By The Latin Kitchen | 02/06/2014 - 10:00
Bored with the same 'ole box of chocolates every February 14th?
By Irina Gonzalez | 02/02/2014 - 10:00
Today isn't only Super Bowl Sunday, but it's also Dia de la Candelaria. This special holiday is a Mexican Celebration that's actually a fusion of Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition. Today we celebrate with friends and family, filling our lives (and bellies) with tamales as we devote to the Niño Dios (Baby Jesus)!
This increcible recipe, featuring coffee-infused carnitas, comes to us from Chef George Duran and IMUSA. Using the IMUSA pressure cooker (available on Target.com, $54), making irressisible carnitas has never been easier. The recipe from the author of Take This Dish and Twist It is, in our humble opinion, the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon filled with love and laughter, family and friends and, of course, plenty of tamale-filled bellies.
By Macy Daniela Martin | 01/31/2014 - 15:01
Make this delicious Winter Sangria (yep, we said winter!) on Super Bowl Sunday, and trust us – all the chicos drinking their boring cervezas will be lining up to try this zesty, wintry take on traditional Sangria. You can decide if you want to share or not!
Keep in mind, though: this recipe makes two drinks. So if you are going to be sharing, there may be some math involved to arrive at the appropriate amount. But, hey, it’s worth it for Super Bowl Sunday, no?
We know what we’ll be sippin’ tomorrow!
By Macy Daniela Martin | 01/24/2014 - 15:59
Two words: spicy margarita.
Get ready to take your taste buds on a journey with this easy picante twist on an old favorite. The chipotle in this margarita elevates it to delicious new (spicy) heights. You won't be able to resist!
By Ana Luisa Suarez | 01/10/2014 - 15:14
Chipotle in adobo is smoked jalapenos marinated in a garlicky tomato sauce. Look for small jars or cans in the international aisle of your grocery store. Freeze leftovers in plastic sandwich bags. For less heat, remove the seeds or reduce the amount of chipotle. You can save significantly by buying whole shrimp. Remove the shells and veins undersold running water before cooking. Or to save time and fuss, purchase cooked shelled shrimp.
By Dan Koday | 01/04/2014 - 10:20
Chef Maria Loi at Loi restaurant in NYC will blow you away with her native Greek cuisine, but its her delicious Greek yogurt that'll keep you coming back. The day we ate at her restaurant, she packed some of her signature appetizer up for us and we savoured every last bite until it was gone.
With Greek yogurt's amazing health benefits, we're glad to see its made its way from trendy new food to part of our everyday diets - and whether you take it plain, with honey or with fruit, we bet you've never had it the way Maria has created it exclusively for Latina. We asked the Queen of Greek yogurt to make a Latin-inspired version and what she came up with utilizes avocado, cilantro and jalapeno for a smooth & creamy yogurt (or dip) that finishes with a kick of spice. Check out the exclusive recipe below!
By Dan Koday | 01/03/2014 - 10:46
After success in New York's Theater District and Upper East Side, Mexican chef Julian Medina recently opened his first Toloache spot downtown on Thompson Street. Quinoa, pickled Mexican vegetables, hon-shimeji mushrooms, asparagus, and black truffle aioli make up this healthy, vegetarian Paella de Quinoa recipe, just one of the delicious entrees on the menu at Toloache Thompson.