Archive | 2010

Cucumber Hummus Chipotle Cups

Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern dip commonly served with pita bread and vegetables.  In this recipe, we’ve added a couple of ingredients to give it a Latin flair. Hummus is a healthy snack that is high in fiber because of the chickpeas, and has no cholesterol.  Consider this appetizer for your next party! Featured […]

Continue Reading

Ravioli with Mouth-Watering Spanish Sauce and Queso Fresco

A good way to use up fresh vegetables is to make some mouth-watering Spanish Sauce.  It’s a versatile sauce that can be used over chicken, steak, seafood and in this recipe, ravioli.  It’s low in sodium and appealing to vegetarians.  My daughter, Madison loved it!  Oh and check out the pretty little wooden salt keeper.  […]

Continue Reading

Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles with Cranberry Orange Papaya Sauce

I thought of this recipe with my good friend and colleague in mind.  After learning that Nichole Brown couldn’t enjoy most of my recipes because she suffers from many food allergies, including items containing gluten. Gluten is a specific type of protein, but one you won’t find in meat or eggs. Instead gluten is found in wheat, […]

Continue Reading

You down with PPP? Pastelón de Pavo y Platano

”I’m sure you’ll find use for these”, were my friend, Jessica’s exact words when  she handed me three sweet plantains, just days after Thanksgiving (knowing I’d still have leftovers).  Well, she knew exactly who she was talking to.  Sweet plantains are yummy and have so many ways to prepare but they are most commonly served […]

Continue Reading

Tropical Spiced Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

The various spices used in chai tea have been used in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Black tea, the base ingredient, contains antioxidants which can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Something Hispanics are all too familiar with. Antioxidants are also believed to be beneficial to heart health.  Black tea also contains a small amount […]

Continue Reading

“SUPERgrain” Paella

Gasp! Paella without using rice?  But it’s really quite delicious.  Like Superman, Quinoa is the strongest grain because it contains  more protein than any other grain.   It’s also high in fiber, minerals and a great source of vitamins.  It’s not heavy like most other grains.  It cooks up nice and fluffy but still has a […]

Continue Reading

Going Nuts Over Rice Pudding

With the holidays around the corner, sweet treats are inevitable.  So why not take part but be smart?  Many Latinos suffer from diabetes and high cholesterol both of which lead to heart problems or are simply lactose intolerant. This dish was an inspiration from my sister who is always looking for ways to improve her […]

Continue Reading