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October 15, 2015 - 11:00 am in Condiments, Culinary News, Recipes
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Tapado de Pescado y Camarones: Honduran Style Fish and Shrimp Coconut Soup

If you ask for ‘Tapado’ in Honduras, you will most likely get two options; ‘Tapado Olanchano’ and ‘Tapado Costeño (North Coast Style)’. The first one originated in the region of Olancho, eastern part of Honduras. They both have similar ingredients but the method of preparation are quite…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
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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 you love Quinoa, then you will LOVE Kañiwa! This tiny deep red seed is very similar in texture and flavor to Quinoa, including its superb nutrition profile. I came across Kañiwa thanks to a Peruvian…
August 19, 2015 - 10:59 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Organic Foods, Recipes
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Grilled Chicken with Mango and Nectarine Kabobs

Fire up the grill with these delicious and super easy to make kabobs. Just a few ingredients—that can be easily substituted with a variety of fruit—and you can make a superb dish that is not only yummy but also highly nutritious! For this recipe I used mangoes, which pack about 200% of vitamin C…
July 28, 2015 - 4:07 pm in Condiments, Recipes
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Sweet Potato Croquettes with Chipotle Aioli

Traditional Spanish croquettes or croquetas are small breadcrumbed potato fritters filled with meat, fish, or cheese. Their crisp golden exteriors yield to the bite to reveal pillowy potato and savory fillings of jamón serrano, cod, shrimp, manchego cheese, and morcilla or blood sausage. While traveling…
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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. Some of those nutrients are the Omega-3s fatty acids. Omega-3s fatty acids are a type of fats ‘essential’ for human beings because our bodies cannot make them; therefore, these fatty acids need…
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February 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Nopalitos con Camarones y sofrito: Cactus Paddles with Sofrito Shrimp!

Nopal is a species of the cactus family, which include over a hundred other species. Although it may…
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.…
Sofri-Yaki Shrimp
March 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Camarones al Sofri-Yaki!

Seafood is one of my favorites but going out to seafood restaurants can be pricey. I try to make easy…
Cucumber Salad 1
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…
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!…
Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad
January 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad

I can eat rice and beans any time of the year, but when it’s cold outside there is nothing more comforting…
pampano enchiladas de jaiba
June 17, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Game Changer… Pampano by Richard Sandoval

About eight years ago I met a friend for dinner.  She was working in the Upper East Side at the…
Butternut Squash Pasta
February 25, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Have you seen butternut squash at your local farmers market or grocery store but haven’t been sure…
May 21, 2014 - 9:57 am

The Whale’s Tale, East Northport, NY

I visited one of my brother's favorite summer spots this weekend and was reminded of the value of a…
If you can't find baby carrots or cipollini onions, use regular carrots and onions or any kind and cut them in medium sized pieces
January 29, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Sweet & Smokey Roast Root Vegetables

I’m certainly ready for spring and summer vegetable bounty, but while the root vegetables are abundant…
Vegan Lime Bars 2
July 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

Clean Living Treat, Vegan Lime Bars

If you’re anything like me then you love dessert but staying on target and eating balanced, healthy…
September 25, 2014 - 9:04 am

Welcome Fall with these Quinoa Smoothies!

Grabbing a smoothie on the go is an easy way to schedule breakfast, lunch or a yummy snack into your…