Diana Helfand, author of “Hawaii Light and Healthy” and “The Best of Heart-y Cooking,” has taught nutrition in the Kapiolani Community College culinary arts program, and hosted the "Heart-y Chef" segment on KHON-TV's morning news.


Hearty Chef Archive



2012 Archive

In The Kitchen With Dr. Miura - January 25, 2012
Pesto Adds Pizzazz To Veggie Spaghetti - January 18, 2012
Talking Turkey About Healthier Meatballs - January 11, 2012
Chicken Soup Good For What Ails You - January 04, 2012


2011 Archive

Kamuela Kimokeo’s Killer Salsa - December 28, 2011
A Festive, Fruity Salsa For The Holidays - December 21, 2011
Warming Up With Lehua’s Corn Chowder - December 14, 2011
Indonesian Hanukkah Fritters - December 07, 2011
‘KNOTS’ Star’s Fave Squash - November 30, 2011
Talking Turkey After Thanksgiving Day - November 23, 2011
Pear Dip Sure To Please - November 16, 2011
Baking Up Very Strawberry Muffins - November 09, 2011
Sharing Music And A Family Recipe - November 02, 2011
Nutty Quinoa Adds Texture And Protein - October 26, 2011
Giving Fresh Papaya A Whirl - October 19, 2011
A Good-for-you Snack To Bring Along - October 12, 2011
Gyu-Kaku Poke On The Windward Side - October 05, 2011
A Meal In A Pot From Chef Morales - September 28, 2011
A Light, Ginger-laced Seafood Salad - September 21, 2011
Getting Artistic With Cool Coleslaw - September 14, 2011
Lanakila Kitchen’s Sunshine In A Bowl - September 07, 2011
Making It Easy To Eat Your Vegetables - August 31, 2011
Like Barbecue? Then Go Kiss My Grits - August 24, 2011
A Nice Anise Biscuit Recipe - August 17, 2011
Putting Island Produce First - August 10, 2011
What A Jerk, And So Tasty Too - August 03, 2011
Caesar Salad Fit For A Caz - July 27, 2011
Papaya Adds Pizzazz To Salad - July 20, 2011
Island Songstress Anuhea Can Cook, Too - July 13, 2011
Biscotti Great For Dipping - July 06, 2011
Coriander Complements Croquettes - June 29, 2011
Cereal Adds Crunch To Breaded Ahi - June 22, 2011
Dressing Fresh Island Greens - June 15, 2011
Galangal: Flowery, Intense, Romantic - June 08, 2011
Roasted Mahi From Bali’s Chef Villarmia - June 01, 2011
Yummy, Yummy: Yogurt And Fruit Pie - May 25, 2011
Butter Yaki Sauce For A Ribeye Steak - May 18, 2011
On A Roll With Fresh Thai Flavors - May 11, 2011
Tongg’s Salmon Salad Takes The Stage - May 04, 2011
Tickling The Ivories And Taste Buds - April 27, 2011
A Twist On Waldorf Salad - April 20, 2011
‘Cooking With Shaloha’ For Passover - April 13, 2011
Going Gluten-free — Deliciously! - April 06, 2011
Singing The Praises Of Bananas - March 30, 2011
Wine Sauce Adds Pizzazz To Portobellos - March 23, 2011
Meat-free Burgers With Protein-rich Lentils - March 16, 2011
Getting Creative With Irish Soda Bread - March 09, 2011
The Place For New York-style Italian Food - March 02, 2011
Going Bananas For Homemade Cookies - February 23, 2011
A Chocolate Sauce For Spaghetti (Really) - February 16, 2011
Putting Poke In A Purse At Halekulani - February 09, 2011
Chinese New Year Food For Good Fortune - February 02, 2011
A Taste Of The Willows’ Chicken Curry - January 26, 2011
A Light Salad That Complements Any Dish - January 19, 2011
A Flavorful, Low-fat Chinese Chicken Salad - January 12, 2011
Fresh Papaya Packs A Nutritional Punch - January 05, 2011


2010 Archive

Classic Snickerdoodles From A ‘Cats’ Star - December 29, 2010
A ‘Fresh, Pure, Hawaiian’ Holiday Smoothie - December 22, 2010
An Almond-rich Hot Toddy For The Holidays - December 15, 2010
Crab Cakes Compliments Of Ruth’s Chris - December 08, 2010
Ahi At 21 Degrees North - December 01, 2010
A Hanukkah Tradition Fresh From The Oven - November 24, 2010
Rolling Up Holiday Appetizers - November 17, 2010
Kebabs To Keep You Rolling Along - November 10, 2010
Savory Salmon From House Without A Key - November 03, 2010
A Visit To Crepes No Ka ‘Oi - October 27, 2010
A Cool And Light Pasta Salad - October 20, 2010
Sesame-scented Mahimahi - October 13, 2010
A Pupu Chock-full Of Turkey - October 06, 2010
A Whopper Of A Tail In Vegas - September 29, 2010
Lanakila Kitchen’s Fried Rice - September 22, 2010
Papaya: Perfect Fitness Food - September 15, 2010
A Keiki Snack Mom Will Love - September 08, 2010
A Neighborhood Bistro Shares Salad Secrets - September 01, 2010
A Fruity Way To Chill Out On Summer Days - August 25, 2010
A Veggie Stir-Fry That’s Pleasing To The Eye - August 18, 2010
Hard To Beet These Pancakes - August 11, 2010
A PACT With The Iron Chef - August 04, 2010
Versatile Ricotta Pancakes - July 28, 2010
Hanging Out With Some Drunken Shrimp - July 21, 2010
A Bread Pudding For Ruth’s Chris’ 45th - July 14, 2010
Kani Ka Pila Chef’s Specialty - July 07, 2010
Oh, Honey, What A Smoothie - June 30, 2010
Spicy Gazpacho Is On Stage - June 23, 2010
Dishes For And From The Heart - June 16, 2010
Uncle Willie K Rocks In The Kitchen, Too - June 09, 2010
Going Bananas? Here’s A Way To Use Them - June 02, 2010
What’s Cooking With Amy - May 26, 2010
In Spring, Life Is Just A Puff Of Cherries - May 19, 2010
Singing The Praises Of Spinach - May 12, 2010
A Perfect Pasta Dish To Make Mom’s Day - May 05, 2010
Potato Patties With Pizazz - April 28, 2010
Savory Comfort Food With A Splash Of Citrus - April 21, 2010
Grilling Healthy Turkey Barbecue Burgers - April 14, 2010
A Tasty, Healthy Tofu Burger - April 07, 2010
Crunchy, Anise-laced Biscotti - March 31, 2010
Celebrating Passover With A Traditional Treat - March 24, 2010
Ruth’s Chris Does Fish Too - March 17, 2010
A Salad To Celebrate New Beginnings - March 10, 2010
Keeping Up With Rose’s Ahi - March 03, 2010
A Sweet And Savory Salad - February 24, 2010
A Savory, Satisfying Soup - February 17, 2010
Let’s Talk Turkey About Making Meat Loaf - February 10, 2010
A ‘LOST’ Star’s Favorite Salad - February 03, 2010
Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chicken Salad - January 27, 2010
The Pancake Kings Of Kailua - January 20, 2010
The Creativity Doctor Spills The Beans - January 13, 2010
Roasting Root Vegetables - January 06, 2010


2009 Archive

A Sophisticated Entree For The New Year - December 30, 2009
A Colorful Salad To Celebrate The Season - December 23, 2009
A Steak House Favorite From The Sea - December 16, 2009
A Traditional Hanukkah Treat - December 09, 2009
A Recipe For Healthy Holidays - December 02, 2009
A Brown Betty Dessert With A Tropical Twist - November 25, 2009
Creamy Burrata Makes Hoku’s Salad Special - November 18, 2009
Savory Chicken Dish Is Jim Nabors’ Favorite - November 11, 2009
Pumpkin Muffins Good For Any Season - November 04, 2009
A Healthy Taste Of The Italian Mediterranean - October 28, 2009
A Savory Story Of Chicken And Rosemary - October 21, 2009
A Refreshing Sicilian Watermelon Salad - October 14, 2009
Mixing Up A Sweet, Fruity, Fiber-filled Treat - October 07, 2009
Poaching ‘Nilla Pears - September 30, 2009
Getting Steamed Over Shrimp Shui Mai - September 23, 2009
A Fresh Fish Mexican Favorite - September 16, 2009
A Spicy Cajun Jambalaya For Vegetarians - September 09, 2009
A Savory Vegetable Marinade - September 02, 2009
Fried Saimin With All The Fixings - August 26, 2009
Stuffed Spuds To Keep You On Your Toes - August 19, 2009
A Light Salad And A Cup Of Joe In Kailua - August 12, 2009
Grilling Up Savory Chicken And Veggies - August 05, 2009
Cooling Off Summer With A Spicy, Fruity Dip - July 29, 2009
Keeping It Healthy For MidWeek Readers - July 22, 2009
A Sweet Dining Experience At Ruth’s Chris - July 15, 2009
Spilling The Beans On Fresh Asparagus - July 08, 2009
Peanut Butter Is The Star Of These Cookies - July 01, 2009
Mixing Up Art And A Spicy Kim Chee Poke - June 24, 2009
A Breakfast Treat Sure To Bowl Kids Over - June 17, 2009
A Berry Refreshing Kiwi Fruit Concoction - June 10, 2009
A Shrimply Fabulous Fettuccine Alfredo - June 03, 2009
A Smokin’ Salmon Appetizer - May 27, 2009
A Round Of Applause For Chicken Chili - May 20, 2009
Frittering Around With Italian Cheeses - May 13, 2009
A Refreshing Italian Salad For Mother’s Day - May 06, 2009
An Apple Dish That Is Temptation-licious - April 29, 2009
Tinkering With Traditional Meatloaf - April 22, 2009
Mamma Mia! That’s A Great Greek Salad - April 15, 2009
Decorating Cookies With The Keiki - April 08, 2009
Grandma’s Best Passover Dishes - April 01, 2009
Having A Ball With Cheese, Nuts - March 25, 2009
A French Accent On Island Fare - March 18, 2009
A St. Patrick’s Day Lamb Stew - March 11, 2009
A Dish For Hunters And Gatherers - March 04, 2009
Going Nuts For Fresh String Beans - February 25, 2009
Putting Shrimp In The Spotlight - February 18, 2009
Building A Mardi Gras Muffuletta - February 11, 2009
Making A Splash At Oceanarium - February 04, 2009
A Kao Family Fave - January 28, 2009
A Fruity, Fiber-rich Quick Bread - January 21, 2009
A Versatile, Spicy Apple Dish - January 14, 2009
A Dish That Will Bring Applause - January 07, 2009


2008 Archive

Dipping Into Layers Of Flavor - December 31, 2008
Talking Turkey For The Holidays - December 24, 2008
A Chanukah Favorite - December 17, 2008
Delicious, Nutritious Macadamias - December 10, 2008
A Korean-style Curry To Treasure - December 03, 2008
Baking Broccoli The Italian Way - November 26, 2008
A Jambalaya Of Creole Seasonings - November 19, 2008
Smart Yet Delicious Vegas Dining - November 12, 2008
Eating Healthier In Las Vegas - November 05, 2008
A Taste Of ‘What Friends Are For’ - October 29, 2008
A Splash Of Lemon Adds Zing - October 22, 2008
A Berry Delightful Avocado Salad - October 15, 2008
A Chopsticks And Wine Dish - October 08, 2008
A Fresh And Fruity Chicken Salad - October 01, 2008
Rockin’ Doodlebobs Snacks - September 24, 2008
‘Open Sesame’ For Savory Shrimp - September 17, 2008
Antonio’s Caponata In Your Kitchen - September 10, 2008
Shrimp Makes Summer Rolls Sing - September 03, 2008
A Really Smokin’ September - August 27, 2008
Feeling Nutty? Try These Cookies - August 20, 2008
What’s Cooking With Dr. Shintani - August 13, 2008
Mac Salad With Chicken, Grapes - August 06, 2008
Going Bananas For Cream Pie - July 30, 2008
Having A Ball With Cantaloupe - July 23, 2008
A Spicy, Island-style Jambalaya - July 16, 2008
Lightening Up Shepherd’s Pie - July 09, 2008
Author Kandel Spills The Beans - July 02, 2008
Hustling Up Some Brussels Sprouts - June 25, 2008
Singing The Praises Of Avocados - June 18, 2008
Saucy Chicken That’s Tangy-Sweet - June 11, 2008
A Macaroni Grill Favorite - June 04, 2008
A Tasty Banana-Berry-Yogurt Pie - May 28, 2008
Putting Bananas In Center Stage - May 21, 2008
A Pungent Punch Of Rosemary - May 14, 2008
Embellishing Classic Waldorf Salad - May 07, 2008
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo - April 30, 2008
Seedless Grapes Star In Salad - April 23, 2008
A Sweet And Fruity Kosher Kugel - April 16, 2008
Waking Up Flavor With Fresh Lemon - April 09, 2008
Going Bananas For Cupcakes - April 02, 2008
A Culinary Class With Chef Elmer - March 26, 2008
A Springtime Salad In A Snap - March 19, 2008
Irish Bread For St. Patrick’s Day - March 12, 2008
A Salad Starring Luscious Lychee - March 05, 2008
No Worry, Try Curry In A Hurry - February 27, 2008
Savory Island-style Green Beans - February 20, 2008
BBQ Chicken a la Worcestershire - February 13, 2008
A Taste Trip To New Orleans - February 06, 2008
A Bread Rich With Fruit And Nuts - January 30, 2008
A Pasta Perfect For Dancers - January 23, 2008
A Tuna Salad To Pine For - January 16, 2008
‘Tis The Season For Sesame Mahi - January 09, 2008
Sprouting A Healthy ‘08 Lifestyle - January 02, 2008


2007 Archive

Having A Ball On New Year’s Eve - December 26, 2007
Lightening Up Holiday Meals - December 19, 2007
A Festive, Fruity Holiday Rice Dish - December 12, 2007
Icing Ideas For Cookie Creations - December 05, 2007
Celebrating Hanukkah With Latkes - November 28, 2007
Going Nuts For Thanksgiving - November 21, 2007
A Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dim Sum - November 14, 2007
Turkey Burgers Take Center Stage - November 07, 2007
Making Your Own Kim Chee - October 31, 2007
When Life Hands You Lemons - October 24, 2007
No Tricks - This Bread Is A Treat - October 17, 2007
A Taste Of Tio’s New Mex Cuisine - October 10, 2007
A Taste Of Chopsticks & Wine - October 03, 2007
A Festival For Healthy Eating - September 26, 2007
A Tribute To Tequila At Compadres - September 19, 2007
A What Kind Of Macaroni Salad? - September 12, 2007
A Crumbly Blueberry Dessert - September 05, 2007
A Berry Nutritious Apple Crumble - August 29, 2007
Tarragon Adds A Pungent Punch - August 22, 2007
Sharing Celebrities’ Best Recipes - August 15, 2007
REHAB Fundraiser Is On A Roll - August 08, 2007
A Cookie For ‘Raisin’ Money - August 01, 2007
Calling Your Chicken Honey - July 25, 2007
A Crisp And Cool Fresh Fruit Salad - July 18, 2007
A Fruity Summertime Smoothie - July 11, 2007
Pepping Up Your Mac ’n’ Cheese - July 04, 2007
A Pasta Salad Starring Tomatoes - June 27, 2007
A Welcome Home Pancit For SOS - June 20, 2007
Stuffing Potatoes Full Of Flavor - June 13, 2007
The Key To A Refreshing Sorbet - June 06, 2007
Chef Hightower’s Kona Kampachi - May 30, 2007
Carbing Up With Healthy Pasta - May 23, 2007
A Fruity Curry For Grilled Chicken - May 16, 2007
Hawaii Theatre Fundraiser Preview - May 09, 2007
Shrimply Delicious Fried Rice - May 02, 2007
The Best Beef-Crab Wrap Ever - April 25, 2007
Toasting An Italian-style Pupu - April 18, 2007
A Tasty Orange Oatmeal Bread - April 11, 2007
Celebrating Easter Italian Style - April 04, 2007
Making The Most Of Matzoh - March 28, 2007
Having A Ball With Fruit And Nuts - March 21, 2007
A Buttery Barbecue Shrimp Saute - March 14, 2007
Tossing A Cool, Fruity Rice Salad - March 07, 2007
A Sesame-scented Ahi Sauté - February 28, 2007
Straub’s Scrumptious ’Shrooms - February 21, 2007
A Savory Mardi Gras Favorite - February 14, 2007
A Peachy Way To Start Your Day - February 07, 2007
A Crisp And Crunchy Chinese Salad - January 31, 2007
Tossing An Ono Eggplant Salad - January 24, 2007
Warming Up To Summer Squash - January 17, 2007
A Cinnamon-sweet Winter Treat - January 10, 2007
Nice And Light Fresh Fish Tacos - January 03, 2007


2006 Archive

Dipping Into Layers Of Flavor - December 27, 2006
Rolling Up An Easy Holiday Pupu - December 20, 2006
A Family Favorite For Hanukkah - December 13, 2006
Paradise At The Top Of The Mark - December 06, 2006
Baking A Big Batch Of Cookies - November 29, 2006
A Cool Way To Use Leftover Turkey - November 22, 2006
A Sweet And Salty Holiday Snack - November 15, 2006
Chocolate Chip Cookies Go Nutty - November 08, 2006
An Almond-topped Sweet Plum Pie - November 01, 2006
Spilling The Beans On Garbanzos - October 25, 2006
Baking A Puffy Cherry Dessert - October 18, 2006
Mahi, Crab And Tomatoes, Oh My! - October 11, 2006
A Yummy Taste Of Aunty Pasto’s - October 04, 2006
’Shrooms Stuffed Full Of Flavor - September 27, 2006
A Chicken Salad For Barbecue Fans - September 20, 2006
A Taste At Kapolei Veggie Lumpia - September 13, 2006
Chef Chai’s Island Fresh Feast - September 06, 2006
Going Nutty For Banana Bread - August 30, 2006
Tossing A Crisp And Fruity Slaw - August 23, 2006
A Royal Hawaiian Signature Dessert - August 16, 2006
Quick And Easy Salmon Burgers - August 09, 2006
Mixing An Energizing Fruit Salad - August 02, 2006
Baking Up Crunchy Raisin Cookies - July 26, 2006
An Aladdin-inspired Couscous Dish - July 19, 2006
A Potato Salad With Pizzazz - July 12, 2006
A Spinach Quiche Sans The Crust - July 05, 2006
A Toast To Boots And Kimos - June 28, 2006
Cooking Chinese Without MSG - June 21, 2006
A Sweet Summertime Smoothie - June 14, 2006
On A Roll With Succulent Crab - June 07, 2006
A Real Cool Way To Make Cookies - May 31, 2006
A Hong Kong Harbor View Favorite - May 24, 2006
Spicing Up Fresh Strawberries - May 17, 2006
A Flavorful, Fiber-rich Bread - May 10, 2006
Counting Down To Cinco De Mayo - May 03, 2006
A Tantalizing Preview Of Carnivale! - April 26, 2006
’Tis The Season For Asparagus - April 19, 2006
That Other White Meat For Easter - April 12, 2006
A Sweet And Fruity Passover Treat - April 05, 2006
An Island-style Mexican Favorite - March 29, 2006
A ‘Great Chefs’ Favorite To Try - March 22, 2006
A Stew To Warm Up St. Patty’s Day - March 15, 2006
A Hot Antipasto From The Sea - March 08, 2006
A Spicy Variety Of Savory Curries - March 01, 2006
Taking A Taste Trip To Tahiti - February 22, 2006
Making Turkey Chili In A Hurry - February 15, 2006
A Tasty, Beefless Shepherd’s Pie - February 08, 2006
Setting The Mood For Mardi Gras - February 01, 2006
A New Year’s Jai From Shanghai - January 25, 2006
Sweet And Saucy Brussels Sprouts - January 18, 2006
Monica’s Lemony Skillet Chicken - January 11, 2006
Tossing Avocados And Almonds - January 04, 2006


2005 Archive

Tex-Mex New Year’s Party Fare - December 28, 2005
Nutty, No-bake Holiday Rum Balls - December 21, 2005
Grandma’s Hanukkah Treats - December 14, 2005
Getting Creative With Cookies - December 07, 2005
The Sweet Aroma Of Gingerbread - November 30, 2005
Loving Leftovers - November 23, 2005
Getting Stuffed The Low-fat Way - November 16, 2005
A Flaming Idiot’s Comfort Food - November 09, 2005
A Sweet Taste Of Tuscany - November 02, 2005
Quite A Caper At Macaroni Grill - October 26, 2005
A Tomato-Feta Macaroni Salad - October 19, 2005
Roasting Tomatoes For Rich Flavor - October 12, 2005
A Sweet Way To Start The Day - October 05, 2005
Serving Hawaii Seafood On Nob Hill - September 28, 2005
A Chopsticks & Wine Appetizer - September 21, 2005
A Soup For What Ails You - September 14, 2005
Peachy Chicken - September 07, 2005
Grilling Really Nice Jerk Chicken - August 31, 2005
Pearing Up Fresh Veggies And Fruit - August 24, 2005
Mixing Up Homemade Energy Bars - August 17, 2005
Thai-ing One On At Brew Moon - August 10, 2005
Adding Veggies To A Low-fat Loaf - August 03, 2005
Spicing Up A Healthier Burger - July 27, 2005
Auntie’s Garlic Festival Favorite - July 20, 2005
A Papaya Packs A Healthy Punch - July 13, 2005
A Batch Of Grandma’s Biscotti - July 06, 2005
A Healthy Taste Of India - June 29, 2005
Shanghai Chef’s Sake Specialty - June 22, 2005
Thai-ing One On For Father’s Day - June 15, 2005
A Banana And Berry Pie, Oh My! - June 08, 2005
A Sicilian Stuffed Shrimp Specialty - June 01, 2005
Enhancing Flavor With Zesty Lemon - May 25, 2005
A Bread With A Little Of Everything - May 18, 2005
The Ancient Legend Of Rosemary - May 11, 2005
The Zen Of Stir-fried Vegetables - May 04, 2005
Tossing Up Two Waldorf Salads - April 27, 2005
A Fruity Pudding For Passover - April 20, 2005
A Taste Of ‘Hawaii Uncorked’ - April 13, 2005
A Blackened Catfish From Dixie - April 06, 2005
Firing Up A Saucy Grilled Pork - March 30, 2005
Family Fun With Easter Cookies - March 23, 2005
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