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Stuffed-Peppers
July 25, 2016 - 10:10 am in Condiments, Healthy Tips, Recipes
Grilled Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers
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Grilled Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Poblano peppers are just perfect for stuffing! Being milder than Jalapeño, poblano is one of the key ingredients in Chiles en Nogada, a traditional Mexican dish from Puebla, where this chili pepper is native to.  Poblanos can be found fresh or dried.  When dried, poblanos…
Quinoa-Calamari-Salad
July 18, 2016 - 11:24 am in Recipes
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Quinoa with Calamari Salad

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Quinoa is one of my favorite “grains”­­ to eat! You can make savory and sweet dishes using quinoa. This seed is less starchy than rice or wheat, which makes it a great choice for people watching the quality/quantity of carbs they eat.   It is an excellent source…
Tumeric and Coconut Sherbert
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Turmeric and Coconut Sherbet

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN We hope that by now turmeric is part of your spice rack! This marvelous spice is native to South and Southeast Asia and has been heavily used due to its intense mustardy yellow color and earthy flavor. Turmeric is part of the ginger family that you might be more familiar…
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June 3, 2016 - 8:36 am in Culinary News, Healthy Tips, Recipes
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Naranjilla (Lulo) Popsicles

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Naranjilla is a staple fruit in Ecuador and Colombia where is known as Lulo. Its name can be misleading given that the fruit does not resemble the flavor or texture of naranjas (Spanish for orange).   The best way I can possibly describe the flavor of naranjilla would…
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May 25, 2016 - 9:36 am in Condiments, Organic Foods, Recipes
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Cool Down This Summer with Honduran Style Horchata!

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Horchata is a very popular rice drink.  Almost each and every country in Latin America has its own version of it.  Basically it consists of soaking uncooked rice―amaranth is also used―with other ingredients such as peanuts, morro, pumpkin and sesame seeds in water,…
Beans mix
April 16, 2014 - 7:14 am

Power up with Beans!

Revising your diet to include more nutrients and less fat is easier than you think. There is one pantry…
Granola2
November 12, 2014 - 8:22 am

Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Eating granola has many benefits. Granola a type of breakfast cereal consisting of whole grain oats,…
Camote Breakfast
April 1, 2015 - 11:22 am

Power Up with Camote and Eggs Breakfast

Camote, yams and batatas are just some the hundreds of tuberous vegetables species there are. Unlike…
Mint
February 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mint: The Sweet, Organic Way To Improve Your Health

When we think of mint, we’re immediately reminded of sweet, Cuban cocktails and flavored ice cream,…
Baked Chicken Wings
March 11, 2014 - 8:15 am

Baked Chicken Wings with Sofrito and Barbecue Sauce

This past weekend I had one of those Saturdays that had a to-do list that was bound to keep me running…
Composition with jars of pickled vegetables. Marinated food
January 5, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Fermented Foods: Good for Digestion 

The holiday season is peppered with delicious albeit heavy, hard to digest dishes but you can alleviate…
egg cups
June 3, 2014 - 10:05 am

Breakfast on the Go!

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but often we forgo this essential step…
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,…
Habichelas-main
December 10, 2014 - 10:10 am

Quick and Easy Habichuela Dish!

Habichuelas, ejotes or frijoles verdes are just some of the names that this crunchy vegetable adopts…
Five
September 2, 2014 - 9:05 am

5 SMALL changes that can make a BIG impact on your life

We know that eating well and exercising are crucial in maintaining good health, but there are a few…
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…
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…
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