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March 30, 2016 - 8:00 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Recipes
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Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate

by: Suellen Pineda Spring is almost here! But, wait, it’s still a bit cold out there. Well, chilly temperature is the perfect excuse to indulge in a rich cup of traditional Mexican hot chocolate. The main difference in champurrado from a traditional hot chocolate is the addition of cinnamon, vanilla…
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February 24, 2016 - 9:00 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Nutrition, Recipes
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Dominican Chambre: Dominican Legume and Meat Stew

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Dominican Chambre stew combines meat, red beans rice and auyama (squash) in hearty and rich stew that is preferably accompanied by sliced avocado. Any other type of legume will do, although red beans and gandules (green pigeon peas) are most commonly used. As you might have…
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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. The average consumer is now more interested in health and nutrition than ever before, therefore, the interest for including functional foods in the diet to improve one’s health is increasing. The…
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
December 11, 2015 - 12:50 pm in Restaurants
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Oh, Oovina!!! New Restaurant, GREAT Food!

New to the restaurant world, Ooviña is making noise as they enter this competitive industry. Located in the heart of Hells Kitchen on Ninth Avenue you will find Ooviña, a refreshing twist to your average Wine and Tapas Bar. Ooviña is not only visually captivating; it also offers a completely delicious…
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October 15, 2015 - 11:00 am in Condiments, Culinary News, Recipes
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Tapado de Pescado y Camarones: Honduran Style Fish and Shrimp Coconut Soup

If you ask for ‘Tapado’ in Honduras, you will most likely get two options; ‘Tapado Olanchano’ and ‘Tapado Costeño (North Coast Style)’. The first one originated in the region of Olancho, eastern part of Honduras. They both have similar ingredients but the method of preparation are quite…
chef angelo sosa
June 30, 2014 - 8:33 am

Chef Sosa’s 8 Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Just in time for 4th of July festivities, our good friend Chef Angelo Sosa shares 8 simple tips for…
Granola2
November 12, 2014 - 8:22 am

Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Eating granola has many benefits. Granola a type of breakfast cereal consisting of whole grain oats,…
smokey tuna tartare
August 18, 2014 - 10:19 am

Smokey Tuna Tartare

Tuna tartare has made an appearance on almost half the restaurant menus I’ve seen and I’ve tried…
homemade hummus 2
January 2, 2015 - 9:13 am

New Year, New You!! Creamy Homemade Hummus

Growing up I absolutely dreaded eating garbanzo beans (also know as chickpeas), my mom would often sub…
white sangria
August 23, 2013 - 11:21 pm

#3 White Sangria

  Stemming from Spain, Sangria is now common throughout Latin America. It is typically a red wine…
Produce
June 6, 2014 - 9:35 am

June: National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

Summer is here, and the produce department has never looked more colorful. In celebration of National…
Mex Tofu
July 17, 2014 - 9:04 am

Mexican Inspired Tofu Scramble

A good breakfast is a great way to start your day. Sure green smoothies are great, but sometimes on…
Butternut Squash Soup
October 24, 2014 - 9:04 am

Bring Brazil Home This Fall with this Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing screams fall like butternut squash! It's sweet, starchy and nutty flavor is the protagonist…
Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad
January 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad

I can eat rice and beans any time of the year, but when it’s cold outside there is nothing more comforting…
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…
Composition with jars of pickled vegetables. Marinated food
January 5, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Fermented Foods: Good for Digestion 

The holiday season is peppered with delicious albeit heavy, hard to digest dishes but you can alleviate…
Yam & Black Bean Tacos
February 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

Yam & Black Bean Tacos with Quick Pickled Cabbage

I’m a sucker for tacos. I think it’s the handheld aspect of them that makes me want to stuff them…
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