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Butternut Squash Soup
The 6 Healthiest Soups for Fall
By Valerie Tejeda | 11/02/2012 - 15:22

When the weather outside is frightful, there is nothing more delightful than warm soup. Soup is one of the best (and healthiest!) meals a girl can eat, and in the fall and winter months, it just seems to hit the spot. Here are seven of the healthiest and tastiest soups for fall. 


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Abuelita, Mexican Hot Chocolate
6 Warm Drinks For Cold Weather
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/24/2012 - 16:00

There is nothing like a nice, hot drink on a chilly day. The problem is many of us get stuck in a “drink” rut, and are unable to get out of our comfort zone. Time to shake things up a bit with these six warm beverages you’ll love.


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Witches Brew Cocktail
7 Spooky Halloween Cocktails
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 19:00

Get festive with these delicious potions that are sure to delight. Consider them your adult treats.


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Pumpkin Flan
Spice Up Your Food With Pumpkin
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/08/2012 - 14:00

One of the best things about fall is pumpkins are in season! Besides being a popular item for decor, pumpkin is also a delicious food. This nutritious vegetable is full of vitamin A, which is good for your skin and your respiratory system. Here are five easy ways to add pumpkin to some of your favorite foods. 


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What Your Cravings Say About You
What Your Cravings Say About You
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/08/2012 - 10:00

Ever wonder why you crave certain foods? Dr. Alan R. Hirsch, head of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago studied the food cravings of almost 20,000 people for the last 25 years – and the results are causing some serious reactions. Nutritionist Marcus Avila shares with us how he interpreted the study and what your diet may say about your personality and what may be going on in your body. 


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Chile Corado Sauce from Chef Aaron Sanchez
Aaron Sanchez's Chile Colorado Sauce
By Latina Staff | 10/03/2012 - 10:40

In the north of Mexico, where I’m from, chunks of luscious braised pork wade in ruddy sauce. If the pot was big enough, I swear I’d jump right in. This is my soul food. This is carne con chile Colorado

And no, it’s not from the state of Colorado. Colorado basically means “red” in Spanish, as in the color imparted by chiles like guajilos and anchos.  When I was ittle and my mom would make this dish, the house would have this unbelievable aroma of tomatoes and tomatillos, garlic and onions, all charring on a comal. This more than anything else, my mom always says, is the smell of a Mexican kitchen.

You see this basic combination of ingredients in various forms throughout the country, from that mind-blowing pork to the marinade for thin slices of beef browning over charcoal in the street markets of Oaxaca, to big pots of pozole, the hominy stew that’s the world’s greatest hangover cure. But my Chile Colorado Sauce distills the flavors into a puree that you can turn into multiple dishes. It’s a beautiful thing: a little tangy from the tomatillos, a touch sweet from the tomatoes and onions, and packed with flavor (not heat) from the ancho and guajillo chiles. And making it fills your kitchen with the same awesome smells I was blessed to experience growing up.


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White Rice
Arsenic in Rice: What You Should Know
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/29/2012 - 15:00

First it was juice, now it’s the rice! Recent reports revealing the amount of arsenic in our food is alarming to say the least. Consumer Reports and the US Food and Drug Administration both released reports last Wednesday revealing how much arsenic is present in rice as well as rice products. Both analyzed 200 samples from popular rice brand products for both brown and white rice. The results showed that many brands contained more arsenic than the Environmental Protection Agency allows in drinking water.


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latin american coffee recipes
8 Delicioso Latin American Coffee Recipes
By Desiree Browne | 09/25/2012 - 15:47

With Latin America producing 40 percent of the world's coffee, it's no surprise that Latinos have plenty of ways to prepare it. Whether your abuela always used a colador or a moka pot, coffee always smells like home. Switch up your routine caffeine fix with these coffee recipes from around Latin America.


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Woman at Restaurant
7 Ways To Cut Calories At Restaurants
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/22/2012 - 15:00

While eating out is definitely a treat, you don’t have to ruin your whole diet in order to dine. (Seriously!) Nutritionist Marcus Avila gives us the shortcuts to keep us on track – even when dining out.


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Woman Drinking a Cocktail at an Outdoor Cafe
Delicious Labor Day Weekend Cocktails
By Samantha Leal | 09/03/2012 - 11:00

Nothing says reason to celebrate like a long weekend, right? Make sure you celebrate right with these delicious drinks. Cheers!


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