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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,…
Chicha Morada Drink 1
June 22, 2015 - 11:24 am

Peruvian Chicha Morada: Peruvian Purple Corn Drink

Have you ever been invited to a Peruvian gathering? Chances are you have enjoyed this delicious and…
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December 28, 2013 - 10:47 am

Grilled Lamb Chops & Merguez with Chimichurri

This is another simple recipe that will wow your guests for that New Year's celebration.  I like…
Snack on these throughout the day!
July 1, 2013 - 12:00 pm

5 Foods With Amazing Health Benefits

There isn’t a doctor or other health expert anywhere who won’t tell you about how good fruits and…
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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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…
Chef Edgardo Noel
August 11, 2014 - 9:58 am

Latin Chef Profile: Edgardo Noel

Being a foodie, watching cooking shows it’s such a treat. We sometimes come across several chefs that…
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December 2, 2014 - 8:31 am

Better than Casserole Green Beans with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds

The holidays can be tricky to navigate if you’re thinking about healthier eating. Everyone wants…
Warm Lee & Cannelini Salad
January 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Warm Leek & Cannellini Bean Salad

Why do I love beans so much!?  Perhaps because of my Dominican roots?  I know how much Latin…
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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…
Pan Seared Halibut
February 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Pan Seared Halibut with Pesto Quinoa and Tangy Slaw

This dish is hearty enough to keep you warm in the winter yet not weighed down in the summer and the…
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…
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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…
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