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September 15, 2014 - 9:26 am in Nutrition, Recipes
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Papaya Mango Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

It’s never too early for avocado, so we're tossing an alligator pear into this fruity breakfast smoothie. Avocados add creamy texture, balance flavor, and provide a boost of nutrients like pantothenic acid, fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins B6, C, E and K. Plus, they're loaded with monounsaturated…
Turmeric
September 12, 2014 - 9:05 am in Recipes
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The Wonders of Turmeric

Discover the Wonders of Turmeric! When was the last time you ventured into the herbs and spices aisle? Better yet, when did you revamp up a classic dish by using a new spice? Well, while you decide which one to pick for your next culinary adventure, let me introduce to you the increasingly popular turmeric!…
Peach Pork chops with Peach Salsa
September 10, 2014 - 9:36 am in Recipes
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End the Summer with these savory Pork Chops in Peach Salsa

Unsure what to make for dinner tonight? Head to your local Farmer’s Market and you’ll get the most delicious peaches or nectarines which are some of the glorious fruits in season from July through September. Besides their superb sweetness, juiciness, and versatility in the kitchen, peaches are an…
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September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am in Recipes
Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars

About three years ago, I got stuck in an elevator on my way out for lunch for over two hours with eleven other people. Two takeaways. 1) One, never get into a crowded elevator.   2) Two, always carry a snack! While it's been a while since I've found myself ravenous and crammed in a 4' by 6' chamber…
veggie flautas
September 4, 2014 - 10:02 am in Recipes
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Delightful Veggie Flautas with Salsa Verde

“Flauta” is Spanish for flute and also the shape for rolled-up tortillas that are traditionally filled with a mixture of shredded chicken, beef, or pork.  Flautas are an easy crowd pleaser and a personal favorite dish. I enjoyed flautas even as a kid when I was much less adventurous with the types…
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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…
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…
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May 2, 2014 - 7:16 am

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tequila on the Side

My great friend Alice King, who is also a great cook, was feeling for some Chicken Tortilla Soup recently.…
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…
Gazpacho
April 30, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try this Super Green Gazpacho

Gazpacho is traditionally a cold, tomato based soup typical to the Andalucía region of southern Spain.…
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March 17, 2014 - 7:00 am

Get in the spirit with these St. Patty’s Day Pancakes

Want a recipe for a festive dish to serve on St. Patrick’s Day? Try St. Patty’s Pancakes, dyed naturally…
Royally Bathed Oxtails
February 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Royally Bathed Oxtail with Garlic Thyme Polenta

Yes, Oxtail is the part of the Cow (or Ox) that comes from exactly where it sounds like.   If you didn’t…
Herb Garden
May 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Herb Gardens featuring Basil!

With the ever-increasing advances and technology, we are getting farther and farther away from nature…
Chuletas Horneadas
February 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Chuletas Horneadas y Moro de Trigo con Guandules

Coming from a Hispanic background rice is our go-to side. It's one of the guilty pleasures I can't live…
grilledvegetables
July 4, 2013 - 7:00 am

Grill This.. NOT That! on Independence Day

There’s nothing that says a Fourth of July celebration than grilling and barbecuing: from burgers…
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…
Brown Arroz Con Pollo
April 14, 2014 - 7:35 am

Healthy Recipe Remix: Brown Rice con Pollo

The diet Latinos enjoy is actually a lot more healthy than the standard American fare.  Studies…
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