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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,…
Pepitas Trail mix_left
November 28, 2014 - 9:21 am

Wholesome Snacking with Pepitas

For those of you who have eaten yourself right out of your "turkey eatin' pants" and can't fathom the…
Five spice honey nuts
February 4, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Chino Latino Honey Nut Clusters

Chinese culture has long influenced the landscape of Latin America.  Since at least the 1970’s…
H2O Post
July 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Your 3-Step Guide to the Most Flavorful, Rejuvenating H2O… Ever!

It's no secret that H2O is the healthiest beverage choice, but drinking water can become a monotonous…
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…
pumpkins
October 22, 2013 - 2:07 am

8 Health Benefits Of Pumpkin You Never Knew

This time of year the entire nation goes loco for pumpkins. The patches are filled, el niños are excited…
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August 6, 2014 - 10:06 am

Simplicity In The Kitchen With Fresh, Accessible Ingredients

One of my closest friends is a chef and hosted a menu tasting this week. Everything from grilled shrimp…
Cilantro Bunch
January 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Health Benefits of Cilantro: Flavorful Herb, Antioxidant Powerhouse

Latin cooking wouldn’t be complete without cilantro.  This fragrant, antioxidant-rich herb is…
brazilian strudle
April 15, 2014 - 7:05 am

Brazilian Cashew Nut Strudle with Guava and Lime

Recife, Brazil is an unlikely area for a Jewish community but the small enclave in the port city has…
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March 30, 2016 - 8:00 am

Champurrado: Mexican Hot Chocolate

by: Suellen Pineda Spring is almost here! But, wait, it’s still a bit cold out there. Well, chilly…
Tamari Sauce
March 19, 2014 - 8:32 am

Add some flavor with Tamari Sauce!

Are you looking to add a new sauce to your pantry for those days you just want something different?…
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…
Pumpkin, Avocado Smoothie
December 15, 2014 - 9:08 am

Power Up with Breakfast: Pumpkin, Avocado and Apples Smoothie!

It is not a secret that eating breakfast is a healthy habit that fuels our bodies with the so needed…
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