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Butternut Squash Soup
October 24, 2014 - 9:04 am in Recipes

Bring Brazil Home This Fall with this Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing screams fall like butternut squash! It's sweet, starchy and nutty flavor is the protagonist in this warming Brazilian soup (known in Brazil as Sopa de Abobora e Coco). This soup also features rich coconut milk and sweet potatoes or yams.  All that richness is plainly seasoned with just salt,…
Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am in Recipes

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season. And along with pumpkins come all the other varieties of squash to enjoy in countless ways. Winter squash are not only satisfying and comforting in recipes but they are also a good source of fiber,…
Cucumber Salad 1
October 16, 2014 - 9:13 am in Nutrition, Recipes

The Mighty Cucumber: Quench your Body

The produce isle contains the healthiest products in the market, which are loaded with nutrients. One item that is essential and excellent for cooking and snacking is the Cucumber. Cucumbers or Pepinillos are in the watermelon family along with squash and zucchini. Loaded with vitamins and minerals,…
Causa Peruana
October 14, 2014 - 9:16 am in Recipes

Causa Peruana: A Scrumptious Potato Starter

Peruvian cuisine is trendier than ever before! Peruvian dishes are absolutely delicious from starters to desserts. The combination of foods brought by the Spaniards during the colonial period with foods native to the Americas created the unique features of Peruvian food. Potatoes are some of those foods…
Plantains 1
October 7, 2014 - 9:02 am in Recipes

Sweet Plantains… Pure Tropical Deliciousness

Plantains are a tropical staple in many Latin American countries.  Plantains are also present in some other international cuisines including African and Southeast Asian. These starchy vegetables very similar in texture to potatoes, are so versatile that you can enjoy them green or ripe giving you a…
ropa-vieja
July 27, 2013 - 1:33 am

One-Pot Meal: Cuban Ropa Vieja

  This delicious one-pot meal, which originated in Spain’s Canary Islands, takes only 15 minutes…
judy greer
September 4, 2013 - 11:38 pm

No Guilt Mojito on Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer

I had the pleasure of meeting and co-hosting an episode of Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer. We mixed…
Produce
June 6, 2014 - 9:35 am

June: National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

Summer is here, and the produce department has never looked more colorful. In celebration of National…
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,…
Red Potato Salad
July 9, 2014 - 9:32 am

A Healthier Potato Salad!

Potato salad is one of the most popular side dishes for cookouts and parties but with the low-carb craze,…
HLE_Tropical Fruit&Nut Bars3
September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars

About three years ago, I got stuck in an elevator on my way out for lunch for over two hours with eleven…
dulce de leche
December 10, 2013 - 6:32 pm

Dulce de Leche

This is that good stuff.  That ooey gooey, creamy treat resulting from perfectly caramelized milk.…
Tropical Mango Lime Shrimp
March 24, 2014 - 8:20 am

Tropical Mango Lime Shrimp

I remember growing up when I lived in Puerto Rico for a few years. Where I lived there was a Mango tree…
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…
HLE_BreakfastSmoothie
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.…
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…
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…
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