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Empanada

An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in Latin Europe, Latin America, the Southwestern United States, and parts of Southeast Asia. 

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Salvadorean Pupusas

Pupusas have been made for thousands of years in El Salvador, and until the last century were largely found in smaller villages in the country.

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Granola

A tasty and healthy choice for breakfast! This is also a family traditional recipe I collected from my mother. 

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Bitter Melon with Pork Stuffing

In Chinese culture, Bitter melon possesses the “cooling” or “Yin” property that’s much needed during this hot summer. This property is one of the holistic perspectives in Chinese medicine and for generations it has been considered an effective way to cool the body or to counter balance the “warmth” from other foods.

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Nopales en Salsa Verde

Nopales comes from the Nahuatl word nohpalli for the pads of the cacti plant. The plant is a common ingredient in Mexican dishes and can be served as a toping. However, this recipe serves as a main dish. It was my favorite growing up along with the agua de nopal. 

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Eggs with Tomatoes Side Dish

Eggs contain a high dose of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants that fight cancer and reduce the effects of aging. Tomatoes are packed with vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and lycopene. Eating cooked tomatoes may act as a kind of internal sunscreen, according to researchers at the Universities of Manchester and Newcastle, England, by helping block UV rays. 

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Polish Naleśniki/Crepes

Polish naleśniki (nah-lesh-NEE-kee) are crepe-like pancakes that can be made thin, as in this recipe, orthick. When they are filled with jam, fruit, or sweet or savory fillings, they are known as blintzes, but the name in Polish remains the same.

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