Meatless Monday: Hispanic Heritage Month Platanos Maduros Recipe

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This Meatless Monday I’m sharing my hands-down favorite Latin American dish: plátanos maduros. Plátanos maduros (fried ripe plantains) are a perfect recipe for Hispanic Heritage Month as many countries in Central and South America, from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua to Peru, serve this sweet side dish. A good friend from the Dominican Republic taught me this receta when we were roommates; I was impressed […]

Meatless Monday: Salvadoran Black Bean Pupusa Recipe

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Although I am the teacher, I am constantly learning from my students. Recently one of my estudiantes from El Salvador and her mother taught me to make pupusas–a perfect dish for Hispanic Heritage Month. Pupusas are thick Salvadoran tortillas traditionally stuffed with cheese, beans, or meat, and often covered with salsa and curtida, a cabbage slaw. This Meatless Monday, […]

Meatless Monday: Mexican Rice Recipe

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Spice up your rice this Meatless Monday and serve sabroso Mexican arroz. As 63% of Latinos in the United States are of Mexican descent, a receta from Mexico is a perfect choice for Hispanic Heritage Month. I love this flavorful rice dish from south-of-the-border enhanced with tomato sauce and fresh veggies. My husband taught me this […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Meatless Monday: 3 Tips to Make Traditional Dishes Vegetarian

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15 with delicioso Hispanic recipes. Don’t think you can go vegetarian on Meatless Mondays and still indulge in traditional favorites? ¡Si, se puede! Checa these tips to cut the meat without losing sabor latino: 3 Tips to Make a Hispanic Diet Vegetarian Choose Hispanic dishes that are already vegetarian: Many traditional dishes don’t feature carne. My favorites include Mexican bean […]

Meatless Monday: Moroccan Vegetable Couscous Recipe

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Don’t let the bustle of back-to-school season keep you from the important people in your life–make time to sit down and share a meal with your familia. For a sabroso family-style Meatless Monday, try one of my all-time favorite vegan dishes: Moroccan vegetable couscous. ¿Qué es couscous? This grain-like pasta is easy to prepare and […]

Labor Day Meatless Monday: Fresh Guacamole Recipe

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Fresh, homemade guacamole is a perfect addition to any Labor Day celebration. Not only is this vegan party favorite delicioso, guacamole is good for you. Fresh veggies pack this recipe full of vitamins and minerals while main ingredient avocados are a great source of healthy fats and potassium. Plus, this easy receta only takes 15 minutes to prepare, so you can […]

Meatless Monday: End-of-Summer Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe

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I’m savoring the end of summer with a sabroso, tomato and basil bruschetta. An Italian appetizer, bruchetta is toast flavored with garlic and olive oil. This recipe featuring a fresh tomato topping is a perfect vegan app or light Meatless Monday lunch. Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Recipe Ingredientes 4 ripe medium tomatoes, diced 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6-8 fresh basil leaves, […]

Back-to-School Meatless Monday: 5 Guidelines to Pack a Healthy Lunch

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Since many schools don’t have healthy lunch options for kids, make back-to-school the time to kick off a good habit: pack a healthy lunch for work or school. Unlike foods high in sugar which may curb hunger in the short-term but later, leave you sluggish, fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are packed with important vitamins and minerals that will help students concentrate and give them energy. With 1 in 3 children in America overweight or obese, teaching our […]