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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,…
pork-roast
June 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm

How To Make Lechon Asado the Healthy Way

I grew up watching whole pigs slowly spinning over an open fire, their succulent aroma filling the entire…
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November 25, 2013 - 8:00 am

Last Minute Thanksgiving Feast

I know Thanksgiving is this week and if you are anything like me, the cooking, and maybe also the grocery…
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January 29, 2015 - 9:37 am

Keep toasty with this Bacalaito Frittata

There’s one thing on my agenda when I step foot on Puerto Rican soil, it's to jump into a car, hair…
Mojito
March 14, 2014 - 10:31 am

TGIF: Your Favorite Latin Cocktails: Reinvented (Less Calories, More Flavor!)

It’s Friday night, and you’re hosting a cocktail party in a few hours. Nothing formal - just good…
Sweet Tuna Salad
February 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Sweet Tuna Salad

Today I'll be sharing my secrets on how to make your kids eat tuna salad. Believe me, they will love…
red pepper soup
December 31, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Guajillo Spiced Roasted Red Pepper & Fennel Soup

This healthy, fragrant soup will round out your New Year’s Eve menu in just minutes.  Serve it…
3 bean chili featured
March 26, 2014 - 7:24 am

Warming 3 Bean Vegetable Chili

As these last few weeks of cold weather linger, here's an easy, satisfying chili to keep you warm. This…
Walnut-Crusted-Salmon
July 8, 2015 - 9:54 am

Get Your Omega-3s the Delicious Way: Walnut Crusted Salmon

In its most simplistic way, healthy food has always provided us with powerful nutrients to fight disease.…
Turmeric
September 12, 2014 - 9:05 am

The Wonders of Turmeric

Discover the Wonders of Turmeric! When was the last time you ventured into the herbs and spices aisle?…
lamb chops3
December 28, 2013 - 10:47 am

Grilled Lamb Chops & Merguez with Chimichurri

This is another simple recipe that will wow your guests for that New Year's celebration.  I like…
Spectrum Salad
March 31, 2014 - 7:09 am

Welcome Spring with this Spectrum Salad

Using color in food to stimulate the senses is a must.  We eat with our eyes first.  Consider…
citrus with chile lime
January 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Citrus with Chile Lime Seasoning

It’s the dead of winter and most of the country is getting pummeled by snow and all sorts of inclement…
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