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