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Heart Healthy Salmon, Spinach and Sweet Yam Stew

Salmon is low in mercury in comparison to other fish and contains important protein and unsaturated fats. Like many other dark leafy greens, spinach is high in vitamins.   It is one of the most nutritious foods available and is an excellent promoter of cardiovascular health. Yams are rich in vitamin B6, which helps reduce levels […]

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Pernil (Pork Shoulder)

This pork shoulder recipe, more commonly known among Latinos as pernil, is a dish heavily marinated with garlic. Traditionally served on special occasions, it is sure to please a crowd. The aroma of this recipe reminds me of my childhood. You just knew something special was happening if there was a pork shoulder in the oven […]

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Arroz con Pollo

This dish is typically done with chicken on the bone but if you’re anything like me, I don’t like pausing to pull chicken from the bone while eating so here I’ve done it with boneless chicken thighs.  Super juicy and no interruptions!  Enjoy! Click here for my video recipe Arroz con Pollo on Fox News […]

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Simple Saucy Salmon

The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon will help lower your cholesterol.  Salmon also helps speed up your metabolism which can help lower your blood sugar level which in turn decreases your risk of developing diabetes.  Make  it a very Good Friday with this salmon recipe. Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4-6 salmon fillets, 6 ounces each […]

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Brown Rice Chicken, Chorizo and Shrimp Paella

Brown rice gets a bad wrap but if you pair it with the right spices, you will be converted.  The process used to convert brown rice into white rice destroys more than half its nutrients.  This rice is high in fiber, lowers cholesterol and helps prevent weight gain.  What’s not to love? This is also […]

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Turkey “Leftover” Acorn Boats

Winter squash such as acorn contain a good amount of vitamin C which is about one-third of the daily value in every cup and has anti-inflammatory benefits.  Paired with Thanksgiving leftovers star ingredient, the turkey, you’re  adding high protein to your meal as well.  This dish is simple, versatile  and will impress unexpected guests that are […]

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Cinco de Mayo Chicken Enchiladas with Fresh Avocado Salsa

In many Mexican dishes, corn tortillas are a staple. One corn tortilla is a healthy source of fiber which helps your bowels digest foods.  In this recipe, we simply warm the tortillas instead of frying in oil as you would see in many other recipes and bumped up the veggie factor with a fresh salsa.  […]

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Baked Chicken Albondigas with Sweet Potato Mash

Protein can be found in eggs, cheese and legumes but, meat is the most complete source of protein. In this recipe, we used ground chicken breast. A meat packed with nutrients such as B vitamins. We paired it with sweet potatoes, a side dish traditionally prepared during the Thanksgiving holiday. But they are some of […]

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Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs

Due to their high fat content, braised ribs are not typically known for being healthy. But in this recipe we remove as much excess oils and fat as possible before serving. Consider this recipe at your next Easter Sunday dinner. Meat is tender and the flavor is out of this world. Posted on Fox News Latino […]

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Hunger Games Lamb Stew with Dried Plums

In honor of the Hunger Games movie, Mi Cocina decided to replicate the main character’s favorite lamb dish.  Lamb ranks high in Omega-3 and provides antioxidant minerals that have been shown to help lower risk of cardiovascular disease health. In this sweet and savory recipe, we included dried plums (also known as prunes) which aside from the […]

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