Recipes

 
Skinny Bikini cocktail
The Skinny Bikini
By Sally Mercedes | 03/30/2012 - 15:36

It's a bummer that cocktails are so loaded in sugar and calories, putting a damper on our boozy brunch plans. Thank goodness for the rise in skinny drinks! Travis London's coconut concoction is delicious and will keep your body swimsuit-ready, so you can spend more time at brunch and less time at the gym.


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Summer Cocktail Recipe: Garden Fresh Skinny Summerita
Garden Fresh Skinny Summerita
By Dan Koday | 03/30/2012 - 15:17

The margarita is one of the most beloved drinks internationally. The calorie count, not so much. That's why celebrity chef and party planner Travis London created this healthier (but equally delicious) version, perfect for any summer pool party or BBQ you might be hosting.


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X-Rated Brazilian Cocktail Recipe
Warning: This Cocktail is X-Rated!
By Dan Koday | 03/29/2012 - 18:12

Travis London is a Mexican/African-American celebrity chef and party planner who enjoys giving Latin dishes a healthy twist. Case in point: This recipe for the The X-Rated Brazilian. Perfect to throw together for a last-minute BBQ, this drink looks and tastes sinful but is anything but, clocking in at less than 200 calories.


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Ingrid Hoffman
'Delicioso' Star Ingrid Hoffmann: Easy Super Bowl Recipes Every Latina Should Know
By Sugey Palomares | 02/03/2012 - 16:22

Popular celebrity chef and Latina contributor, Ingrid Hoffmann has made a fruitful career out of making delicious and easy homemade recipes that every Latina should know. “My style of cooking doesn’t require elaborate techniques and hours of slaving in the kitchen,” says Ingrid. “I want my viewers to have fun and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle."


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Classic Latin Recipe: Roast Pavochón with Giblet Gravy
By Mariela Rosario | 11/22/2011 - 12:15

In the grand tradition of delicious Latin cooking, we wanted to share our very favorite way to prepare our Thanksgiving turkey. Sure, turkey cooking fads come and go—some choose to fry their birds whole, other go exotic with a Tandoori twist, but we just love the traditional pavochón!

A pavochón is marinated and cooked as if were lechón...in other words, absolutely delicious!


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Roast Pavo
Classic Latin Recipe: Roast Pavochón with Giblet Gravy
By Latina Staff | 11/22/2011 - 10:00

Also called a pavochón, this turkey is marinated and cooked as if were lechón.


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Latino Holiday Table
Plan the Perfect Holiday Party!
By Latina Staff | 11/18/2011 - 12:38

Here are some delicious drinks and recipes to help you plan a picture perfect holiday soiree for you and your loved ones.

First gather everything you will need and follow these easy tips:

Plan and Prep

Create a realistic party budget and map out a detailed to-do list. Most of your hors d’oeuvres and ingredients for cocktails should be prepped well in advance of party time, so you’re able to relax and give guests your full attention when they arrive.

Drinks


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Latino-Inspired Thanksgiving
A Latino-Inspired Thanksgiving
By Latina Staff | 11/17/2011 - 09:00

Give the American Holiday a twist with some of our favorite Latin-American side dishes.


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3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
3 Ways to Whip Up Yuca
By Latina Staff | 10/14/2011 - 20:14

Latino, African and Caribbean cultures have been serving up terrific yuca dishes for thousands of years. Fresh yuca is now readily available in supermarkets but if you are still unsure about preparing yuca, you can find it peeled and ready-to-go in the freezer section. Try these easy recipes and let us know what you think!


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Frita Cubana
Labor Day Recipe: Frita Cubana Burger
By Grace Bastidas | 09/01/2011 - 16:00

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, so what better way to bid the season adieu than by treating your friends and family to the ultimate burger and firing up the grill one last time before the fall chill sets in?

Here, Julian Medina, consulting chef and owner of New York City’s Coppelia, shares his recipe for a beef patty loaded with pork, cheese and chimichurri mayo. Warning: You may need to keep a hammock nearby to take a nap after conquering one of these giant burgers.


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