Evette Ríos is a bilingual lifestyle expert, writer, television host and native New Yorker of Puerto Rican heritage. Ríos is currently the host of CBS's Recipe Rehab. She is also a guest co-host and field correspondent on ABC's The Chew, where she reports on new food and lifestyle trends around the country. She was a host on In A Fix on TLC, FreeStyle on HGTV and The G Word on Planet Green.
Does the thought of making pretzels intimidate you? Does it flood you with thoughts of rolling and tying and bending dough? Well, think again. These sweet and salty pretzels are surprisingly easy to make and are a lovely snack.
Sad news America: The U.S. wastes more food than almost any other country in the world. EPA research shows that American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and beverages they buy. This means that the average U.S. family of four tosses out an estimated $1,350 to $2,275 in food every year. Imagine the difference we could make in the world if we saved a little more food? (And the difference in our bank account if we could recoup those thousands?)
Sandwiches de platano are one of the main reasons I love the tiny community of San German, Puerto Rico so much. They're a staple there, available for every meal of the day. Crispy, spicy, fresh, and delicious, I used to buy them during my lunch break from college at a little food truck set up on the edge of the plaza, right in front of The Convento Porta Coeli. It was a clash of old and new: eating a fusion dish while strolling one of the oldest structures in the Americas.
Ropa Vieja, a favorite among Cuban recipes, is deliciously hearty and comforting but not exactly healthy. This Ropa Vieja replaces flank steak with skinless chicken breast and uses reserved chicken broth in lieu of sodium-laden beef stock. It’s a flavorful, guilt-free alternative to a beloved Cuban dish.
These tasty fish tacos are a lighter, heart-healthier version of a beloved Latin recipe. Here, spice-rubbed cod filets are baked until slightly crispy, nestled in warm corn tortillas, and topped with fresh lettuce, avocado and tomato.
Everybody loves tamales, but it can be tricky to enjoy them when watching your diet. These Muffin Tin Tamales have all the flavor of traditional tamales but with far less fat thanks to lean ground turkey, low-sodium chicken stock, and coconut oil.
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