Writings on Guam, Food, and Exercise

How does an island girl who is 8,002 miles away from home stay close to her roots? She writes about the land that bore her, the island of Guam. It started at the University of Oregon in 1993. There was no one to cook Chamorro food for her so she opened up an old Guam cookbook. Many trials of recipes and decades later, Paula has been sharing her love for the island through her cookbooks, A Taste of Guam and Remember Guam, and her first novel, Conquered, a WWII erotic historical romance set in Guam.

It's a plus that Paula enjoys weight training and intense cardio more than eating! This helps her keep the balance between life-happens, and good health. Fortunately, she's got the experience, education, and certification to back-up her fitness endeavors. Paula has been weight training since the days of Rachel McLish and Cory Everson, in the late 1980s, when you might find one or two women lifting weights alongside the big boys. With over 30 years as an exercise consumer and fitness professional, Paula has seen many fads come and go. Equipment and programs trend in and out of favor, but Paula knows that understanding cell physiology and sport psychology, as it applies to exercise or lack there of, is the ultimate way to design and change fitness programs based on specific needs.

 

Awards won:

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2009 Winner: Best Food Literature Book and Best Easy Recipe Book for Remember Guam

Second Empire Pump N Run Winner - 1st Place 2008

 

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Bio:

Born and raised on Guam, Paula Quinene continues to take pride in her Chamorro heritage.  The Chamorros are the native people of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.  Paula, like many of her fellow islanders, left home to pursue a higher education at the University of Oregon, GO DUCKS! She graduated from the U of O in 1997 with a bachelor's of science in Exercise and Movement Science, hoping to return to the island as an anatomy teacher. A resident of North Carolina since 2000, Paula's homesickness or "mahalangness" have resulted in her Guam cookbooks, A Taste of Guam and Remember Guam, and her WWII erotic historical romance novel set in Guam, Conquered. She is a pastry-chef-at-heart, thus Macarons Math, Science, and Art, was a pure pleasure to write. Paula's home on the web is www.paulaq.com.

 

PRESS

Conquered Press Release (PDF)

Paula interviewed by Lacee Martinez of the Guam Pacific Daily News

KUAM Island News: Make Your Mark

Salem News, Salem, Oregon

Paula Ann Lujan Quinene's books on Goodreads
A Taste of Guam A Taste of Guam
reviews: 3
ratings: 12 (avg rating 3.92)
Macarons Math, Science, and Art Macarons Math, Science, and Art


reviews: 3
ratings: 11 (avg rating 3.73)


 

 

 

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© Copyright Paula Quinene. Check out Guam cookbooks and Chamorro cookbooks, A Taste of Guam and Remember Guam, for more Guamanian recipes and Chamorro recipes that are tested, tried and true. Get Macarons Math, Science, and Art, for foolproof macaron recipes and techniques. Most photos courtesy Paula and Edward Quinene.