Good ol’ shave ice!

I love shave ice- it’s so refreshing! Can’t beat the top three flavors that make “the rainbow-” strawberry, banana, and vanilla. It makes such beautiful colors. What makes shave ice even more exciting to eat is the cool toppings you can add on top, such as tapioca balls, mochi balls, fruit, fruit jellies, custard, pudding, ice cream, azuki beans, condensed milk, taro, and get this, strawberry jam! Yes, you read me right- jam! Tried that with our shave ice and it was AWESOME! It paired so well. I thought it would be weird, but it wasn’t. It was really good! Genius!

Ordered this shave ice from Coffee or Tea? at Pearl Kai Shopping Center. They have two locations. The first location is based at McCully Shopping Center. This joint has amazingly delicious milk teas, and all different kinds of varieties to choose from!

Coffee or Tea?
Pearl Kai Shopping Center
98-199 Kamehameha Hwy.; Aiea, 96701

Coffee or Tea?
McCully Shopping Center
1960 Kapiolani Blvd.; Honolulu, 96826

Here is an article of the best shave ice joints on O’ahu: http://www.best-of-oahu.com/hawaiian-shave-ice.html. It’s all about the fine, smooth ice, that melts in your mouth, and the variety of flavors and toppings, too!

Happy new week!

FS~

Today calls for π!

It’s 03/14- Happy Pi Day!

Pi, 3.14 (π), the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. This brings back memories of grade school… Haha! Oh, math… how interesting and complex you are…

There’s a website for Pi Day! http://www.piday.org/learn-about-pi/

Well, to celebrate, this day calls for PIE!!! Yum! I made a no-bake strawberry-cheesecake pie, topped with strawberries, blueberries, and grapes. Oh.my.goodness! It was so good! I made it for my boyfriend’s birthday the other month (can you read the blueberries above? Haha).

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The ingredients needed for this FAB dessert!

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Ta-da!!!!

Here is the recipe that inspired me to make this marvelous dish. I didn’t follow the recipe to the tee. I went by taste. That is the true secret to cooking and some baking.

Celebrate Pi π Day with pie!!!! Happy eating!

FS~

 

Peanut butter smoothies for International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! Today’s review is on peanut butter smoothies. Yum! It’s my new love when it comes to smoothies. I’ve been craving it so much lately.

Last week, I went to Extract Juice Bar in Downtown and ordered one of my favorite drinks from there: Peanut Butter Jelly Time. The smoothie consisted of: peanut butter, bananas, strawberries, and grapes. Yummy! I drank it so quickly. It was so good! Cravings satisfied! Ah!

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The next day that same week, I was craving peanut butter smoothies again and decided to make my own. Haha! I had some frozen bananas in the freezer and decided to make use of them.

Bam! Bello!

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My specialty consisted of: ice, soy milk and Lactaid milk, frozen bananas, peanut butter, and grapes.

The grapes makes it so much better! Next time I have strawberries, I will definitely add those in. And maybe some blueberries, too. Haha! It’ll be awesome!

Cheers!

Extract Juice Bar
1001 Bishop St.; Honolulu, 96813
http://www.extractjuicebarhi.com/

 

It’s National Strawberry Day!

Happy National Strawberry Day!

I LOVE strawberries! I have to say that it’s my ultimate favorite fruit!

Tonight, I am sharing my homemade strawberry shortcake cups that was inspired by Church’s Chicken strawberry shortcake cups. Their dessert is super ono! So, I wanted to replicate my own.

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My main ingredients: homemade whipped cream, biscuits, and strawberries (from Japan). Ooh!

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Biscuits are done!

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I melted and drizzled my boyfriend’s aunt’s homemade lilikoi butter as a topping, as well as sprinkled brown sugar.

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Ta da!!!

Visit Church’s Chicken and try their strawberry shortcake dessert. I’m not sure if it’s only exclusive to Hawaii.

They have various locations. I usually go to the one at Pearlridge Center.
98-1005 Moanalua Rd.; Aiea, 96701
(808) 488-9588

Strawberry sunrise & a random book about sand!

The other weekend, my friends and I got together for our annual New Years celebration dinner. After dinner, we chilled at Banán on University Ave., across the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM).We went to their food truck location at 3212 Monsarrat Ave. in Kapahulu earlier last year, which I wrote a posting about: It’s time for Açai reviews!

We really liked their physical location. It had a nice, relaxing vibe. They even had random books, like the one about sand- haha!

I ordered a Strawberry Sunrise smoothie, which consisted of: strawberries, bananas, papayas, and almond milk. It was very light and tasty. I loved it! I’m so glad there was almond milk in this drink, since I’m lactose.

Visit their physical location, where the old Yogurtland used to be, across UHM

Banán
1810 University Ave.; Honolulu, 96822
http://bananbowls.com/

Jello makes me mellow!

Last weekend, I experimented on making a new dessert with jello. Jello has been my all-time comfort food. I grew up eating jello and always remember my pediatricians recommending me to eat this whenever I had the stomach flu or tummy issues, as part of my “liquid diet.”

I found this very simple recipe: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/orange-tangerine-greek-yogurt-bites-200489.aspx.

Of course, I altered the recipe. Instead of using orange-tangerine jello, I used strawberry and berry blue, my two favorite flavors. This recipe called for the JELL-O® mix, Greek yogurt, and mandarin oranges.

It takes at least an hour for the “bites” to harden in the fridge. However, I found that it’s best to leave them in a little longer.

I enjoyed the dessert! I think this would also taste delicious as a pie. Kraft® has awesome JELL-O® recipes that I am eager to make! I am excited!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Shave ice at Uncle Clay’s

It’s #tbt!

Last year, I were walking around Aina Haina Shopping Center and came across Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha. I was interested in what this place was. Found out that it was shave ice joint, made with all-natural flavors. Awesome! I’m all for the natural! I was stoked and had to try it!

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My boyfriend and I shared the strawberry and milk chocolate shave ice bowl. Oh.my.goodness! It was to-die-for! One of the BEST shave ice I’ve eaten! The ice was so smooth; it just melted in my mouth, combined with the wonderful flavors of all-natural strawberry and chocolate. Mmmm! I can’t wait to return to have another bowl!

Visit Uncle Clay’s House of Pure Aloha
Aina Haina Shopping Center
820 W. Hind Dr.; Honolulu, 96821
808-373-5111
http://www.houseofpurealoha.com/