'Sweet Dash of Aloha' offers guilt-free desserts

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Assembled by the chefs and faculty of the Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Department, 'A Sweet Dash of Aloha' presents healthful sweet treats along with nutritional values, sensible alternatives, tips from the experts and seasonality charts for buying local.

Recipes are separated into categories such as child-friendly recipes, gluten-free dishes and alternatives to refined sugar and eggs. Each recipe has been chosen to appeal to the Hawai'i-style palate and is accompanied by a Nutrition Facts chart.

Taste-tempting treats such as Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons, Peppermint–Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free Liliko'i Bars, and Almond Thumbprint Cookies, all 120 calories per serving or below, are bound to please.

Contributing chefs Sharon Kobayashi, Alyssa Moreau and Carol Nardello all specialize in creating recipes for healthy foods. Editor Wanda Adams is a former Honolulu Advertiser features and food editor.

A Sweet Dash of Aloha (ISBN 978-1-9356901-2-2) is available for $15.95 at bookstores, other retail outlets, online booksellers, or direct from the publisher at www.bookshawaii.net.

Book signing schedule:

Learn more about healthy treats and alternative ingredients. This is your chance to ask our chefs about low-fat, sugar-free and gluten-free baking. Watch as they teach you how to assemble a sweet treat that tastes great and is good for you too!

Saturday, January 14, 11am-12pm
Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center
Demonstration by Chefs Alyssa Moreau and Carol Nardello

Saturday, January 21, 11am-12pm
Barnes & Noble, Kahala Mall
Demonstration by Chef Carol Nardello

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