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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,…
Tumeric and Coconut Sherbert
June 23, 2016 - 9:29 am

Turmeric and Coconut Sherbet

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN We hope that by now turmeric is part of your spice rack! This marvelous…
Pepitas Trail mix_left
November 28, 2014 - 9:21 am

Wholesome Snacking with Pepitas

For those of you who have eaten yourself right out of your "turkey eatin' pants" and can't fathom the…
Raw Tacos
April 23, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try something new.. Raw Tacos

Eating raw is refreshing and cleansing. It may seem complex or confusing but it does not need to be.…
Chilled Jalapeno Pea Soup with Mint Whip
September 16, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Spicy Chilled Pea Soup With Mint Whip

Chilled pea soup is generally a springtime, early summer kind of thing with fresh peas peaking in their…
Vegan-Tart-Apple-Pie
November 26, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Tart Apple Pie

The holidays are here and there is certainly a big chill in the air! Most families are beginning to…
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…
Gluten Free Empanadas
April 8, 2014 - 7:35 am

Delicious Gluten-Free Empanadas

Being Latino and gluten-free can be a tough and lonely road to travel. Surprisingly though, a lot of…
dulce de leche
December 10, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Dulce de Leche

This is that good stuff.  That ooey gooey, creamy treat resulting from perfectly caramelized milk.…
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…
beach
June 10, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Monday Meditation: 3 Things To Do Today To De-Stress

  We all go through stressful times that make us believe we’ll never see the light at the end…
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…
Sriracha Sauce
March 4, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Rethink Hot Sauce with Sriracha: The Hot (and Healthy) Choice

My brother introduced me to Sriracha Sauce. He’s a personal trainer and in an effort to cut salt from…
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