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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,…
Planatos & eggs
July 11, 2014 - 9:04 am

Platanos with Eggs: The Latin Quiche

Want to try something fun this weekend? Of the many tropical fruits and vegetables, one of my favorites…
Pastelon Dominicano
December 17, 2014 - 8:58 am

Pastelón Domincano: Sweet Plantain and Ground Meat Dominican Casserole

Dominican cuisine is characterized by a combination of Spanish, indigenous and African traits. Many…
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January 12, 2015 - 9:25 am

Keep it Going.. Make “Being Healthier” One of Your Top 2015 Resolutions!! Find Out How!

I’m pretty sure you already have a list of your new year’s resolutions posted on a wall, at your…
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,…
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…
mexican street corn
August 1, 2014 - 10:42 am

3 Latin Dishes You Should Make This Weekend

With so many recipes out there, we've compiled a list of the three must-try recipes for you and your…
Tomatoes
July 11, 2013 - 12:20 am

What To Do When Your Fruit Hangs Low

Salads are the perfect snack or meal for the warm weather. They require few ingredients, kitchen tools…
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December 31, 2014 - 10:17 am

Food Trend Predictions for 2015 Show that Latin Food is Always in Style

As 2014 draws to a close, chefs, food companies and marketing organizations are trying to figure out…
Tofu Pericos with Arepas
May 29, 2014 - 10:07 am

Savory Garlic Arepas

I am an addict. I admit it. More specifically, I am an arepa addict. I kind of knew this to be true…
fruit & veggies
January 30, 2014 - 3:15 pm

A Batido Your Kids Will Love

Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love making smoothies, especially when I have kids over my…
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…
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…
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