Heart-y Chef provides healthy recipes to try at home. 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.

Below are the last 5 columns written by Diana Helfand

In The Kitchen With Dr. Miura

Wednesday - January 25, 2012
By Diana Helfand

Christopher Miura, M.D., enjoys cooking. You’ll find him in his kitchen almost every day, experimenting with non-meat ingredients to create healthy, well-balanced meals for his family.

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Pesto Adds Pizzazz To Veggie Spaghetti

Wednesday - January 18, 2012
By Diana Helfand

Executive Chef Mike Longworth of Romano’s Macaroni Grill-Ala Moana, who hails from Boston, has lived in Hawaii for the past 18 years. He is a true kama’aina Mike’s favorite vacation destination is Las Vegas! He has a wealth of experience and has held positions at Jackie Chan’s, Buca di Beppo and Sam Choy’s Breakfast Lunch and Crab restaurants.

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Talking Turkey About Healthier Meatballs

Wednesday - January 11, 2012
By Diana Helfand

Happy birthday to Naomi Losch, who also celebrates her first year of retirement after 40 years of teaching in the University of Hawaii system.

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Chicken Soup Good For What Ails You

Wednesday - January 04, 2012
By Diana Helfand

Everyone knows the old adage that chicken soup cures all ills. After the holidays and party-going, a big pot of chicken soup is probably just what the doctor ordered. Rich in vegetables, this soup is delicious as a main dish with the addition of a green salad and some nice crusty rolls or bread.

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Kamuela Kimokeo’s Killer Salsa

Wednesday - December 28, 2011
By Diana Helfand

A quick Internet search on the new Hawaiian music group Hi’ikua will tell you a few quick details: members (Kalehua Krug, Kamuela Kimokeo and Blake Leoki-Haili), debut CD (2011’s Aia I Hi’ialo), band interests (surfing, traditional Hawaiian tattooing, spending time with family, impact eating), and more.

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