Last night was a whole new adventure in the kitchen. Elise and I went up to Haleakala for sunset. For those of you who have never been to Maui, Haleakala is an east Maui dormant volcano which takes up half of Maui’s landmass. Haleakala reaches 10,023 feet at it’s highest elevation. It is a popular location for tourists to enjoy a Maui sunrise and an occasional sunset. Haleakala in Hawaiian means, “The house of the sun”.
After a beautiful sunset, Elise and I hit up Mana foods and grabbed a few grinds. We came home and I started throwing the goods in the vitamix. I decided to make a yummy avocado soup.
Every time I make an avo soup, it’s different. Whatever is in the kitchen, whatever needs to be used in the fridge goes into the vita mix and va va voom…….instant soup! This time, I made a yummy coconut avocado soup w/ an Asian flare to it, including nama shoyu, dulse, kelp granules, miso, ginger, and garlic. I also pumped up the nutrients with some kale, a little carrot and celery, and a handful of Maui basil!
I poured it over a bed of kelp noodles……
and garnished it with mung bean sprouts, swiss chard, carrots, celery, and more sprouts! It had a cooling and delightful taste that made both of our tummies happy!
What’s for dessert you ask??
Elise assisted me in making a beautiful Coco/Cacao Pudding. The whole inspiration for dessert tonight was the beautiful fresh honey dates and kiwi berries I found at Mana.
What are KIWI BERRIES?? Kiwi berries are mostly grown in the pacific northwest, like Oregon and Washington, and is a cousin to the big furry kiwi. The kiwi berry tends to be very similar, yet a bit sweeter than a normal sized kiwi. The kiwi berry is just fun to pop in your mouth and enjoy, no peeling involved. Did you know that a kiwi berry has 5 times the vitamin C of an orange. Normally, I wouldn’t choose to mix a kiwi berry with cacao, but I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t even know the pudding was going to be chocolaty until I started making it. Elise did a beautiful job assisting and blending our yummy dessert.
Mahalo again for helping with pictures Elise.