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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,…
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…
Carrot Ginger Soup with arepa
June 10, 2014 - 9:31 am

Light Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Soup has to be one of the easiest, most comforting foods available to us. You can pair a heaping bowl…
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…
red pepper soup
December 31, 2013 - 9:29 pm

Guajillo Spiced Roasted Red Pepper & Fennel Soup

This healthy, fragrant soup will round out your New Year’s Eve menu in just minutes.  Serve it…
Plantains 1
October 7, 2014 - 9:02 am

Sweet Plantains… Pure Tropical Deliciousness

Plantains are a tropical staple in many Latin American countries.  Plantains are also present in some…
Today Show
January 6, 2015 - 11:32 am

In case you missed it! Watch HLE on the Today show

Kicking off 2015's New Year, New You our beloved Angie Martinez and acclaimed chef Angelo Sosa made…
Coconut
May 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

Coconut Oil: Culinary, Health & Beauty Superpower

During my last trip to Puerto Rico, I became familiar with the use of coconut as a key ingredient in…
kid-soda-drinking
June 13, 2013 - 7:33 pm

3 Kid Friendly Alternatives to Soda

Growing up, soda was the rare treat in my home.  I thought my parents were part of some terrible Cult…
Flor De Jamaica 1
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,…
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…
HLE_Tropical Fruit&Nut Bars3
September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars

About three years ago, I got stuck in an elevator on my way out for lunch for over two hours with eleven…
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…
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