Archive | November, 2010

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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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