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Cafe El Presidente spiked horchata
4 Horchata Cocktail Recipes to Try This Fall
By The Latin Kitchen | 09/11/2014 - 13:19

Horchata may possibly be the most intriguing beverage to come out of Latin American culture. While its origins are up for debate, the recipe remains virtually unchanged.


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BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas
Brown Bag It with Packable BBQ Chicken & Black Bean Tostadas!
By Amanda Cargill | 09/03/2014 - 07:15

The packable lunch. It's great in theory - it saves you money and is probably healthier than the fast food and grub truck options nearest your workplace - but takes time to prepare and may not be the yummiest thing you've ever eaten. (The transport factor limits most dishes, which means your sack lunch will usually consist of a sandwich, chips, and an apple; not exactly foods that satisfy your lunch break craving and inspire the rest of your workday.) 

Good news, though. Packable meals are getting a revamp, as food producers and grocery stores recognize the need for healthier, more exciting lunch options. Among those stores is Target, whose Market Pantry line is both fresh and affordable. Its products feature in this BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tostada recipe, which is a perfect example of the new take on the staid sack lunch. Pack it up for you and/or your kids, and see if the lunchbox that contains it doesn't come home empty. 

 


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Coconut Flan Dip
We're Flipping Out Over Triscuit's Sweet Coconut Flan Dip!
By Amanda Cargill | 09/02/2014 - 16:59

Here's the deal: dip is good, but sweet dip is great. Why? Because sweet dips combine the social snacking benefits of your standard issue dips - guac, salsa, hummus - with the sweet-tooth-satisfying, sugary yumminess of dessert. And if you have to ask why that's great, well...you might need to see a physician.

Case in point, this Coconut Flan Dip. Equally delicious whether prepared with instand pudding, cooked pudding or purchased prepared pudding, it's a cinch to make and is guaranteed to please anyone lucky enough to get a taste. To amp up the tropical flavors, make it with coconut cream pudding. Whatever you decide, you'll be glad you did this dip.

 


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Common performs at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Behind The Scenes at LA Food & Wine 2014!
By Amanda Cargill | 08/30/2014 - 14:00

Last week’s Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival was a whirlwind of tastings, dinners, chef demonstrations, and parties.


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Labor Day White Foods Recipes
16 Recipes Made With White Ingredients to Enjoy Post-Labor Day
By The Latin Kitchen | 08/28/2014 - 10:40

Labor Day will come and go, but delicious food should live on forever. Whether you adhere (or not) to the "no white after Labor Day" rule, we urge you: don't let that follow you in the kitchen!


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Wholly Guacamole Dip Chicken Salad
Wholly Guacamole! This Chicken & Guac Salad is Good!
By Amanda Cargill | 08/25/2014 - 16:30

This half homemade Chicken & Guacamole Salad recipe is perfect for people who want to eat well but have no time to cook. Made with fresh peppers and spices, the half homemade part is the time-saving use of prepared Wholly Guacamole.

And before you go loco over the store-bought guac - we know, guacamole is sacred to any Mexicana worth her sal - consider that a) the prepared guac is made from real avocados and is preservative- and gluten-free, and b) it will save you a solid 10 to 15 minutes of prep, precious time as any busy mom or working woman can attest. 

 


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What Your Fave Latina Celebrities Will Be Eating & Drinking at The Emmys After Party
What Your Fave Latina Celebrities Will Be Eating & Drinking at the Emmys After Party
By Amanda Cargill | 08/23/2014 - 10:00

The 66th Annual Emmy Awards are taking place Monday, August 25  at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and with the list of attendees including several of our favorite Latin


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Olive Oil Recipes
10 Fresh Uses For Olive Oil (Because We're Celebrating National Olive Oil Month!)
By The Latin Kitchen | 08/21/2014 - 14:50

August is National Olive Oil Month! Did you know there was a holiday celebrating the wonders of olive oil?


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Hello Fresh Chiles Rellenos
Irresistibly Easy Stuffed Chiles Rellenos That Are Actually Low-Cal!
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/16/2014 - 12:00

Often, being busy at work (and in life) keeps us from making the healthiest choices, and eating out can take a toll on our waistlines. Luckily, these days eating in (and cooking) has never been easier thanks to services like HelloFresh, who make cooking a simple and fun task by delivering delicious recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep. 

When it comes to making dinner, let's admit it: we don't always have all the time in the world to make a healthy, delicious meal. Often, being busy at work (and in life) keeps us from making the healthiest choices, and eating out can take a toll on our waistlines. Luckily, these days eating in (and cooking) has never been easier thanks to services like HelloFresh, who make cooking a simple and fun task by delivering delicious recipes and fresh ingredients straight to your doorstep. 

We fell for the Stuffed Chiles Rellenos recipe right away, since this is no ordinary stuffed pepper! The combination of the spicy meat and spicy tomato sauce with the rice and cheese make for a filling meal. That's why we were surprised to find that each pepper is only 561 calories! Tell us: is there anything better than an easy-to-make meal that is also low in calories? We didn't think so. 


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Bougainvillea and Champagne Grape Salad
6 Summer Salads That Won't Make You Sad
By Amanda Cargill | 08/16/2014 - 11:00

What can we say about salad? You either love it or loathe it. If the latter, you’re likely someone who views salads as “rabbit food.” Though you want to eat right, doing so makes you…well, sad.


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