Tasting Table: Hawaii Chili Pepper Water Will Rock Your World

Meet your new go–to condiment for absolutely everything

By TT Content Studio

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3/6/17

Hawaii is known for many things: beaches, waterfalls, shave ice and, yes, SPAM. But one integral part of daily life on the Islands has been flying under the radar: Hawaii chili pepper water, the state’s beloved hot sauce. It’s time to put the Sriracha down and get to know your new favorite condiment—one that’s worth a plane ticket around the world and one that’s worth breaking your no–checked–baggage rule for, just to bring home a big bottle.

KF Hawaiian Chilis

Hawaii chili pepper water is made with red chili peppers, white vinegar, garlic and boiling water. You could add ginger or any other seasoning, but these four ingredients make up the classic base. Mix everything together in a jar, cover and let cool anywhere from overnight to a couple days. Then store in the refrigerator to enjoy at will. And that really means at will: Fans of the hot sauce use it on morning eggs, noodle soups, sandwiches and BBQ. If you think your lunch could withstand a little kick, douse it on.

The hot, red chili peppers grow easily in Hawaii, especially on Kauai, whose extremely wet climate has earned it the moniker the Garden Island. At Kauai Farmacy, an idyllic farm on the north side of the island that grows herbs for teas, spice blends and an array of health products, the chili peppers, also called nioi in Hawaiian, are abundant. They’re used for an epic curry blend or simply ground to a powder that can be sprinkled into soups or over vegetables for flavor and varied health benefits, like increased circulation, better digestion and reduced heart risks.

KF Curry Powder

Hawaii chili pepper water is a staple in mom–and–pop restaurants and in local Hawaii households alike. Even upscale restaurants, like Roy Yamaguchi’s Eating House 1849 on Kauai, use the stuff to spice up sashimi. Though it’s not difficult to make, certain places take pride in the secret touch their customers have learned to crave. Sean Garcia, owner of Kauai’s popular breakfast spot, Java Kai, loves the chili pepper water at Waipouli Deli & Restaurant, a favorite diner down the street. Still, others are loyal to their family’s brand—likely a closely guarded recipe.

Kauai Juice Co Hot Sauce

Whether you’re buying the condiment at the store, using a restaurant’s version or making your very own, once you get used to the lingering heat, you won’t be able to stop. Don’t be surprised if you leave Hawaii with a few bottles in your bag or if you plan a return trip as soon as you notice your supply looking a little low.

Kauai Coconut Curry Pumpkin Bisque:

This high-vibration recipe is a blend of spicy and savory all in one; originally crafted from 100% Kauai-grown farm produce. Try crafting this recipe with as many local, organic, fresh ingredients as you can find and Enjoy!

Ingredients: Pumpkin; Hawai’ian chili pepper; fresh Curry leaves; fresh Rosemary, Kauai Farmacy Curry Blend & Savory Blend; fresh thyme; fresh oregano; 1 small lime (zest of the rind only), Coconut meat; Coconut water; Makalea spring water; local, raw, organic honey; & Hawai’ian sea salt

  • First, remove the pumpkin skin with a veggie peeler.
  • Next, remove the seeds & soak them in bowl filled with water to separate the seeds from the pulp (This simultaneously plumps up the seeds) – This can later be used to make Spicy Pepitas for a light snack or to garnish your bisque (Spicy Pepita Recipe)
  • Chop pumpkin into cube size chunks & place in slow-cooker with approximately 1 inch of water blanketing the top of the pumpkin cubes; Add 1 tsp Kauai Farmacy Savory Blend; 2-3 pinches of Hawai’ian sea salt; and the supple parts of 1 Rosemary sprig; for 4-6 hours on low, or until tender.
  • Open 4-ish semi-mature coconuts; Blend soft-ish coconut meat and coconut water with 1 full shoot of curry leaves (raw); 3 tablespoons Curry Blend; 1 teaspoon Savory Blend; 5-6 stripped fresh thyme sprigs; 1/2 of fresh, raw, Hawaii’ian chili pepper (no seeds); 3 tablespoons of Raw, Organic Local Honey; grated lime zest from 1 small lime; and Hawai’ian Sea Salt (to taste); blend until smooth (add spring water to get to a milk-like consistency if needed).
  • Place slow-cooked pumpkin cubes into blender & slowly add in Spring water until the soup becomes a mash consistency; Add Coconut Milk Mixture to thin mash; blend into a creamy soup consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh stripped Thyme – Alternative option: garnish with home-made Pepitas.
  • Serve hot or chilled
  • Makes 6-8 servings

#eatlocal #farmgrown #organic #morganic #meals #when #possible & #feelmorealive

Herbal Super Soup?️

Herbal Super Soup RECIPE:

Delectable medicine for the body and soul. Yeehaw!

  • Carrots diced
  • Celery diced
  • 2 bunches fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 5-8 large tomatoes pureed
  • 1 cup brewed Vitalitea
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh thyme (stripped)
  • 4 leaves mexican oregano (fine-chopped)
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3-4 teaspoons Curry Blend (add more for more heat)?️?️?️
  • Hawai’ian Sea Salt (add to desired taste)

Add enough water to cover all ingredients (by a couple of inches) in a slow cooker (with the exception of Vitalitea, Curry Blend and Sea Salt). Slow cook for 4-6 hours on low. Brew Vitalitea separately. Add Vitalitea, Curry Blend and Hawai’ian Sea Salt just before serving. Stir ingredients thoroughly. Ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with parsley leaf.

This Herbal Super Soup Recipe is fully loaded with nutrition; packed with massive health benefits; making it great “eats” in the Winter months when our immune system needs to remain strong.  This recipe is true medicine for the body and soul; containing the following fourteen Kauai Farmacy herbs:

Curry Leaf, Galangal Ginger, Hawai’ian Chili Peppers, Kaffir Lime, , Yellow Ginger, , , , , , , and 

  • We recommend using fresh, local and organic ingredients when possible to maximize health benefits.

 

Cacao-Coconut-Chai Energy Balls

Satiate your sweet tooth without compromising your health regimen. Great to eat before and after workouts or when your cravings kick in for that special “sweet” something. By incorporating Kauai-grown herbs; like Cacao, Turmeric, Yellow Ginger, Tulsi, Galangal Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice, Lemongrass, Ashwagandha and Gotu kola, you are giving your body the energy it needs to perform at its best, while alkalizing and ridding the body of toxins, inflammation, and free radicals that may lead to illness and injury. These are sweet treats; or better said…”treat”ments that will invigorate and re-energize your circulatory, digestive, immune, respiratory, endocrine and nervous system throughout the day when it is much needed. Lucky us – Medicine made delish!

1/4 cup Sprouted sunflower seeds (can sub with other seeds/nuts of choice)

1/4 cup Raw Macadamia Nuts (can sub with other seeds/nuts of choice)

1/2 cup Unsweetened, shredded coconut (set aside 1/4 cup for coating)

2-3 tablespoons Local, raw, organic honey

12 pitted dates (can substitute figs, or other dehydrated fruit of choice)

1 tablespoon Cacao Olena Powder

1 tablespoon Endurance Powder

1 teaspoon Organic, Cinnamon (*optional-for coating energy balls if desired)

2 ripe bananas (preferable apple-bananas for sweetness)

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor until sticky and coarse in texture (do not blend smooth)
  • Coat hands with raw, organic coconut oil; Roll mixture into truffle-size balls (about a teaspoon each)
  • In separate bowl, pour additional shredded coconut flakes.
  • Roll balls in the shredded coconut flake bowl until balls are lightly coated.

Plate and Enjoy!

(Refrigerate leftovers or additional batch for later weekly enjoyment – lasts up to 1 week)

 

How to Rejuvenate your Skin with Turmeric & Honey

 

It was so much fun getting treated to a Turmeric honey face mask during this recent video. Check out our YouTube channel (Kauai Farmacy) to learn the health benefits of using our Turmeric powder topically, and click on this link to see the full face mask demonstration on “How to Rejuvenate your Skin with Turmeric & Honey”.

Turmeric has been used topically for centuries. Mixed with raw, local, organic honey this antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory, cell-restorative face mask is simple to prepare and apply; enlivening, brightening and rejuvenating your complexion.

Face Mask Treatment: combine 1-1.5 parts Kauai Farmacy Turmeric powder with 1 part local, raw, organic honey; Mix thoroughly, apply to face; massage into skin; allow to penetrate pores for 10+ minutes; remove with a warm wet wash towel (use a wash cloth that you can designate to this practice as the Turmeric will stain).

TURMERIC POWDER

Treat yourself – You deserve it!
The Kauai Farmacy Team xoxoxo

Cacao Olena Coconut Veggie Wrap

By introducing Cacao Olena and Curry Blend into this recipe, we receive the health benefits of 9 additional mineral-rich, nutritious herbs. This on-the-go meal boosts immunity, balances metabolism, supports the heart and liver, and prevents cell oxidation that can lead to illness.

  • Slice carrots into sticks
  • Slice mature coconut meat into sticks
  • Chop leafy greens
  • lay 1 coconut wrap on flat surface

In a separate bowl combine until creamy:

  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons raw, organic, nut butter of choice
  • 1 tablespoon Cacao Olena powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Curry Blend
  • Add small amount of water for desired sauce consistency if needed.

Place sticks from corner to opposite corner into coconut wrap; add a small handful of lettuce; drizzle sauce along bed of lettuce; fold over bottom of wrap first; then slowly roll and tuck lettuce as you go for a snug wrap; apply a small dab of nut butter to seal the end of the wrap. Serve and Enjoy anywhere!

 

Cacao Olena Golden Latte Recipe

Try this CACAO OLENA Golden Latte RECIPE:⠀
Cacao. Turmeric. Ginger.⠀
This rich, bold herbal recipe is creamy in texture; has a sweet, decadent flavor with a hint of spice; and is loaded with antioxidants and immune boosting nutrients. ⠀

RECIPE⠀
Combine these life-enhancing ingredients into your blender:⠀

* The meat of 2 semi-mature coconuts⠀
* The water and meat of 1-2 young coconuts⠀
{May substitute coconut meat & coconut water with nut milk (ie almond milk),⠀
coconut milk, or any other milk of choice} ⠀
*2 tablespoons of Kauai Farmacy Cacao Olena powder⠀
* 1-2 tablespoons of raw, local, organic honey to sweeten (optional)⠀
* Garnish with a light dusting of fresh, ground cinnamon (optional)⠀

Blend ingredients until smooth and frothy; Pour golden latte mixture into your favorite drinking cup; Serve warm or chilled; Enjoy!⠀
[makes 5-8 servings]⠀

From Seed to Cup,⠀
The Kauai Farmacy Team xoxoxo⠀

CACOA OLENA “Smoothie Delight”

Our CACOA OLENA “Smoothie Delight”

2 Papayas
6 Bananas
1 Mature Coconut (coco water and coco meat)
1 teaspoon of Kauai Farmacy Cacoa Olena
Kauai spring water
1 Sprig of fresh Mint for garnish
It doesn’t get more delicious and nutritious than this!

Packed with powerful antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals grown in the most fertile organic soil on Earth, the herbs in this smoothie blend promote healthy organ function; reduce inflammation; break up calcified matter; boost metabolism and digestive function; increase circulation; alkalize the body’s PH; & strengthen and support the immune and cardiovascular system.
These Kauai Grown herbs all work synergistically together to create ultimate balance and optimal performance. An excellent and delicious way to health up!

CACOA OLENA Ingredients: Kauai Farmacy-Grown Raw Cacoa, Ginger & Turmeric (aka Olena in Hawai’ian).
Blend all ingredients into your blender until smooth and creamy. Garnish with fresh mint & Enjoy!

Mmmm. COCOliscious!

Made with Love,
The Kauai Farmacy Team xoxoxox

#organic #raw #vegan #coconut #papaya #kauai #springwater #turmeric #olena #cacoa #ginge r#herb #smoothie #hawaii #tropica l#healing #recipe

HERBAL JAM

Kauai Farmacy Roselle Jam RECIPE
Can you say Mmmmm?!?
 
A fun, experimental recipe turned into a delicious condiment packed with life-enhancing wellness herbs: Tulsi, Roselle, Blue Vervain, Lime Balm, Lemon Balm, Gotu Kola, Cranberry Hibiscus & Stevia.
 
  1. Shuck 4 dozen roselle buds (Only the outside petals) – Can also substitute with any delicious fresh fruit of choice
  2. Pour water over the roselle petals until they are just fully covered
  3. Add two tablespoons of Kauai Farmacy Children’s wellness herbal tea
  4. Add two slices of fresh orange peel
  5. Place on stove top and brew until full-bodied (approximately 15 minutes)
  6. Strain red Roselle liquid into a clean saucepan (you can strain by pressing back of spoon into stainless steel mesh or hand-ring through cheesecloth)
  7. Add organic local honey and reduce down on low heat until liquid thickens (spoon test: dip spoon; liquid should still pour freely off spoon, but will also coat the spoon)
  8. Remove from heat. Pour into a glass mason jar
  9. Allow to cool to room temperature & Enjoy!
 
Some fun ways to enjoy your Roselle Jam:
  • As a dip for sliced coconut
  • As a spread on baked taro (can use sweet potato, breadfruit or yam as an alternate option)
  • As a dressing over frozen smoothie cubes
  • As a filling for nut-butter energy balls
  • And all the ways jam has been used in culinary dishes historically