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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,…
Gluten Free Empanadas
April 8, 2014 - 7:35 am

Delicious Gluten-Free Empanadas

Being Latino and gluten-free can be a tough and lonely road to travel. Surprisingly though, a lot of…
gambas al ajillo
December 28, 2013 - 2:39 am

Colossal Shrimp in Garlic Sauce (Gambas Al Ajillo)

New Year’s is around the corner and if you are searching for a few more simple things to serve up,…
Turmeric
September 12, 2014 - 9:05 am

The Wonders of Turmeric

Discover the Wonders of Turmeric! When was the last time you ventured into the herbs and spices aisle?…
Baked Chicken Wings
March 11, 2014 - 8:15 am

Baked Chicken Wings with Sofrito and Barbecue Sauce

This past weekend I had one of those Saturdays that had a to-do list that was bound to keep me running…
Spicy Cilantro Pesto 1
August 26, 2014 - 10:13 am

Spicy Cilantro Pesto

Traditional pesto is an uncooked sauce made with fresh basil, garlic, parmesan or pecorino cheese,…
ropa-vieja
July 27, 2013 - 1:33 am

One-Pot Meal: Cuban Ropa Vieja

  This delicious one-pot meal, which originated in Spain’s Canary Islands, takes only 15 minutes…
Composition with jars of pickled vegetables. Marinated food
January 5, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Fermented Foods: Good for Digestion 

The holiday season is peppered with delicious albeit heavy, hard to digest dishes but you can alleviate…
Ceviche
March 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Your Favorite Latin Dishes Reinvented: Lower Calories, Same Homemade Flavor

When we decide to cut back on calories and aim for a healthier lifestyle, our favorite foods are sometimes…
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
December 11, 2015 - 12:50 pm

Oh, Oovina!!! New Restaurant, GREAT Food!

New to the restaurant world, Ooviña is making noise as they enter this competitive industry. Located…
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…
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…
Sriracha Sauce
March 4, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Rethink Hot Sauce with Sriracha: The Hot (and Healthy) Choice

My brother introduced me to Sriracha Sauce. He’s a personal trainer and in an effort to cut salt from…
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