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October 15, 2015 - 11:00 am in Condiments, Culinary News, Recipes
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Tapado de Pescado y Camarones: Honduran Style Fish and Shrimp Coconut Soup

If you ask for ‘Tapado’ in Honduras, you will most likely get two options; ‘Tapado Olanchano’ and ‘Tapado Costeño (North Coast Style)’. The first one originated in the region of Olancho, eastern part of Honduras. They both have similar ingredients but the method of preparation are quite…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
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Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash

There's no much left of summer, but, there's still time to make a summery light and yummy recipe! If you love Quinoa, then you will LOVE Kañiwa! This tiny deep red seed is very similar in texture and flavor to Quinoa, including its superb nutrition profile. I came across Kañiwa thanks to a Peruvian…
August 19, 2015 - 10:59 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Organic Foods, Recipes
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Grilled Chicken with Mango and Nectarine Kabobs

Fire up the grill with these delicious and super easy to make kabobs. Just a few ingredients—that can be easily substituted with a variety of fruit—and you can make a superb dish that is not only yummy but also highly nutritious! For this recipe I used mangoes, which pack about 200% of vitamin C…
July 28, 2015 - 4:07 pm in Condiments, Recipes
Sweet Potato Croquettes with Chipotle Aioli 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

Sweet Potato Croquettes with Chipotle Aioli

Traditional Spanish croquettes or croquetas are small breadcrumbed potato fritters filled with meat, fish, or cheese. Their crisp golden exteriors yield to the bite to reveal pillowy potato and savory fillings of jamón serrano, cod, shrimp, manchego cheese, and morcilla or blood sausage. While traveling…
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Get Your Omega-3s the Delicious Way: Walnut Crusted Salmon

In its most simplistic way, healthy food has always provided us with powerful nutrients to fight disease. Some of those nutrients are the Omega-3s fatty acids. Omega-3s fatty acids are a type of fats ‘essential’ for human beings because our bodies cannot make them; therefore, these fatty acids need…
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…
Sofri-Yaki Shrimp
March 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Camarones al Sofri-Yaki!

Seafood is one of my favorites but going out to seafood restaurants can be pricey. I try to make easy…
May 23, 2014 - 10:01 am

Your Memorial Day Menu Reinvented: Latin Style

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching and I have finally completed my BBQ menu for a small group…
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…
summer tomato salad
August 13, 2014 - 11:15 am

Quick and Easy Summertime Tomato Salad

Tomato season is at its peak. Produce markets are full of all varietals from cherubs to heirlooms, but…
October 1, 2014 - 9:02 am

Challenge Accepted: October Unprocessed

As summer bids us farewell, it's time to look forward to the seasons ahead. While it might seem premature…
pampano enchiladas de jaiba
June 17, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Game Changer… Pampano by Richard Sandoval

About eight years ago I met a friend for dinner.  She was working in the Upper East Side at the…
citrus with chile lime
January 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Citrus with Chile Lime Seasoning

It’s the dead of winter and most of the country is getting pummeled by snow and all sorts of inclement…
Adrienne Bailon
May 27, 2014 - 9:25 am

Adrienne Bailon shouts out HLE in OK! Magazine

Our favorite talk show host from The Real and OK!’s style contributor, Adrienne Bailon, shares her…
Collard Green Veggie Wrap
July 7, 2014 - 10:25 am

Fresh Collard Green Veggie Wrap

Summer is officially here and BBQs are in full bloom. As a vegetarian, I am often limited to house salads…
November 9, 2014 - 9:23 am

Draft a Rookie Appetizer This Football Season: Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Jerseys, face paint, and team rivalries. Ladies and gentlemen, football season has begun!!! Regardless…
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…