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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,…
Pan Seared Halibut
February 11, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Pan Seared Halibut with Pesto Quinoa and Tangy Slaw

This dish is hearty enough to keep you warm in the winter yet not weighed down in the summer and the…
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…
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,…
Yam & Black Bean Tacos
February 3, 2014 - 10:30 am

Yam & Black Bean Tacos with Quick Pickled Cabbage

I’m a sucker for tacos. I think it’s the handheld aspect of them that makes me want to stuff them…
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,…
Vegan-Tart-Apple-Pie
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…
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…
white sangria
August 23, 2013 - 11:21 pm

#3 White Sangria

  Stemming from Spain, Sangria is now common throughout Latin America. It is typically a red wine…
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…
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,…
Chilled Jalapeno Pea Soup with Mint Whip
September 16, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Spicy Chilled Pea Soup With Mint Whip

Chilled pea soup is generally a springtime, early summer kind of thing with fresh peas peaking in their…
Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash
September 3, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Kañiwa Stuffed Summer Squash

There's no much left of summer, but, there's still time to make a summery light and yummy recipe! If…
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