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HLEHalloween1
October 31, 2014 - 2:07 pm in Recipes

Trick free Treats for Halloween!

Halloween doesn’t need to be one big sugar rush followed by a subsequent, hazy crash. You can indulge in sweets in a sensible, grown up, but still witching kinda way. These yummy treats wont derail you from your healthy life style; they will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you far, far away from…
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…
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…
Ancho Paste
March 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

A little goes a long way.. Ancho Chile Paste

Take 25 minutes to make this fabulous paste.  Its rich, earthy flavors will add tons of depth to soups,…
pisco sour
October 8, 2013 - 2:01 pm

#5 The Pisco Sour

  To wrap up our Cocktail series, we leave you with the elegant Pisco Sour.  Do not fear the egg…
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…
pots de creme2
December 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Dulce de Leche Pots de Creme

Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  It may seem too sophisticated for your kitchen skill, but don’t…
Veg Black Beans &  Rice Casserole main
April 24, 2014 - 7:03 am

Vegetarian Black Beans & Rice Casserole

If you like casseroles, but are looking for a lighter take on these heavy dishes, look no further than…
gmo labeling
July 8, 2013 - 7:00 am

Whole Foods To Put GMO Label On Its Foods

Finally, a large food supplier is standing up to the GMO behemoths. We couldn’t be more thrilled about…
Panko Encrusted Blue Fish
March 13, 2014 - 9:03 am

Panko Encrusted Blue Fish with Salad

Did I mention I looove seafood?  Well only until recently, finding the kind of seafood in Virginia…
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…
Mussels a la Valenciana
May 14, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Spicy Mussels a la Valenciana

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and boasts the fifth largest…
Dairy Free Lemon Curd2
March 10, 2014 - 9:00 am

Dairy Free Cuajada de Limon

Making your own condiments is so satisfying.  They are those little backdrops in recipes you never…
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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