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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,…
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March 18, 2015 - 9:42 am

Make Your Own Mojo Criollo: Caribbean Garlic Sauce!

Mojo Criollo is an “indispensable” garlic sauce used in the Latino kitchen. In Puerto Rico, mojo…
Portion Control 1
August 4, 2014 - 9:32 am

High Five Your Way to Perfect Portion Control

Six months ago, when one of my closest friends, Rachel, called me for nutrition advice on how to lose…
egg cups
June 3, 2014 - 10:05 am

Breakfast on the Go!

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but often we forgo this essential step…
quinoa paella
April 18, 2014 - 7:13 am

Springtime Paella, Sub Quinoa

The snowfalls have ceased, the outside air temperature is almost regularly 60 degrees and I’ve spotted…
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…
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…
Herb Garden
May 28, 2014 - 9:50 am

Herb Gardens featuring Basil!

With the ever-increasing advances and technology, we are getting farther and farther away from nature…
scallops & romesco
January 8, 2014 - 7:45 pm

Seared Scallops with Romesco and Sweet Eggplant

Though succulent sea scallops are the star of the show, peppery Romesco sauce and flash fried eggplant…
Granola2
November 12, 2014 - 8:22 am

Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe

Eating granola has many benefits. Granola a type of breakfast cereal consisting of whole grain oats,…
summer tomato salad
August 13, 2014 - 11:15 am

Quick and Easy Summertime Tomato Salad

Tomato season is at its peak. Produce markets are full of all varietals from cherubs to heirlooms, but…
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February 18, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Homemade Sazón: Organic, Flavorful, Ridiculously Healthy

Where would Latin cooking be without sazón?  It seasons our food and adds that bite to most classic…
kid-soda-drinking
June 13, 2013 - 7:33 pm

3 Kid Friendly Alternatives to Soda

Growing up, soda was the rare treat in my home.  I thought my parents were part of some terrible Cult…
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