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March 18, 2015 - 9:42 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Recipes
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Make Your Own Mojo Criollo: Caribbean Garlic Sauce!

Mojo Criollo is an “indispensable” garlic sauce used in the Latino kitchen. In Puerto Rico, mojo is commonly used as aliño (marinade) for pork and meats. In Cuba it’s also served over yucca or any other tuber vegetable such as potatoes and fried plantains.   But its use doesn’t stop there.  …
Cilantro & Culantro
March 5, 2015 - 12:10 pm in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Organic Foods
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Culantro vs Cilantro: Two Distinct Wonderful Herbs!

Culantro and cilantro have been used for centuries in international cuisines such as Thai and of course Latino.  Few Latino cooks would actually get culantro and cilantro mixed up, however, for some people is still a bit confusing to differentiate between these two. Culantro, also known as recao in…
Tofu Taco
February 17, 2015 - 1:56 pm in Recipes, Restaurants
West Coast Organic Tofu & Veggie Tacos by Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

West Coast Organic Tofu & Veggie Tacos by Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Are you familiar with their "locally sourced, organic, hormone-free, GMO-free franchise" format? They've turned greasy carnitas tacos into organic, non-GMO, marinated, wood-fire grilled tofu tacos.  At the helm of the "healthy franchise trend," they are uber high quality ingredient-forward in a franchise…
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February 9, 2015 - 9:37 am in Condiments, Culinary News, Natural Health, Nutrition, Recipes
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How About Mexican Pozole Rojo for Dinner?

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made with a variety of chiles. You can find pozole rojo, verde and blanco, each of them uses a different variety of chiles that imparts a distinctive color and flavor. The one I made is pozole rojo. I got this recipe during a spontaneous conversation I had with a…
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February 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Nutrition, Recipes
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Nopalitos con Camarones y sofrito: Cactus Paddles with Sofrito Shrimp!

Nopal is a species of the cactus family, which include over a hundred other species. Although it may be unfamiliar to most other Latin American countries, nopales are widely consumed in Mexico; their country of origin. Nopales are best when the paddles have not matured too much, so their flesh is tender…
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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…
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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…
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…
Chile lime salt
January 24, 2014 - 7:49 am

Two Simple Condiments, Countless Uses

Making condiments may sound too involved, but having house-made spice combinations on hand will make…
shrimp stir fry
September 23, 2014 - 10:01 am

Latin Shrimp & Vegetable Stir-Fry

Stir-fry is a convenient meal because it's easy, fast, light, and packed with nutritious veggies. My…
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…
Baby Cactus with Shrimp  1
February 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Nopalitos con Camarones y sofrito: Cactus Paddles with Sofrito Shrimp!

Nopal is a species of the cactus family, which include over a hundred other species. Although it may…
Sofri-Yaki Shrimp
March 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Camarones al Sofri-Yaki!

Seafood is one of my favorites but going out to seafood restaurants can be pricey. I try to make easy…
Turkey Stuffing
December 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

Two Chefs, Two Cities, One Holiday Classic

I love stuffing.  I try to eat it only once a year but the indulgence usually happens twice - on…
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…
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January 27, 2015 - 9:27 am

Learn How to Make a Delicious Spicy Sangria and More ‘Healthy Latin Eating’ Options – EXTRA TV

HLE Co- Founder and "Extra" special correspondent and radio personality Angie Martinez along with chef…
Tamari Sauce
March 19, 2014 - 8:32 am

Add some flavor with Tamari Sauce!

Are you looking to add a new sauce to your pantry for those days you just want something different?…