Yes, uku is the Hawaiian word for head lice. NO, our household has not been attacked by head lice.
Uku-pile is a pidgin English mesh of a Hawaiian language phrase ku ka paila (pronounced KOO' kah pai' lah) which means a big pile of something, usually work, laundry, dirty dishes...say it really fast and you can hear how this was shortened to uku-pile.
By request, here are some recent recipes and updates that I've added to the site. And Kale Chips and Sweet Po's and Peachy Catsup can be made in time for a 4th of July BBQ.
30 minutes to satisfy that potato chip craving in a healthier way. With or without parmesan cheese at the end.
Teenagers were very skeptical, but ended up eating every last bit. Even better, they can make it themselves.
Great with rice and mac salad as a dinner or as a Vietnamese-style sandwich as a leftover. This is the main part of our 4th of July meal.
A similar Vietnamese Grilled Potluck Pork from our last weekend's potluck.
Colleague's recommendation, teenager requested and family approved. We've eaten this several times to test it out.
Another winner that has been colleague recommended, teenager requested and family approved. Plus, the recipe was requested by a friend who came to our last potluck, who was quite surprised that it was kale.
Yes T, I really did feed you kale.
I couldn't bear to see gobs of leftover spaghetti as I contemplated opening a new package of soba.
Worked out very well as a stir fry with snow peas, red and yellow peppers and a bit of char siu.
Eat Well. Be Well.