the name



(n) A quaint, foggy beach town on the California coast



(n) one who was born in Hawaii

the mission

The Carmel Kama’aina is your one stop shop for healthy, fun recipes and music to jam to while you cook. The goal should be no matter what you click, you look at the photo and the recipe and think “I can do that!” And so you do.

the quick hits

Follow me on Instagram (@carmelkamaaina)! Recipes, musical pairings, and tips are posted there first. Follow for behind-the-scenes and on-the-go content!


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the Open invite

Want to get in touch or work together? I love hearing feedback on my recipes so please tell me what you loved, hated, or adapted. I’m also always open to new products and tips to make healthy cooking easier and happier for my followers: whether ingredients, flatware, cooking tools, or nutrition/lifestyle.