Latina Food, Latino Cuisine, Hispanic Cuisines, Latin-American Foods
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!
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!
By Bren Herrera | 02/14/2011 - 11:00
It's Valentine's Day so why not cook up an extra special treat for your sweetheart tonight? This lovely postre will only leave him wanting you even more!
Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes with Peppermint Icing
1 box of fudge cake (per directions)
1/2 cup oil
2 cups hot water
By Bren Herrera | 02/02/2011 - 13:07
In anticipation of this Sunday's Super Bowl, foodies will spend the weekend trying to create an accessible and yummy menu for their party, while party-goers will scramble to decide what to bring to the hyped-up fiesta. If you're charged with serving food, no matter what team you're rooting for, consider these party staples — now is not the time to give your guests something new, they crave the traditional "holiday" menu. But these recipes have that little Latin kick that'll have your friends returning for mas!
By Bren Herrera | 01/14/2011 - 16:00
Chickpeas are one of my favorite beans. They're super rich in protein and fiber, making them a great diet food. This hearty meal will help keep you warm during this wintry weather. Turn a chilly home into a cozy casa with this easy and robust recipe for a garbanzo and chorizo potaje.
Potaje de Garbanzo con Chorizo
By Bren Herrera | 01/06/2011 - 09:46
All across Latin America the 12th day of Christmas (the epiphany) is celebrated by acknowledging Los Tres Reyes Mago, or the Three Kings. Not only does Three King's Day give us an excuse to get together with family and friends, we also tend to get some serious eating in.
Here are three easy dishes for a complete Three King’s Day dinner. Go ahead and eat it all! It’ll be another 11 months before we can guiltlessly indulge again.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/27/2010 - 12:13
The Justice Department and the FBI have opened civil rights and criminal probes into the town of East Haven after allegations of police harassment of Latinos has apparently prompted many to move away.
Among the complaints, according to an Associated Press report: False arrests, unnecessary traffic stops, police beatings, questionings over immigration status. Some Latino business owners have alleged that police officers park outside their shops and stop Latino-looking clients on their way into the stores, and tow away cars from the parking lot.
By Bren Herrera | 12/17/2010 - 07:45
Bren Herrera spent the last few days testing out delicious drink recipes to come up with these five inventive holiday libations. We know, what a tough life, right?
Check out her concoctions and add a little something unexpected to your holiday party this year!
For additional cooking advice from Bren Herrera, visit Flanboyanteats.com
By Mariela Rosario | 12/15/2010 - 14:30
Did you now that they serve tamales in Disneyland? Neither did we! But Chef Jay Garcia proved us all wrong and in the video below, he shows us exactly how to make a proper tamale from scratch.
Watch the video, then round up the family and get the tameleria going!