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15 Perfect Papas Recipes
15 Perfect Papas Recipes

Fried, baked, mashed, pureed: everyone loves a potato. So much so that today, potatoes are grown in all 50 states and 125 countries around the world. (They've even been grown in space!) It's not surprise then that the average American eats 124 pounds of potatoes each year. We are thus honoring the humble spud with Latin recipes that celebrate the tuber in every form. So, buy a bushel, grab your vegetable peeler and get cooking! From soups and stews to snacks and bites, here are 15 perfect potato recipes to chew on: 


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Women's History Month: Who Inspires Today's Most Famous Latina Chefs?
Women's History Month: Who Inspires Today's Most Famous Latina Chefs?

It's Women's History Month, and to celebrate we're shining a spotlight on some of our favorite Latina success stories. Here, famous Latina chefs like Lorena Garcia tell us who inspires them in the kitchen. You might be surprised by their answers! 

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Watch: Hilarious "Wake Up to Eggs" with [Kevin] Bacon Video
Watch: Hilarious "Wake Up to Eggs" with [Kevin] Bacon Video

Bacon loves eggs... Kevin Bacon, that is. How do we know? Because he said so in a hilarious - and weirdly sexy - video called "Wake Up to Eggs" that in the few days since its release has taken over the Twittersphere.

If you're one of the last remaining people on earth that hasn't seen the video, it's about time to check it out. 


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Papaya Mania: What to Make with Mexico's Best Spring Fruit
Papaya Mania: What to Make with Mexico's Best Spring Fruit

Papaya is one of Mexico and Central America's most famous fruits. Is there anyone who doesn't love it? A rich source flavonoids, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B and potassium, its a health food powerhouse that's easy on the calories (only 55 per cup). Papaya is also incredibly delicious, with a sweet flavor and buttery texture that melts in your mouth.

Here, a comprehensive guide to papaya, from purchasing to storing to recipes. Enjoy!


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5 Recipes To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
5 Latin-Irish Recipes To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Just because you're not Irish doesn't mean you're not allowed to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Dress head-to-toe in green, keep an eye out for leprechauns, and take part by digging into some Irish dishes — with a Latin twist, of course! From soda bread to tea cookies, these recipes will help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day! 


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Say Hello to a Better Bod with Healthy Pantry Staples for National Nutrition Month
Say Hello to a Better Bod with Healthy Pantry Staples for National Nutrition Month

We're midway through National Nutrition Month - it's March, ICYMI - and to celebrate, we're stocking our pantry with healthy Latin ingredients that taste as good as they are good for you. If you're ready to say adios to unhealthy snacks and hello to better nutrition - and a better bod - pick up these wholesome must-haves today!


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10 Perfect Plantain Recipes
10 Perfectly Delicious Plantain Recipes

We're bananas for plantains. When looking to add new levels of flavor to your recipes, this starchy fruit is the answer. 

What we love most about these guys is their versatility — they can be sweet or savory, as a snack or for dinner, and anything else in between.

Ahead, see plantains as the main ingredient or as the sidekick in 10 of our favorite recipes and dishes. 


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Women Rule: 6 Female Chefs Changing The NYC Restaurant Scene
Women Rule: 6 Female Chefs Changing The NYC Restaurant Scene

Ever wonder what the world would look like if women were in charge? So do we! And while we can't say the "women on top" phenomenon has taken hold everywhere, it's certainly gaining traction in some of NYC's best kitchens. Here, in honor of Women's History Month, are six Latina chefs that are taking New York by storm.  

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Great Garlic! Recipes & Tips for Cooking with "Stinking Rose"
Great Garlic! Recipes & Tips for Cooking with The "Stinking Rose"

Garlic isn’t just for vampires and pasta. It’s an essential ingredient in the Latin kitchen as well. (Not to mention its health benefits – garlic tea for a cold? You bet!) Its sweet, peppery taste lends itself to sofritos, soups, breads and meats, and punches up any dish in need of a flavor boost.

If you’re searching for creative uses for garlic, look no further. Click through for inventive garlic recipes that will revamp your stinking rose repertoire. 


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Lactose Intolerant? Try These 4 Delicious & Healthy Milk Alternatives
Lactose Intolerant? Try These 4 Delicious & Healthy Milk Alternatives

It's National Nutrition Month, and every Tuesday we're highlighting smart swaps and ingredient essentials to boost your health. Today's topic: milk alternatives.

We know, you love milk with coffee, cookies, and a slice of pie, but for most adults, the lactose in milk is too complex for our bodies to break down. (Milk is also high in fat.)


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