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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…
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…
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…
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,…
November 26, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Tart Apple Pie

The holidays are here and there is certainly a big chill in the air! Most families are beginning to…
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…
May 2, 2014 - 7:16 am

Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tequila on the Side

My great friend Alice King, who is also a great cook, was feeling for some Chicken Tortilla Soup recently.…
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December 31, 2014 - 10:17 am

Food Trend Predictions for 2015 Show that Latin Food is Always in Style

As 2014 draws to a close, chefs, food companies and marketing organizations are trying to figure out…
Sofri-Yaki Shrimp
March 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

Camarones al Sofri-Yaki!

Seafood is one of my favorites but going out to seafood restaurants can be pricey. I try to make easy…
3 bean chili featured
March 26, 2014 - 7:24 am

Warming 3 Bean Vegetable Chili

As these last few weeks of cold weather linger, here's an easy, satisfying chili to keep you warm. This…
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…
pina colada
August 11, 2013 - 1:56 am

#2 Pina Colada

  There is nothing that says tropical vacation better than the classic Pina Colada. Straying from…
HLE_Tropical Fruit&Nut Bars3
September 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

Healthy Snack On-The-Go: Tropical Fruit & Nut Bars

About three years ago, I got stuck in an elevator on my way out for lunch for over two hours with eleven…
gmo labeling
July 8, 2013 - 7:00 am

Whole Foods To Put GMO Label On Its Foods

Finally, a large food supplier is standing up to the GMO behemoths. We couldn’t be more thrilled about…
Tumeric and Coconut Sherbert
June 23, 2016 - 9:29 am

Turmeric and Coconut Sherbet

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN We hope that by now turmeric is part of your spice rack! This marvelous…
February 17, 2016 - 9:00 am

Functional foods in the Latin Kitchen!

By: Suellen Pineda, RDN, CDN A lot of attention has been given to functional foods in the last decade.…
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