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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,…
Butternut Squash Soup
October 24, 2014 - 9:04 am

Bring Brazil Home This Fall with this Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing screams fall like butternut squash! It's sweet, starchy and nutty flavor is the protagonist…
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October 1, 2014 - 9:02 am

Challenge Accepted: October Unprocessed

As summer bids us farewell, it's time to look forward to the seasons ahead. While it might seem premature…
chef angelo sosa
June 30, 2014 - 8:33 am

Chef Sosa’s 8 Easy Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Just in time for 4th of July festivities, our good friend Chef Angelo Sosa shares 8 simple tips for…
Bacalao Salad
June 2, 2014 - 10:22 am

Light and Refreshing Bacalao Salad

Satisfy your nostalgic memories with this updated version of a traditional Puerto Rican dish, Balcalao…
Caribbean Seafood Stew
May 7, 2014 - 8:20 am

Hearty Carribean Seafood Stew

I’ve always been enticed by the smells of the tropics.  Living many years in a cold weather climate,…
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November 25, 2013 - 8:00 am

Last Minute Thanksgiving Feast

I know Thanksgiving is this week and if you are anything like me, the cooking, and maybe also the grocery…
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January 27, 2015 - 9:27 am

Learn How to Make a Delicious Spicy Sangria and More ‘Healthy Latin Eating’ Options – EXTRA TV

HLE Co- Founder and "Extra" special correspondent and radio personality Angie Martinez along with chef…
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…
brazilian strudle
April 15, 2014 - 7:05 am

Brazilian Cashew Nut Strudle with Guava and Lime

Recife, Brazil is an unlikely area for a Jewish community but the small enclave in the port city has…
Baked Bacalao with Greens and Garlicky Rice
January 21, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Baked Bacalao with Greens and Garlicky Rice

Are you looking for something quick and easy to cook for dinner tonight?  Look no further because…
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…
Raw Tacos
April 23, 2014 - 7:02 am

Try something new.. Raw Tacos

Eating raw is refreshing and cleansing. It may seem complex or confusing but it does not need to be.…
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