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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,…
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…
HLE_GrilledPeaches1
November 2, 2014 - 9:45 am

Cheat Day Dessert Under 200 Calories: Grilled Peaches with Almond Butter and Mint Berry Compote

Sweet, nutty, creamy, and topped with a mint berry compote, this peaches-and-creme inspired dessert…
Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad
January 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad

I can eat rice and beans any time of the year, but when it’s cold outside there is nothing more comforting…
Guacamole-6
January 30, 2015 - 7:51 am

Superbowl Sunday the HLE way!

Superbowl Sunday is here!!  Lets approach the festivities with delicious, healthy food that could fool…
Mussels
July 25, 2014 - 9:09 am

All In The Family: A Weekend With My Culinary Idols

I come from a long line of chefs. My dad and his dad (my grandfather) are my culinary idols, with their…
spring vegetables
May 9, 2014 - 9:07 am

Stay Trim & Cool with Spring’s “Hot” Vegetables

One of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy and clean diet is to eat vegetables. With every meal!…
Quinoa Andean 1
November 18, 2014 - 8:58 am

Quinoa: The Andean Mighty Seed

Contrary to what you might belive, quinoa is not a grain but a seed.  This highly nutritious seed native…
10 Kitchen Tools
March 20, 2014 - 9:06 am

10 MUST Have Cooking Tools

I don't know if it's just me, but cooking in another person's kitchen is so nerve racking. There's something…
HLE-Bacalaito-4
January 29, 2015 - 9:37 am

Keep toasty with this Bacalaito Frittata

There’s one thing on my agenda when I step foot on Puerto Rican soil, it's to jump into a car, hair…
Mex Tofu
July 17, 2014 - 9:04 am

Mexican Inspired Tofu Scramble

A good breakfast is a great way to start your day. Sure green smoothies are great, but sometimes on…
IMG_6766
March 21, 2014 - 9:44 am

Bursting Blueberry Bok Choy Muffins

Typically, when we think of muffins we think of huge, sugar-laden delights that might taste scrumptious…
Spectrum Salad
March 31, 2014 - 7:09 am

Welcome Spring with this Spectrum Salad

Using color in food to stimulate the senses is a must.  We eat with our eyes first.  Consider…
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