Archive for ‘Food’

February 3, 2012

BL Cooks- Chilaquiles, Blood Orange & Jalapeño Margarita, and Spiced Hot Chocolate (video)

Chilaquiles

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February 2, 2012

“Goya, Oh Boy-a!”

It looks like Goya is giving First Lady Michelle Obama and the Latino community a reason to start shouting “Goya, Oh Boy-a!” again.

Goya Foods is promoting USDA’s MyPlate, or MiPlato, which replaced the ancient Food Pyramid model we had learned to associate with healthy eating. MiPlato is a much easier way to remember the correct portion sizes you should have for each food group on your plate. 

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February 2, 2012

Simply delicioso – a love for food and entertaining

by Nicolle Morales Kern

Her passion for cooking was awakened at an early age when she started cooking alongside her mother, a Cordon Bleu Chef. She never knew what a kids meal was and believes that knowing another culture’s cuisine is like going to a museum of that country because so much history can be learned from ingredients.

She grew up in Colombia and the Netherlands and her name is a reflection of her German grandfather. For the past 15 years she has been building her brand that is dedicated to highlighting everyday cooking in a creative, fun, and fast way. Ingrid Hoffman is the heart and soul behind Simply Delicioso.

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January 27, 2012

BL Cooks: Plátano-crusted chicken

Photo: Goya.com

Plátanos are a wonderful part of the Latin American diet and can be served in a number of ways. Here is a wonderful recipe, from Goya, that covers chicken in plátanos.

Ingredients:
(serves 4)

1 lb. thinly sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Minced Garlic
½ tsp Paprika
GOYA Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste
1 bag (5 oz.) Plantain Chips

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January 25, 2012

Rice and Beans 101: The health benefits of our favorite dish

by Luna Garcia

If you are Latino and have ever attempted to diet, I can bet first thing you thought was: “I’ve got to cut down on rice and beans.”

You probably realized a week into it how nearly impossible that is. However, you don’t need to beat yourself up over your rice and beans addiction – we’re all there with you. In fact, Latinos eat so much rice and beans that we’re changing the food market in the United States.

To release you from your guilt, I am going to describe all the wonderful things rice and beans will do for your body, besides giving you the pleasure of its wonderful flavors.

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January 24, 2012

Your favorite fast food place might now deliver

The “dead of winter” (whatever that is) has set in and we have become people who run from place to place in order to get out of the cold. The puniest of us use auto-start to warm up our cars, exercise indoors and shop at warehouse stores so we won’t have to shop for the rest of the month. Winter, especially for those in the north, tends to make us just a bit lazy and we have learned how to hibernate on weekends.

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January 24, 2012

Latinos and their love of BBQ

by Cristopher Rubio

No lo toces porque te vas a quemar la mano.”

Let’s just say that one of my earliest memories with a BBQ pit wasn’t a very positive one. Luckily though, every other experience with a BBQ pit has been great. In fact, very few things in life put me at peace the way the grill does.

If you’re nodding slowly as you read that last paragraph, then you probably understand the power (and beauty) of the grill. And if your experiences are anything like mine, that grill is a huge part of your life.

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December 30, 2011

Three drinks to ring in the New Year

The new year is almost upon us and while you’re still figuring out what exactly you’ll be doing, for those of you planning on hosting a house party (or going to one), here are three drink recipes that are festive, simple and great for parties. You’ll already have plenty of champagne, why not put it delicious use?

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December 29, 2011

Caution! Exploding churros

Caution! Exploding churros. This might have been the caption that could have helped the Chilean daily newspaper La Tercera avoid paying $163,000 to 13 people who sustained injuries recreating a churros recipe published seven years ago.

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December 28, 2011

BL Top 5 drinks of 2011


Of all the drinks we’ve shared with you this past year the following five are your favorite.

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