Polynesian meatballs and pineapple

Glazed meatballs with pineapple is a dish often labeled as Hawaiian. The label is rather constrictive because the dish is common in many Polynesian islands where pineapples grow; Hawaii is only a part of Polynesia.But … [Read more...]


Cabbage, carrot and pineapple coleslaw

Coleslaw, a salad made with shredded raw cabbage, originated from Europe. The traditional dressing is vinaigrette. Hard to believe, perhaps, for many of us who grew up who were introduced to coleslaw-with-mayo as a side … [Read more...]


Chili chicken and fresh pineapple

Vegetarian Sam likes to have lots of fruits when she's home on weekends. Speedy bought a whole pineapple last Saturday but Sam was not able to come home. The pineapple won't stay fresh until the next weekend so Speedy finally … [Read more...]


Savory pineapple and avocado salad

Have I mentioned that I am not a fan of salads with raw vegetables in it? I must have. If you're new here, now you know.But combining fruits, spices and herbs to create a savory salad to accompany a grilled meat dish -- … [Read more...]


Braised pork with pineapple and peaches

This was lunch on Christmas day. So festive-looking, so tasty and so homey because I decided to serve it in the cast iron pan in which it was cooked. Slices of pork belly seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic, then braised in … [Read more...]


Sunday lunch

It was one of those weekends when everything just felt right. The girls caught up with much needed sleep and, as a result, they were in an amiable mood. No one whined. No one demanded impossible things. In short, life was so … [Read more...]