beet poke

Beet Poke

Beet Poke has been quite a popular dish lately, especially among health nuts and those just seeking non-animal alternatives. Whether you are a vegetarian/vegan, trying to be healthy, or just curious: beet poke is one of the greatest dishes you can make! It’s light and as refreshing as ahi tuna itself! Let’s dive into making […]

Hawaiian at Home: kalau pork

How to Cook the Best Kalua Pork at Home

Today’s Carlienne Cooks recipe is an easy one! It’s one of the simplest ways you can bring a taste of Hawaii to your home. One of the biggest things we can recommend our readers is that if they ever get to travel to the islands to try and find a place that serves traditional kalua […]

Brazilian acai

Brazilian Açaí

Having visited Brazil about 4 times, I’m (Carl) no stranger to Brazilian açaí. In fact, eating açai the Brazilian way is THE only way to eat açaí. No offense to the islands of Hawaii or the guys in SoCal pushing out some decently tasty “açaí” bowls but I just feel like everyone just over complicates […]

simple granola

Simple Granola with Clusters

Granola is a big staple in our household so instead of buying extremely sugary or expensive organic, locally sourced, fresh air fed, hand picked granola we just make our own! It’s great as a cereal or a topping for our açaí or morning yogurt. Honestly, we even put it on our ice cream. The guide […]

ahi poke party

Hawaiian Poke Party

For Mother’s Day I wanted to do a poke party for my mom! She loves poke so it was a no brainer. Poke is a very simple and easy dish to make, but on the mainland it’s incredibly hard to find really good quality ahi tuna or sushi grade fish unless you have a brick […]



Oyaki is one of the best snacks to use leftovers with. You can stuff it with practically anything, making it either sweet or savory. While it may seem obvious, living in California (or in the United States for that matter) gives us different ingredients than Japan. But also things that we think are similar can […]

loco moco musubi

Loco Moco & Spam Musubi

Hawaiian at Home Musubi is one of our all time favorite snacks but honestly paying $2.50 or more for 1 is so ridiculous! Which is why we think it’s one of those things that just need to be made at home. In our video we show how you can musubi pretty much anything and the […]

Pork Lau Lau

Pork Lau Lau

Hawaiian at Home Pork Lau Lau!! I honestly think it’s an extremely sad thing that it’s not as big on the mainland as it is on the islands or at least as popular as the other dishes. It is an iconic Hawaiian dish and very easy to make. I guess it is a little tough […]

Loco Moco Hawaiian lunch plate

Loco Moco

Hawaiian at Home Okay, so loco mocos are the most Hawaiian plate lunch you can get! Even more than those cooked-in-a-pit-underground-covered-with-leaves kind of dishes. Short of putting poi on a loco moco plate there’s nothing more Hawaiian you can get. You’re probably wondering why I would say something like and maybe some island guys are […]

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef lunch plate

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef

Hawaiian at Home Teri beef isn’t so popular in Hawaiian take out but its a staple in plate lunches like bbq combo plates or combo plates in general! Super easy to make teri beef and the marinade can be used for many things as well. Let’s dive into it so you can start making your […]