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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,…
media noche empanadas
June 20, 2013 - 12:34 am

Cuban Media Noche Empanadas

I've been making empanadas for years now, inspired by my Grandmother who diligently prepared these cocktail…
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
December 11, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Oh, Oovina!!! New Restaurant, GREAT Food!

New to the restaurant world, Ooviña is making noise as they enter this competitive industry. Located…
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…
garlic-bulbs
May 13, 2014 - 3:37 pm

10 Health Benefits of Garlic: Culinary and Nutritional Powerhouse

There really is nothing like garlic. Whether you sauté it with some onions or mince it, it is one of…
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…
Cauliflower Trio
March 12, 2014 - 9:54 am

Vegan lunch… Cauliflower Trio with Spinach and Chive Puree

Cauliflower is one of the most diverse vegetables around.  It lends itself to many different cooking…
Baked Malanga Chips
December 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Light and Crisp Baked Malanga Chips

During my last trip to La Isla Del Encanto my dad introduced me to root chips. They were crunchy, salty…
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December 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Cinnamon Chickpea Stew with Crispy Cauliflower Florets

I don’t know about you but I have some clean-eating to do since the Thanksgiving holiday and the continued…
Causa Peruana
October 14, 2014 - 9:16 am

Causa Peruana: A Scrumptious Potato Starter

Peruvian cuisine is trendier than ever before! Peruvian dishes are absolutely delicious from starters…
Cabbage and Chicken Sandwiches
December 27, 2014 - 7:57 am

Use Up Leftover Christmas Chicken: Cabbage and Chicken Sandwiches

No idea what to do with leftover chicken, turkey or roasted pork? Make some sandwiches! Honestly, these…
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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…
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…
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