Woman with Sack Lunch at her Desk
Easy (And Healthy!) Lunch Ideas
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/24/2012 - 18:00

Whether you’re making lunch for your little one or you need something for yourself that won’t completely derail your diet, these healthy lunches are perfect for packing. Happy eating. 


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Black bean and corn salad
The Latin Kitchen Has Launched!
By Latina Staff | 08/01/2012 - 11:02

It's finally here! The Latin Kitchen (www.TheLatinKitchen.com) the new food site from Latina, has launched! Check it out for the best recipes and menu ideas, food how-to's, entertaining tips and more. 


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Enchiladas with Red Sauce
7 Latin Dishes With Surprising Health Benefits
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. 


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Guacamole Recipe, Chef Christina Vega
Delicious Cinco de Mayo Recipes for Any Party!
By Dan Koday | 05/02/2012 - 11:01

Whether you're of Mexican heritage or not, just hearing "Cinco de Mayomakes 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.


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Seared Scallop Tacos
5 Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Recipes
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.


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Ingrid Hoffman
'Delicioso' Star Ingrid Hoffmann: Easy Super Bowl Recipes Every Latina Should Know
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."


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Ronnie
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Ronnie from 'The Jersey Shore' on Pigging Out During the Holidays
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!


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EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Family-Friendly Holiday Food
By Amaris Castillo | 12/02/2011 - 15:00

It can be difficult to figure out which Latino foods are the most family-friendly for the holidays. We’re talking about dishes that will have the whole family salivating at the mouth! So we turned to Marcela Valladolid, host of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy for advice.


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Joan Smalls on Being the Only Puerto Rican Victoria's Secret Angel & Loving Mofongo
By Verky Arcos | 11/29/2011 - 10:00

Every few years, a fresh-faced model takes the fashion industry by storm! 2011 has been the year of Joan Smalls; her face has launched campaigns for Gucci and Roberto Cavalli and she's been spotted strutting down the catwalk of the season’s hottest couture fashion shows like Christian Dior and Givenchy. But, even with all these bragging rights and a skyrocketing career, Smalls manages to stay humble and connected to her roots. 

Here's what she had to say to us when we caught up with her at the Victoria's Secret fashion show recently.


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EXCLUSIVE: Food Network's Marcela Valladolid On Holiday Cooking With Your Family
By Amaris Castillo | 11/25/2011 - 10:00

Whenever the holiday season arrives, questions about food begin to slither their way into our heads. How do you make the sometimes-daunting task of cooking for your family an enjoyable experience? What to do with leftovers?

You get the deal.

We brought our questions recently to Marcela Valladolid, host of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy. The 33-year-old Mexican American chef, who usually spends her Thanksgiving holidays with her tia in Tijuana, Mexico, had plans to visit Las Vegas with family this year.


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