TIKI’S PRIME RIB POKE WITH KAHUMANA BRAISING GREENS TV FOOD DEMO WITH STEVE ON HAWAII NOW: KGMB/KHNL/KFVE

 Mahalo to HAWAII NOW: KGMB/KHNL/KFVE

Beef Ribeye, ¾” cubes 5oz Sweet local onions, julienne 2oz. Chili pepper flakes 1 pinch Sliced green onions 1 tbsp. Soy sauce 1tbsp. Sesame oil 1 tsp. Kahumana Braising Greens 1 handful Pipikaula aioli As needed • Sauté onions, beef cubes & chili pepper flakes in sesame oil until beef is medium rare. • Deglaze with soy sauce. • Serve over Kahumana braising greens • Sprinkle green onions & drizzle Pipikaula aioli. Pipikaula aioli Shoyu 1 tbsp. Liquid smoke ¼ tsp. Garlic, minced 1 clove Brown sugar 1 tsp. Sambal ½ tsp. Sesame oil ½ tsp. Honey 1 tsp. Mayonnaise ½ cup • Mix all ingredients and refrigerate Since Kahumana started in 1974, the nonprofit has evolved. Today, Kahumana Organic Farm & Café, where we’re sitting, is the epicenter of a 48-acre community that includes transitional housing for 125 homeless families, a learning center and homes that people book for corporate outings, yoga retreats, even vacations. Kahumana also has a certified commercial kitchen that provides more than 5,000 school lunches every week for 26 schools on the Leeward Coast, Waipahu, Kunia and Wahiawā, in addition to servicing both its transitional homes. The nonprofit provides vocational training for those in transition housing, offering paid part-time jobs in the café, market store, certified kitchen, retreat center and farm. This year, Kahumana launched a USDA-supported food hub program, where the farm buys fruits and vegetables from backyard growers and small farmers who may not have the capacity to market, deliver, process or expand their business. The hub already has about 30 members from the community, averaging 8,000 to 10,000 pounds of produce a month. In May alone, Kahumana got more than 20,000 pounds of mangoes from local families and small farmers in the area.
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How does a Tiki's Maui Nui Venison burger help AG education?

Localicious Hawaii! is back again and we are supporting the cause! They promote participating restaurants who are committed to buying local and features a “Localicious Dish”.  During the month of March buying, that dish supports AG education in our public schools (Veggie U Kit).  Every “Localicious Dish” ordered, the restaurant will donate $1! 

- Mahalo to Grace and the HAWAII NOW KGMB/KHNL/KFVE for featuring Chef Ronnie Nasuti

Localicious Hawaii is a part of the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation whose mission is:

“to support and sustain Hawaii’s agricultural industry by addressing critical needs and services of farmers and the agricultural industry in Hawaii, and by better connecting the farmers with the community and vice-versa. This involves educational and outreach programs in the community, as well as direct marketing, technical, educational and in-the-field support for farmers.”

Our goal is to at least raise $500, which will go toward adopting a school wanting a Veggie U kit.  The kits will help teachers in our public schools inspire young future farmers! 

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Help teachers in our public schools inspire young future farmers! #LocaliciousHI #EatLocal #BuyLocal #Tikisgrill

Kitchen Creations: Crab Luau Leaf Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms

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Chef Ronnie Nasuti is showcasing the local Small Kine Farm's Waimanalo mushrooms. Mushrooms are so versatile and can be used for so many things.

 www.smallkinefarm.com

LUAU LEAVES, COOKED THOROUGHLY ½ cup BOURSIN CHEESE 1 Pkg. CREAM CHEESE ½ cup PARMESAN CHEESE, shredded 1 cup MAYONNAISE 1 cup PANKO ½ cup CRAB MEAT 2 small cans (4.25oz) ea. SMALL KINE FARMS CRIMINI MUSHROOMS About 20
Mix everything but the crab and the mushrooms. • Fold in the crab so the pieces don’t break up to small. • Wash & dry the mushroom and remove the stem. • Stuff mushrooms and bake until golden brown…serve.
USDA certified organic mushrooms for their taste and texture. They currently offer the following locally grown mushroom varieties:

Keiki Portabella (above left) mushrooms (more commonly known as Crimini mushrooms) have a lighter flavor and crisper texture. Price for 10 pound case: $80

Tūtū Portabella (above right) large Portabella mushrooms are a minimum of 4” in diameter and rich and robust in flavor. Price for 5 pound case: $45

They are not only are the only Portabella farm in Hawai‘i, but by using their our own compost and a high-tech pasteurization and growing process, they have been able to produce safe, high-quality mushrooms with better taste, texture and a longer shelf life than Mainland competitors…they even LOOK better.

Small Kine Farm sells its organic mushroom compost (also known as spent mushroom substrate or SMS) to farmers, gardeners and other agricultural companies. This nutrient-rich by-product of mushroom farming is widely used on the U.S. Mainland for gardening, vegetable production and weed control.

You can buy them from Kokua Market, Pearlridge farmers market, Mililani farmers market, Whole Foods Market, and Down to Earth in Kailua

Radio Host Jo McGarry interviews Michael Miller on Cookie Tank 2018. Girl Scout Cookies Pitch

 Radio Mojo offers the best of eating, drinking and living in Hawaii. Host Jo McGarry brings a Scottish accent and a love of an ever-changing culinary scene to the airwaves every Saturday morning. A show about food, wine and single malts, peppered with interviews with some of the best chefs, distillers, mixologists and winemakers in the world.

RADIO MOJO
Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

http://www.mojomcgarry.com

Bill Carl, of Southern Glazers Wines and Spirits waxes lyrical on some of his favorite beers of the moment; Michael Miller , Director of Operations from Tiki's Grill and Bar on community relations and Girl Scout Cookies; And we get a first look at The Brilliant Ox as it prepares for opening day - Executive Chef Brian Gremillion joins us to share some fusion pub food.



My interview starts at 34:15 Min.


Filming of UK TV show Food Unwrapped hosted by Kate Quilton.

It was busy weekend of filming with the UK TV show Food Unwrapped hosted by Kate Quilton. We can't tell you what the show will be on, but it will be interesting. Her technical crew was professional and fun. 

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/food-unwrapped

Food Unwrapped has arrived on Lifestyle FOOD. This award-winning series will change the way you think about a whole host of supermarket staples from ice cream, to yoghurt, orange juice, tinned fruit, beer, and even the ever-curious sushi seafood stick.

In the series, food investigators and intrepid reporters Matt Tebbutt, Kate Quilton, and Jimmy Doherty travel the globe to unearth the truth about mass produced food, asking hard hitting questions about things we often overlook, and the fine print on food wrappers.

To spark your own culinary inquisitiveness, here are just two pretty regular processed foods, with rather extraordinary ingredients, or at least hidden components you might not expect.

Mention in Pacific Business News: Waikiki restaurant to host Girl Scouts 'Cookie Tank'

Waikiki restaurant to host Girl Scouts 'Cookie Tank'

By  –  Reporter, Pacific Business News
a day ago

Hawaii's Girl Scouts will get the opportunity to expand their sales skills on Saturday in a Shark Tank-style pitching session at Tiki's Grill & Bar, called Cookie Tank.

Director of Operations Michael Miller and Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti will be taking pitches at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and based on the strength of the pitch, the restaurant will purchase anywhere from two to 10 boxes of cookies per scout.  

“We believe in empowering the community’s youth by helping them with their public speaking and sales skills,” Miller said. “Door-to-door business and family sales are probably one of the most common forms of cookie sales, but this direct business-to-business is another element that can be explored. We figured this was a fun, fair way to get sales from a lot of different scouts and troops.”

Tiki’s has a history of purchasing Girl Scout cookies and incorporating them into its menu. In 2017, it featured a Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecake made with Kona coffee and a Thin Mint Cookie crust, and ended up selling 1,350 cheesecakes.

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    Last year Tiki’s bought thousands of dollars worth of Thin Mint cookies to produce their Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecake, pictured, which combined Kona coffee cheesecake with a Thin Mint crust. The restaurant sold more than 1350 orders between March and December and plans another featured menu item this year.

Tiki’s Grill & Bar executive chef Ronnie Nasuti and director of operations Michael Miller are following the lead of a popular ABC television series to help stock up on Girl Scout cookies this year.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, individual Girl Scouts are invited to show up at Tiki’s in uniform and present a sales pitch during “Cookie Tank.”

It’s the Waikiki restaurant’s version of “Shark Tank,” the TV series that features entrepreneurs trying to raise money from angel investors.

“Door-to-door business and family sales are probably one of the most common forms of cookie sales, but this direct business-to-business is another element that can be explored,” said Miller. “We figured this was a fun, fair way to get sales from a lot of different scouts and troops.”

Last year Tiki’s bought thousands of dollars worth of Thin Mint cookies to produce their Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecake, which combined Kona coffee cheesecake with a Thin Mint crust. The restaurant sold more than 1350 orders between March and December and plans another featured menu item this year.

Tiki’s asks that Girl Scouts limit their pitch to between 30 seconds and 2 minutes; the restaurant will purchase between 2 and 10 boxes of cookies from all those who participate, based on the strength of each pitch.

Three hours of free valet parking is available at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Call 923-8454 or visit Facebook for more information.

The Christmas Bar opens at Ala Moana Center KHON TV Feature

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There is something new and very festive at Ala Moana Center right now. It’s The Christmas Bar Hawaii! The Christmas Bar is a pop-up bar that is serving holiday themed drinks and a lot of Christmas spirit. Michael Miller, a partner in The Christmas Bar Hawaii, joined us with all of the details this morning.

The Christmas Bar:
Open from now til December 31, 2017
10:30am – 11:00pm (sometimes later)

Ala Moana Shopping Center – Ewa Wind (in the old Magnolia Bakery)