Travel stories, city guides, travel tips, recipes, and more inspired by one of our favorite food places on earth, Hawaii.
Shrimp and Vegetable Saimin | https://saltandwind.com

Shrimp and Vegetable Saimin

The Hawaiian classic dish, Saimin, is seriously amazing but the storebought stuff can also be seriously salty. Here's my homemade version that's healthier than the original but just as Hawaiian as the original dish. 

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Huli Huli Chicken Skewers Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Huli Huli Chicken Skewers Recipe

It's hard to mimic the smoky, flame-licked rotisserie chicken known as huli huli chicken you get in Hawaii but this recipe does a darn good job at getting close!

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Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea | https://saltandwind.com

Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

You may have noticed that I’m not that big of a tea person — I’m partial to coffee at any and all times. But spending a lot of time in Hawaii over the last few years has changed that. And hot coffee and the humidity of Hawaii don’t work that well for me, so I've made all sorts of iced teas, with my favorite being this slightly sweet ginger mint green iced tea. But now, even when I'm home, we’ve taken to sipping on this iced tea because it’s comforting, easy to make, and, don’t tell the coffee pot, but a nice change of pace from cup after cup of coffee.

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24 Hour Itinerary: Oahu, Hawaii with Lee Anne Wong | https://saltandwind.com

24 Hour Itinerary: Oahu, Hawaii with Lee Anne Wong

Lee Anne Wong -- owner and exec chef at Honolulu's brunch house, Koko Head Cafe, and author of the just-published cookbook, Dumplings all Day Wong -- invites us along for her perfect day on Oahu. 

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Hawaiian-Style Spiced Boiled Peanuts Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Hawaiian-Style Spiced Boiled Peanuts Recipe

It’s pretty much impossible to spend any real time in Hawaii without coming across boiled peanuts. Along with poke, boiled peanuts are a classic happy hour pupu (appetizer) and I can never seem to get enough of them. 

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Hi Kai Passion Fruit Mai Tai Cocktail | https://saltandwind.com

Hi Kai Passion Fruit Mai Tai Cocktail

This isn't anything close to a traditional Mai Tai because I don't dare face the wrath of Mai Tai aficionados. Think of this as a Mai Tai light as it's tamed with passion fruit juice (look for the 100% juice kind, not the sugary soda-like stuff in most stores), but it is thoroughly Mai Tai in every other respect. 

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Toasted Coconut and Coffee Salted Chocolate Bark | https://saltandwind.com

Toasted Coconut and Coffee Salted Chocolate Bark

Inspired by our favorite local ingredients in Hawaii -- sea salt, cacao, and coffee -- this easy-to-make salty, energizing chocolate bark is a fun twist on the traditional recipe. 

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Visiting Volcano Island Honey | https://saltandwind.com

Visiting Volcano Island Honey

It was if the skies were weeping there was so much rain falling and yet, not even 24 hours prior, I had been crossing fields of lava rock in heat so dry I could’ve baked flatbread. After taking my Hyundai rental car to its limit by off-roading over a pot hole-ridden, washed out road, I trekked by...

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Madre Chocolate | https://saltandwind.com

Madre Chocolate

Madre Chocolate is but one year old yet they've made an impact in that short time, and, with good measure, as they're the only bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate shop in the state of Hawaii. They couldn't be more uniquely located because Hawaii is the only one of the 50 states where cacao is current...

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