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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,…
citrus with chile lime
January 27, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Citrus with Chile Lime Seasoning

It’s the dead of winter and most of the country is getting pummeled by snow and all sorts of inclement…
Roasted Brussels Sprouts 2
November 24, 2014 - 10:34 am

Surprisingly Easy Thanksgiving Roasted Brussels Sprouts

It's Thanksgiving WEEK!!! So, when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, we all know the turkey is the star…
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…
Vegan Rice Crispy Treats
February 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

A Healthier Valentine’s Day Sweet

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I’ve been thinking about what kind of sweet treat I’ll make…
Posole Rojo 1
February 9, 2015 - 9:37 am

How About Mexican Pozole Rojo for Dinner?

Pozole is a traditional Mexican soup made with a variety of chiles. You can find pozole rojo, verde…
Chicken-Kabobs
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…
St Paddys Pancakes main
March 17, 2014 - 7:00 am

Get in the spirit with these St. Patty’s Day Pancakes

Want a recipe for a festive dish to serve on St. Patrick’s Day? Try St. Patty’s Pancakes, dyed naturally…
H2O Post
July 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Your 3-Step Guide to the Most Flavorful, Rejuvenating H2O… Ever!

It's no secret that H2O is the healthiest beverage choice, but drinking water can become a monotonous…
homemade hummus 2
January 2, 2015 - 9:13 am

New Year, New You!! Creamy Homemade Hummus

Growing up I absolutely dreaded eating garbanzo beans (also know as chickpeas), my mom would often sub…
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November 25, 2013 - 8:00 am

Last Minute Thanksgiving Feast

I know Thanksgiving is this week and if you are anything like me, the cooking, and maybe also the grocery…
Produce
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…
Dairy Free Lemon Curd2
March 10, 2014 - 9:00 am

Dairy Free Cuajada de Limon

Making your own condiments is so satisfying.  They are those little backdrops in recipes you never…
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