By Stacey Rivera | 01/25/2013 - 16:13
We Latinas do a lot of entertaining, and being entertained...and that almost always means food! We know, no recipe will ever taste exactly like abuela’s cooking, but whether you are hosting or visiting, there are some recipes every Latina should know!
These sixteen staples of our cuisine will take you from the dog days of summer to the chilly holiday season without missing a beat.
By Stacey Rivera | 12/03/2012 - 15:26
We know, no recipe will ever taste exactly like abuela’s Christmas cooking. And while it may not be Christmas to you without natillas, some other Latinas may not even know what that is. Here, we give you eight basic holiday recipes from all over Latin America that every Latina should know. Share your family spin on these recipes in the comments section.
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/08/2012 - 10:00
Ever wonder why you crave certain foods? Dr. Alan R. Hirsch, head of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago studied the food cravings of almost 20,000 people for the last 25 years – and the results are causing some serious reactions. Nutritionist Marcus Avila shares with us how he interpreted the study and what your diet may say about your personality and what may be going on in your body.
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 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 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."
By Lee Hernandez | 12/22/2011 - 16:52
Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro stopped by Latina earlier this week, and the half-Puerto Rican reality star had some surprising advice for Latinos who are hoping to shed some extra pounds in the new year. Check it out in the video below!