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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,…
HLE-Smoothie-5
September 25, 2014 - 9:04 am

Welcome Fall with these Quinoa Smoothies!

Grabbing a smoothie on the go is an easy way to schedule breakfast, lunch or a yummy snack into your…
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!…
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…
HLE_GrilledPeaches1
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…
huevos-habaneros
April 21, 2014 - 7:05 am

Healthy Huevos Habaneros

Jumpstart your new year with new, healthy brunch recipes that are high in nutrition, but don’t skimp…
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…
Camote Breakfast
April 1, 2015 - 11:22 am

Power Up with Camote and Eggs Breakfast

Camote, yams and batatas are just some the hundreds of tuberous vegetables species there are. Unlike…
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…
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…
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…
Yam & Black Bean Tacos
February 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

Yam & Black Bean Tacos with Quick Pickled Cabbage

I’m a sucker for tacos. I think it’s the handheld aspect of them that makes me want to stuff them…
media noche empanadas
June 20, 2013 - 12:34 am

Cuban Media Noche Empanadas

I've been making empanadas for years now, inspired by my Grandmother who diligently prepared these cocktail…
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