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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,…
pumpkins
October 22, 2013 - 2:07 am

8 Health Benefits Of Pumpkin You Never Knew

This time of year the entire nation goes loco for pumpkins. The patches are filled, el niños are excited…
gambas al ajillo
December 28, 2013 - 2:39 am

Colossal Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (Gambas Al Ajillo)

New Year’s is around the corner and if you are searching for a few more simple things to serve up,…
Chef Edgardo Noel
August 11, 2014 - 9:58 am

Latin Chef Profile: Edgardo Noel

Being a foodie, watching cooking shows it’s such a treat. We sometimes come across several chefs that…
Cheddar-Jalapeno-Chicken-Burgers-with-Guacamole
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…
Roasted Brussels Sprouts 2
November 24, 2014 - 10:34 am

Surprisingly Easy Thanksgiving Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It's Thanksgiving WEEK!!! So, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, we all know the turkey is the star…
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…
CavaBellini_1-site
June 13, 2014 - 10:26 am

Spanish Bellinis for this weekend’s Brunch!

Move over mimosas there's a new sheriff in town. This easy to make, Cava Bellini is going to make you…
ropa-vieja
July 27, 2013 - 1:33 am

One-Pot Meal: Cuban Ropa Vieja

  This delicious one-pot meal, which originated in Spain’s Canary Islands, takes only 15 minutes…
Mint
February 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mint: The Sweet, Organic Way To Improve Your Health

When we think of mint, we’re immediately reminded of sweet, Cuban cocktails and flavored ice cream,…
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…
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…
fruit & veggies
January 30, 2014 - 3:15 pm

A Batido Your Kids Will Love

Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love making smoothies, especially when I have kids over my…
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