Friday, December 28, 2012

What are your new year's culinary resolutions?

Feliz Año Nuuueeevo! Happy New Year!

What are your new year's culinary resolutions?

1. volunteer at your local food pantry (good karma)

2. donate to a food pantry (also good karma)

3. cook for a neighbor (triple the good karma)

4. take nutritious snacks to work or school (your body is going to thank you)

5. learn more about nutritious food (to maintain a healthy weight)

6. tell your friends and family about your favorite chef "Coqui the Chef"(quadruple good karma)

Here at Coqui the Chef headquarters we can't wait to start 2013! And share with you nutritional advice, new recipes, fun adventures, contest and giveaways in 2013. AND...our next big, big, huge, gigantic project. Curious? then stay tuned.

Hasta la proxima!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Special thank you gift...

Feliz Navidad, Happy Holidays from Coqui the Chef Team!

From our heart to yours, we want to thank you for your support and love this year 2012.  We couldn't have done it without YOU!

As a thank you gift we have started a Coqui the Chef's Email Club, membership is free. Receive free recipes, cooking secrets, discount on purchases from Coqui's online store and more...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Recipe yummy fiber rich parfait and are you a happy pooper?

Yummy fiber rich parfait recipe and learn about the health benefits of fiber and probiotics.

Serves 4

  • 2 cups plain/vanilla fat-free yogurt-- (health benefit probiotics)
  • 2 cups your favorite organic granola-- (health benefit fiber)
  • 2 cups fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries (hulled or sliced) and/or other fruit such as bananas, peaches, or mangoes peeled and sliced --(health benefit antioxidants)
  • 4 tablespoon of walnuts (optional) --(health benefit omega-3)
Line up tall clear plastic cups or glasses.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of yogurt into each glass/cup and smooth surface.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of granola over top and smooth surface.  Spoon 2 tablespoons of fruit over top and smooth surface.  Repeat the process adding a bit of walnuts (optional)

Are you a happy pooper?
Do you know about all the amazing benefits of fiber and probiotics? Not only do they help with digestion but also make you a happy pooper. So let's take a moment to learn about them.

Dietary fiber, found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Selecting tasty foods that provide fiber isn't difficult. Find out how much dietary fiber you need, the foods that contain it, and how to add them to meals and snacks.  read more...

Probiotic, which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.  read more:
Research has suggested that probiotic bacteria can:
  • Improve digestive function
  • Help with side effects of antibiotic therapy
  • Help reduce the risk of certain acute common infectious diseases
  • Improve tolerance to lactose
  • Enhance immune function  
Antioxidants, they are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that protect and repair cells from damage caused by free radicals. Many experts believe this damage plays a part in a number of chronic diseases, including hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), cancer, and arthritis. Free radicals can also interfere with your immune system. So, fighting off damage with antioxidants helps keep your immune system strong, making you better able to ward off colds, flu, and other infections.  read more...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cast your vote for Coqui the Chef! Plus new cookbook

Help Coqui the Chef win $2,500 for 2013 kids culinary classes. Cast your vote right now!

Coqui the Chef entered an online childhood obesity challenge. The challenge's focus seeking innovative solutions aimed at reducing obesity. We submitted our proposal to reduce childhood obesity in the South Bronx, New York and it is waiting for YOUR VOTE!
Your vote will allow us to further our mission of educating the most at risk by direct contact and inspiration!

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NEW Cookbook! Coqui the Chef Bodega Adventures Cookbook...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Recipes

Happy Thanksgiving!

From your friends at

Coqui the Chef

Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.

Here at Coqui the Chef, we want to thank you for your support this year. 2012 has been an amazing year for us and it is all because of your support and love. From our test kitchen to yours we hope you enjoy the following recipes and remember to check out Coqui the Chef's Holiday Menu Cookbook (revised).

Coqui the Chef Holiday Menu Cookbook

Bring the tropics to your table this holiday season! It's fun, delicious and a vacation on a plate!
What you will find in my Holiday Menu Cookbook are the most delicious recipes that will have your family and friends wanting to know your secret.

Recipes like Beef Stew (Sancocho), Mango/Peach Lime Salsa (Salsa de Mango/Melocotón y Limón), Stuffed Potato Balls (Papas Rellenas al Estilo Boricua), Octopus Salad (ensalada de pulpo), Passion Fruit Bread Pudding (budin de pan con parcha) and more. Get the cookbook here:


Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots w/ Balsamic Vinegar

Makes an excellent easy side dish, or a nice little munchie. So toss it, taste it, and just relax and cook!

Get the recipe here:

Puerto Rican Rice Pudding (Arroz con Dulce)

Rice puddings are found all over the world.
The recipes vary within every single country. Puerto Rican Rice Pudding (Arroz con Dulce) is a typical dessert served during the holiday season in Puerto Rico combined with delicious food, great music and festive merry-making.
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Kids Cooking: Holiday Cookies with Fruit
Holiday Cookies with Fruit

Get the recipe here: