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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,…
Tofu Pericos with Arepas
May 29, 2014 - 10:07 am

Savory Garlic Arepas

I am an addict. I admit it. More specifically, I am an arepa addict. I kind of knew this to be true…
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…
coffee
June 28, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Weighing the Benefits of Café, Pound by Pound

For more than 100 million Americans, coffee is the eye-opener of the day. Consumed on a daily basis,…
Shrimp Soup
May 18, 2016 - 10:16 am

Yampi Root and Shrimp Soup

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Yampi is a root vegetable in the yam family.  It looks very similar to…
Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season.…
Ancho Paste
March 7, 2014 - 11:30 am

A little goes a long way.. Ancho Chile Paste

Take 25 minutes to make this fabulous paste.  Its rich, earthy flavors will add tons of depth to soups,…
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,…
Yam & Black Bean Tacos
February 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

Yam & Black Bean Tacos with Quick Pickled Cabbage

I’m a sucker for tacos. I think it’s the handheld aspect of them that makes me want to stuff them…
Sofri-Yaki Shrimp
March 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Camarones al Sofri-Yaki!

Seafood is one of my favorites but going out to seafood restaurants can be pricey. I try to make easy…
Panko Encrusted Blue Fish
March 13, 2014 - 9:03 am

Panko Encrusted Blue Fish with Salad

Did I mention I looove seafood?  Well only until recently, finding the kind of seafood in Virginia…
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…
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September 25, 2014 - 9:04 am

Welcome Fall with these Quinoa Smoothies!

Grabbing a smoothie on the go is an easy way to schedule breakfast, lunch or a yummy snack into your…
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