Here’s a recipe for a simple avocado salad that is really, mostly just avocado! Naturally, the success of this dish depends on having really good flavor and texture in your avocado. Use avocados that are ripening, but still firm enough to stay as chunks in the salad. If it’s too soft, you get a paste … Continue reading Tiny Isle Avocado Salad
Most of what you need to make guacamole can be found outside your back door here in Hawaii. We probably have 10 avocado trees around here, make that 10 different kinds of avo trees! Several are ready now, so we are required to eat lots of avocado every day. Each of us here makes the … Continue reading Island-Style Guacamole
We sometimes get questions or comments about our use of agave nectar in our chocolate truffles and fudge. I’d like to share our perspective on this subject since the integrity of the ingredients in our products is a big concern for us and I believe for our customers as well. First, I’d like to stress that … Continue reading About Agave Nectar
Though I have always liked Macadamia nuts, I never really knew much about them. Since Tiny Isle uses lots of macnuts I thought I would do a little research and find out more about them. Here is some of the information I came across in my explorations into the history and nutritional value of macnuts … Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Macadamia Nuts
Every three months, we’ll produce a new, seasonal fifth flavor, maybe repeat them every year, maybe keep inventing new ones. There are so many delicious possibilities, it would be impractical to produce them all, so over time, we’ll cycle through the best ideas to come out of the test kitchens.
Many of us here on Kauai are concerned about the issue of food sustainability. It has long been known that plant diversity is key to food sustainability. Limiting the variety of things grown and narrowing the gene pool is like putting all your eggs into one basket. If something goes wrong all is lost. Diversity … Continue reading Eat Chocolate and Save the Planet!
Make a delicious, warming hot drink for chilly winter nights! It’s really quick and easy: Place one of your favorite-flavor Tiny Isle truffles in a large mug. Cut it up first if you want it to dissolve faster. Heat 1 cup of your favorite milk over the stove. Just get it hot, don’t boil it. Pour … Continue reading Truffle Hot Cocoa
Yoga and Chocolate go Hand-in-Mudra! (Get it?) Why? Well, raw cacao raises our feel-good neurotransmitters like endorphins and serotonin, and it contains anandamide – the”bliss” molecule – promoting relaxation and prolonging that bliss feeling after a yoga sesh. It’s also high in anti-oxidants which block free-radicals, as well as Sulfur, aka the beauty mineral, both … Continue reading Yoga and Chocolate
This is your one week notice, guys and gals. Yep that’s right, Mother’s Day is one week from today! Time to say thanks to your mom for all the times she stayed up late sewing your Halloween costumes, all the rides “all over tarnation” to hang out with your friends, not to mention all the … Continue reading Moms love Tiny Isle
Looks like Da Food Chain was having fun with Tiny Isle Fudge Mix recently! These adorable heart-shaped chunks of fudge look almost too cute to eat! I said ALMOST. Have you tried our DIY Fudge Mix yet? It’s raw and organic and takes the guess work out of chocolate making. The directions call for coconut … Continue reading Re-gram!