Inspiring Latina of the Week: Chef & Food Blogger Bren Herrera
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Chef & Food Blogger Bren Herrera
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/13/2013 - 12:28

Bren Herrera is a professional chef and owner of the award-winning culinary blog Flanboyant Eats, where she documents her life as a food writer and private chef. Bren also hosts the travel webseries, “Dine Out,” where she lends her cooking expertise and explores different cuisines from across the globe.


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Pollo Asada
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Healthy Pollo Asado
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!


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A Tres Reyes Menu Fit for a King!
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Tres Reyes Magos Menu Fit for a King!
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.


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Latin Holiday Drinks
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: 5 Holiday Drinks with a Latin Twist!
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


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Flanboyant Eats: Cornish Hen
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Cranberry and Caramelized Pecan Cornish Hen
By Bren Herrera | 11/23/2010 - 09:30

Try this delicious recipe for an exciting twist on a Thanksgiving poultry dish! Believe us, you won't regret it.


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Flanboyant Eats: A Spooktacular Pumpkin Flan Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: A Spooktacular Pumpkin Flan Recipe
By Bren Herrera | 10/27/2010 - 16:00

Pumpkin Flan Recipe

While savory meals keep the heart warm and the stomach satisfied, there is nothing like finishing up your evening with a luscious dessert. When it comes to pumpkin, the best dessert to highlight is the famous Latin flan! 

The flavors of the smooth pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg come together for the perfect fall treat.

Ingredients:


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! A Soup to Welcome the Season!
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! The Perfect Seasonal Soup
By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15

Fall is just about here and the leaves aren't the only things that change with the new season. Our diet changes too!

While it may seem a bit premature, hot soup is one of the first delightful treats of the season. It's the perfect comfort food and any bit of time devoted to making it is well worth it. I recently received a few recipe cards, one of them was for a carrot orange soup with tarragon, so I decided to make it with my own twist. Theirs had much more orange juice than I was comfortable adding, and, to my surprise, no ginger!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren Herrera: The Secret to a Simple Kidney Bean Salad
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: The Secret to a Simple Kidney Bean Salad
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15

Beans are a huge staple in Latin American cuisine. In guizado, potaje, or even refried in traditional Mexican dishes—they're tasty, healthy and a great source of protein.

For a soiree I hosted some time ago, I had a good Latina friend make a red bean salad. I wasn't expecting much—after all you can use canned beans! But, between the crunch of the green pepper, the aromatic flavors of the cilantro and the olive oil and the tang of the vinegar, it was divine.For those of us that don’t like traditional green leaf salads (like myself), this is a killer option!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Add Latin Flavor to Your Labor Day BBQ
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Add Latin Flavor to Your Labor Day BBQ
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00

Labor Day is this weekend, and most of America will find itself begging to get in at least one more outdoor party, smokey bbq or evening soiree. No doubt all of summer's best dishes will make a strong cameo appearance.


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Easy Recipe for a Latin Fusion Fish Dinner
By Bren Herrera | 08/10/2010 - 08:00

The other night, I found myself debating whether I should eat out or make something for mi misma. Eating out is sometimes more of a hassle than just conjuring up a meal from a variety of foods in my fridge. Having different types of ingredients lends itself to playing around with the various flavors and ending up with a great fusion dish. If your fridge looks anything like mine (I believe in wasting nada!) you, too, can play around and come up with a simple, yet great dinner. 


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