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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,…
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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…
Red Potato Salad
July 9, 2014 - 9:32 am

A Healthier Potato Salad!

Potato salad is one of the most popular side dishes for cookouts and parties but with the low-carb craze,…
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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…
Torilla Española
February 6, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. It is basically a potato omelet…
Confetti Lentil Salad 2
August 8, 2014 - 10:23 am

Heart Healthy and Delicious Lentils

Out of all the ingredients in my pantry, I consider lentils a super star ingredient. Like other legumes,…
10 Kitchen Tools
March 20, 2014 - 9:06 am

10 MUST Have Cooking Tools

I don't know if it's just me, but cooking in another person's kitchen is so nerve racking. There's something…
MIsto Oil Sprayer
April 17, 2014 - 7:16 am

Keep it light with the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer

There are many ways we can make our meals healthier and sometimes just a little tweak here and there…
Sugarcane-Skewered Pork with Pineapple Chipotle Salsa
December 16, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Sugarcane Skewered Pork with
Pineapple Chipotle Salsa

Holiday entertaining is upon us and with Christmas and New Years coming up, try this easy party recipe…
If you can't find baby carrots or cipollini onions, use regular carrots and onions or any kind and cut them in medium sized pieces
January 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sweet & Smokey Roast Root Vegetables

I’m certainly ready for spring and summer vegetable bounty, but while the root vegetables are abundant…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
September 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm

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…
Carrot Ginger Soup with arepa
June 10, 2014 - 9:31 am

Light Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Soup has to be one of the easiest, most comforting foods available to us. You can pair a heaping bowl…
judy greer
September 4, 2013 - 11:38 pm

No Guilt Mojito on Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer

I had the pleasure of meeting and co-hosting an episode of Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer. We mixed…
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