Amanda Cargill Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on Latina.com and TheLatinKitchen.com. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her work and travel have cultivated her palate and fostered a deep love of food and the stories it tells. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Wholly Guacamole Hummus Dip
Wholly Hummus! Mix Latin and Middle Eastern in this Delish Recipe!

This easy hummus recipe has Latin flair thanks to cilantro, hot sauce, and Wholly Guacamole gluten-free dip. Tasty, simple and quick - it takes 2 minutes to make - it's a perfect after school snack or packable lunch. 

 


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Pomegranate Guacamole
Tailgating? Mix Up This Punchy Pomegranate Guacamole!

When you think of pomegranate seeds, you probably don't think of guacamole. The former are typically associated with Mexican Independence Day (Chiles en Nogada) and Thanksgiving (salads, sweets, and centerpieces). In this guacamole recipe, however, pomegranate seeds step into the spotlight as the bright, crunchy contrast to one of Mexico's most beloved snacks.


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Ortega Black Bean Cemitas with Cheese and Salsa
Say "Sí" to Aaron Sanchez's Black Bean Cemitas!

Busy? Overworked? Strapped for time and wondering what new recipe you can make for dinner that a) takes less than 15 minutes; b) doesn't require multiple visits to the supermercado; and c) your family will eat without grimacing? Yea, we know, and you're not alone.  


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Tinga Tostadas
Tostada Tuesday? Work This Chicken Tinga Variation Tonight!

Taco Tuesdays are so 2013. The new trend is Tostada Tuesdays. (Ok, I made that up, but it's good, no?) To get on board with the [not yet] trend - c'mon, be an early adopter! - make these easy Chicken Tinga Tostadas by Chef Marcela Valladolid.

Developed by the Mexican Made Easy chef and featuring a handful of her Safeway exclusive products and ingredients, they're a half homemade recipe that elevates midweek meals without requiring precious midweek time. Bonus points: they're delicious. 

 


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Ensalada de Pavo y Nopalitos (Turkey and Nopalitos Salad)
Try this Tangy Ensalada de Pavo y Nopalitos!

This Ensalada de Pavo y Nopalitos (Turkey and Cactus Paddle Salad) is a simple and satisfying packable meal. A longstanding staple in the Mexican kitchen, nopalitos provide color and texture to classic Mexican dishes. Here, they're combined with Oscar Mayer Roast Turkey Breast for a packable, portable salad that is easy, healthy, and delicious. 
 


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Chimichurri Dip
Chimichurri Dip Recipe: Your Fave Argentine Steak Sauce is Now a Snack!

Ever met anyone that dislikes chimichurri sauce? Neither have we. Cilantro, garlic, olive oil... What's not to love? The thing, though, with chimichurri sauce is that - surprise! - it's a sauce, which means it's never served solo, and therefore, can never be consumed by the spoonful à la chips and salsa or chips and guac.
 


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3 Perfect Guac & Tequila Cocktail Pairings for National Guacamole Day
3 Perfect Guac & Tequila Cocktail Pairings for National Guacamole Day

This Tuesday is National Guacamole Day! It's also Mexican Independence Day - the real one, that is (versus Cinco de Mayo). What better time, then, to mix up one of Mexico's tastiest and most traditional recipes?


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Coconut Flan Dip
We're Flipping Out Over Triscuit's Sweet Coconut Flan Dip!

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.


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Common performs at the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
Behind The Scenes at LA Food & Wine 2014!

Last week’s Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival was a whirlwind of tastings, dinners, chef demonstrations, and parties. Held mostly in and around LA’s newly trendy downtown, the 4th annual event brought together a bevy of awesome restaurants and uber-chefs.


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Wholly Guacamole Dip Chicken Salad
Wholly Guacamole! This Chicken & Guac Salad is Good!

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.


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