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Spicy Cilantro Pesto 1
August 26, 2014 - 10:13 am in Condiments, Recipes
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Spicy Cilantro Pesto

Traditional pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, parmesan or pecorino cheese, pine nuts and olive oil used in Italian cuisine that plays well with pasta and gnocchi. Here, we're replacing the basil with its leafy amigo cilantro, skipping the cheese, and adding a splash of lime…
smokey tuna tartare
August 18, 2014 - 10:19 am in Recipes
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Smokey Tuna Tartare

Tuna tartare has made an appearance on almost half the restaurant menus I’ve seen and I’ve tried almost every version. The mild flavor of the tuna is like a blank canvas for any flavor profile and lends room for creativity. This rendition combines distinct ingredients for a light, satisfying and…
summer tomato salad
August 13, 2014 - 11:15 am in Recipes
Quick and Easy Summertime Tomato Salad 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

Quick and Easy Summertime Tomato Salad

Tomato season is at its peak. Produce markets are full of all varietals from cherubs to heirlooms, but it won’t last long. For a simple snack or light meal, a colorful tomato salad could not be easier or healthier. Any toasted nuts pair well with these savory fruits as do a variety of herbs. Get creative…
Chef Edgardo Noel
August 11, 2014 - 9:58 am in Culinary News, Healthy Tips
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Latin Chef Profile: Edgardo Noel

Being a foodie, watching cooking shows it’s such a treat. We sometimes come across several chefs that catch our attention with their particular style but even more so when they use those ingredients that we grew up with and are staples in our Latin kitchens, making us feel closer to home.That is why…
Confetti Lentil Salad 2
August 8, 2014 - 10:23 am in Recipes
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Heart Healthy and Delicious Lentils

Out of all the ingredients in my pantry, I consider lentils a super star ingredient. Like other legumes, such as beans, lentils are an excellent source of dietary fiber with 16 grams per cup.  You may have also heard that lentils are good for the heart. That’s because lentils are a good source of…
Raw Tacos
April 23, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try something new.. Raw Tacos

Eating raw is refreshing and cleansing. It may seem complex or confusing but it does not need to be.…
spring vegetables
May 9, 2014 - 9:07 am

Stay Trim & Cool with Spring’s “Hot” Vegetables

One of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy and clean diet is to eat vegetables. With every meal!…
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…
Sofri-Yaki Shrimp
March 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Camarones al Sofri-Yaki!

Seafood is one of my favorites but going out to seafood restaurants can be pricey. I try to make easy…
June 17, 2014 - 9:52 am

Chino Latino Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Borrowing a concept from Thai cuisine, these lettuce wraps are full with flavors from Asia and Latin…
Royally Bathed Oxtails
February 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Royally Bathed Oxtail with Garlic Thyme Polenta

Yes, Oxtail is the part of the Cow (or Ox) that comes from exactly where it sounds like.   If you didn’t…
Vegan Label
November 5, 2013 - 2:16 am

Being a Vegetarian in a Meat Loving Culture

When sharing with your Latino family members while being served a plate of food that you are a vegan,…
Courtesy of
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…
Collard Green Veggie Wrap
July 7, 2014 - 10:25 am

Fresh Collard Green Veggie Wrap

Summer is officially here and BBQs are in full bloom. As a vegetarian, I am often limited to house salads…
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…
December 22, 2013 - 6:53 pm

Easy Ways To Maintain Your Figure This Holiday Season

If you’re looking for easy ways to cut calories during the holidays, you’re in luck. No need to…
Portion Control 1
August 4, 2014 - 9:32 am

High Five Your Way to Perfect Portion Control

Six months ago, when one of my closest friends, Rachel, called me for nutrition advice on how to lose…
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