My interview with Head Chef Sha’anan Fader of bright & inviting Paia, Maui based vegan restaurant Maka by Mana along with food photography I did on location in the July/August 2016 issue of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine.  Read More →

My piece on vegan eating on & exploration of the island of Hawai’i (a.k.a. the Big Island)  in the March/April issue of UK publication Vegan Life. The Big Island is one of my favorite regions in the state of Hawai’i.  I love the great big expanses and diversity of climateRead More →

On a visit to Maui in March, 2015, I had the opportunity to stop in at Maka by Mana, have lunch, photograph a few plates & meet Chef Shanaan. The atmosphere at this mostly raw vegan Paia eatery is so bright & the food is incredible.  If I lived on Maui I’d beRead More →

“Raw vegan gourmet is a movement, not a diet.” -Chef Sylvia Thompson My collaboration in Spring 2015 with Sylvia Thompson, Chef & Owner of Greens & Vines Raw Vegan Gourmet Restaurant in Honolulu, to create food photography for her cookbook. I also learned about raw vegan food along the way andRead More →

Leilani Farm Sanctuary: Annika Lundkvist meets President & Founder Laurelee Blanchard Q & A + photos July/August 2015 issue of Vegan Life Magazine On a visit to Maui in early Spring 2015 I visited Leilani Farm Sanctuary to take their tour, meet Laurelee & photograph some of the animals atRead More →

Fairmont Orchid Kohala, Big Island I stayed at the Fairmont Orchid in April 2015  to experience & enjoy their exclusive vegan cuisine menu. Our stay was on the Gold Floor & we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic Big Island views from our room as well as the superb, friendly & genuine service thatRead More →

Fairmont Kea Lani Wailea, Maui I had the opportunity to stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani in March 2015 & experience the beautiful resort, amenities & delicious vegan menu. The following dishes are part of the Lifestyle Cuisine Plus menu, an element of culinary options available throughout the Fairmont hotel collection withRead More →

  Maui March 2015 At Fairmont Kea Lani Our stay on Maui was full of delicious food (much of it locally grown) & many active as well as deeply relaxing moments.  We found Maui to be very scenic & clean with an abundant & exciting vegan scene. Here’s a briefRead More →

 Leilani Farm Sanctuary of Maui March 2015 For my Q & A with sanctuary founder Laurelee, published in the July/ August 2015 issue of Vegan Life Magazine, visit: More →

Tin Shack Bakery January 2015 Tin Shack Bakery in Pahoa is one of my favorite places to grab a morning cup of coffee & a sandwich when I am visiting the Big Island.  The atmosphere has a classic Puna vibe & the vegan food is so scrumptious!  Love to startRead More →

Big Island August 2014 When I visited Big Island in August 2014 I had just begun a conscious transition to eating vegan. I really enjoyed all the vegan options I was able to easily find on the island. So on this month’s trip I knew I would be very excitedRead More →