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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…
whin dine
May 12, 2014 - 7:04 am

#Whin & Dine in Washington Heights & Inwood – May 12th -23rd

#WHIN & DINE is the official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration in which participating…
Caribbean Seafood Stew
May 7, 2014 - 8:20 am

Hearty Carribean Seafood Stew

I’ve always been enticed by the smells of the tropics.  Living many years in a cold weather climate,…
Sweet Tuna Salad
February 10, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Sweet Tuna Salad

Today I'll be sharing my secrets on how to make your kids eat tuna salad. Believe me, they will love…
Turmeric
September 12, 2014 - 9:05 am

The Wonders of Turmeric

Discover the Wonders of Turmeric! When was the last time you ventured into the herbs and spices aisle?…
Ceviche
March 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Your Favorite Latin Dishes Reinvented: Lower Calories, Same Homemade Flavor

When we decide to cut back on calories and aim for a healthier lifestyle, our favorite foods are sometimes…
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…
HLE-Smoothie-5
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…
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…
Stuffed Peppers - Stuffing
May 15, 2014 - 10:26 am

Fresh Stuffed Peppers with Shrimp, Vegetables & Mango

One of the most visually stimulating vegetables in the produce aisle is Bell Peppers with the rainbow…
Raw Tacos
April 23, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try something new.. Raw Tacos

Eating raw is refreshing and cleansing. It may seem complex or confusing but it does not need to be.…
citrus with chile lime
January 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Citrus with Chile Lime Seasoning

It’s the dead of winter and most of the country is getting pummeled by snow and all sorts of inclement…
Saffron braised cp
March 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Saffron Braised Garbanzos With Olive Gremolata

This garbanzo braise is a nod to the Basque country.  It is simple, easy, inexpensive and can feed…
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