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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,…
Tacos
May 5, 2016 - 9:03 am

Annatto Grilled Chicken Tacos with Pineapple and Avocado Salsa

By: Suellen Pineda Cinco de Mayo is almost here! So there’s no better excuse than this popular celebration…
MIsto Oil Sprayer
April 17, 2014 - 7:16 am

Keep it light with the Misto Olive Oil Sprayer

There are many ways we can make our meals healthier and sometimes just a little tweak here and there…
classic chicken pozole
December 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Classic Chicken Pozole

'Tis the season for cold weather and warm food. Pozole is a tradition this time of year in my household…
grilledvegetables
July 4, 2013 - 7:00 am

Grill This.. NOT That! on Independence Day

There’s nothing that says a Fourth of July celebration than grilling and barbecuing: from burgers…
Five
September 2, 2014 - 9:05 am

5 SMALL changes that can make a BIG impact on your life

We know that eating well and exercising are crucial in maintaining good health, but there are a few…
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…
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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…
Collard Green Veggie Wrap
July 7, 2014 - 10:25 am

Fresh Collard Green Veggie Wrap

Summer is officially here and BBQs are in full bloom. As a vegetarian, I am often limited to house salads…
Red Potato Salad
July 9, 2014 - 9:32 am

A Healthier Potato Salad!

Potato salad is one of the most popular side dishes for cookouts and parties but with the low-carb craze,…
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…
HLE_Croquettes
July 28, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Sweet Potato Croquettes with Chipotle Aioli

Traditional Spanish croquettes or croquetas are small breadcrumbed potato fritters filled with meat,…
green smoothie
April 9, 2014 - 7:13 am

5 Quick Green Smoothie Recipes For Boosting Energy

It’s the easiest thing in the world to make. And the perfect morning pick-me up, or afternoon or evening…
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