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Blog: Add a Little Aloha to Thanksgiving

Add a Little Aloha to Thanksgiving

Posted by: Jenn Fujikawa


Hau'oli La Ho'omakika'i is Thanksgiving in Hawaiian and it's a time of year to give thanks with a bountiful table of food. From the aromas cooking in the kitchen to lazily relaxing on the couch, Thanksgiving is a holiday full of comfort.

Thanksgiving bounty is something to be cherished and shared. It’s a time of year to be grateful for your friends and be thankful for the generations of ohana that are a part of our lives.

The spirit of Hawaii is everywhere and whether you are from Hawaii or just miss the islands, there are plenty of ways to add a little "aloha" to Thanksgiving!

  • Pineapple adds great flavor to cranberry sauce 
  • Instead of Kalua Pork, make Kalua Turkey!
  • Stuffing made with Portuguese Sausage
  • Alongside mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, why not add a little poi?
  • Add chopped Macadamia Nuts to pie crusts
  • Substitute coconut milk for heavy cream when making whipped cream
  • Kukui nut leis and tropical Hawaiian flowers make festive wreaths and decor
  • Serve food in Koa bowls
  • Don't forget the KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls
Jenn
Meet the Chef!
Jenn Fujikawa
A former theme park designer turned mom, turned food blogger, Jenn Fujikawa creates recipes for her blog justjennrecipes.com. With family in Hawaii, island inspiration is a big part of her meals. Whether it's kids meals, weeknight dinners or Star Wars themed baking, every recipes is easy and fun, leaving time to spend with family and friends.