Archive for the ‘Baked Goods’ Category

Customer Recipe: Merlin’s Jungle-Style Ulu Cookies

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Ulu (breadfruit) is a starchy food grown in the tropic regions of the world.

Excerpted from Living More Closely with Spirit of Nature. Available at:

Sticky, gooey, ripe ulu (breadfruit) can be a mysterious element to engage the first
time. It looks slightly like roof tar yet tastes yummy, sweet with super-fine fibers
persisting after the sweetness melts in the mouth like a wad of chewing gum.
Breadfruit is perfect when it is soft, sweet, and sticky. As soon as it gets a tangy
bite in the flavor or loses its tenacity with mushiness it is overripe and shouldn’t
be used. Remember sticky and sweet. Usually the color also changes with
over-ripeness, looking wet and custardy rather than doughy. (more…)

Ulu Chocolate Cake (Gluten-free & Vegan)

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Ulu & Banana painting in background and Ulu Chocolate Cake in front both created by Shastin Grace

Living here in Hawai‘i, we find some very interesting fruits. Breadfruit or ulu, as it is also known, is a very unique one indeed. You can usually find the round green ulu at the local farmers market or health food store. Recipes most often call for a hard, young breadfruit but for my recipe here we will need one that is ripe and soft.

This recipe came out of a happy accident and some experimentation. I had originally planned to use a green ulu a try out another recipe, but I waited too long and it got soft. Frugal girl that I am, I refused to waste it so I cut it open and tasted the soft flesh. I noticed it was naturally sweet but a little bitter. I then just went with my adventurous spirit and began to add some fresh ripe apple bananas, honey, carob and cacao powders and other stuff. I noticed that the batter was very elastic and almost cake-like so I decided to throw it in the oven to see what would come of it. (more…)

Gluten-Free Snickdoodle Recipe

Saturday, December 24th, 2011













Happy Holidays everyone! Well it is that time of year when we are tempted beyond belief to go against our better judgment and indulge in sweets and goodies of all kinds—many of which are not gluten free. For many this means suffering through a host of unwanted side effects! Symptoms from gluten intolerance can range from upset stomach, indigestion, hives and for some the symptoms can be much more serious. (more…)

Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe with Chocolate Chips

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Hello All,

Here is a super easy and quick recipe for delicious pumpkin bread with mini chocolate chips, inspired by one of our customers, that is the perfect thing to bring to Thanksgiving dinner or to any holiday party. (more…)

Thanksgiving: Purple Sweet Potaoes

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Aloha all,

In honor of Thanksgiving I would like to share with you my simple and delicious sweet potato recipe. This recipe uses Okinawa purple sweet potatoes, ginger, cinnamon and coconut milk to give it a sweet and creamy consistency—perfect for Thanksgiving, or anytime. (more…)

Gluten-Free Groceries A Plenty…

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

What is gluten?  Gluten is a special type of protein commonly found in rye, wheat (including spelt and kamut) and barley.  People are increasingly discovering a sensitivity to it.  Systems can include low energy, fatigue, brain fog, skin rashes, numbness in the extremities, fibromyalgia, muscle and joint pain — even problems with coordination.  And the list goes on. (more…)

Tortilla Chip Muffins with Honey Butter

Monday, October 19th, 2009

This Tortilla Chip Muffin recipe featured in the Washington Post was created during a dinner party at Merlyn & Steve Ruddle’s home on Kauai, featuring organic products found at Healthy Hut. Click on the link below to view the recipe…

Tortilla Chip Muffins with Honey Butter featured in the Washington Post