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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,…
Gazpacho
April 30, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try this Super Green Gazpacho

Gazpacho is traditionally a cold, tomato based soup typical to the Andalucía region of southern Spain.…
media noche empanadas
June 20, 2013 - 12:34 am

Cuban Media Noche Empanadas

I've been making empanadas for years now, inspired by my Grandmother who diligently prepared these cocktail…
Snack on these throughout the day!
July 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

5 Foods With Amazing Health Benefits

There isn’t a doctor or other health expert anywhere who won’t tell you about how good fruits and…
HealthyLatin_TurkeyPicadillo
December 1, 2014 - 10:13 am

Tia Carmen’s Turkey Picadillo

Enjoy the holidays with good taste and health and be sure to find this recipe in the Healthy Latin Eating cookbook,…
Chile lime salt
January 24, 2014 - 7:49 am

Two Simple Condiments, Countless Uses

Making condiments may sound too involved, but having house-made spice combinations on hand will make…
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December 2, 2014 - 8:31 am

Better than Casserole Green Beans with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds

The holidays can be tricky to navigate if you’re thinking about healthier eating. Everyone wants…
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April 21, 2015 - 9:53 am

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Iced Tea): A Berry-like Delicious Tea!

Among many other names, Flor de Jamaica or Jamaican Sorrel is also known in English as Hibiscus flower,…
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May 1, 2014 - 7:52 am

Keep it simple with this Quinoa Burrito Bowl

Any time I cook a grain, I like to make a larger batch than I need for the recipe I am preparing. This…
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…
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…
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,…
Collard Green Veggie Wrap
July 7, 2014 - 10:25 am

Fresh Collard Green Veggie Wrap

Summer is officially here and BBQs are in full bloom. As a vegetarian, I am often limited to house salads…
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