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Healthy Eating: Why Healthy Fats Matter

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Healthy Fats & Oils Today, I want to talk to you about unhealthy and healthy fats and oils.  You may be wondering why, but not all oils and fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats and oils that are used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body.  On the […]

Finding Childhood Comforts In Food: Sopa de Fideos

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During this time of year, when the weather begins to cool off, when the jackets, long sleeve shirts and the pants are pulled out from their long summer storage, and the heater (or fireplace) is turned on- oh this is the time time of year when my kitchen begins to fill with sweet comforting warm […]

Bark, Bark, Bark for the Holidays

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There are three things I really, really love: words, dogs, and chocolate. I love mind games that involve forming, finding, and defining words. Being bilingual, I am intrigued by homonyms: words that share the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings. The other day I realized that there is a homonym that brings together […]

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 […]

Homemade cereals

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Image source Start out your day healthy with homemade cereals The cereal aisle is probably one if not the most overrated and overpriced grocery store’s aisle if we think about the low nutritional value per dollar we derive from eating the sugar-laden concoction that most cereals are. Most adults and children eat at least 2-3 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A New Sancocho: Staying Healthy, Fit and Sexy

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The New Latina Guide to a Fabulous 2011 Year! is a collection of insights and tips from a group of talented Latinas (and one Latino) on how to live life to the fullest.  Today, we feature Andrea Ramírez’s piece, on healthy eating.  To download the free New Latina Guide, click here. A Sancocho is a […]

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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