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Kung Pao Chicken Tacos

It’s NATIONAL TACO DAY! Kung Pao chicken is typically pretty healthy because you are stir frying the chicken but the sodium can be pretty high. For this reason, we’ve replaced chicken stock with white wine and opted for a low-sodium soy sauce. We’ve also topped the recipe with a crunchy red cabbage which acts like […]

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Garlicky Chicken Corn Tostadas

One corn tortilla is a healthy source of fiber, with 1.5 g in each small serving. Fiber is essential for many aspects of your health, particularly digestive health. Fiber helps your bowels digest foods, transport nutrients and eliminate waste. Fiber may also help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight because it provides a feeling […]

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Fiery Queso Fresco

Most cheeses contain high percentages of acidic fats making them a fairly fatty food to consume. However, if made with goat milk, it is much lower in fat, making it a healthier alternative. This milk also contains linoleic acid, an acid that helps to burn fat. The inspiration for this dish came from a Mexican […]

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Chickpea Pizza

There is strong Italian influence when it comes to Argentinean cuisine. This particular dish comes from Northern Italy but in Argentina it is served with pizza. Alone, as served here, it is a great gluten-free meal. Chickpea flour, a staple in India is main ingredient. Despite its high carbohydrates content, it is also high in […]

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Quinoa Quiche con Sabor Latino

Bolivians have lived off Quinoa for centuries but the demand has recently soared in countries like the US. It has a light crunch and when cooked, it has a nutty flavor and becomes translucent. Although, most consider it a grain, it’s actually related to leafy greens such as spinach and we all know that’s good […]

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Cinnamon Apple Empanadas

Quick and easy apple filling recipe.

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I “HEART” You Mini Pot Pies

Like in most Latin American countries, empanadas are a big hit at the “to go” lunch counters in Brazil.  Traditionally, in Brazil, they are made to look like mini quiches that are baked with flakey crusts and a wide variety of fillings. In this recipe, we used hearts of palm, a common ingredient found in […]

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Chorizo and Cheese Empanadas

Chorizo and Cheese…need I say more? Ingredients 3/4 pound chorizo 1/2 cup onions, diced 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, cubed 14 ounce package prepared dough (discs for pastries) – located in the frozen aisle Oil for frying Directions Remove chorizo casing and while cooking in a medium-sized skillet break up chorizo to fine little pieces. Cook until […]

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Corned Beef Empanadas

Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product and as picky as my husband is, it was one of his favorite foods while growing up and still to this day.  So naturally, he challenged me to make an empanada. Ingredients 1 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 12 ounce can […]

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Life of emPi-nadas

I came up with this recipe when Life of Pi was up for an Oscar.  In the book, the character talks about some of his favorite foods, one of them being Korma.  Korma is a very flavorful vegetable dish made with curry and heavy cream.  For this recipe, we’ve added shrimp considering the main character was at sea. […]

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