Recipes

 
Guacamole Recipe, Chef Christina Vega
Delicious Cinco de Mayo Recipes for Any Party!
By Dan Koday | 05/02/2012 - 11:01

Whether you're of Mexican heritage or not, just hearing "Cinco de Mayomakes almost everyone in the U.S. want to break out the margarita glasses and guacamole bowls. We asked Mexican-American chef Christy Vega Fowler from L.A.'s iconic Casa Vega to put together some of her favorite recipes for the 5th of May, perfect no matter how big of a celebration you plan on having.


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Seared Scallop Tacos
5 Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Recipes
By Alanna Nunez | 05/01/2012 - 13:06

It's a cultural imperative in a Latin household that when you have guests, you serve them food. You probably try to serve them coffee too, regardless of the time of day. No matter how politely your guests refuse the offer, you will go down fighting to give your guests something to eat. But here's the thing that no one ever wants to talk about: Many traditional Latin recipes (including my favorite, Empanadas de Carne) are fried, breaded, or otherwise loaded in trans fat, calories, and cholesterol.


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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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