We just got back from Hawaii yesterday and all I have to say is wow!! Yes that top picture was actually our view! We could have spent all day just staring at it! If there is a heaven it looks just like Hawaii! Perfect weather, perfect warm clear water, perfect food, perfect scenery, sea turtles! If it wasn’t so expensive to live there and isolated from the mainland I would be moving there(still considering it). So I’m really hooked on tropical foods and I will be recreating my favorite dishes I had in Hawaii for a while. Some of my many favorite Hawaii memories were snorkeling and swimming with a school of fish at Hanama bay and seeing the sea turtles lounging on the beach on the north shore. The shrimp at the those crusty little shrimp trucks were some of the most amazing things I have ever tasted! We got the garlic shrimp and they were still in the shell but after one bite we were like caveman that haven’t eaten in a week licking our fingers. Back to what I ate Wednesday- for breakfast I had a handful of macadamia nuts and goji berries.
For lunch I had some crab sushi and a banana.
For dinner I tried to recreate my favorite salad in Hawaii. It was a grilled white fish salad with papaya seed dressing. The food in Hawaii tastes very fresh and nothing tastes like it’s from a mix, it tastes like it was made from scratch. I don’t think I have ever eaten cod with a salad, I usually chose salmon. I am actually not sure if was cod but it tasted like it so that’s what I used.
Cod salad with papaya seed dressing
green leaf lettuce
cooked cod(grilled/baked) I cooked it with garlic, olive oil ,salt/pepper and lime juice
Papaya seed dressing
the seeds and fruit of 1 ripe papaya
pinch of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of olive oil
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 packet of stevia
sea salt to taste