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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,…
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…
Peel-&-Shirmp-Shrimp
June 19, 2014 - 10:14 am

Peel & Eat Citrus Shrimp with Ancho Lime Dip

Peel and Eat shrimp are a southern coastal favorite. There is almost nothing like a platter of highly…
Tamari Sauce
March 19, 2014 - 8:32 am

Add some flavor with Tamari Sauce!

Are you looking to add a new sauce to your pantry for those days you just want something different?…
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…
Pepitas Trail mix_left
November 28, 2014 - 9:21 am

Wholesome Snacking with Pepitas

For those of you who have eaten yourself right out of your "turkey eatin' pants" and can't fathom the…
fruit & veggies
January 30, 2014 - 3:15 pm

A Batido Your Kids Will Love

Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love making smoothies, especially when I have kids over my…
herb chicken
July 15, 2014 - 9:18 am

Herb Braised Chicken Thighs

Making a different chicken dish every time to avoid boredom can be tasking. With this tasty mix of herbs,…
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…
spring vegetables
May 9, 2014 - 9:07 am

Stay Trim & Cool with Spring’s “Hot” Vegetables

One of the simplest ways to maintain a healthy and clean diet is to eat vegetables. With every meal!…
Bacalao Guisado
May 19, 2014 - 11:38 am

Super Light Bacalao Guisado

A Puerto Rican staple without the guilt, bacalao guisado or salted cod fish stew with batata (sweet…
Cabbage and Chicken Sandwiches
December 27, 2014 - 7:57 am

Use Up Leftover Christmas Chicken: Cabbage and Chicken Sandwiches

No idea what to do with leftover chicken, turkey or roasted pork? Make some sandwiches! Honestly, these…
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…
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