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.
By Michelle Rivas | 08/01/2012 - 16:00
Health halos are the seemingly angelic snacks that tease us with their promises of low-fat and sugar-free heavenly bliss. What happens when you purchase one of these tempting treats? Normally, after a few more than the recommended amount, they leave you asking for forgiveness.
When given the choice of a regular meal and a low-fat meal, obviamente your instinct is to choose the latter. Is this the best option for you though? The health halo effect can often lead to over-eating from the caloric misconception and item labeling.
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/27/2012 - 16:00
For most people, Latin American food is seen as a guilty pleasure. The good news? You don’t have to think that anymore! Many of your favorite Latin dishes are packed with tons of health benefits, so there is no need to be so hard on yourself when indulging in these tasty foods.
By Latina Staff | 05/18/2012 - 16:00
The warm weather is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicioso cocktail? We’ve picked our favorite drinks and tell you how to whip ‘em up. We strongly encourage trying them all. (Just not all at once.)
By Dan Koday | 05/02/2012 - 11:01
Whether you're of Mexican heritage or not, just hearing "Cinco de Mayo" makes almost everyone in the U.S. want to break out the margarita glasses and guacamole bowls. We asked Mexican-American chef Christy Vega Fowler from L.A.'s iconic Casa Vega to put together some of her favorite recipes for the 5th of May, perfect no matter how big of a celebration you plan on having.
By Alanna Nunez | 05/01/2012 - 13:06
It's a cultural imperative in a Latin household that when you have guests, you serve them food. You probably try to serve them coffee too, regardless of the time of day. No matter how politely your guests refuse the offer, you will go down fighting to give your guests something to eat. But here's the thing that no one ever wants to talk about: Many traditional Latin recipes (including my favorite, Empanadas de Carne) are fried, breaded, or otherwise loaded in trans fat, calories, and cholesterol.
By Dan Koday | 03/29/2012 - 18:12
Travis London is a Mexican/African-American celebrity chef and party planner who enjoys giving Latin dishes a healthy twist. Case in point: This recipe for the The X-Rated Brazilian. Perfect to throw together for a last-minute BBQ, this drink looks and tastes sinful but is anything but, clocking in at less than 200 calories.
By Sugey Palomares | 02/03/2012 - 16:22
Popular celebrity chef and Latina contributor, Ingrid Hoffmann has made a fruitful career out of making delicious and easy homemade recipes that every Latina should know. “My style of cooking doesn’t require elaborate techniques and hours of slaving in the kitchen,” says Ingrid. “I want my viewers to have fun and live a healthy and balanced lifestyle."