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.
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!
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
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.
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.
By Bren Herrera | 09/24/2010 - 10:00
Fall is my favorite season. Some really delicious vegetables are readily available and it’s the perfect time to go to farmer’s markets to pick the freshest and ripest ingredients. In my parent's house, we grew up eating butternut squash, or calabaza a LOT. It was mostly made into mashes, but on some occasions, mami would would roast them and season them with incredible herbs and spices.
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!
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!
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.
By Bren Herrera | 08/17/2010 - 13:00