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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,…
Saffron braised cp
March 4, 2014 - 11:00 am

Saffron Braised Garbanzos With Olive Gremolata

This garbanzo braise is a nod to the Basque country.  It is simple, easy, inexpensive and can feed…
october-unprocessed-2014
October 1, 2014 - 9:02 am

Challenge Accepted: October Unprocessed

As summer bids us farewell, it's time to look forward to the seasons ahead. While it might seem premature…
heart-healthy-foods
May 6, 2014 - 7:17 am

8 Red Foods That Rule for A Healthy Heart!

Historically, Latinos were viewed as the least likely to die from heart-related diseases. This, believe…
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…
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…
Adrienne Bailon
May 27, 2014 - 9:25 am

Adrienne Bailon shouts out HLE in OK! Magazine

Our favorite talk show host from The Real and OK!’s style contributor, Adrienne Bailon, shares her…
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?…
Acorn Squash Quesadillas 2
October 21, 2014 - 9:24 am

Acorn Squash and Black Bean Quesadillas

Colorful farmer’s market and grocery store displays make it clear that we are well into pumpkin season.…
HLEHalloween1
October 31, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Trick free Treats for Halloween!

Halloween doesn’t need to be one big sugar rush followed by a subsequent, hazy crash. You can indulge…
Planatos & eggs
July 11, 2014 - 9:04 am

Platanos with Eggs: The Latin Quiche

Want to try something fun this weekend? Of the many tropical fruits and vegetables, one of my favorites…
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June 13, 2014 - 10:26 am

Spanish Bellinis for this weekend’s Brunch!

Move over mimosas there's a new sheriff in town. This easy to make, Cava Bellini is going to make you…
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…
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