Wahine Kai Shave Ice specializes in Hawaiian-style shaved ice.

We recently passed by this shop while running errands and had to stop in to check it out. Once inside, we were given a friendly greeting while we perused the menu. There are dozens of flavors of shaved ice offered, along with combinations mixed with ice cream, smoothies and boba tea drinks. I found myself feeling a little dizzy trying to read all the menu offerings and decided to just go with one of the popular favorites rather than try to make a decision.

Maui Wowieee

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Today’s post is sponsored by the potato chip brand of my childhood, Cape Cod®.

Summer is just around the corner and I’m in full ice cream mode. We’ve been eating ice cream nearly every weekend, even this past one despite it being a little chilly. Today, I’m sharing a fun recipe which combines my favorite snacks: chips, popcorn and ice cream.

But it also does so in a better-for-you way. We’re talking low fat ice cream, low fat kettle chips, and kettle popcorn.

I’ve discussed my major snacking habit many times. The main way I deal with is to choose low fat and low calorie versions of my favorite snacking foods. Which is why I’m happy to share Cape Cod’s reduced fat chips and popcorn line. You can learn more about their products here.

I’ve been eating Cape Cod® Potato Chips since I was a child.

Embargo Grill

Embargo Grill opened last year, specializing in Caribbean flavors. The small restaurant has gained a lot of popularity since it opened, even making Yelp’s “Top 100 Restaurants to Eat in the U.S. for 2015.”

I met with CC for lunch there this past weekend and was excited to explore the menu. We grabbed a table outside and I was pleased that the staff was still attentive and checked in on us often.

Yuca Frita

Fried yuca is similar to French fries, though yuca is starchier with a little more texture. When prepared correctly, I think these are even better than French fries. I was first introduced to this dish during a visit to Antojitos Colombianos with Kirk of mmm-yoso. I’ve been obsessed with them ever since and order them whenever I get a chance. Unfortunately, most of the versions in San Diego to have been a big disappointment.

I found these to be a pleasant surprise. While not as crisp and light as the version at Antojitos Colombianos, they were crispy and the mojo criollo, a garlic sauce, was a nice addition.

Cubano Sandwich