What a treat to be cooked for by Mon Ami Catering on the Big Island, Hawaii! At our seriously magical hula hoop, poi, & yoga retreat hosted by Bella Retreats – Each day we were lucky enough to have a buffet style lunch and dinner complete with a gorgeous organic farm fresh salad (beautifully decorated), a main dish (usually meat or seafood, and also a vegetarian option) – and multiple yummy sides. The food practices on the Big Island are something worth looking at more closely. Many of these practices were strong with Mon Ami.
Some food practices that are common in Hawaii:
- A strong connection with A’ina – (mother earth, the land, the spirit of the land).
Malama Ka Aina – means an honoring, caring for, and preserving of the land.
- Many residents have backyard gardens for very fresh food.
- Most homes have at least 1 pig to take care of their composting.
- Chickens running just about everywhere on the island – so GREAT eggs!
- Plenty of ‘honesty system’ fruit stalls around the island to pick up local fruit. Often there is even free fruit being given away.
Mona and her assistant chefs are dedicated to serving local organic food from the Big Island as a main priority. Their choice is always to support sustainable living, local fishermen, local farmers, and local businesses to bring you the freshest, healthiest meals possible.
Sweet potato pie with a coconut whip