Low Calorie Cocktail
Say "Cheers" to Low-Calorie Cocktails This July 4th!
By Grace Bastidas | 06/29/2011 - 15:35

Want to enjoy cocktails in the sun this weekend without worrying about piling on the pounds? So do we! Here are two low-calorie drinks from chef Julian Medina’s New York City–based Yerba Buena restaurants that taste delicious but won’t compromise your bikini body.

The Sun-Dia from Yerba Buena Perry

Serves 1 cocktail


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Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
Pati's Mexican Table: Traditional Tres Leches
By Pati Jinich | 06/28/2011 - 17:03

We were looking for a sweet summertime treat and we asked our food contributor Pati Jinich for her favorite treat. Her response? The cold, delicious Tres Leches cake! Check out her blog below to learn how to make this traditional Latino desert:


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Pati’s Mexican Table: Tasty Tequila, Cream & Chipotle Shrimp
By Pati Jinich | 06/18/2011 - 09:00

We like to impress with our food, but we don’t like to be stuck in the kitchen. So we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for an easy summer recipe that would wow a crowd.

Growing up, we always used to fight over shrimp—it was a special Sunday dish we all looked forward to. For our family gatherings, my abuelita used to bring the shrimp to the table and hold the platter high above her head so no one could sneak any extras.


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Latino Hangover Cures
The 5 Best Latin American Hangover Cures
By Grace Bastidas | 06/08/2011 - 16:00

You know the consequences—blazing headache, nausea, dry mouth, upset stomach, red eyes, muscle pain—and still, you decide to do one more kamikaze shot. And while you may not end up in Bangkok like the boys from The Hangover Part II, you will most likely end up hovering over your toilet. Thankfully we have the best Latin American cures for even the most persistent of hangovers.

Menudo in Mexico


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Holiday Weekend Recipe: Ensalada de Jicama
Holiday Weekend Recipe: Ensalada de Jicama
By Grace Bastidas | 05/27/2011 - 10:36

Looking for a quick and easy salad for your Memorial Day BBQ? Chef Julian Medina’s shared his ensalada de jicama with us. Chef Medina is a Mexico City native and the chef/owner of Toloache, Toloache Taqueria, Yerba Buena and Coppelia, all located in New York City. 

ENSALADA DE JICAMA

SERVES: 4


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On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli.
On Pati's Mexican Table: Ancho Chile Hamburger with Lime Aioli
By Pati Jinich | 05/20/2011 - 14:02

We are so excited to be able to get outside and grill again so we asked food contributor Pati Jinich for one of her favorite summer recipes:  


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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Our New Food Contributor, Pati Jinich of 'Pati's Mexican Table'!
By Patricia Jinich | 05/03/2011 - 16:00

Latina.com is so excited to announce our new partnership with Patricia Jinich of PBS's Pati's Mexican Table (check here for local listings). She'll be posting delicious recipes and cooking tips with us every other week, so be sure to check in frequently for her updates. First up is a tasty Cinco de Mayo Treat:


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Margarita Day
Happy National Margarita Day!
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2011 - 12:00

Mexican in origin, but completely American in consumption (the US consumes more tequila than any other country!), the margarita gets it day in the sun today, February 22. We aren’t really sure how or when we started to celebrate the margarita in the middle of February, but hey, do we really need a reason?
 
Here are two recipes to help you celebrate today. ¡Salud!
 
“Original” Margarita


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Valentine's Day Recipe
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Sweets for Your Sweetheart!
By Bren Herrera | 02/14/2011 - 11:00

It's Valentine's Day so why not cook up an extra special treat for your sweetheart tonight? This lovely postre will only leave him wanting you even more!

Chocolate Fudge Mini Cakes with Peppermint Icing

Ingredients:
1 box of fudge cake (per directions)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 cups hot water


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Wolfgang Puck is Cooking Up a Latin Menu for the Oscars
Wolfgang Puck is Cooking Up a Latin Menu for the Oscars
By Irasema Romero | 02/10/2011 - 15:30

The annual star-studded dinner will feature a veggie risotto paella and Spanish ham for 1,500 guests that include Academy Award winners, nominees and presenters. We sure that Spanish stars Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem (who is nominated for Best Actor) to certainly enjoy the evening.

“Our goal each year is to honor Hollywood’s brightest stars and most accomplished artists with a culinary masterpiece,” Puck said of the planned specialties. “Only the finest ingredients and flavors will do”


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