My Week In Photos- Holiday Cheer

It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzied pace of the holiday season. This week I stepped away from the kitchen and the computer to go out and LIVE a little, spending time with new friends and my ohana.

Went looking for my pot of gold and then I realized how blessed I already am.

Met up with the lovely Valentina from The House of V Bakery for a meal at Greens & Vines in Honolulu. I love it when you meet a new friend and you can just talk and carry on like you’ve known each other forever. A love of delicious food connects us all. It looks like we’re drinking Bloody Marys but it’s actually the house made strawberry & goji kombucha. It’s thicker than store-bought kombucha, almost like a smoothie. Super tasty and gave me a nice boost for the day.

Greens &Vines Raw Vegan Gourmet on Urbanspoon

Raw Pad Thai- Light, refreshing and full of crunchy goodness

Living Lasagna- A MUST try. Rich, complex flavors and very filling.

Mushroom Alfredo w/ Zucchini Noodles

And the Wicked Chocolate Tart- sooooooo rich and delish!

After sightseeing and a beautiful sunset, we ended the day with a cocktail at The Modern hotel in Waikiki.

I did find time to do a little work. My friend Chanelle has been my baking muse,so I finally broke down and asked her for the recipe for these Ooey Gooey Sticky Buns.Even for a “baking FAIL” like me, they turned out awesome! The video recipe will be up on my YouTube channel soon 🙂

Winston the naughty Pug thought he’d open some Christmas prezzies early…

My Aunty Cynthia took Mom,Dad and me out to celebrate the season at Chai’s Island Bistro with music by the Brother’s Cazimero.

Cheers to all of You, my friends. Mahalo for all of your love and support. Wishing you many blessings and merry everything!

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