Daily Bite: Aztec Soup
By Latina Staff | 02/23/2009 - 15:00

Ingredients:
1 pasilla chile, seeded and deveined
6 corn tortillas, cut into strips
Cooking spray (such as Pam)
9 plum tomatoes, cut in half
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
2 medium onions
2 sprigs cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp. powdered oregano


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Daily Bite: Spinach and Avocado Salad
By Latina Staff | 02/19/2009 - 16:00

INGREDIENTS:

8 ounces fresh spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
1 medium-size avocado, peeled and cut into wedges
1 medium-size ripe tomato, cut into wedges
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut into wedges
Oil and vinegar

PREPARATION:

Combine the spinach, avocado, tomato, and onion, and toss well. Garnish with the egg wedges, and dress with oil and vinegar. Makes 2 servings.


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Daily Bite: Empanadas de Queso
By Latina Staff | 02/18/2009 - 16:25

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 lb. cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack, coarsely chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped green olives
1/4 cup raisins
2 packages pre-made empanada dough rounds (14 oz., or about 20 rounds total)
2 tbsp. milk
1 egg, beaten

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Grilled Chicken and Jicama Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette
By Latina Staff | 02/16/2009 - 13:00
INGREDIENTS:

For Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
Cayenne pepper


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Daily Bite: Picadillo
By Latina Staff | 02/11/2009 - 13:50

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced (1/4 inch or less)
1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely diced (1/4 inch or less)
1 tbsp. fresh garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarse, freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced into inch cubes
2 large tomatoes, cored, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Pinchos de Cerdo (Pork Kabobs)
By Latina Staff | 01/29/2009 - 14:09

INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds pork cubes, approximately 2 inches in size
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon rum, dark or light
wedges of onion and green and red bell peppers

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Pollo con Vegetables
By Latina Staff | 01/28/2009 - 13:25

INGREDIENTS:

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken (with bone), cut into pieces
1/2 cup water
1/2 to 1/3 cup thinly sliced carrot rounds
1 medium potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
1/4 cup dry or semidry white table wine

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Rum Coco Biscuits
By Latina Staff | 12/30/2008 - 09:30

INGREDIENTS:

¼ pound butter
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut rum
1 tablespoon Spanish brandy
3 egg yolks

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Margarita
By Latina Staff | 12/23/2008 - 15:33

INGREDIENTS:

2 lime wedges, divided
1 tsp. kosher salt (for glass rim)
1 1/2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz. Cointreau or triple sec
Juice from 1 lime
1 cup ice cubes

PREPARATION:


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Daily Bite: Arepas de Queso Colombiano
By Latina Staff | 12/22/2008 - 16:55

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups yellow or white pre-cooked corn meal
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups queso fresco, finely crumbled, or grated queso seco, or Parmesan cheese
butter

PREPARATION:


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