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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,…
Tofu Taco
February 17, 2015 - 1:56 pm

West Coast Organic Tofu & Veggie Tacos by Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Are you familiar with their "locally sourced, organic, hormone-free, GMO-free franchise" format? They've…
classic chicken pozole
December 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Classic Chicken Pozole

'Tis the season for cold weather and warm food. Pozole is a tradition this time of year in my household…
Pan Seared Halibut
February 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Pan Seared Halibut with Pesto Quinoa and Tangy Slaw

This dish is hearty enough to keep you warm in the winter yet not weighed down in the summer and the…
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…
Ceviche
March 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Your Favorite Latin Dishes Reinvented: Lower Calories, Same Homemade Flavor

When we decide to cut back on calories and aim for a healthier lifestyle, our favorite foods are sometimes…
white sangria
August 23, 2013 - 11:21 pm

#3 White Sangria

  Stemming from Spain, Sangria is now common throughout Latin America. It is typically a red wine…
Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
February 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

A Healthier Valentine’s Day Sweet

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve been thinking about what kind of sweet treat I’ll make…
red pepper soup
December 31, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Guajillo Spiced Roasted Red Pepper & Fennel Soup

This healthy, fragrant soup will round out your New Year’s Eve menu in just minutes.  Serve it…
Quinoa con Leche
February 24, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Quinoa con Leche

Memories of being a child, watching my grandmother prepare Arroz con Leche when we all craved something…
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August 6, 2014 - 10:06 am

Simplicity In The Kitchen With Fresh, Accessible Ingredients

One of my closest friends is a chef and hosted a menu tasting this week. Everything from grilled shrimp…
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…
Chuletas Horneadas
February 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Chuletas Horneadas y Moro de Trigo con Guandules

Coming from a Hispanic background rice is our go-to side. It's one of the guilty pleasures I can't live…
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