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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,…
Quinoa Burrito Bowl final
May 1, 2014 - 7:52 am

Keep it simple with this Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Any time I cook a grain, I like to make a larger batch than I need for the recipe I am preparing. This…
functional-foods
February 17, 2016 - 9:00 am

Functional foods in the Latin Kitchen!

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN A lot of attention has been given to functional foods in the last decade.…
Plantain Shrimp Baskets
June 15, 2015 - 10:15 am

Plantain And Shrimp Baskets With Coconut-Peanut Sauce

Thinking about hosting a gathering for friends and family? Nothing against cheese and crackers or crudité…
Chicken-Kabobs
August 19, 2015 - 10:59 am

Grilled Chicken with Mango and Nectarine Kabobs

Fire up the grill with these delicious and super easy to make kabobs. Just a few ingredients—that…
HLE_GrilledPeaches1
November 2, 2014 - 9:45 am

Cheat Day Dessert Under 200 Calories: Grilled Peaches with Almond Butter and Mint Berry Compote

Sweet, nutty, creamy, and topped with a mint berry compote, this peaches-and-creme inspired dessert…
Ensalada Verde
April 29, 2014 - 7:06 am

Get ready for Summer with this Ensalada Verde

Summer is just around the corner and with warm weather comes skin-baring clothes and swim attire. It’s…
Cauliflower Trio
March 12, 2014 - 9:54 am

Vegan lunch… Cauliflower Trio with Spinach and Chive Puree

Cauliflower is one of the most diverse vegetables around.  It lends itself to many different cooking…
Bacalao Guisado
May 19, 2014 - 11:38 am

Super Light Bacalao Guisado

A Puerto Rican staple without the guilt, bacalao guisado or salted cod fish stew with batata (sweet…
Red Potato Salad
July 9, 2014 - 9:32 am

A Healthier Potato Salad!

Potato salad is one of the most popular side dishes for cookouts and parties but with the low-carb craze,…
Cucumber Salad 1
October 16, 2014 - 9:13 am

The Mighty Cucumber: Quench your Body

The produce isle contains the healthiest products in the market, which are loaded with nutrients. One…
caipirinha
September 13, 2013 - 11:36 pm

#4 The Caipirinha

  The sweet and slightly sour Caipirinha is the perfect party starter. Though reduced in calories,…
Healthy Breakfasts
April 11, 2014 - 7:27 am

Healthy Must-Have Morning Foods

Monday mornings. Tuesday mornings.  No matter which day it is, the energy you’ll need to face…
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