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Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am in Recipes

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season. And along with pumpkins come all the other varieties of squash to enjoy in countless ways. Winter squash are not only satisfying and comforting in recipes but they are also a good source of fiber,…
Cucumber Salad 1
October 16, 2014 - 9:13 am in Nutrition, Recipes

The Mighty Cucumber: Quench your Body

The produce isle contains the healthiest products in the market, which are loaded with nutrients. One item that is essential and excellent for cooking and snacking is the Cucumber. Cucumbers or Pepinillos are in the watermelon family along with squash and zucchini. Loaded with vitamins and minerals,…
Causa Peruana
October 14, 2014 - 9:16 am in Recipes

Causa Peruana: A Scrumptious Potato Starter

Peruvian cuisine is trendier than ever before! Peruvian dishes are absolutely delicious from starters to desserts. The combination of foods brought by the Spaniards during the colonial period with foods native to the Americas created the unique features of Peruvian food. Potatoes are some of those foods…
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October 7, 2014 - 9:02 am in Recipes

Sweet Plantains… Pure Tropical Deliciousness

Plantains are a tropical staple in many Latin American countries.  Plantains are also present in some other international cuisines including African and Southeast Asian. These starchy vegetables very similar in texture to potatoes, are so versatile that you can enjoy them green or ripe giving you a…
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October 1, 2014 - 9:02 am in Culinary News, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Organic Foods

Challenge Accepted: October Unprocessed

As summer bids us farewell, it's time to look forward to the seasons ahead. While it might seem premature to think about the looming holiday festivities while we're still sunkissed, this is an opportune time to implement some healthy dietary and lifestyle changes before we get bombarded with Super Bowl…
Ceviche
July 15, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Citrus Mango Shrimp Ceviche

It’s hot out there.  When I woke up yesterday morning and opened my front door to get the paper it…
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,…
coffee
June 28, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Weighing the Benefits of Café, Pound by Pound

For more than 100 million Americans, coffee is the eye-opener of the day. Consumed on a daily basis,…
citrus with chile lime
January 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Citrus with Chile Lime Seasoning

It’s the dead of winter and most of the country is getting pummeled by snow and all sorts of inclement…
Panko Encrusted Blue Fish
March 13, 2014 - 9:03 am

Panko Encrusted Blue Fish with Salad

Did I mention I looove seafood?  Well only until recently, finding the kind of seafood in Virginia…
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August 6, 2014 - 10:06 am

Simplicity In The Kitchen With Fresh, Accessible Ingredients

One of my closest friends is a chef and hosted a menu tasting this week. Everything from grilled shrimp…
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…
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December 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Cinnamon Chickpea Stew with Crispy Cauliflower Florets

I don’t know about you but I have some clean-eating to do since the Thanksgiving holiday and the continued…
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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…
veggie flautas
September 4, 2014 - 10:02 am

Delightful Veggie Flautas with Salsa Verde

“Flauta” is Spanish for flute and also the shape for rolled-up tortillas that are traditionally…
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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…
Adrienne Bailon
May 27, 2014 - 9:25 am

Adrienne Bailon shouts out HLE in OK! Magazine

Our favorite talk show host from The Real and OK!’s style contributor, Adrienne Bailon, shares her…
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