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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,…
Royally Bathed Oxtails
February 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Royally Bathed Oxtail with Garlic Thyme Polenta

Yes, Oxtail is the part of the Cow (or Ox) that comes from exactly where it sounds like.   If you didn’t…
H2O Post
July 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Your 3-Step Guide to the Most Flavorful, Rejuvenating H2O… Ever!

It's no secret that H2O is the healthiest beverage choice, but drinking water can become a monotonous…
HealthyLatin_TurkeyPicadillo
December 1, 2014 - 10:13 am

Tia Carmen’s Turkey Picadillo

Enjoy the holidays with good taste and health and be sure to find this recipe in the Healthy Latin Eating cookbook,…
Warm Lee & Cannelini Salad
January 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Warm Leek & Cannellini Bean Salad

Why do I love beans so much!?  Perhaps because of my Dominican roots?  I know how much Latin…
HLE Book stack copy
December 31, 2014 - 10:17 am

Food Trend Predictions for 2015 Show that Latin Food is Always in Style

As 2014 draws to a close, chefs, food companies and marketing organizations are trying to figure out…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
September 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash

There's no much left of summer, but, there's still time to make a summery light and yummy recipe! If…
green smoothie
April 9, 2014 - 7:13 am

5 Quick Green Smoothie Recipes For Boosting Energy

It’s the easiest thing in the world to make. And the perfect morning pick-me up, or afternoon or evening…
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June 13, 2014 - 10:26 am

Spanish Bellinis for this weekend’s Brunch!

Move over mimosas there's a new sheriff in town. This easy to make, Cava Bellini is going to make you…
Vegan Label
November 5, 2013 - 2:16 am

Being a Vegetarian in a Meat Loving Culture

When sharing with your Latino family members while being served a plate of food that you are a vegan,…
Chilled Jalapeno Pea Soup with Mint Whip
September 16, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Spicy Chilled Pea Soup With Mint Whip

Chilled pea soup is generally a springtime, early summer kind of thing with fresh peas peaking in their…
Seafood stew plated
March 18, 2014 - 9:19 am

Hearty Ancho Tomato Seafood Stew

San Francisco has cioppino, North Carolina has fish muddle and New England has clam chowder (as well…
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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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