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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,…
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,…
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…
Composition with jars of pickled vegetables. Marinated food
January 5, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Fermented Foods: Good for Digestion 

The holiday season is peppered with delicious albeit heavy, hard to digest dishes but you can alleviate…
Planatos & eggs
July 11, 2014 - 9:04 am

Platanos with Eggs: The Latin Quiche

Want to try something fun this weekend? Of the many tropical fruits and vegetables, one of my favorites…
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…
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,…
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…
Yam Mash
November 25, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Yams with Apple Cider and Pumpkin Kernels

Keeping in the spirit of this week… here is a great option for a classic Thanksgiving side. Although…
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December 2, 2014 - 8:31 am

Better than Casserole Green Beans with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds

The holidays can be tricky to navigate if you’re thinking about healthier eating. Everyone wants…
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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…
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June 3, 2013 - 5:46 pm

5 Cheap and Easy Ways to Get In Shape

In a difficult economy, joining a gym can feel like an expense we just cannot take on. In fact, even…
Red wine
February 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Red Wine: A glass a day, could keep the doctor away

We all know that proper nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle.  We spend hours in the gym working…
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