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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,…
garlic-bulbs
May 13, 2014 - 3:37 pm

10 Health Benefits of Garlic: Culinary and Nutritional Powerhouse

There really is nothing like garlic. Whether you sauté it with some onions or mince it, it is one of…
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…
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…
It was love at first sip!
December 12, 2014 - 9:00 am

Angie’s Low Fat Coquito

The holidays are the perfect excuse to indulge. I mean let’s be real, who wants to count calories…
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,…
Cabbage and Chicken Sandwiches
December 27, 2014 - 7:57 am

Use Up Leftover Christmas Chicken: Cabbage and Chicken Sandwiches

No idea what to do with leftover chicken, turkey or roasted pork? Make some sandwiches! Honestly, these…
Pepitas Trail mix_left
November 28, 2014 - 9:21 am

Wholesome Snacking with Pepitas

For those of you who have eaten yourself right out of your "turkey eatin' pants" and can't fathom the…
pumpkins
October 22, 2013 - 2:07 am

8 Health Benefits Of Pumpkin You Never Knew

This time of year the entire nation goes loco for pumpkins. The patches are filled, el niños are excited…
Camote Breakfast
April 1, 2015 - 11:22 am

Power Up with Camote and Eggs Breakfast

Camote, yams and batatas are just some the hundreds of tuberous vegetables species there are. Unlike…
Mint
February 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mint: The Sweet, Organic Way To Improve Your Health

When we think of mint, we’re immediately reminded of sweet, Cuban cocktails and flavored ice cream,…
veggie-taco-salad
November 30, 2013 - 7:00 am

Tasty Lentil Vegetarian Taco Salad

  Yes! You can enjoy the great taste of a taco even though you’re a vegetarian. In fact, since…
Mex Tofu
July 17, 2014 - 9:04 am

Mexican Inspired Tofu Scramble

A good breakfast is a great way to start your day. Sure green smoothies are great, but sometimes on…
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