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Tamal Azteca
Abuela Approved: Tamal Azteca

Any recipe that has the name Azteca in it will most likely have corn kernels and poblano chiles on the ingredient list. Indeed, these two vegetables are a beloved combination for the Mexican palate. Add crema (and often times cheese) to that and it becomes magic.


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Chicken Ropa Vieja
Lighter Latin: Healthy Chicken Ropa Vieja Recipe

Today I am putting a healthy twist on a Latin classic with a lighter variation of ropa vieja. Traditionally, ropa vieja or carne desmechada is made with beef, but I made this recipe with chicken and surprise! It's just as tasty as the traditional version.


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Sugar Pie, Spicy Touch: Desserts to Heat Up Valentine's Day
3 Spicy Cake Recipes to Heat Up Your Valentine's Day

February is a sweet month: sweethearts, sweetie pies, sweet nothings. Pastry chef and cookbook author Malika Ameen, thinks it should be spicy, too.


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Healthy Havana Nights: Bring Cuba to Your Kitchen
Healthy Havana Nights: Bring Cuba to Your Kitchen

How does a mixed-martial arts fighter, salsa dancer, and former US Marine become a classically-trained executive chef? By coming full circle. 


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Basque In It! 4 Basque Recipes for a Spectacular Spanish Meal

Tucked in the Western Pyrenees on the Atlantic Coastal border between France and Spain, Basque Country is a food-lovers paradise, a place that is home to some of the world's finest restaurants, as well as breathtaking architecture and spectacular vistas.


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Introducing the Keurig for Tortillas... Seriously

An upcoming Kickstarter project has caught our attention: Flatev.


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3 Crowd-Pleasing Summer Meals You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

Ever been so tired after work or the gym or a long day with the kids that the best you could manage for dinner was a bowl of cereal and, if you were lucky, a banana? You’re not alone. Exhaustion almost always yields to convenience. Unfortunately, convenience isn’t always healthy.


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Fill ‘Er Up: Quinoa Stuffed Poblano Peppers Recipe

This recipe, a quinoa salad stuffed poblano chile, is probably the best representation of the food we eat home: 100 percent plant based diet with a Latin flavor profile. 


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Latin Wedding Soup (Sort of): Cream of Spinach & Poblano Soup

A very, very long time ago, about a year after my husband and I were married, we went through a wedding phase. Every weekend, for that whole year, we had a wedding to attend. Ultimately, we hit the trifecta: a wedding Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday night.


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