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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…
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…
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…
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,…
November 21, 2014 - 7:11 pm

A Collection of Healthy Recipes
by National Geographic Channel

This fall, National Geographic Channel asked some of their favorite celebrities for their favorite recipes.…
July 27, 2013 - 1:33 am

One-Pot Meal: Cuban Ropa Vieja

  This delicious one-pot meal, which originated in Spain’s Canary Islands, takes only 15 minutes…
Cilantro Bunch
January 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Health Benefits of Cilantro: Flavorful Herb, Antioxidant Powerhouse

Latin cooking wouldn’t be complete without cilantro.  This fragrant, antioxidant-rich herb is…
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…
Pumpkin, Avocado Smoothie
December 15, 2014 - 9:08 am

Power Up with Breakfast: Pumpkin, Avocado and Apples Smoothie!

It is not a secret that eating breakfast is a healthy habit that fuels our bodies with the so needed…
Seafood stew plated
March 18, 2014 - 9:19 am

Hearty Ancho Tomato Seafood Stew

San Francisco has cioppino, North Carolina has fish muddle and New England has clam chowder (as well…
Baked Chicken Wings
March 11, 2014 - 8:15 am

Baked Chicken Wings with Sofrito and Barbecue Sauce

This past weekend I had one of those Saturdays that had a to-do list that was bound to keep me running…
November 9, 2014 - 9:23 am

Draft a Rookie Appetizer This Football Season: Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Jerseys, face paint, and team rivalries. Ladies and gentlemen, football season has begun!!! Regardless…
March 30, 2016 - 8:00 am

Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate

by: Suellen Pineda Spring is almost here! But, wait, it’s still a bit cold out there. Well, chilly…
Veg Black Beans &  Rice Casserole main
April 24, 2014 - 7:03 am

Vegetarian Black Beans & Rice Casserole

If you like casseroles, but are looking for a lighter take on these heavy dishes, look no further than…
Carrot Ginger Soup with arepa
June 10, 2014 - 9:31 am

Light Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Soup has to be one of the easiest, most comforting foods available to us. You can pair a heaping bowl…
September 13, 2013 - 11:36 pm

#4 The Caipirinha

  The sweet and slightly sour Caipirinha is the perfect party starter. Though reduced in calories,…
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