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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,…
If you can't find baby carrots or cipollini onions, use regular carrots and onions or any kind and cut them in medium sized pieces
January 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sweet & Smokey Roast Root Vegetables

I’m certainly ready for spring and summer vegetable bounty, but while the root vegetables are abundant…
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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…
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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…
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…
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February 18, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Homemade Sazón: Organic, Flavorful, Ridiculously Healthy

Where would Latin cooking be without sazón?  It seasons our food and adds that bite to most classic…
Chicha Morada Drink 1
June 22, 2015 - 11:24 am

Peruvian Chicha Morada: Peruvian Purple Corn Drink

Have you ever been invited to a Peruvian gathering? Chances are you have enjoyed this delicious and…
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…
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…
Red wine
February 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Red Wine: A glass a day, could keep the doctor away

We all know that proper nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle.  We spend hours in the gym working…
Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season.…
Tomatoes
July 11, 2013 - 12:20 am

What To Do When Your Fruit Hangs Low

Salads are the perfect snack or meal for the warm weather. They require few ingredients, kitchen tools…
Coconut
May 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

Coconut Oil: Culinary, Health & Beauty Superpower

During my last trip to Puerto Rico, I became familiar with the use of coconut as a key ingredient in…
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