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Stuffed-Peppers
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…
Quinoa-Calamari-Salad
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…
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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…
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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,…
Pepitas Trail mix_left
November 28, 2014 - 9:21 am

Wholesome Snacking with Pepitas

For those of you who have eaten yourself right out of your "turkey eatin' pants" and can't fathom the…
Walnut-Crusted-Salmon
July 8, 2015 - 9:54 am

Get Your Omega-3s the Delicious Way: Walnut Crusted Salmon

In its most simplistic way, healthy food has always provided us with powerful nutrients to fight disease.…
Saffron braised cp
March 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Saffron Braised Garbanzos With Olive Gremolata

This garbanzo braise is a nod to the Basque country.  It is simple, easy, inexpensive and can feed…
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…
Beans mix
April 16, 2014 - 7:14 am

Power up with Beans!

Revising your diet to include more nutrients and less fat is easier than you think. There is one pantry…
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…
Pastelon Dominicano
December 17, 2014 - 8:58 am

Pastelón Domincano: Sweet Plantain and Ground Meat Dominican Casserole

Dominican cuisine is characterized by a combination of Spanish, indigenous and African traits. Many…
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…
Stuffed Peppers - Stuffing
May 15, 2014 - 10:26 am

Fresh Stuffed Peppers with Shrimp, Vegetables & Mango

One of the most visually stimulating vegetables in the produce aisle is Bell Peppers with the rainbow…
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…
brazilian strudle
April 15, 2014 - 7:05 am

Brazilian Cashew Nut Strudle with Guava and Lime

Recife, Brazil is an unlikely area for a Jewish community but the small enclave in the port city has…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
September 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash

There's no much left of summer, but, there's still time to make a summery light and yummy recipe! If…
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