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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Eva Longoria’s Beso Las Vegas Churros
By anonymous | 11/13/2010 - 14:54

Eva's restaurant, Beso, is located on the Las Vegas strip and brings a Latin flare to traditional steakhouse fare. 


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Dania Ramirez’s Estofado de Pollo con Vegetales
By anonymous | 11/13/2010 - 14:41

This hearty stew is heavy on the vegetables.


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Morena Baccarin’s Kale Salad
By anonymous | 11/13/2010 - 14:08

This easy and healthy salad is an elegant way to start off a dinner party.


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Gloria Estefan’s Natilla
By anonymous | 11/13/2010 - 14:03

Superstar Gloria Estefan shares her recipe for natilla, a traditional Spanish custard served at the holidays.


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Mexico Food
Two Dueling Sandwiches and One Delicious Drink from Mexico!
By Wendy G. Ramunno | 09/16/2010 - 14:00

The Mexican Torta and Cemita are savory, rich—and  worth ditching your diet for.

Chorizo-potato torta

1            lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced small

5            oz. fresh Mexican chorizo, casings removed

1            can (15 oz.) pinto beans with liquid


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! A Soup to Welcome the Season!
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Hello Fall! The Perfect Seasonal Soup
By Bren Herrera | 09/14/2010 - 15:15

Fall is just about here and the leaves aren't the only things that change with the new season. Our diet changes too!

While it may seem a bit premature, hot soup is one of the first delightful treats of the season. It's the perfect comfort food and any bit of time devoted to making it is well worth it. I recently received a few recipe cards, one of them was for a carrot orange soup with tarragon, so I decided to make it with my own twist. Theirs had much more orange juice than I was comfortable adding, and, to my surprise, no ginger!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren Herrera: The Secret to a Simple Kidney Bean Salad
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: The Secret to a Simple Kidney Bean Salad
By Bren Herrera | 09/09/2010 - 11:15

Beans are a huge staple in Latin American cuisine. In guizado, potaje, or even refried in traditional Mexican dishes—they're tasty, healthy and a great source of protein.

For a soiree I hosted some time ago, I had a good Latina friend make a red bean salad. I wasn't expecting much—after all you can use canned beans! But, between the crunch of the green pepper, the aromatic flavors of the cilantro and the olive oil and the tang of the vinegar, it was divine.For those of us that don’t like traditional green leaf salads (like myself), this is a killer option!


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Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Add Latin Flavor to Your Labor Day BBQ
Flanboyant Eats with Bren: Add Latin Flavor to Your Labor Day BBQ
By Bren Herrera | 09/01/2010 - 10:00

Labor Day is this weekend, and most of America will find itself begging to get in at least one more outdoor party, smokey bbq or evening soiree. No doubt all of summer's best dishes will make a strong cameo appearance.


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The Next Iron Chef Hails from Puerto Rico
The Next Iron Chef Hails from Puerto Rico
By Verky Arcos | 08/31/2010 - 10:30

They finally announced the chefs for seaon three of The Next Iron Chef, and we're really excited to have another Latino, Mario Pagan, (last season Jose Garces won!) to represent on the show.  "I'm really excited; I'm really happy that it's finally coming out and hopefully I'll do a good job," says the Puerto Rican chef and owner of restaurants Lemongrass and Chayote.


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