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quinoa paella
April 18, 2014 - 7:13 am in Healthy Tips, Recipes

Springtime Paella, Sub Quinoa

The snowfalls have ceased, the outside air temperature is almost regularly 60 degrees and I’ve spotted artichokes and fava beans at the market.  It must be spring!  To welcome the season, I’ve put together a vegetarian quinoa paella with all of the familiar flavors and a healthier, lighter…
MIsto Oil Sprayer
April 17, 2014 - 7:16 am in Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Nutrition, Recipes

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 can make a big difference. One of the ways we can make an adjustment is in the oil we use for cooking and flavoring our foods. For the most part we do have to use oil for frying, sautéing or even if…
Beans mix
April 16, 2014 - 7:14 am in Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Nutrition, Recipes

Power up with Beans!

Revising your diet to include more nutrients and less fat is easier than you think. There is one pantry item that is often overlooked but it packs a punch when it comes to nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. It is easy to make, and can be used in numerous dishes. Beans, also known as legumes, are…
brazilian strudle
April 15, 2014 - 7:05 am in Recipes

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 been a safe haven for Jews from Spain and Portugal since the 1600s, escaping the wrath of the Spanish Inquisition.  The early 1920’s brought another wave of Jews from what in now Belarus, fleeing…
Brown Arroz Con Pollo
April 14, 2014 - 7:35 am in Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Recipes

Healthy Recipe Remix: Brown Rice con Pollo

The diet Latinos enjoy is actually a lot more healthy than the standard American fare.  Studies show that the lifespan of Hispanic immigrants who stuck with traditional diets from their homeland outlived those who did not. But there is room for improvement—especially since the foods we consume…

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quinoa paella
April 18, 2014 - 7:13 am

Springtime Paella, Sub Quinoa

The snowfalls have ceased, the outside air temperature is almost regularly 60 degrees and I’ve spotted…
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…
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…
Brown Arroz Con Pollo
April 14, 2014 - 7:35 am

Healthy Recipe Remix: Brown Rice con Pollo

The diet Latinos enjoy is actually a lot more healthy than the standard American fare.  Studies…
Healthy Breakfasts
April 11, 2014 - 7:27 am

Healthy Must-Have Morning Foods

Monday mornings. Tuesday mornings.  No matter which day it is, the energy you’ll need to face…
Quinoa Bean Chili
April 10, 2014 - 7:21 am

Quinoa Instead of Rice? This Incas Super Food Packs A Big, Healthy Punch!

We know.  The very thought of never eating arroz amarillo again is devastating. But trading…
green smoothie
April 9, 2014 - 7:13 am

5 Quick Green Smoothie Recipes For Boosting Energy

It’s the easiest thing in the world to make. And the perfect morning pick-me up, or afternoon or evening…
Gluten Free Empanadas
April 8, 2014 - 7:35 am

Delicious Gluten-Free Empanadas

Being Latino and gluten-free can be a tough and lonely road to travel. Surprisingly though, a lot of…
Moneta Grill Pan
March 28, 2014 - 9:09 am

Cook like a Pro with the Moneta Ceramic Grill Pan

If you’re trying to eat healthier, a pan that uses little to no cooking oil while being the easiest…
Ensalada Rusa Featured
March 27, 2014 - 7:46 am

Ensalada Rusa aka Latin Potato Salad

Today I'm going to share a recipe that I grew up eating. Everyone knows that potato salad or as some…
5 food safety facts main
March 25, 2014 - 7:42 am

5 Food Safety Facts All Home Cooks Should Know

Even if you do not aspire to cook in a restaurant one day, all cooks need to know some basic safety…
Tamari Sauce
March 19, 2014 - 8:32 am

Add some flavor with Tamari Sauce!

Are you looking to add a new sauce to your pantry for those days you just want something different?…