“It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey…”

As we begin a new year, many of us try to set goals.  The question is whether we can keep them or not.

I’ve had to set many goals as I was faced with the fact that my condition needed to be approached with a multi-disciplinary treatment plan in able to be successful in my healing journey.

It hasn’t been easy to say the least!  Through trial and error, I’ve been able to get back up each time I’ve fallen and continue to remind myself it’s not about the destination; it’s about the journey.

So with that said, I may have fallen many times but by God’s grace and mercy each time I get back up this Fibro Mom is more resolved to keep moving forward!  Fibro does not identify me.  Christ does!

Ready to tackle 2015!


Did you know that our island RAW granola is not only considered a yummy on the go snack/breakfast and even light dinner but also a recovery food?

Our bodies need a break once in awhile much like a computer or a car.  If it’s constantly on the go, it will break down and need sometime to heal and recover.



And with the holidays creeping up on us, it is a good move to prepare our bodies by eating recovery foods such as our island RAW granola, for the many holiday festivities we will be attending!  You can even take it a step further by having it in stock as these super foods are able to help us recover anytime throughout the year!

We are currently taking pre-orders on lirios.biz under the Contact Us page while the Order Form in the Store page is in repair.

And we are currently updating our website to add more details on how our island RAW granola is the perfect nutritious yet so delicious handy all-around food!

Things are looking good!

Good news!  Down To Earth in Kapolei has placed a new order!

So, a new batch is available at the Grab N Go in the Deli Section and the Local Section by the front entrance.   And after handing out samples for the second time, it was good to hear from the customers’ feedback again.  Lots of positive!

And don’t forget, it is also available at KOKUA MARKET, POKE STOP and Honolulu Gourmet Foods.  And soon in Vim N Vigor!

Mahalo nui loa for growing with us!

Sidewalk Sale on July 18 at Vim ‘N Vigor!

Come check us out at Vim ‘N Vigor in the Ala Moana Shopping Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.  They will be holding their Annual Sidewalk Sale on July 18, Friday.  Our booth will be available from 9 am to 12 pm.


Lirio’s Island RAW Grawnola featured in new magazine launch!

Magazine Feature

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Recomtech, Inc, a Japanese advertising agency and publisher of magazines for Japanese tourists and residents in Hawaii has launched its first publication of ‘My Only Hawaii’, a free magazine, in limited release available in few hotels in Waikiki and in Japan. The magazine contains shops, restaurants, tourist activity, and accommodation information. In their first issue, they spotlight new Hawaiian Culinary Arts and Lirio’s Organics was selected for one of their featured stories!

This issue will be available for wide release in July all over Hawaii. Although the first issue will be in Japanese, it will be available in English version as well in the future. Click the images below to see larger pictures.

We're featured in the "New Hawaiian Culinary Arts" section!
We’re featured in the “New Hawaiian Culinary Arts” section!
There we are on page 26! :-)
There we are on page 26! 🙂
My Only Hawaii spread
Here is the actual magazine spread.

New Breakfast Bar at Down To Earth in Kapolei

The idea of making a cereal out my island RAW granola came from my customers wanting to use the 3 oz bites as toppings or eat it like a bowl of cereal. I kept hearing over and over again how they wished I had a line of cereal so they don’t have to break up the bites to small pieces!

Thanks to my customers, KILAUEA (Mac Pineapple Coconut) AND WAIANAE (Apple Banana Raisins) were born and is now selling at Down To Earth in Kapolei!

In addition, Down To Earth started a new Breakfast Bar in the Deli Department and we are working on including my island RAW granola cereal in the near future.  And the 2 oz bars and 3 oz bites in the Grab N Go section.

More details to come!


Quick Salad Recipe

Since 2007, I have had to do a complete overhaul on my diet as part of my healing journey.  I basically had to adopt a new lifestyle of eating.  It hasn’t been easy.  As I’ve had to try all kinds!

From The Maker’s Diet to RAW foods to The Colon Diet to Macrobiotics to Nourishing Traditions to Paleo to Mercola Diet to Body Ecology to Blood-Type Diet, and a Partridge in a pear tree!   LOL  ;-D   Got to find some humor in all of this sometimes!

I will be blogging about this in another post.  As I’ve learned the pros and cons, and how all of them have some good in it.  It’s just a matter of finding what works for me. And what will work for you.  As we are all individuals and have different needs.

In the meantime, I want to share this quick salad recipe.  As I’ve had to learn to eat MORE plant based foods with a small amount of animal protein.  And this is a great recipe when you have little time but still need to eat a healthy, nutritious meal.  Anyone can prepare this easy recipe!  It serves one person but you can modify it.


– 5 leaves of chopped organic romaine lettuce
– 1 to 2 medium sized chopped vine ripened tomatoes
– 1/2 of a local cucumber (chopped to your liking)
– 1 whole sliced avocado

– 1 cup of Organic Quinoa & Kale Blend by Good Grains (I got mine at Costco)



– BRAGGS Organic ACV

– Himalayan Sea Salt

– Black Pepper


– Follow directions on the bag of the Organic Quinoa & Kale Blend.  You can also prep this ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

– Place the veggies in a good size personal bowl.  According to the order listed.  Topped with sliced avocado.

– Add the cup of Q & K Blend (optional:  place in a small ramekin or small bowl to create a smooth shape)

– Mix the dressing in a bowl.  Drizzle over the salad.


You’ve got yourself a hearty & nutritious lunch.  And packed with Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s fatty acids.  We need a good balance of these two healthy fatty acids to avoid disease and simply keep us functioning!

Bon Appetit!  😉



First Samples at Down To Earth

First Samples at Down To Earth

Come check out our line of island RAW granola at Down To Earth in Kapolei, Leeward side, this Saturday, June 7th from 9 am – 12 pm.

I will be handing out samples and educational leaflets along with answering any questions. Should be a fun time!