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Stuffed-Peppers
July 25, 2016 - 10:10 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Recipes
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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,…
Spectrum Salad
March 31, 2014 - 7:09 am

Welcome Spring with this Spectrum Salad

Using color in food to stimulate the senses is a must.  We eat with our eyes first.  Consider…
Posole Rojo 1
February 9, 2015 - 9:37 am

How About Mexican Pozole Rojo for Dinner?

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made with a variety of chiles. You can find pozole rojo, verde…
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February 18, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Homemade Sazón: Organic, Flavorful, Ridiculously Healthy

Where would Latin cooking be without sazón?  It seasons our food and adds that bite to most classic…
Cilantro Mint Pesto
February 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Cilantro Mint Pesto

Cilantro and mint is an herb match made.  These bright, bold flavors can enhance almost any dish,…
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…
Carrot Ginger Soup with arepa
June 10, 2014 - 9:31 am

Light Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Soup has to be one of the easiest, most comforting foods available to us. You can pair a heaping bowl…
Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season.…
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September 15, 2014 - 9:26 am

Papaya Mango Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

It’s never too early for avocado, so we're tossing an alligator pear into this fruity breakfast smoothie.…
classic chicken pozole
December 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Classic Chicken Pozole

'Tis the season for cold weather and warm food. Pozole is a tradition this time of year in my household…
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,…
Cheddar-Jalapeno-Chicken-Burgers-with-Guacamole
May 23, 2014 - 10:01 am

Your Memorial Day Menu Reinvented: Latin Style

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching and I have finally completed my BBQ menu for a small group…
Snack on these throughout the day!
July 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

5 Foods With Amazing Health Benefits

There isn’t a doctor or other health expert anywhere who won’t tell you about how good fruits and…
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