut Milk whenever you can (coconut is EXTREMELY Healthy   6) Buy all organic ingredients     7) I use Papaya Enzymes to digest Gluten, meat, and anything else   8) use Coconut Oil and avoid Toxic Canola like the plague!!!

(below)    pineapple pudding cake           (also known as hawaiian wedding cake)

(click photo below for recipe)


Frankee: "How You Do"

(ENJOY!!! While you take a tour of the home 🙂 )

….about the crib

Sitting atop a rocky bluff on a private peninsula in Kapalua, Hawaii, lies the AURA [formerly the “Slaughterhouse”], which boasts breathtaking West Maui views of Honolua Bay and Mokule’ia Bay with the ocean on one side, mountains on the other, and plenty of lush, tropical vegetation surrounding.

AURA was designed by Seattle-based architecture and design firm Olson Kundig and was formerly owned by renowned photographer Peter Lik who transformed the quaint beach home into a livable work of art.

The residence is split into three connected homes — one for the main living quarters, one for the three bedrooms, and one for guests, with natural Brazilian hardwood decks outside.

The home features a unique "long table" in the kitchen the extends outdoors, resembling a diving board.

The Hydraulic retractable walls that raise up and down are a signature feature of Olson Kundig homes, which at the push of a button, indoor spaces to breezy open air spaces

photos from homeadore.com and hyperbeast.com (see copyright disclaimer at bottom of post).

~stay healthy~


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Thank you for this wonderful information.  It's so confusing out there and it doesn't help that whenever you find what seems to be good information someone is trying to sell you something.  I just spent most of my day reading your articles and got a lot of great advice that I will be able to use.  I'm a big smoothie girl and have been using Garden of Life every day for years. I'm so glad I now know to switch.  Keep up this great work!


Hey Alisa,

Thanks for the kind comments. They are actually my motivation because I’m not for profit, and I get a comment like this once a month or so, and they are, I admit, accolades I really enjoy, and make we want to keep putting out a quality information, but give the readers a good “browse” and visual as long as they are here.

So far as Garden of Life, yeah that was a bummer, they were supposed to be “clean”, but some was found to be contaminated with Salmonella earlier this year, so I’m done with Garden of Life. Sticking to hemp protein, and mixing in my own fruits and stuff to make it taste great. I was using Garden of Life for years as well, and its quite terrifying to know you have been ingesting something with 2,000 x times more heavy metals than other products. That’s why I blog, I’m not hear to make money, just blessed to have passion for health and wellness.

Nonetheless, thanks for reading and commenting. I invite all women readers to consider writing an article for my “Girl Talk” section n any wellness subject 🙂

~stay healthy~

Doug at Gaia Health Blog


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