Latina Food, Latino Cuisine, Hispanic Cuisines, Latin-American Foods

 
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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Woman with Sack Lunch at her Desk
Easy (And Healthy!) Lunch Ideas
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/24/2012 - 18:00

Whether you’re making lunch for your little one or you need something for yourself that won’t completely derail your diet, these healthy lunches are perfect for packing. Happy eating. 


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Limon Pepino Gatorade
Do We Really Need Spanglish Gatorade?
By Samantha Leal | 08/14/2012 - 09:54

New Gatorade products are rolling out in the U.S., and this time, they're in Spanish. Limon Pepino (Lime Cucumber) and Sandia Citrus (Watermelon Citrus) are among the flavors of the new line Sabores de Mi Tierra, or "Flavors From Home." The new flavors are accompanied by new packaging: labels in both English and Spanish.


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Black bean and corn salad
The Latin Kitchen Has Launched!
By Latina Staff | 08/01/2012 - 11:02

It's finally here! The Latin Kitchen (www.TheLatinKitchen.com) the new food site from Latina, has launched! Check it out for the best recipes and menu ideas, food how-to's, entertaining tips and more. 


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Woman Eating a Hamburger, Fast Food
The Healthiest Fast Food Picks
By Valerie Tejeda | 07/30/2012 - 19:00

Eating healthy on the go can be tricky! While fast food may not always be the healthiest choice, many popular food chains are offering low-calorie options so you don’t have to totally ruin your diet, even if you’re crunched for time. (Seriously.)


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white and red wine
The Beginner's Guide to Wine
By Alanna Nunez | 07/26/2012 - 17:00

It's 6:30 p.m. and you're at the grocery store hoping to pick up a bottle of wine for dinner with friends. Staring at rows and rows of bottles, you might be thinking, how do I know which one to pick? How do I know which one tastes good? And how can I pick a bottle that's high quality -- but won't break the bank? 

 


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