Disney Dinners: Moana

A colorful Hawaiian menu set on the island of Motunui “You have to see Moana. You remind me so much of Moana. Youย are Moana,” said my friend Candy right when the film came out. Having just seen it, I laughed and responded, “You mean unbelievably stubborn and reckless?” “No,” she said. “I mean brave.” When…

Pineapple Pork Skewers

I have long loved skewers. If it’s on a stick, I’m probably a fan. If you love sweet and savory together, you’ll love this easy dish that can be used either as an appetizer or main course. I served these skewers at Disney Dinners: Moana as the appetizer. Pork is popular in Hawaii (sorry, Pua!)…

Mai Tai

When I think Hawaiian cocktails, I think mai tai. The problem is, the classic mai tai is not what most people associate with a mai tai. The original is two ounces rum, one ounce lime juice, one half ounce orange syrup, one half ounce orange liqueur, and a mint sprig but when I think mai…

Ahi Tuna Poke

Poke (rhymes with okay) is a popular dish in Hawaii that consists of super fresh raw fish tossed with sushi rice, and whatever extras you’d like. It comes together in a snap if you have chilled rice in your fridge. (You can use room temperature rice, but I prefer cold.) I served ahi tuna poke…

Mini Pineapple Cheesecake

If you love pineapple, you’ll adore this dessert. The mini cheesecakes are rich and creamy and the pineapple is bright and cheerful. Pair with caramel sauce, coconut whipped cream, crunchy macadamia nuts, and toasted coconut, and you’ve got a luau-worthy dessert! I served these cuties at Disney Dinners: Moana and am proud to say that…