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September 15, 2014 - 9:26 am in Nutrition, Recipes
Papaya Mango Avocado Breakfast Smoothie 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

Papaya Mango Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

It’s never too early for avocado, so we're tossing an alligator pear into this fruity breakfast smoothie. Avocados add creamy texture, balance flavor, and provide a boost of nutrients like pantothenic acid, fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins B6, C, E and K. Plus, they're loaded with monounsaturated…
Turmeric
September 12, 2014 - 9:05 am in Recipes
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The Wonders of Turmeric

Discover the Wonders of Turmeric! When was the last time you ventured into the herbs and spices aisle? Better yet, when did you revamp up a classic dish by using a new spice? Well, while you decide which one to pick for your next culinary adventure, let me introduce to you the increasingly popular turmeric!…
Peach Pork chops with Peach Salsa
September 10, 2014 - 9:36 am in Recipes
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End the Summer with these savory Pork Chops in Peach Salsa

Unsure what to make for dinner tonight? Head to your local Farmer’s Market and you’ll get the most delicious peaches or nectarines which are some of the glorious fruits in season from July through September. Besides their superb sweetness, juiciness, and versatility in the kitchen, peaches are an…
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September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am in Recipes
Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars

About three years ago, I got stuck in an elevator on my way out for lunch for over two hours with eleven other people. Two takeaways. 1) One, never get into a crowded elevator.   2) Two, always carry a snack! While it's been a while since I've found myself ravenous and crammed in a 4' by 6' chamber…
veggie flautas
September 4, 2014 - 10:02 am in Recipes
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Delightful Veggie Flautas with Salsa Verde

“Flauta” is Spanish for flute and also the shape for rolled-up tortillas that are traditionally filled with a mixture of shredded chicken, beef, or pork.  Flautas are an easy crowd pleaser and a personal favorite dish. I enjoyed flautas even as a kid when I was much less adventurous with the types…
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…
Baked Bacalao with Greens and Garlicky Rice
January 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Baked Bacalao with Greens and Garlicky Rice

Are you looking for something quick and easy to cook for dinner tonight?  Look no further because…
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May 2, 2014 - 7:16 am

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tequila on the Side

My great friend Alice King, who is also a great cook, was feeling for some Chicken Tortilla Soup recently.…
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…
gambas al ajillo
December 28, 2013 - 2:39 am

Colossal Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (Gambas Al Ajillo)

New Year’s is around the corner and if you are searching for a few more simple things to serve up,…
MIsto Oil Sprayer
April 17, 2014 - 7:16 am

Keep it light with the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer

There are many ways we can make our meals healthier and sometimes just a little tweak here and there…
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December 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Dulce de Leche Pots de Creme

Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  It may seem too sophisticated for your kitchen skill, but don’t…
Peel-&-Shirmp-Shrimp
June 19, 2014 - 10:14 am

Peel & Eat Citrus Shrimp with Ancho Lime Dip

Peel and Eat shrimp are a southern coastal favorite. There is almost nothing like a platter of highly…
Chilled Jalapeno Pea Soup with Mint Whip
September 16, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Spicy Chilled Pea Soup With Mint Whip

Chilled pea soup is generally a springtime, early summer kind of thing with fresh peas peaking in their…
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…
Five spice honey nuts
February 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Chino Latino Honey Nut Clusters

Chinese culture has long influenced the landscape of Latin America.  Since at least the 1970’s…
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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