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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,…
Spectrum Salad
March 31, 2014 - 7:09 am

Welcome Spring with this Spectrum Salad

Using color in food to stimulate the senses is a must.  We eat with our eyes first.  Consider…
Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad
January 23, 2014 - 11:00 am

Black Beans and Farro with Herb Radish Salad

I can eat rice and beans any time of the year, but when it’s cold outside there is nothing more comforting…
Quinoa con Leche
February 24, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Quinoa con Leche

Memories of being a child, watching my grandmother prepare Arroz con Leche when we all craved something…
Yam Mash
November 25, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Yams with Apple Cider and Pumpkin Kernels

Keeping in the spirit of this week… here is a great option for a classic Thanksgiving side. Although…
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…
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,…
Pastelon Dominicano
December 17, 2014 - 8:58 am

Pastelón Domincano: Sweet Plantain and Ground Meat Dominican Casserole

Dominican cuisine is characterized by a combination of Spanish, indigenous and African traits. Many…
judy greer
September 4, 2013 - 11:38 pm

No Guilt Mojito on Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer

I had the pleasure of meeting and co-hosting an episode of Reluctantly Healthy with Judy Greer. We mixed…
beach
June 10, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Monday Meditation: 3 Things To Do Today To De-Stress

  We all go through stressful times that make us believe we’ll never see the light at the end…
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…
lamb chops3
December 28, 2013 - 10:47 am

Grilled Lamb Chops & Merguez with Chimichurri

This is another simple recipe that will wow your guests for that New Year's celebration.  I like…
Red wine
February 10, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Red Wine: A glass a day, could keep the doctor away

We all know that proper nutrition is key to a healthy lifestyle.  We spend hours in the gym working…
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