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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…
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…
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…
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,…
August 19, 2015 - 10:59 am

Grilled Chicken with Mango and Nectarine Kabobs

Fire up the grill with these delicious and super easy to make kabobs. Just a few ingredients—that…
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…
Baby Cactus with Shrimp  1
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…
pots de creme2
December 17, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Dulce de Leche Pots de Creme

Sounds fancy, doesn’t it?  It may seem too sophisticated for your kitchen skill, but don’t…
Vegan Lime Bars 2
July 30, 2014 - 9:56 am

Clean Living Treat, Vegan Lime Bars

If you’re anything like me then you love dessert but staying on target and eating balanced, healthy…
Shrimp Soup
May 18, 2016 - 10:16 am

Yampi Root and Shrimp Soup

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN Yampi is a root vegetable in the yam family.  It looks very similar to…
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…
Brown Arroz Con Pollo
April 14, 2014 - 7:35 am

Healthy Recipe Remix: Brown Rice con Pollo

The diet Latinos enjoy is actually a lot more healthy than the standard American fare.  Studies…
añejo short rib tacos
June 24, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Añejo Tequileria = Perfection

It was one of those mid-week days during early February.  The kind of day when you can’t believe…
June 6, 2014 - 9:35 am

June: National Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month

Summer is here, and the produce department has never looked more colorful. In celebration of National…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
September 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash

There's no much left of summer, but, there's still time to make a summery light and yummy recipe! If…
Butternut Squash Soup
October 24, 2014 - 9:04 am

Bring Brazil Home This Fall with this Butternut Squash Soup

Nothing screams fall like butternut squash! It's sweet, starchy and nutty flavor is the protagonist…
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