This is a great-tasting mango detox drink that can really help you recover after a long weekend. It’s so detoxifying, it might even help you pass a hair drug test! Also provides a ton of Vitamin A. Makes about 2.5 cups.
There are some things that dedicated hosts cannot forget at their parties. There must be enough entertainment, enough food and drinks, and lots of ice to put in those drinks. However, some hosts may not realize that one type of ice is, apparently, better than others. It seems that once people learn about the joys of sonic ice, there is no going back. It can even become a bit of an obsession, and I am talking about myself here. I ended up buying one of those portable home ice makers after reading reviews online from IceMakersHub.com. now I can get my fix of good … Read More
A fireplace adds a certain incomparable charm to a room. It makes a house look and feels cozy and warm. And most modern style homes could definitely use a little more “cozy and warm”. Even if they’re in a warm climate, like mine.
In my opinion, a traditional fireplace just doesn’t work in a tropical home. To start with, wood-burning fireplaces require chimneys and mantles which don’t always fit in a modern-style home. When we finally decided to add a fireplace, we needed to find another way.
Luckily, installing a fireplace in a modern home is easier than ever, thanks to electric fireplace inserts.
A domestic vacation is often the best choice when there are children in tow. There is also the security of remaining in the US with familiar food, customs, currency, and stores. Children get to venture away from home and try new things. It isn’t too strange and daunting for them. At the same time, it is sometimes difficult choosing the best vacation spot. There are obvious family friendly destinations in sunnier states. One that is perhaps a little less obvious is Hawaii.
So why should families turn to this state for their summer trip and what does it have to offer?… Read More
Many people have differences of opinion on which parts of the house are the most important. However, one thing that most people are in agreement with is that the kitchen is definitely among the most important rooms.
Indeed, the kitchen is often considered the heart of the home. Kitchens primarily serve as preparation areas for food and beverages. These days, kitchens also serve other purposes including entertaining guests and even serving as a dining area for informal meals.
Over the years, as the role of kitchens has evolved, so has their design. Today, it is possible to get a broad range of kitchen designs including; … Read More
It is about that time of the year when we mark Easter, and I am more than excited to share it with my loved ones. This is the opportune time to prepare loads of Easter dishes to be shared by friends and family.
My love for Hawaiian dishes steered me to start up a blog on tropical recipes. So far, it has done well, and the reception from the public is awesome and promising.… Read More
National Margarita Day is just around the corner—February 22, in fact. And what better place to celebrate this “holiday” than in sunny Hawaii, at the beach, with the sun on your face and the sound of waves in your ears?
Make no mistake, Hawaii is the perfect place to kick back, relax and say, “Ahhhh…” as you take a sip of one of America’s most favorite drinks Margarita. It can be frozen or on the rocks; in a salt-rimmed glass or not, or adorned with something else, say, chili powder; traditional or updated with mango, pomegranate, grapefruit or other out-of-this-world additions.… Read More
We all know the importance of sunscreen. Not only do the best sunscreens help to prevent skin cancer which can be deadly, but it also protects our skin against premature aging, dehydration, and pigmentation. All of which are incredibly difficult to reverse.
Sunscreen should be an essential component of everyone’s daily skin care regime. When you are living or visiting a tropical climate, sunscreen can feel thick, heavy, like it is melting off your face at any given time.
Not to worry – below is a list of the best sunscreens to use in a hot, humid, tropical environments to ensure that your skin … Read More
Smoothies are the best options for breakfast. Many people prefer smoothies for breakfast. They are the best especially not only during winter but every morning. They revive your hormones and refresh your body organs. Most of the tropical smoothies are made using fruits and frozen fruits work very well.
Smoothies rejuvenate our hormones and refresh our body organs. If you haven’t been taking a glass of smoothie in the morning, it is the perfect time to consider taking some. There are different types and recipes of smoothies. We are going to discuss different kinds of smoothies.… Read More
The current economic times are quite hard which means that people have to work more and work harder if they want to stay afloat. However, as they say, that all work with no play makes Jack a dull boy. Simply put, everyone needs a break from work, school or even the monotony of the house.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that taking time off to relax and recuperate not only makes you happier, but also healthier and more productive. When it comes to vacation destinations, Hawaii is undoubtedly among the crème de la crème.… Read More
Making preparations for dinner or lunch can be quite hectic and in some cases, stressful. This is particularly the case when you plan on hosting several guests at your house on one of those special days/events. Other times, you just want to make an otherwise dull Monday night more enjoyable. Well, with Hawaiian Luau recipes, you can leave all your guests salivating for more. You can even make a winter night feel like a summer night on a tropical island. For those of you who do not know where to start when it comes to preparing Hawaiian Luau themed dinner, here are some easy … Read More
Many will agree with me that we spend a significant amount of time in our kitchens; therefore, we need them to be beautiful, clean and organized. A tropical feel in the kitchen area provides all this and more. A tropical kitchen guarantees a relaxing environment, inviting place, and a Hawaiian-like ambiance which is ideal for a kitchen. Choosing the right curtains for a kitchen may consequently be tricky.
Curtains are a vital component of the tropical kitchen decor. We know that a tropical climate is characterized mainly by warm temperatures, clear sunny skies, and an ocean breeze.… Read More
If you live in California, then you surely know how hot it can get; especially in Southern California. In fact, the news is full of with reports that it is about to get hotter in the southern parts of California like Los Angeles. One way for you to beat not only the heat but also forget it momentarily is to have a delicious and refreshing glass of a drink made with tropical rum. There are lots of different tropical drinks that you could whip up for yourself.
Here are 5 tropical drinks recipes that my husband and I absolutely love.… Read More
Hawaiian cuisine is one of those specialty foods that can be overlooked in mainland America, but it is a nice treat when you find a restaurant that is so inspired by the produce and style of the state that they celebrate it with the best ingredients and a little flair. You are going to love this shrimp salad.
Roy Yamaguchi is a man that made a big name for himself in the world of fusion cuisine after opening his first restaurant in Honolulu in 1988. His fusion was an amalgamation of Pacific Rim flavors that celebrated the region and his success led to a long … Read More
Fruits are some of the healthiest foods that we can eat. Most, if not all diets, include servings of fresh fruit daily to be healthy. The thing with this kind of food is that they need to be ripe in order to be savored and appreciated. Some can be eaten unripe but these are few and far between. Eating unripe fruits might give you a mild stomach ache or land you to the hospital in severe cases. On the other hand, over ripe fruits can be unappetizing to eat so it is best to leave those alone.
Those who have their own fruit trees may … Read More
This recipe is one of its kind and reminds me of my early years when I was growing up in Hawaii. My dad, who was a chef in a local restaurant not far away from our home was an avid fan of grilled marinated fish with a touch of coconut rice and tropical salsa.
Every Saturday he used to come home early to prepare the sumptuous meal for the family, while our mom just watched how it was done in pure admiration. However, she too learned how to make the good meals after awhile. The meal was special considering the fact that it was prepared … Read More