Oh, oui for yogurt!

I love yogurt and get super excited to try different types- Greek, Australian, Icelandic, etc. Last weekend, I saw the new Yoplait® French yogurt, Oui, at the store. I had to try it- and it comes in a GLASS bottle. How cool is that? You don’t see that these days. I’m excited to save the bottle and use it for decoration.

Here is an article I found about French-style yogurt: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/07/06/what-french-yogurt-and-new-greek/439935001/

This yogurt was not as sweet compared to the Greek yogurts I’ve eaten, and had a much more smoother, creamier, and lighter texture. Yum! And that glass container that it’s served in, is the right amount to consume- not too much, not too little.

Pick up a glass of Oui at your supermarket!!!

Guri guri time!

Happy #throwbackThursday!

Went back to Maui this past summer and I had to stop by my favorite place to get some guri guri at Tasaka’s in Kahului. I used to go there all the time when I would visit my grandparents as a child. My family and I would even bring some back to Oahu to savor this wonderful dessert for a while longer. I wanted to bring back a quart or two from this trip, but they were closed on the Sunday we left. Shucks! So I got my fix, TWICE, the day before. Haha!

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There’s two flavors- strawberry- my favorite!!!!!

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And pineapple.

And how awesome are these prices? I don’t think they’ve ever changed.

• 2 scoops – $1.10
• 3 scoops – $1.65
• 4 scoops – $2.10
• 5 scoops – $2.55

Whoo hoo!

When you visit Maui, check out Tasaka Guri Guri.

Tasaka Guri Guri
Maui Mall
Kahului, HI 96732
(808) 871-4513

I found a site that shares the recipe. I am gonna try it out and compare the tastes.

http://mauirestaurantsblog.com/guri-guri/

 

 

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~

 

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

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!