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Camote Breakfast
April 1, 2015 - 11:22 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Organic Foods, Recipes
Power Up with Camote and Eggs Breakfast 2.67/5 (53.33%) 3 votes

Power Up with Camote and Eggs Breakfast

Camote, yams and batatas are just some the hundreds of tuberous vegetables species there are. Unlike yams, which are native to Africa and Asia, camotes (sweet potatoes) are thought to be native to the Americas, more specifically to South America, where you can find over four thousand varieties of potatoes…
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March 18, 2015 - 9:42 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Natural Health, Recipes
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Make Your Own Mojo Criollo: Caribbean Garlic Sauce!

Mojo Criollo is an “indispensable” garlic sauce used in the Latino kitchen. In Puerto Rico, mojo is commonly used as aliño (marinade) for pork and meats. In Cuba it’s also served over yucca or any other tuber vegetable such as potatoes and fried plantains.   But its use doesn’t stop there.  …
Cilantro & Culantro
March 5, 2015 - 12:10 pm in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Nutrition, Organic Foods
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Culantro vs Cilantro: Two Distinct Wonderful Herbs!

Culantro and cilantro have been used for centuries in international cuisines such as Thai and of course Latino.  Few Latino cooks would actually get culantro and cilantro mixed up, however, for some people is still a bit confusing to differentiate between these two. Culantro, also known as recao in…
Tofu Taco
February 17, 2015 - 1:56 pm in Recipes, Restaurants
West Coast Organic Tofu & Veggie Tacos by Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill 5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote

West Coast Organic Tofu & Veggie Tacos by Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Are you familiar with their "locally sourced, organic, hormone-free, GMO-free franchise" format? They've turned greasy carnitas tacos into organic, non-GMO, marinated, wood-fire grilled tofu tacos.  At the helm of the "healthy franchise trend," they are uber high quality ingredient-forward in a franchise…
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February 9, 2015 - 9:37 am in Condiments, Culinary News, Natural Health, Nutrition, Recipes
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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 and blanco, each of them uses a different variety of chiles that imparts a distinctive color and flavor. The one I made is pozole rojo. I got this recipe during a spontaneous conversation I had with a…
Yam Mash
November 25, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Yams with Apple Cider and Pumpkin Kernels

Keeping in the spirit of this week… here is a great option for a classic Thanksgiving side. Although…
Warm Lee & Cannelini Salad
January 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Warm Leek & Cannellini Bean Salad

Why do I love beans so much!?  Perhaps because of my Dominican roots?  I know how much Latin…
Peel-&-Shirmp-Shrimp
June 19, 2014 - 10:14 am

Peel & Eat Citrus Shrimp with Ancho Lime Dip

Peel and Eat shrimp are a southern coastal favorite. There is almost nothing like a platter of highly…
Chuletas Horneadas
February 21, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Chuletas Horneadas y Moro de Trigo con Guandules

Coming from a Hispanic background rice is our go-to side. It's one of the guilty pleasures I can't live…
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…
summer tomato salad
August 13, 2014 - 11:15 am

Quick and Easy Summertime Tomato Salad

Tomato season is at its peak. Produce markets are full of all varietals from cherubs to heirlooms, but…
Bacalao Guisado
May 19, 2014 - 11:38 am

Super Light Bacalao Guisado

A Puerto Rican staple without the guilt, bacalao guisado or salted cod fish stew with batata (sweet…
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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…
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November 24, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Exciting News the HLE Cookbook is finally here!!

Dear HLE family!  We have some very exciting news to share with you! Our cookbook, Healthy Latin Eating will…
quinoa paella
April 18, 2014 - 7:13 am

Springtime Paella, Sub Quinoa

The snowfalls have ceased, the outside air temperature is almost regularly 60 degrees and I’ve spotted…
Causa Peruana
October 14, 2014 - 9:16 am

Causa Peruana: A Scrumptious Potato Starter

Peruvian cuisine is trendier than ever before! Peruvian dishes are absolutely delicious from starters…
Herb Garden
May 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Herb Gardens featuring Basil!

With the ever-increasing advances and technology, we are getting farther and farther away from nature…