Kale Fried Rice

Kale Fried Rice

November 3, 2015

Leftover grains are, hands-down, the best staple to have on hand to create some masterpiece recipes. This simple and delicious one-pan fried rice is a perfect full meal to make in minutes. Feel free t...

Homemade Nori Rolls! :)

Homemade Nori Rolls

June 29, 2016

FRESH SUSHI WAS A STAPLE in our household, and of course my mom made the absolute best. Ask her what her quick go-to recipe is and she will say, “Sushi. It’s so easy!” Mom, you are talented at e...

Pineapple Horchata Smoothie!

Pineapple Horchata Smoothie!

April 20, 2016

I love my creamy and delish horchata—a milk and cinnamon based Latin American drink that can be made from seeds, rice, nuts, or dairy. We used to order these up all over my hometown of sunny San Die...

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Go Greek!

July 9, 2016

Because Greek yogurt has a richer consistency than regular yogurt—plus a lot more flavor—it’s one of my favorite ingredients to experiment with. Whether I want a more satisfying smoothie or a cr...

Chicky Chicken Soup

A New Kind of Chicken Noodle

November 29, 2012

During these harsh winter months, the first snow falls in NYC and the scarves, coats, and gloves come out. You call your friends to meet out at a bar for a “warm-up whiskey” or two and you...

Somen Noodles

Summertime Cold Somen Noodles with Ponzu

August 2, 2016

Cold noodles, you say? Why yes, it’s a Japanese treat! My mom grew up with these noodles as a child in southern Japan and made this dish for us kids on sweltering summer days back in San Diego. Now,...

Acai Coconut Pineapple Smoothie Bowl! Photo: Candice Kumai

Acai Coconut Macadamia Smoothie Bowl

April 16, 2015

Aloha from this Hapa, smoothie-loving, clean eating chef, Candice! It’s time for you to start spooning more smoothies! Below you’ll find my magical recipe for a simple and DELISH acai smoo...

CK's Sticky Buns YUM

Candice’s HAUTE Toasted Almond Sticky Buns

March 14, 2014

Toasted Almond Sticky Buns Makes 1 dozen Of course you can have hot buns! These skinny stickies are made with less butter, less sugar, and no eggs for a slimmed down version of the fat-packed original...

Kabocha Squash Salad

Roasted Kabocha Squash Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

November 20, 2015

This hearty, heartwarming salad is delish as a side dish or even as a full meal. It’s also great base recipe to experiment with—feel free to swap out the quinoa with another healthy grain, like fa...

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Warm Fennel and Arugula Salad

March 8, 2016

One of my favorite change-ups on the dinner table is a warm salad – it’s comforting and refreshing at the same time. Trust me! With the right ingredients and know-how, you’ll impress you...