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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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March 25, 2014 - 7:42 am

5 Food Safety Facts All Home Cooks Should Know

Even if you do not aspire to cook in a restaurant one day, all cooks need to know some basic safety…
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…
añejo short rib tacos
June 24, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Añejo Tequileria = Perfection

It was one of those mid-week days during early February.  The kind of day when you can’t believe…
veggie flautas
September 4, 2014 - 10:02 am

Delightful Veggie Flautas with Salsa Verde

“Flauta” is Spanish for flute and also the shape for rolled-up tortillas that are traditionally…
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…
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November 24, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Exciting News the HLE Cookbook is finally here!!

Dear HLE family!  We have some very exciting news to share with you! Our cookbook, Healthy Latin Eating will…
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…
Bacalao Salad
June 2, 2014 - 10:22 am

Light and Refreshing Bacalao Salad

Satisfy your nostalgic memories with this updated version of a traditional Puerto Rican dish, Balcalao…
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December 5, 2014 - 9:48 am

¡Salud! Holiday Sangria Spritzer Recipe #TGIF

(Photograph by Bon Affair) One of the easiest ways to put on pounds this season is to have too many…
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…
Roasted Brussels Sprouts 2
November 24, 2014 - 10:34 am

Surprisingly Easy Thanksgiving Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It's Thanksgiving WEEK!!! So, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, we all know the turkey is the star…
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…
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