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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,…
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…
Taco
May 21, 2014 - 9:57 am

The Whale’s Tale, East Northport, NY

I visited one of my brother's favorite summer spots this weekend and was reminded of the value of a…
Cilantro & Culantro
March 5, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Culantro vs Cilantro: Two Distinct Wonderful Herbs!

Culantro and cilantro have been used for centuries in international cuisines such as Thai and of course…
chickpea2
December 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Cinnamon Chickpea Stew with Crispy Cauliflower Florets

I don’t know about you but I have some clean-eating to do since the Thanksgiving holiday and the continued…
fish tomato coconut 10
September 9, 2013 - 6:02 am

Fish in Coconut Tomato Sauce

Fish in coconut-tomato broth is hands down one of my favorite meals.  My mom used to make this all…
Quinoa-Calamari-Salad
July 18, 2016 - 11:24 am

Quinoa with Calamari Salad

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Quinoa is one of my favorite “grains”­­ to eat! You can make savory…
SweetPotatoSkins2
November 9, 2014 - 9:23 am

Draft a Rookie Appetizer This Football Season: Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Jerseys, face paint, and team rivalries. Ladies and gentlemen, football season has begun!!! Regardless…
whin dine
May 12, 2014 - 7:04 am

#Whin & Dine in Washington Heights & Inwood – May 12th -23rd

#WHIN & DINE is the official Washington Heights & Inwood dining week celebration in which participating…
Mint
February 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mint: The Sweet, Organic Way To Improve Your Health

When we think of mint, we’re immediately reminded of sweet, Cuban cocktails and flavored ice cream,…
white sangria
August 23, 2013 - 11:21 pm

#3 White Sangria

  Stemming from Spain, Sangria is now common throughout Latin America. It is typically a red wine…
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…
smokey tuna tartare
August 18, 2014 - 10:19 am

Smokey Tuna Tartare

Tuna tartare has made an appearance on almost half the restaurant menus I’ve seen and I’ve tried…
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