Nov 21, 2014

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Men in the Kitchen – Tilapia with Lemon Pepita Sauce

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Ladies it’s that time of the year. The month of Love.  Romance is in the air and men around the world scurry, determined to find the perfect gift.   I say get those fabulous men in the kitchen.  How sexy is a man serving up a delicious meal to the woman he loves? Que rico! Hasta […]

Mexican Cornbread Dressing

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The Thanksgiving countdown has begun!  The key to a stress free Thanksgiving is planning and prepping.  Throwing a in little prayer never hurts either!  I make a lot of my dishes the day before to cut down on the time in the kitchen. Thanksgiving  is a day to give thanks, spend time with your loved […]

Add a Latin Twist to Your Thanksgiving: Guajillo Cranberry Sauce

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Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without the cranberry sauce.  In prepping for your Holiday dinner this year, don’t feel pressured into relying on a canned version for your Holiday table.  Instead, I strongly encourage you to try making fresh  cranberry sauce.  Trust me it’s worth it.  Relax, breathe.  Cranberry sauce is easy to make, flexible in flavor […]

Breakfast To Go ~ Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

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A quick breakfast to go can be a lifesaver.  I remember, on cold winter mornings my mother would make us avena for breakfast.  Warm oatmeal swimming in sweetened milk with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  I think back to these days with loving memories as my mom whirled through her busy day effortlessly. Fast forward to my home where busy mornings leave […]

Meet Quinoa: Mother Grain of the Inca Civilization

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  Quinoa (keen-wa) was once called “the gold of the Incas,” or “mother grain.”  The Inca tribe turned to this ancient grain to increase the stamina of their warriors and believed the grain to be sacred.  I like the Incas also believe Quinoa packs a powerful punch. The punch our body needs, craves and deserves.  Weeks of working,  family activites and […]

Dinner in 10 Minutes: Spicy Salmon

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After a busy day we often turn to the drive thru for a quick dinner.  There’s no shame in it we have all fallen victim to this, myself included.  The after is what gets me.  After I finish my drive thru meal I often find myself feeling sluggish, sleepy and not at all satisfied with my  dietary choice for the evening.  […]

How To: Make a Fresh Fruit Salad Dressing!

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Does your everyday salad need a boost? Dress it up with the flavors of summer.   Sweet Peaches, Strawberries and Blueberries are at their seasonal peak and our main ingredient in today’s recipe.  Qué rico! A fresh fruit dressing adds color, life and dimension to any salad.   Fresh fruit provides a healthy boost with a sweet touch to contrast your savory salad ingredients. A 5 […]

Start Your Day with Oats!

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To tackle a busy week a healthy breakfast is a must.  But who has the extra time, energy or the will to step into the kitchen on a rushed morning.  Well I say let the fridge do the work.  Yup, let the big guy pull his weight in prepping tomorrow’s breakfast. Overnight oats provide you […]

Delicious Recipe: Lime Ice Cream with Guayaba Cream and Pepita Brittle

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Cooking for me is comfort.  A peaceful break from the busy world, motions that alleviate stressful times in my life or quiet moments to rejuvenate my soul. Cooking gives me the opportunity to spend time with loved ones who offer me endless comfort.  Although not physically with me, but in spirit we cook together. When […]

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