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Shaloha (Shalom + Aloha) and Chag Sameach!

Growing up in Hawaii, tropical flavors are year round and even though I live on the mainland now, I am always incorporating the Island essence into every day foods, holidays and parties!

So let’s celebrate Simchat Torah, island style!  Here are some dairy and pareve recipes to make a Hawaiian style Simchat Torah party. 

MANGO PINEAPPLE BLINTZES

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Mango Pineapple Blintzes are an easy way to infuse tropical flavors. Sweet pineapple and mango topped with shredded coconut and if you can find it, smear a bit of guava jam into the blintzes too. 

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SEARED AHI POKE WITH HOMEMADE TARO CHIPS 

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A true Hawaiian classic, you can find dozens of different styles of poke all throughout the islands. My favorite and the most traditional is ahi (tuna) and is simply seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil and green onions. Serve pupu style (appetizer) with baked crisp taro chips. 

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Adding pineapple to this fried rice gives it a taste of the tropics, perfect for your Hawaiian luau. 

Tropical Slaw

Tropical Slaw

More tropical flavors in this simple, light slaw. 

GUAVA MANGO RUM COCKTAIL

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This cocktail is a play off of the luau’s most popular drinks, mai-tai. This fun spin has both mango and guava juice and is sure to help celebrate a fun holiday luau!

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