A simple dinner for two!

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”.

Watching the sun disappear behind the fluffy Maui clouds.....

Watching the sun disappear behind the fluffy Maui clouds.....

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.

CocoAvo soup for two!

CocoAvo soup for two!

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!

     There is a fabulous texture, crunch, and joy in adding kelp noodles to a dish!

There is a fabulous texture, crunch, and joy in adding kelp noodles to a dish!

garnish swiss chard, carrot, tomatoe.......

I poured it over a bed of kelp noodles……

garnishing with mung bean sprouts...

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!

Finishing off the soup with a squeeze of fresh lime juice!

Finishing off the soup with a squeeze of fresh lime juice!

Soup is pau!

Soup is pau!

What’s for dessert you ask??

A delightful taste of CocoCacao Pudding!

A delightful taste of CocoCacao Pudding!

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.

Kiwi Berries!

Kiwi Berries!

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.

Biting into bliss!

Biting into bliss!

Mahalo again for helping with pictures Elise.

3 Responses to “A simple dinner for two!”

  1. Always a pleasure to hear the stories of your latest delicious raw inventions. They are a work of art and I’m so happy you display them pictorially. They all look so good and amazingly different. Keep up the good work.

  2. beautiful.

    Kelp noodles? hmmm down to earth?

  3. everything looks amazing and beautifil! Do you share your recipes??? please post some!!!

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