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4/12 AUDREY JOHNS, LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING, BRANDON MAEDA FROM THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, GO GREEN WITH JEN BOULDEN

April 12, 201652 min
AUDREY JOHNS – AUTHOR, LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING (on-sale April 12, 2016) by Audrey Johns is all about making the naughty nice and taking the foods you crave, and giving them a delicious makeover with some simple (and inexpensive) smart swaps creating skinny versions. Like many people, Audrey Johns struggled with fad diets and constant weight gain. Fed up and broke, Audrey taught herself to cook and created “skinny versions” of all her favorite foods and lost 150 pounds in 11 months and successfully keep the weight off. Audrey’s remarkable weight loss story was features on CBS’s “The Doctors” and she was featured on the cover of Women’s World. You may also remember her as a contestant on season 2 of ABC’s “The Taste.” LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING shares more than 130 of her guilt-free, low-calorie, unprocessed recipes that are child friendly and husband approved! Audrey’s plan won’t make you give up everyday family staples, such as pasta, scones, fried chicken, nachos, meatloaf, and cookies—it’s all about making the naughty nice. She even shares recipes that transform fast food into healthy versions! Here are a few examples from the book: • “Jelly Doughnut” French Toast • California Club Pizza • Veggie-Packed Lasagna • Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers • Skinny Cheesecake with Raspberry Drizzle • Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip with Fruit BRANDON MAEDA, DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE AT THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS - CELEBRITY CHEF VIKRAM VIJ TO WOW KĀ‘ANAPALI WITH THREE SPECIAL EVENTS, APRIL 12-14  CELEBRITY CHEF VIKRAM VIJ TO WOW KĀ‘ANAPALI WITH THREE SPECIAL EVENTS, APRIL 12-14  Celebrated chef, restaurateur, author and TV personality Vikram Vij will bring his high energy Indian cooking prowess to Kā‘anapali Beach Resort for three special events, titled Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire. From April 12-14, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa and The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas will host the functions, giving attendees a rare chance to get up close and personal with Canada’s hottest chef. “Local foodies and culinary travelers seeking an extraordinary experience can look no further than Kā‘anapali, especially when chef Vikram Vij comes to visit,” said Shelley Kekuna, executive director of the Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Association. “We are excited to savor his renowned Indian cuisine alongside the island-inspired cuisine of our own chefs Francois Milliet and Gevin Utrillo. We are also thrilled to welcome him to Maui, and show him firsthand why Canadians love to visit our special island home year after year.” Following two Maui Pop-Up Dinners held in Vancouver in May and December 2015 with chefs Milliet and Utrillo representing Kā‘anapali Beach Resort, three events are planned in Kā‘anapali. To purchase tickets to the following events, visit honoluluboxoffice.com/cooking. Prices listed do not include ticketing fee. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Tickets: $25 Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire – “Cooking Demo”   Hālona Kai, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa In collaboration with Japengo chef de cuisine Gevin Utrillo, Vij will bring this two-hour cooking demo to life, highlighting his heritage and educating attendees on cooking with Indian spices. Interact with the recognized restaurateur and cookbook author, and taste his creations as he demonstrates his expertise in the kitchen. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 9:30 to 11 a.m. | Tickets: $15 Cooking without Borders: The Ring of Fire – “Talk Story” Hālona Kai, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa Join Hyatt Regency Maui and Kā‘anapali Beach Resort Association for a casual and intimate “talk story” session with Vij, a recognized restaurateur and cookbook author. Engage in the stories of Vij’s background and culinary training, from his passion for pairing wines with cuisine as a certified sommelier, to opening award-winning restaurants, writing two cookbooks, and more. Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 6 p.m. | Tickets: $9

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