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.

March Madness? 16 Sweet Recipes to Keep You Fired Up Through the Final Four
March Madness? 16 Sweet Recipes to Keep You Fired Up Through the Final Four

We're in the midst of March Madness! Are you? 

Whether your fave team is still in the hunt or you're watching just for the collegiate eye candy, these 16 sweet recipes will keep you fired up through the Final Four. Enjoy!

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Eat Right Now: 10 Best Fast Foods Under 500 Calories
Eat Right Now: 10 Best Fast Foods Under 500 Calories

Whether you eat lunch at school, the office, or on the bus/in the car during the ten minutes you have between meetings, errands, and the gym, dining on the go can be a challenge. If you forget your sack lunch, takeout is your only option. Sadly, it's often a less than healthy option.


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Dip It: 18 Awesome Recipes for National Chip & Dip Day
Dip It: 18 Awesome Recipes for National Chip & Dip Day

Welcome to another edition of obscure food holidays! Today, we're talkin' Chips & Dips. (It's National Chip and Dip Day.)

From sweet to salty, smoky to fresh, and even gluten-free, we've got you covered. Here, a collection of chip and dip recipes that are so good, you won't be able to wait until your next party to serve them. Whip up a bowl tonight!


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: The RIGHT Way to Peel & Pit an Avocado
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: The RIGHT Way to Peel & Pit an Avocado

Everyone thinks they know how to peel and slice an avocado, but does everyone - we're talking to you - really know?

In this quick cooking video, TLK vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you the right way to pit and peel an avocado quickly, easily, and with no mess. Got a minute? That's all it takes!

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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Plantains
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Peel Plantains

Plantains are delicious, but peeling them can feel like more trouble than it's worth. Not any more thanks to this simple, 1-minute cooking video that shows you how to peel plantains quickly and easily so you can enjoy tostones, maduros, and mofongo whenever you like. 

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10 Pie Recipes for National Pi Day (No Math Required!)
10 Pie Recipes for National Pi Day (No Math Required!)

You remember pi from your high school math class, right? 3.1415...uh, yea, something like that. Today, we're celebrating National Pi Day with a different kind of pie – the better, yummier kind.

Why? Because eating pie is so much more fun than doing math. So calculate yourself into your kitchen and whip up one (or more) of these ten luscious Latin pies!


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Chop an Onion Like a Chef
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Chop an Onion Like a Chef

Does chopping onions drive you to tears? If you're like most home chefs, the answer is yes. But no more... at least, not after you watch this quick cooking video that shows you how to chop an onion fast. Got a minute? That's all it takes!

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10 Meatless Meals for the Lenten Season
10 Meatless Meals for the Lenten Season

We're two weeks into the Lenten season, which means that those of you maintaining a meatless diet are probably either bored by your dinner or running out of inspiring vegetarian recipes.

Never fear! We've got the fix for carrying you through to Easter. Here, a collection of ten mouthwatering meatless meals for the Lenten season


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Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Deseed a Jalapeño
Learn to Cook! 1-Minute Video: How to Deseed a Jalapeño

One of Latin cuisine's most prolific ingredients, jalapeño is the workhorse of many beloved recipes. But unlike the exotic and/or trendy ingredients of recent years (i.e. quinoa, dulce de leche, pumpkin), the humble jalapeño is more show than tell, quietly adding heat and texture to salads, tacos, burgers, and more.


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10 Delish Recipes for Dominican Independence Day
10 Delish Recipes for Dominican Independence Day

February 27th is Independence Day in the Dominican Republic, and we're celebrating the national holiday with food.

Though small, Dominican food is mighty. Mighty flavorful, that is! Here, a collection of our favorite Dominican recipes of all time. Enjoy!

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