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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,…
huevos-habaneros
April 21, 2014 - 7:05 am

Healthy Huevos Habaneros

Jumpstart your new year with new, healthy brunch recipes that are high in nutrition, but don’t skimp…
citrus with chile lime
January 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Citrus with Chile Lime Seasoning

It’s the dead of winter and most of the country is getting pummeled by snow and all sorts of inclement…
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…
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December 22, 2013 - 6:53 pm

Easy Ways To Maintain Your Figure This Holiday Season

If you’re looking for easy ways to cut calories during the holidays, you’re in luck. No need to…
Cilantro Bunch
January 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Health Benefits of Cilantro: Flavorful Herb, Antioxidant Powerhouse

Latin cooking wouldn’t be complete without cilantro.  This fragrant, antioxidant-rich herb is…
Brown Arroz Con Pollo
April 14, 2014 - 7:35 am

Healthy Recipe Remix: Brown Rice con Pollo

The diet Latinos enjoy is actually a lot more healthy than the standard American fare.  Studies…
veggie-taco-salad
November 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Tasty Lentil Vegetarian Taco Salad

  Yes! You can enjoy the great taste of a taco even though you’re a vegetarian. In fact, since…
añejo short rib tacos
June 24, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Añejo Tequileria = Perfection

It was one of those mid-week days during early February.  The kind of day when you can’t believe…
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…
Vegan-Tart-Apple-Pie
November 26, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Tart Apple Pie

The holidays are here and there is certainly a big chill in the air! Most families are beginning to…
Turmeric
September 12, 2014 - 9:05 am

The Wonders of Turmeric

Discover the Wonders of Turmeric! When was the last time you ventured into the herbs and spices aisle?…
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…
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