Bren Herrera

Pollo Asada
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Healthy Pollo Asado

Amigas, with Spring just around the corner (believe it or not!) we're going to be sharing healthy alternatives to Latin staples we love all month! We'll start with pollo asado.

Pollo asado is great because the citrus marinade starts the cooking process, allowing you to minimize cooking in oil. When you make the asado, use chicken breast and serve with brown rice to make it extra healthy!


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Valentine's Day Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Sweets for Your Sweetheart!

It's Valentine's Day so why not cook up an extra special treat for your sweetheart tonight? This lovely postre will only leave him wanting you even more!

Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes with Peppermint Icing

Ingredients:
1 box of fudge cake (per directions)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups hot water


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Super Bowl Recipes
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Super Bowl Super Snacks!

In anticipation of this Sunday's Super Bowl, foodies will spend the weekend trying to create an accessible and yummy menu for their party, while party-goers will scramble to decide what to bring to the hyped-up fiesta. If you're charged with serving food, no matter what team you're rooting for, consider these party staples — now is not the time to give your guests something new, they crave the traditional "holiday" menu. But these recipes have that little Latin kick that'll have your friends returning for mas


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Potaje de Garbanzos
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Potaje de Garbanzos

Chickpeas are one of my favorite beans. They're super rich in protein and fiber, making them a great diet food. This hearty meal will help keep you warm during this wintry weather. Turn a chilly home into a cozy casa with this easy and robust recipe for a garbanzo and chorizo potaje.

Potaje de Garbanzo con Chorizo

Ingredients:


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A Tres Reyes Menu Fit for a King!
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Tres Reyes Magos Menu Fit for a King!

All across Latin America the 12th day of Christmas (the epiphany) is celebrated by acknowledging Los Tres Reyes Mago, or the Three Kings. Not only does Three King's Day give us an excuse to get together with family and friends, we also tend to get some serious eating in.
 
Here are three easy dishes for a complete Three King’s Day dinner. Go ahead and eat it all! It’ll be another 11 months before we can guiltlessly indulge again.


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Latin Holiday Drinks
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: 5 Holiday Drinks with a Latin Twist!

Bren Herrera spent the last few days testing out delicious drink recipes to come up with these five inventive holiday libations. We know, what a tough life, right?

Check out her concoctions and add a little something unexpected to your holiday party this year!

For additional cooking advice from Bren Herrera, visit Flanboyanteats.com


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Flanboyant Eats: Cornish Hen
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Cranberry and Caramelized Pecan Cornish Hen

Try this delicious recipe for an exciting twist on a Thanksgiving poultry dish! Believe us, you won't regret it.


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Flanboyant Eats: A Spooktacular Pumpkin Flan Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Spooktacular Pumpkin Flan Recipe

Pumpkin Flan Recipe

While savory meals keep the heart warm and the stomach satisfied, there is nothing like finishing up your evening with a luscious dessert. When it comes to pumpkin, the best dessert to highlight is the famous Latin flan! 

The flavors of the smooth pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg come together for the perfect fall treat.

Ingredients:


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Favorite Fall Recipe: Spicy Butternut Squash Puree
Flanboyant Eats Favorite Fall Recipe: Spicy Butternut Squash Puree

Fall is my favorite season. Some really delicious vegetables are readily available and it’s the perfect time to go to farmer’s markets to pick the freshest and ripest ingredients. In my parent's house, we grew up eating butternut squash, or calabaza a LOT. It was mostly made into mashes, but on some occasions, mami would would roast them and season them with incredible herbs and spices.


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! A Soup to Welcome the Season!
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! The Perfect Seasonal Soup

Fall is just about here and the leaves aren't the only things that change with the new season. Our diet changes too!

While it may seem a bit premature, hot soup is one of the first delightful treats of the season. It's the perfect comfort food and any bit of time devoted to making it is well worth it. I recently received a few recipe cards, one of them was for a carrot orange soup with tarragon, so I decided to make it with my own twist. Theirs had much more orange juice than I was comfortable adding, and, to my surprise, no ginger!


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