Ingrid Hoffmann brings the flavors and traditions of Latin America to life. The star of the Food Network's Simply Delicioso and, en Español, Telefutura/Univision's Delicioso says forget dieting—feel the power of making healthy choices.
If the brand of quinoa you are using does not come pre-washed, make sure to rinse it well to remove the saponin which causes bitterness.
If you do not have a roaster, use whole carrots and celery sticks to lift the chicken and act as a roaster, plus you will be cooking your veggies at the same time.
When boiling sweet potatoes for mashing, it's best to cook them with the skin on so that they do not absorb a lot of water. The skins slip right off the cooked sweet potatoes. But if you like a chunky texture, mash the skins, too. They're full of fiber!
Cooking proteins in aluminum or parchment packets allows for them to cook in their own juices and it's a great way to cook your veggies and protein at once.
To ripen avocados faster, stick them in a brown paper bag. Darkening skin color and a softer texture are clues that your avocado is ripe.