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Mussels
July 25, 2014 - 9:09 am in Healthy Tips, Nutrition
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All In The Family: A Weekend With My Culinary Idols

I come from a long line of chefs. My dad and his dad (my grandfather) are my culinary idols, with their effortless ability to transform a can of beans into a meal for six. (Okay, maybe not one can, but you get the gist.) They have the skills necessary to take a few simple ingredients and transform them…
Mex Tofu
July 17, 2014 - 9:04 am in Recipes
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Mexican Inspired Tofu Scramble

A good breakfast is a great way to start your day. Sure green smoothies are great, but sometimes on a Saturday or Sunday you just want a nice hearty, diner-like breakfast. When I wasn’t a gluten-free vegan, one of my favorite breakfast meals were scrambled eggs and toast. Now, in this new dietary…
herb chicken
July 15, 2014 - 9:18 am in Recipes
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Herb Braised Chicken Thighs

Making a different chicken dish every time to avoid boredom can be tasking. With this tasty mix of herbs, white wine, and a few more ingredients, you will have a new favorite. This can be done with a whole chicken cut-up but I personally like the thighs because they are easier to remove the skin to…
Planatos & eggs
July 11, 2014 - 9:04 am in Recipes
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Platanos with Eggs: The Latin Quiche

Want to try something fun this weekend? Of the many tropical fruits and vegetables, one of my favorites is Platanos (Plantains). I have a love for both the sweet, highly ripened type and the green, unripened variety often prepared savory with garlic and salt. Plantains are from the banana family, however,…
Red Potato Salad
July 9, 2014 - 9:32 am in Recipes
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A Healthier Potato Salad!

Potato salad is one of the most popular side dishes for cookouts and parties but with the low-carb craze, potatoes have been given a bad rap. Since potato salad usually requires the use of mayonnaise, it is not a good choice for the waistline. But with a few substitutions, we can enjoy one of America’s…
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June 3, 2013 - 5:46 pm

5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Get In Shape

In a difficult economy, joining a gym can feel like an expense we just cannot take on. In fact, even…
pork-roast
June 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm

How To Make Lechon Asado the Healthy Way

I grew up watching whole pigs slowly spinning over an open fire, their succulent aroma filling the entire…
beach
June 10, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Monday Meditation: 3 Things To Do Today To De-Stress

  We all go through stressful times that make us believe we’ll never see the light at the end…
kid-soda-drinking
June 13, 2013 - 7:33 pm

3 Kid Friendly Alternatives to Soda

Growing up, soda was the rare treat in my home.  I thought my parents were part of some terrible Cult…
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…
media noche empanadas
June 20, 2013 - 12:34 am

Cuban Media Noche Empanadas

I've been making empanadas for years now, inspired by my Grandmother who diligently prepared these cocktail…
añejo short rib tacos
June 24, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Añejo Tequileria = Perfection

It was one of those mid-week days during early February.  The kind of day when you can’t believe…
coffee
June 28, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Weighing the Benefits of Café, Pound by Pound

For more than 100 million Americans, coffee is the eye-opener of the day. Consumed on a daily basis,…
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…
Chili Relleno
July 3, 2013 - 4:16 pm

The Charred Chile Relleno

  It’s 4th of July weekend and all I want to eat is Chile Rellenos.  It doesn’t seem right,…
grilledvegetables
July 4, 2013 - 7:00 am

Grill This.. NOT That! on Independence Day

There’s nothing that says a Fourth of July celebration than grilling and barbecuing: from burgers…
gmo labeling
July 8, 2013 - 7:00 am

Whole Foods To Put GMO Label On Its Foods

Finally, a large food supplier is standing up to the GMO behemoths. We couldn’t be more thrilled about…
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