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Fall Affair Voli Cocktail
Celebrate Like Pitbull With These Holiday Cocktails!
By Samantha Leal | 11/21/2012 - 11:08

Toast the season with these Voli Vodka drinks and start the party off right (just like partner and spokesperson Pitbull would do). The best part? These cocktails are low in calories, so you can celebrate without the guilt. 


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Latin Wines to Give & Drink
5 Exquisite Latin Wines for the Holidays!
By Samantha Leal | 11/21/2012 - 10:18

The holidays are officially here – and nothing says happy holidays quite like a great bottle of wine. These picks are perfect for both giving as a hostess gift and serving at your dinner table. Salud!


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Sopa de Calabaza - Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Soup
Latin Recipe of the Week: Sopa de Calabaza
By Samantha Leal | 11/09/2012 - 21:20

This delicious soup from Ronaldo's Cocina is perfect for the fall season. Get cooking! 

This recipe comes from chef Ronaldo Linares, Executive Chef of Martino's Cuban restaurant in Somerville, NJ who has appeared on BBC America's Chef Race and Food Network's Chopped.


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Cafe Bustelo Coffee
Dear Dad: My Café Con Leche Will Never Be As Good As Yours
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/09/2012 - 09:27

Growing up, Café con Leche played an important role in my daily life. I can’t recall the first time I had coffee, but I do remember I was very young. Drinking coffee became a daily part of my life and one that I could not bear to go without. 


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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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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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