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Quick Tinga de Pollo
Not Your Abuela’s Cooking: Quick & Easy Chicken Tinga
 

One of the things about modern living is that we expect everything to be delivered immediately. Instant messaging, same-day delivery, and 10 minute oil changes have trained is not to waste a second of our precious lives.


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No Fry Jalapeno Poppers
No Fry Jalapeno Poppers

Over the years, jalapeño peppers have gotten larger. It used to be that the only jalapeño peppers on the market were the canned variety, pickled with onion, carrot and occasionally mushrooms.


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Chirimoya Alegre Dessert
Chirimoya Alegre Dessert

Cherimoyas (chirimoyas in Spanish) are strange to look at. They’re bulbous and round, vaguely heart-shaped, and could easily take two hands to hold.


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Salmon with Guava Sauce
Salmon with Guava Sauce

I’ve always been a seafood fan, and I specially love a good piece of fresh salmon. I prefer to prepare simple meals during summer months when the kids are home, since running the oven and stove for long periods only makes the house hotter.


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Buttermilk Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Sure, it’s easy to reach for that familiar green and white bottle at the market, but aren’t you really craving something fresh? Making your own ranch dressing is too easy, and has a tangier, zestier and livelier taste than anything you can buy with a coupon.


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Morning Green Juice
Morning Green Juice

Oh, those days. Those days when you feel heavy, your once perfectly-sized clothes barely stretching across your body, the scale blatantly reminding you of the extra weight you're carrying. Those days are the days when you realize you absolutely need to get back on the diet.


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Avocado Polenta Bites
Avocado Polenta Bites

Florida has nearly 60 varieties of avocado. I didn’t realize that until my husband and I moved into a house that had two avocado trees, in a neighborhood filled with them, and began noticing many differences between ours and our neighbors’.


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Fresh Pina Colada on the Rocks
Fresh Piña Colada on the Rocks

Ever wonder how the piña colada tasted before the invention of electric blenders, ice machines and commercial syrups? We decided to deconstruct everyone’s favorite beach sip, and put together a more naturally delicious cocktail over ice.


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Ceviche Stuffed Avocado
Ceviche Stuffed Avocado

If I said “summer beach picnic” most of us think hot dogs and hamburgers, right? Why not plan a meal around fish, which is at its freshest near the beach, and can be purchased right off the boat?


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Baked Tamalitos Verde
Baked Tamalito Verde with Cheese

I call this comforting dish a pudding, even though the recipe is very similar to the more labor-intensive tamalitos verdes, made with fresh corn and cilantro leaves. The only difference is that the dough is baked in a Pyrex dish instead of wrapped and steamed.


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