My Weekend in Photos- Ukuleles and Kombucha

To celebrate the start of the weekend, I made these Sweet Potato Tot-chos, inspired by Wholly Vegan. Quick n’dirty style, I used store-bought tots, baked until nice and crispy, then slathered in Food For Lovers Vegan Queso. Topped with more hot sauce, olives, green onions and cilantro. Then,The Vegan Virtuoso challenged me to make the tot-chos using Ube Gnocchi. The girl is a freakin’ evil genius. Check out my Instagram feed to see how insane they turned out.

Went to the Secret Sound Showcase at the Doris Duke on Friday to see ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner perform. I first saw Taimane’s mesmerizing artistry on YouTube and if you think ukuleles are only for Hawaiian music, this girl will set you straight. She shreds everything from Led Zepplin to the Mission Impossible theme, with softer touches in songs from Phantom of the Opera or her original “Moon”.

Got my autographed CD like a true fan girl and Taimane was gracious enough to take a photo with me and my friend, Animal Rights Activist, Anjie Pham.

Spent Saturday morning whale watching/counting for NOAA and spotted about 3 adults + 1 calf off Diamond Head.

Quick stop at Blue Tree Cafe Hawaii for a Lilikoi+Aloe Kombucha ( very refreshing!) and an Orange Pistachio Coconut vegan bar. I’ll do a review after I try the raw vegan brunch they do on Sundays.

Time to start editing the next video recipe! My new cap is providing the inspiration 😉

Mahalo for stopping by and have a delicious week my friends!

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  1. I’m still not woman enough to drink fresh kombucha, but that doesn’t keep me from being jealous of all the great vegan eateries you have nearby! Grrr. 🙂

    • This one was more just like tangy black tea and with the Aloe + Lilikoi,kinda like those Plantation Iced Teas. I know some of those store bought kombuchas will put hair on yer chest!The ginger pear ‘bucha that you had posted on IG looked intriguing…

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