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Fire Up the Grill! Nopalitos Salad with Grilled Shrimp
Fire Up the Grill! Nopalitos Salad with Grilled Shrimp
By Grace Bastidas | 07/02/2011 - 12:00

The grill is hot, but you’ve already made burgers and hotdogs every which way. Time to dazzle the family with something different. Here, Lucero Martinez, chef de cuisine at Pampano, a coastal Mexican seafood restaurant in New York, shares her recipe for one of her favorite summer dishes. 

NOPALITOS (cactus leaves) SALAD with GRILLED SHRIMP

Ingredients:

1 jar of nopalitos (available at any Hispanic grocery store)

1 pint of cherry tomatoes cut in fourths


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Plan the Perfect Picnic
Plan the Perfect Picnic for July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 07/01/2011 - 14:00

Celebrate Independence Day this weekend by grabbing a basket and heading to the park for a festive Latin-style picnic. 

Pack

Wicker baskets may be classic, but they lack personality. Instead, pick up a handmade palm basket ($137.44, directfrommexico.com), which features flowers and other traditional Mexican designs and can be used as decoration in your home during the colder months.


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Low Calorie Cocktail
Say "Cheers" to Low-Calorie Cocktails This July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/29/2011 - 15:35

Want to enjoy cocktails in the sun this weekend without worrying about piling on the pounds? So do we! Here are two low-calorie drinks from chef Julian Medina’s New York City–based Yerba Buena restaurants that taste delicious but won’t compromise your bikini body.

The Sun-Dia from Yerba Buena Perry

Serves 1 cocktail


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Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
By Pati Jinich | 06/28/2011 - 17:03

We were looking for a sweet summertime treat and we asked our food contributor Pati Jinich for her favorite treat. Her response? The cold, delicious Tres Leches cake! Check out her blog below to learn how to make this traditional Latino desert:


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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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