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Stuffed-Peppers
July 25, 2016 - 10:10 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Recipes
Grilled Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers
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Grilled Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Poblano peppers are just perfect for stuffing! Being milder than Jalapeño, poblano is one of the key ingredients in Chiles en Nogada, a traditional Mexican dish from Puebla, where this chili pepper is native to.  Poblanos can be found fresh or dried.  When dried, poblanos…
Quinoa-Calamari-Salad
July 18, 2016 - 11:24 am in Recipes
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Quinoa with Calamari Salad

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Quinoa is one of my favorite “grains”­­ to eat! You can make savory and sweet dishes using quinoa. This seed is less starchy than rice or wheat, which makes it a great choice for people watching the quality/quantity of carbs they eat.   It is an excellent source…
Tumeric and Coconut Sherbert
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Turmeric and Coconut Sherbet

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN We hope that by now turmeric is part of your spice rack! This marvelous spice is native to South and Southeast Asia and has been heavily used due to its intense mustardy yellow color and earthy flavor. Turmeric is part of the ginger family that you might be more familiar…
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June 3, 2016 - 8:36 am in Culinary News, Healthy Tips, Recipes
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Naranjilla (Lulo) Popsicles

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Naranjilla is a staple fruit in Ecuador and Colombia where is known as Lulo. Its name can be misleading given that the fruit does not resemble the flavor or texture of naranjas (Spanish for orange).   The best way I can possibly describe the flavor of naranjilla would…
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May 25, 2016 - 9:36 am in Condiments, Organic Foods, Recipes
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Cool Down This Summer with Honduran Style Horchata!

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Horchata is a very popular rice drink.  Almost each and every country in Latin America has its own version of it.  Basically it consists of soaking uncooked rice―amaranth is also used―with other ingredients such as peanuts, morro, pumpkin and sesame seeds in water,…
Cucumber Salad 1
October 16, 2014 - 9:13 am

The Mighty Cucumber: Quench your Body

The produce isle contains the healthiest products in the market, which are loaded with nutrients. One…
Baked Malanga Chips
December 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Light and Crisp Baked Malanga Chips

During my last trip to La Isla Del Encanto my dad introduced me to root chips. They were crunchy, salty…
fruit & veggies
January 30, 2014 - 3:15 pm

A Batido Your Kids Will Love

Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love making smoothies, especially when I have kids over my…
Snack on these throughout the day!
July 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

5 Foods With Amazing Health Benefits

There isn’t a doctor or other health expert anywhere who won’t tell you about how good fruits and…
Mex Tofu
July 17, 2014 - 9:04 am

Mexican Inspired Tofu Scramble

A good breakfast is a great way to start your day. Sure green smoothies are great, but sometimes on…
Yam & Black Bean Tacos
February 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

Yam & Black Bean Tacos with Quick Pickled Cabbage

I’m a sucker for tacos. I think it’s the handheld aspect of them that makes me want to stuff them…
Pumpkin, Avocado Smoothie
December 15, 2014 - 9:08 am

Power Up with Breakfast: Pumpkin, Avocado and Apples Smoothie!

It is not a secret that eating breakfast is a healthy habit that fuels our bodies with the so needed…
empanada
June 4, 2014 - 10:12 am

10 Empanada Fillings You Won’t Be Able To Live Without

I will never forget the first time I tried an empanada. I was working for a newspaper at the time, and…
Bacalao Guisado
May 19, 2014 - 11:38 am

Super Light Bacalao Guisado

A Puerto Rican staple without the guilt, bacalao guisado or salted cod fish stew with batata (sweet…
green smoothie
April 9, 2014 - 7:13 am

5 Quick Green Smoothie Recipes For Boosting Energy

It’s the easiest thing in the world to make. And the perfect morning pick-me up, or afternoon or evening…
Quinoa Bean Chili
April 10, 2014 - 7:21 am

Quinoa Instead of Rice? This Incas Super Food Packs A Big, Healthy Punch!

We know.  The very thought of never eating arroz amarillo again is devastating. But trading…
Saffron braised cp
March 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Saffron Braised Garbanzos With Olive Gremolata

This garbanzo braise is a nod to the Basque country.  It is simple, easy, inexpensive and can feed…
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