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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,…
gmo labeling
July 8, 2013 - 7:00 am

Whole Foods To Put GMO Label On Its Foods

Finally, a large food supplier is standing up to the GMO behemoths. We couldn’t be more thrilled about…
Baked Malanga Chips
December 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Light and Crisp Baked Malanga Chips

During my last trip to La Isla Del Encanto my dad introduced me to root chips. They were crunchy, salty…
EatingWell-Crop
November 10, 2014 - 9:02 am

Benefits of Healthy Eating

A few amazing tips brought to you by our friends at Nursing School Hub.
Plantain Shrimp Baskets
June 15, 2015 - 10:15 am

Plantain And Shrimp Baskets With Coconut-Peanut Sauce

Thinking about hosting a gathering for friends and family? Nothing against cheese and crackers or crudité…
Coconut
May 20, 2014 - 10:22 am

Coconut Oil: Culinary, Health & Beauty Superpower

During my last trip to Puerto Rico, I became familiar with the use of coconut as a key ingredient in…
pork-roast
June 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm

How To Make Lechon Asado the Healthy Way

I grew up watching whole pigs slowly spinning over an open fire, their succulent aroma filling the entire…
Flor De Jamaica 1
April 21, 2015 - 9:53 am

Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Iced Tea): A Berry-like Delicious Tea!

Among many other names, Flor de Jamaica or Jamaican Sorrel is also known in English as Hibiscus flower,…
Healthy Breakfasts
April 11, 2014 - 7:27 am

Healthy Must-Have Morning Foods

Monday mornings. Tuesday mornings.  No matter which day it is, the energy you’ll need to face…
Turkey Stuffing
December 24, 2013 - 10:00 am

Two Chefs, Two Cities, One Holiday Classic

I love stuffing.  I try to eat it only once a year but the indulgence usually happens twice - on…
Produce
June 6, 2014 - 9:35 am

June: National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

Summer is here, and the produce department has never looked more colorful. In celebration of National…
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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…
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,…
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