By Bren Herrera | 03/12/2011 - 13:00 | 0 Comments
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...
By Bren Herrera | 01/06/2011 - 10:46 | 1 Comment
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...
By Bren Herrera | 12/17/2010 - 08:45 | 0 Comments
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!
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By Bren Herrera | 11/23/2010 - 10:30 | 0 Comments
Try this delicious recipe for an exciting twist on a Thanksgiving poultry dish! Believe us, you won't regret it.
Cranberry and Caramelized Pecan Cornish Hen with Citrus Mojo
1 cup citrus mojo (pre-made), parted
5 cloves garlic, mashed
6 sage leaves
1 large navel orange, parted (1/2 in hen)...
By Bren Herrera | 10/27/2010 - 16:00 | 4 Comments
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...
By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15 | 0 Comments
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...
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15 | 0 Comments
Beans are a huge staple in Latin American cuisine. In guizado, potaje, or even refried in traditional Mexican dishes—they're tasty, healthy and a great source of protein.
For a soiree I hosted some time ago, I had a good Latina friend make a red bean salad. I wasn't expecting much—after all you can use canned beans! But, between the crunch of the green pepper, the...
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00 | 3 Comments
Labor Day is this weekend, and most of America will find itself begging to get in at least one more outdoor party, smokey bbq or evening soiree. No doubt all of summer's best dishes will make a strong cameo appearance. The grilled steak, the amazing sauces those bisecs ...