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Butternut Squash Soup
October 24, 2014 - 9:04 am in Recipes

Bring Brazil Home This Fall with this Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing screams fall like butternut squash! It's sweet, starchy and nutty flavor is the protagonist in this warming Brazilian soup (known in Brazil as Sopa de Abobora e Coco). This soup also features rich coconut milk and sweet potatoes or yams.  All that richness is plainly seasoned with just salt,…
Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am in Recipes

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season. And along with pumpkins come all the other varieties of squash to enjoy in countless ways. Winter squash are not only satisfying and comforting in recipes but they are also a good source of fiber,…
Cucumber Salad 1
October 16, 2014 - 9:13 am in Nutrition, Recipes

The Mighty Cucumber: Quench your Body

The produce isle contains the healthiest products in the market, which are loaded with nutrients. One item that is essential and excellent for cooking and snacking is the Cucumber. Cucumbers or Pepinillos are in the watermelon family along with squash and zucchini. Loaded with vitamins and minerals,…
Causa Peruana
October 14, 2014 - 9:16 am in Recipes

Causa Peruana: A Scrumptious Potato Starter

Peruvian cuisine is trendier than ever before! Peruvian dishes are absolutely delicious from starters to desserts. The combination of foods brought by the Spaniards during the colonial period with foods native to the Americas created the unique features of Peruvian food. Potatoes are some of those foods…
Plantains 1
October 7, 2014 - 9:02 am in Recipes

Sweet Plantains… Pure Tropical Deliciousness

Plantains are a tropical staple in many Latin American countries.  Plantains are also present in some other international cuisines including African and Southeast Asian. These starchy vegetables very similar in texture to potatoes, are so versatile that you can enjoy them green or ripe giving you a…
Mussels
July 25, 2014 - 9:09 am

All In The Family: A Weekend With My Culinary Idols

I come from a long line of chefs. My dad and his dad (my grandfather) are my culinary idols, with their…
Moneta Grill Pan
March 28, 2014 - 9:09 am

Cook like a Pro with the Moneta Ceramic Grill Pan

If you’re trying to eat healthier, a pan that uses little to no cooking oil while being the easiest…
pina colada
August 11, 2013 - 1:56 am

#2 Pina Colada

  There is nothing that says tropical vacation better than the classic Pina Colada. Straying from…
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…
Ensalada Verde
April 29, 2014 - 7:06 am

Get ready for Summer with this Ensalada Verde

Summer is just around the corner and with warm weather comes skin-baring clothes and swim attire. It’s…
Salad
July 3, 2014 - 10:41 am

Trim Your Waistline & Stay Healthy With These Summer Salad Creations!

Let’s face it. When you’re trying to eat healthy and exercise you immediately envision days filled…
shrimp stir fry
September 23, 2014 - 10:01 am

Latin Shrimp & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Stir-fry is a convenient meal because it's easy, fast, light, and packed with nutritious veggies. My…
Ceviche
July 15, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Citrus Mango Shrimp Ceviche

It’s hot out there.  When I woke up yesterday morning and opened my front door to get the paper it…
Chili Relleno
July 3, 2013 - 4:16 pm

The Charred Chile Relleno

  It’s 4th of July weekend and all I want to eat is Chile Rellenos.  It doesn’t seem right,…
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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June 3, 2013 - 5:46 pm

5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Get In Shape

In a difficult economy, joining a gym can feel like an expense we just cannot take on. In fact, even…
mexican street corn
August 1, 2014 - 10:42 am

3 Latin Dishes You Should Make This Weekend

With so many recipes out there, we've compiled a list of the three must-try recipes for you and your…
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