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.
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.
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.
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?
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/09/2014 - 10:00
Today is Rice Pudding Day! That's right, on August 9th we sit down and honor the scrumptious, delicious dessert that we Latinos know as arroz con leche.
By Amanda Cargill | 08/02/2014 - 16:40
This easy vegetarian soup recipe created by Chef Aaron Sanchez and made with Ortega products and your favorite Latin ingredients is a perfect starter. Mix it up midweek for a quick appetizer or make in advance and serve as an after school snack.
By The Latin Kitchen | 07/28/2014 - 12:56
It's Peruvian Independence Day, so we think it's time to really highlight some of Peru's amazing signature recipes.
By Amanda Cargill | 07/05/2014 - 10:00
Spanish-born Chef Jose Andres is a lot of things: chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, Hispanic Heritage Award winner
By Amanda Cargill | 06/28/2014 - 11:00
The 4th of July is upon is, which means it's time to fire up the grill (if you haven't already) and hit the beach, park, and backyard patio to celebrate.