Welcome to the Carmel Kama’aina

Your one-stop-shop for healthy, easy recipes paired with the perfect song to cook to!

& now… poetry!

Because why not nourish your mind as you do your body? I promise, these poems are short and nothing like the ones assigned to you in high school 🙂

Latest Recipes

Papaya Parfaits

Ditch the bowl and eat your morning yogurt island style out of a papaya!

Posts Chronologically

Looking for the latest and greatest? Click here to cook with me in real time! If you follow me on Insta, this is the best place to find your recent hearts!

Recipes by Meal

On the hunt for a specific meal? The Carmel Kama’aina has you covered for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, sauces and more!

Themed Weeks

Searching for your week’s cooking inspiration? Browse by theme for a week of recipes, like “watermelon week” and “Mediterranean week!”

Backstory Please!

The Carmel Kama’aina started as a healthy food blog. But in time, it has evolved to sprinkle some poetry into the mix. After all, a recipe isn’t actually that different from a poem — one just helps to demystify the kitchen and the other to demystify our minds.

Want more about me? Start here


Who is the Carmel Kama’aina, and what is a “kama’aina” in the first place?

Learn about the Carmel Kama’aina


Looking for the best way to stay on top of all things Carmel Kama’aina?

Follow me on Instagram

Work with Me

Have a product you’d like featured in one of my recipes or a home for one of my poems?

Get in touch