Tag Archive for: eat the invasives

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Maui Eat Local Challenge 2023

Hard to believe it's been 10 years that I've participated in the Maui Eat Local Challenge. I remember when we started there was no locally available olive oil, cultivated gourmet mushrooms, cashews, skyr, or black pepper. A few people on the…
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Butterfly Water

INTRODUCTION Living a botanically rich lifestyle is pretty easy. Even if you don't know how to cook, don't like to cook, or are too busy to cook, the simple act of adding flowers to what you are drinking adds biodiversity to your diet. When…
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Haole Koa Spring Salad

INTRODUCTION Fresh and beautiful, this recipe brings the feeling of a verdant spring even though haole koa is available year-round. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores Florencia @abuelitatechnology INGREDIENTS ¼ cup green haole koa…
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Haole Koa & Roasted Garlic Spread

INTRODUCTION This spread is delicious as taco seasoning, on a bagel, on toast, and even pasta salad. Store any extra in the refrigerator for up to one week. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores Florencia @abuelitatechnology INGREDIENTS 2…
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Haole Koa and Nopal Salad

INTRODUCTION This salad feels so nourishing on a hot summer day. To prepare the nopal make sure it doesn’t have any thorns or glochids, if you need to remove them it’s best to handle them with a gardening glove and go against the grain…
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Guaje and Rajas con Crema

INTRODUCTION Rajas are strips or slices of poblano chilies. Guaje is the name for haole koa in Spanish. This delicious vegan crema can be eaten as a side dish, put into sandwiches, and more. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores Florencia @abuelitatechnology INGREDIENTS 4…
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Lebanese inspired Haole Koa Falafel

INTRODUCTION These can be made into larger patties as a vegan burger, served as appetizers, or as delicious Lebanese-inspired falafel. If you have access to wild greens, like Spanish Needles, you could add in place of cilantro or parsley. The…
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Salsa Verde

INTRODUCTION Delicious roasted flavor, lots of fresh lime juice on top, and a creamy consistency. INGREDIENTS 1 pound tomatillos, husked and quartered (roughly 3 cups) 1/2 onion, large dice (roughly 1 cup, large chop) 4…
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Protected: The Dirty Haole

INTRODUCTION This drink is a wonderful use of the leftover juice from our Dill Pickle Buds recipe. You can use either vodka or gin, wash the glass with extra dry vermouth prior to pouring in the mix, add lemon rind and more pickled things…
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Mole Verde

INTRODUCTION This green mole is delicious and fresh! The flavors are bright and alive and pair well with any roasted vegetable or tamales. If you are going to warm up a bit to serve, just warm and avoid going into a simmer as the flavors…
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Haole Koa Candy

INTRODUCTION Inspired by Chef Jeff Sheer's use of haole koa seeds in a brittle for the 13-course wild food-themed Modern Savage dinner in 2016. INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar ¼ pound unsalted butter 6 Tablespoons…
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Pico de Gallo

INTRODUCTION Perfect raw, this is a wonderful accompaniment to burritos and nachos, quesadillas, and salads. Recipe by Chef Sofia Flores Florencia @abuelitatechnology INGREDIENTS 1 large ripe and juicy heirloom tomato or 2 medium-sized…