Sweet Potato Cake

Double layer sweet potato cake with coconut pecan filling and maple cream cheese frosting. Spiced sweet potato cake layers sandwiched around a brown sugar, toasted coconut filling, and covered with a tangy cream cheese frosting. This cake is very similar in taste and appearance to carrot cake. But unlike carrot cake, the sweet potatoes are […]

Coconut Caramel Bars

Macadamia nut shortbread, coconut caramel, toasted coconut, and dark chocolate. If you like Samoa girl scout cookies, you are going to love these coconut caramel bars. Their toasted mac-nut shortbread, coconut milk caramel, and dark chocolate conjure a bit of nostalgia that you can enjoy anytime! Pre-cutting the shortbread isn’t necessary. But because of the […]

Tahitian Style Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp marinated in lime juice and Hawaiian sea salt, mixed with shaved coconut, cantaloupe, cucumber, and coconut milk. This recipe is a sweeter, fruitier take on the traditional Tahitian dish poisson cru. Poisson cru, literally meaning raw fish, is a Tahitian dish much like Latin American ceviche. It consists of raw fish or seafood marinated […]

Halibut with Warm Bean Thread Salad

Pan-seared halibut with long beans, bean thread noodles, and a coconut citrus sauce. This is a light summer dish with a hint of spice and lots of fresh basil. The recipe does call for a couple of specialty ingredients that may be hard to find. I have included information on these ingredients and substitutions below. […]