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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,…
Plantains 1
October 7, 2014 - 9:02 am

Sweet Plantains… Pure Tropical Deliciousness

Plantains are a tropical staple in many Latin American countries.  Plantains are also present in some…
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…
garlic-bulbs
May 13, 2014 - 3:37 pm

10 Health Benefits of Garlic: Culinary and Nutritional Powerhouse

There really is nothing like garlic. Whether you sauté it with some onions or mince it, it is one of…
Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad
January 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad

I can eat rice and beans any time of the year, but when it’s cold outside there is nothing more comforting…
Guacamole-6
January 30, 2015 - 7:51 am

Superbowl Sunday the HLE way!

Superbowl Sunday is here!!  Lets approach the festivities with delicious, healthy food that could fool…
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November 2, 2014 - 9:45 am

Cheat Day Dessert Under 200 Calories: Grilled Peaches with Almond Butter and Mint Berry Compote

Sweet, nutty, creamy, and topped with a mint berry compote, this peaches-and-creme inspired dessert…
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October 31, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Trick free Treats for Halloween!

Halloween doesn’t need to be one big sugar rush followed by a subsequent, hazy crash. You can indulge…
Baked Chicken Wings
March 11, 2014 - 8:15 am

Baked Chicken Wings with Sofrito and Barbecue Sauce

This past weekend I had one of those Saturdays that had a to-do list that was bound to keep me running…
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October 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Tapado de Pescado y Camarones: Honduran Style Fish and Shrimp Coconut Soup

If you ask for ‘Tapado’ in Honduras, you will most likely get two options; ‘Tapado Olanchano’…
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March 21, 2014 - 9:44 am

Bursting Blueberry Bok Choy Muffins

Typically, when we think of muffins we think of huge, sugar-laden delights that might taste scrumptious…
Ceviche
May 16, 2016 - 8:00 am

Shrimp and Mandarin Orange Ceviche

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Ceviche! Everyone craves a delicious ceviche this time of year.  What…
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February 3, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Nopalitos con Camarones y sofrito: Cactus Paddles with Sofrito Shrimp!

Nopal is a species of the cactus family, which include over a hundred other species. Although it may…
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