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Spiny Amaranth Stuffed Mushrooms

INTRODUCTION These stuffed mushrooms are perfect bite-sized snacks for parties, and a great way to introduce wild foods to the uninitiated. INGREDIENTS 12 crimini mushrooms, cleaned,  stems removed 1 cup steamed potatoes, mashed 1/2…
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Plant Based Taco Meat

INTRODUCTION Looking for plant-based, vegan protein ideas? This hearty haole koa mix is filling and has a beautiful color. Any extras can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores Florencia @abuelitatechnology INGREDIENTS ¼…
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Citizen Science for All Ages

What is citizen science? According to National Geographic, "Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. [...] New networks and communities of interested…
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Supporting Local Food Supply Chains – Eat Local Maui Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWhQuL76yXk If you think things were bad when there was a shortage of masks for hospitals, imagine what would happen if our food supply chain was significantly disrupted? We all know the climate is changing,…
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Foraging in Kona, Hawaii

https://youtu.be/ueakV5xnFSI Interested in what wild foods you might find in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii? Check out this video, made by my friend Ellard Resignato of the Culinary Edge TV. We had an absolute blast walking through…
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Maui News Article, “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”

Thanks to writer Sarah Ruppenthal for writing a piece in the Maui News on the release of my new app Savage Kitchen. She did a great job of covering what the app is and I am so grateful that it is my home island of Maui that is the first news…
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Savage Kitchen App Press Kit

Press Release MAUI FORAGER SUNNY SAVAGE LAUNCHES SMARTPHONE APP THAT EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES TO IDENTIFY, HARVEST, AND PREPARE WILD FOOD PLANTS The Savage Kitchen app uses GPS and crowd-sourced citizen science to link people worldwide with…
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Mention in The Economist

Thanks to Tasha Goldberg for writing about the Savage Kitchen App in a recent article for The Economist! A dream to be featured alongside others highlighted for their work during what the United Nations has dubbed the “International Year…
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edible Hawaiian Islands

Mahalo to Dania Katz of edibleHawaiianIslands for this fun write-up of wild greens found growing right outside her front door. As she mentions in the article, Dania invited me over to her house as she was curious if she had anything of interest…
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FLUX video spotlight

https://youtu.be/4UszCTq0NjA Last year Michelle Mishina reached out about doing a piece on foraging for FLUX Magazine. I absolutely love this gorgeous publication, which is a "lifestyle magazine for the socially conscious, forward-thinking…
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Food Network’s Best Restaurants on Maui

This is kind of a funny one, my food truck Savage Kitchen was almost listed on the Food Network's recent "Best Restaurants on Maui" guide. The piece was published in January, just after the New Year, but was photographed back in 2018 when the…
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Yoga Unplugged Podcast

What We Can Accomplish By Connecting To The Environment Through Wild Foods - the title to a recent podcast episode where I was interviewed by Sarah Burchard for Yoga Unplugged. Learn juicy details about wild invasive plants that are edible…