Celebration Week

Welcome to celebration week

What are we celebrating? Well, as Bella so perfectly is modeling, 1,000 Instagram followers since the blog’s re-launch in late March (when it had 100) as well as my birthday and my dad’s!

But in true Carmel Kama’aina style, we’re going to celebrate with one of my favorite foods, salad. And prove it’s anything but a boring, bland health food!

This week you’ll be making

An often avoided “too healthy” salad

A salad true to my Hawaiian roots

A salad honoring my Italian heritage

Your grocery list for the week:

Asterisks note things I suggest having on hand always as kitchen staples!

  • 2 large tomatoes (heirloom or vine)
  • 5 sprigs fresh basil
  • Bag of preferred greens
  • 12 oz kale
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 cloves garlic
Oils/ herbs
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Salt & pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Optional- mirin (Japanese cooking wine)
  • 1.5 lbs sushi grade ahi tuna 
  • 2 dollops of burrata
  • Optional- Parmesan 
  • Sesame seeds
  • Dried fruit (I chose blueberries)
  • Almonds

The recipes:

Papaya Parfaits

Ditch the bowl and eat your morning yogurt island style out of a papaya!

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