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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…
IMG_Lulo_
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,…
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…
Posole Rojo 1
February 9, 2015 - 9:37 am

How About Mexican Pozole Rojo for Dinner?

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made with a variety of chiles. You can find pozole rojo, verde…
Beans mix
April 16, 2014 - 7:14 am

Power up with Beans!

Revising your diet to include more nutrients and less fat is easier than you think. There is one pantry…
Mint
February 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mint: The Sweet, Organic Way To Improve Your Health

When we think of mint, we’re immediately reminded of sweet, Cuban cocktails and flavored ice cream,…
IMG_Lulo_
June 3, 2016 - 8:36 am

Naranjilla (Lulo) Popsicles

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Naranjilla is a staple fruit in Ecuador and Colombia where is known as…
Herb Garden
May 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Herb Gardens featuring Basil!

With the ever-increasing advances and technology, we are getting farther and farther away from nature…
Vegan Lime Bars 2
July 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

Clean Living Treat, Vegan Lime Bars

If you’re anything like me then you love dessert but staying on target and eating balanced, healthy…
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…
Veg Black Beans &  Rice Casserole main
April 24, 2014 - 7:03 am

Vegetarian Black Beans & Rice Casserole

If you like casseroles, but are looking for a lighter take on these heavy dishes, look no further than…
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…
Raw Tacos
April 23, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try something new.. Raw Tacos

Eating raw is refreshing and cleansing. It may seem complex or confusing but it does not need to be.…
Produce
June 6, 2014 - 9:35 am

June: National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

Summer is here, and the produce department has never looked more colorful. In celebration of National…
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