Recipes

 
Wine 101: Red, White and You!
Wine 101: Red, White and You!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/20/2011 - 11:34

Whether you’re eating carne asada or arroz con pollo tonight, you’ll probably pair your meal with a little vino, right? According to a recent study, Latinos are drinking 50 percent more wine than we did in 2005. That’s a lot of bottles!


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Pati’s Mexican Table: Tasty Tequila, Cream & Chipotle Shrimp
By Pati Jinich | 06/18/2011 - 09:00

We like to impress with our food, but we don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen. So we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for an easy summer recipe that would wow a crowd.

Growing up, we always used to fight over shrimp—it was a special Sunday dish we all looked forward to. For our family gatherings, my abuelita used to bring the shrimp to the table and hold the platter high above her head so no one could sneak any extras.


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4 Simple Recipes to Beat the Heat!
4 Simple Recipes to Beat the Heat!
By Stacey Rivera | 06/08/2011 - 13:00

The entire country is experiencing record heat this week, leaving us all wondering: Whatever happened to Spring?

But Latin food is perfect for this kind of weather. Here are four simple, heat-busting recipes. ¡Buen Provecho!

Agua de Piña

Fresh Summer Salsa

Light Avocado soup


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On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli.
On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli
By Pati Jinich | 05/20/2011 - 14:02

We are so excited to be able to get outside and grill again so we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for one of her favorite summer recipes:  


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Pollo Asada
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Healthy Pollo Asado
By Bren Herrera | 03/12/2011 - 12:00

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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Margarita Day
Happy National Margarita Day!
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2011 - 12:00

Mexican in origin, but completely American in consumption (the US consumes more tequila than any other country!), the margarita gets it day in the sun today, February 22. We aren’t really sure how or when we started to celebrate the margarita in the middle of February, but hey, do we really need a reason?
 
Here are two recipes to help you celebrate today. ¡Salud!
 
“Original” Margarita


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Valentine's Day Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Sweets for Your Sweetheart!
By Bren Herrera | 02/14/2011 - 11:00

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!
By Bren Herrera | 02/02/2011 - 13:07

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
By Bren Herrera | 01/14/2011 - 16:00

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!
By Bren Herrera | 01/06/2011 - 09:46

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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