Sunday Brunch Great For Kids

Happy Sunday to you all.  I have been searching and coming up with great Sunday brunch recipes and I found a wonderful recipe from Epicurious.  This recipe is kid friendly as well.  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sweet-Potato-Pancakes-with-Honey-Cinnamon-Butter-239216

Have a great Sunday!! 

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Macadamia Nut Chicken

I wanted to bring back a little bit of Maui with me and share a yummy recipe with you. If you like macadamia nuts then this recipe is perfect for you.

Macadamia Nut Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:
Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger

Chicken:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions:

  1. In a bowl combine all ingredients for marinade and add chicken, chill for two hours.
  2. In another bowl combine the nuts, bread crumbs, and herbs.
  3. Drench the chicken in flour and then beaten egg mixture and coat in nut mixture.
  4. In a large saucepan heat butter and olive oil over medium high heat and add chicken. Sauté for about 7 minutes until each side is golden brown.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and lime juice.

Kali Orexi!!

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Best Restaurants In Maui

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Hello to you all!! I finally came back to reality after a wonderful trip to Maui. I am happy to be back to blogging, and I did try my best to post as much as I could while I was away on vacation. 

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I would like to share with you my TOP 5 favorite places to eat at in Maui. I promise you will enjoy all 5 places especially Stillwell’s bakery!! Make sure to save room for their amazing pastries. 

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 Best Burger

  • Cheeseburger Island Style- 3750 Wailea Alanui Dr, Kihei, HI 96753

 Best Sushi

  • Sansei Seafood Restaurant- 600 Office Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761
  • Japengo-200 Nohea Kai Dr, Kaanapali, HI 96761 (Japengo has a wonderful view, and their appetizers are amazing. I really like the seafood pancakes, and fried rice.)

 Hawaiian Food

  • Zippy’s- 15 Hookele St, Kahului, HI 96732
  • Da Kitchen- 425 Koloa St., Suite 104 Kahului, HI 96732

 Bakery

  • Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe- 1740 Kaahumanu Ave, Wailuku, HI 96793

HEAVEN!! I love the pastries here, and my friends bought us an assortment of delicious goodies. Must try the powdered sugar pecan cookies, tiramisu, cheesecake, brownie, and much more. 

 Best Seafood

  • Cafe O’Lei- 2439 S. Kihei Rd. Ste. 201-A Kihei, HI 96753

 

 

Thank you for stopping by Kouzounas Kitchen and see you tomorrow for some new recipes to come. 

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Mediterranean Turkey Wrap

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Kouzounas Kitchen:

Check out my recipe that Andreas Garden Cooking tried out!!

Originally posted on Andrea's Garden Cooking:

I had a long week with a lot of driving, including 1 day when what is normally a 3 hour round-trip became a 6 hour round-trip.  So, by the end of the week, I was too wiped out to spend the effort to cook dinner. Time for a wrap – a Mediterranean Turkey Wrap inspired by Krystina Kalapothakos on her blog Kouzounas Kitchen.

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It is an easy, tasty wrap that uses the cucumbers and tomatoes from my garden.  Yes, the tomatoes are finally ripening! Dinner was fast, fresh, tasty, and surprisingly filling. The pictures below are from my wrap, my husband’s wrap was filled more heavily.

When I went out to the garden to harvest the veggies, I was greeted by our friendly backyard bunny.

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Not only did he watch me while I harvested, he was waiting for me by my back porch.  Then, when I walked close, instead of…

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Welcome To Kula Botanical Gardens In Maui

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If you love flowers and paradise then this is the place to be!! Growing up in a family of farmers and gardening enthusiasts this was a very magical place for my family and I to visit. We have been to Maui well over 5 times and yet we never experienced the botanical gardens. My father being a landscaper for over 45 years was very excited to visit this place. For those of you who have followed me on Kouzounas Kitchen for over a year probably know that my family has their own lavender company called Friends Of The Earth Lavender. We wanted to experience the different types of native flowers to Maui and see the lavender as well.

I will worn you it was about an hour drive for us from Kahana Falls on the Lahaina side. Even though it was a rainy, muggy day it felt like we were floating in the clouds. Very beautiful and for the price, $10.00 a person, well worth it. They have a little boutique shop and inside they sell anything from gourmet foods to essential oils. Of course my dad had to show the sales associate our lavender oil. Enjoy our journey to Kula Botanical Gardens.

Please leave any questions or comments below. Mahalo~

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Eat Like A Local

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Aloha!! We are sure having a blast here in Maui. I am trying my best to post as much as I can but it’s tough to pick up the iPad since I can’t take my eyes off the wonderful view we have. But then again I want to share the beauty of Maui with you all. I am very fortunate to be able to enjoy this and experience this island again.

First off I want to thank our friend Dennis who has shown us around the island and gave us great tips. We have known Dennis for years and he has been a part of our family for a long time. He always tells us about the best restaurants to go to, beaches, and best hot spots to see in Maui.

Last night we took a drive over to Zippys which is a local Restaurant in Kahalui. Let me tell you if you are looking for some local Hawaiian food this place is it. It’s open 24 hours and well worth the drive if you live on the Lahaina side. They have a mixture of different cuisines, but I tell you the Hawaiian food is amazing. My boyfriend had a burger, and he loved the smokey taste and flavor. I ordered the Hawaiian chili and it came with rice. Super comfort food and it hit the spot. My parents had the mahi mahi and Katsu chicken. I recommend the chicken for sure. Okay so when you walk into this place you will notice right away this amazing glass case filled with pastries. All I have to say is TROUBLE!! Trouble in a good way lol,especially for a pastry chef. Let me recommend these amazing doughnut like pastries called malasadas. These delicate pastries are one of a kind. Filled with different pastry cream Flavors, omg it’s heaven. You must try the Napples which is almost like a turn over filled with different cream Flavors. I recommend the coconut. My boyfriend said the outside crust is very similar to tiropitas which is a Greek cheese pie. Don’t forget to try the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and a caramel glaze over the top. Is your mouth watering yet lol?!

Tomorrow we are heading to Japengo fine dining sushi restaurant that I am super excited about. Located in the Hyatt Regency Resort. Dennis is taking us to sushi tomorrow with his family. Pictures to come tomorrow.

Aloha & Mahalo for stopping by. :)
~Kouzounas Kitchen~
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By the way I managed to sneak in a picture of me and my turtle friend from our private beach today. :) AMAZING!!

~Follow Our Maui Journey~

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Aloha from Maui!! Yesterday we had a beautiful day filled with sun, beach, and a nice long walk. We walked to Lahina from Kuleana Club which is a few miles away.

Favorite Coffee Spot:

My boyfriend and I went to one of my favorite coffee shops called Bad Ass Coffee. I highly recommend this coffee shop and they have two locations.
Make sure you check it out early as they close at 4 pm in Lahina. They do have another location located on Front Street that is open late.

Beautiful Flowers & Plants:
Let’s face it Hawaii is a magical place filled with tropical flowers and plants. I was walking around Whalers Village today and manage to take some pictures of beautiful flowers.

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~Stay tuned in for some great sushi restaurants to go to and for a great luau to enjoy. ~

Mahalo and Aloha!!

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