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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,…
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October 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Tapado de Pescado y Camarones: Honduran Style Fish and Shrimp Coconut Soup

If you ask for ‘Tapado’ in Honduras, you will most likely get two options; ‘Tapado Olanchano’…
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May 25, 2016 - 9:36 am

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…
empanada
June 4, 2014 - 10:12 am

10 Empanada Fillings You Won’t Be Able To Live Without

I will never forget the first time I tried an empanada. I was working for a newspaper at the time, and…
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…
Adrienne Bailon
May 27, 2014 - 9:25 am

Adrienne Bailon shouts out HLE in OK! Magazine

Our favorite talk show host from The Real and OK!’s style contributor, Adrienne Bailon, shares her…
pina colada
August 11, 2013 - 1:56 am

#2 Pina Colada

  There is nothing that says tropical vacation better than the classic Pina Colada. Straying from…
Plantain Shrimp Baskets
June 15, 2015 - 10:15 am

Plantain And Shrimp Baskets With Coconut-Peanut Sauce

Thinking about hosting a gathering for friends and family? Nothing against cheese and crackers or crudité…
Royally Bathed Oxtails
February 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Royally Bathed Oxtail with Garlic Thyme Polenta

Yes, Oxtail is the part of the Cow (or Ox) that comes from exactly where it sounds like.   If you didn’t…
Yam & Black Bean Tacos
February 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

Yam & Black Bean Tacos with Quick Pickled Cabbage

I’m a sucker for tacos. I think it’s the handheld aspect of them that makes me want to stuff them…
Shrimp Soup
May 18, 2016 - 10:16 am

Yampi Root and Shrimp Soup

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Yampi is a root vegetable in the yam family.  It looks very similar to…
garlic-bulbs
May 13, 2014 - 3:37 pm

10 Health Benefits of Garlic: Culinary and Nutritional Powerhouse

There really is nothing like garlic. Whether you sauté it with some onions or mince it, it is one of…
BeingBetter_TunaCeviche
April 28, 2014 - 6:58 am

Sinfully Simple Tuna Ceviche with Chef Angelo Sosa

Check out Angie’s new web series, BEING BETTER, on ulive.com.  Angie brings her brand of life-balance…
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