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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
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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…
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August 6, 2014 - 10:06 am in Culinary News, Healthy Tips, Nutrition
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Simplicity In The Kitchen With Fresh, Accessible Ingredients

One of my closest friends is a chef and hosted a menu tasting this week. Everything from grilled shrimp and risotto to filet mignon to salmon – and boy did I learn a lot. As aspiring chefs, we are often under the impression that to make food taste good, we have to load our dishes with salt, spices…
Torilla Española
February 6, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. It is basically a potato omelet…
Taco
May 21, 2014 - 9:57 am

Tacos: The Food of Summer

I visited one of my brother's favorite summer spots this weekend and was reminded of the value of a…
Chef Edgardo Noel
August 11, 2014 - 9:58 am

Latin Chef Profile: Edgardo Noel

Being a foodie, watching cooking shows it’s such a treat. We sometimes come across several chefs that…
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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.…
Coconut
May 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

Coconut Oil: Culinary, Health & Beauty Superpower

During my last trip to Puerto Rico, I became familiar with the use of coconut as a key ingredient in…
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,…
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…
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…
Mussels a la Valenciana
May 14, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Spicy Mussels a la Valenciana

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona and boasts the fifth largest…
Dairy Free Lemon Curd2
March 10, 2014 - 9:00 am

Dairy Free Cuajada de Limon

Making your own condiments is so satisfying.  They are those little backdrops in recipes you never…
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…
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…
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