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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,…
Quinoa Burrito Bowl final
May 1, 2014 - 7:52 am

Keep it simple with this Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Any time I cook a grain, I like to make a larger batch than I need for the recipe I am preparing. This…
caipirinha
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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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…
Tropical Mango Lime Shrimp
March 24, 2014 - 8:20 am

Tropical Mango Lime Shrimp

I remember growing up when I lived in Puerto Rico for a few years. Where I lived there was a Mango tree…
Chayote Potato Salad
June 30, 2015 - 10:04 am

Chayote Squash (Tayota), Potato and Eggs Salad

If you are looking for a yummy and healthier potato salad for the grilling season, look no further!…
layitas stuffing
November 26, 2014 - 8:40 am

Stuffing recipes your guests won’t soon forget!

Thanksgiving is so close that we can almost smell the roasting turkey and feel the biscuit dough underneath…
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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.…
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October 16, 2014 - 9:13 am

The Mighty Cucumber: Quench your Body

The produce isle contains the healthiest products in the market, which are loaded with nutrients. One…
Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
February 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

A Healthier Valentine’s Day Sweet

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve been thinking about what kind of sweet treat I’ll make…
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…
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…
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January 29, 2015 - 9:37 am

Keep toasty with this Bacalaito Frittata

There’s one thing on my agenda when I step foot on Puerto Rican soil, it's to jump into a car, hair…
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