We know your secret: you have a culinary Achilles' Heel. Don't be ashamed, everyone has one, a dish they can't ever give up. Sure you may try to play coy and keep away when you see it on the menu, but resistance is futile; you'll just end up indulging anyway.
It's ok, you're not alone! Even the best of us have a soft spot for a certain snack, including celebrities! Adrienne Bailon, Mario Lopez, and yes, even the infallible Beyonce have Secret Latin Food Obsessions. Click on to find out more!
Eating right doesn't mean giving up the things you love. This healthy recipe for Chocolate Espresso Zucchini Brownies from Mario Lopez yields a rich and fudgy treat but uses egg whites, grated zucchini and white whole-wheat flour to add extra fiber and cut fat and calories. Who says you can't have it all?
The TV personality and Latina Magazine August cover girl is "obsessed with chocolate". And who can blame her? If, like La La, you are coo-coo for cocoa, we suggest checking out these chocolatey Brazilian Brigadeiros. They're made with only 4 ingredients and cook in 15 minutes!
Jasmine V, the melifluous California native, admitted to Latina Magazine that traditional Mexican food is one her favorite parts about being Latina...and we completely agree! "Every year at Christmas my dad makes 4 pounds of tamales and it's my favorite time of year," she said. If you start craving those beautiful bundles of masa, we say you should try out this fun new twist, Pumpkin Tamales with Chiles and Oaxaca Cheese!
Adrienne Bailon and Cuchifritos
Sure, like any good Puerto Rican girl, one of Bailon's missions in life is to learn how to make great mofongo, but her real obsession is with cuchifritos, fried Puerto Rican snack foods that are displayed in heated glass cases in casual restaurants. Bailon confessed her undying love for cuchifritos like alcapurrias and empanadillas in an exclusive interview with Latina Magazine: "I actually love junk food, I am a cuchifrito freak! If my food was heated by a lightbulb, I am in heaven."
Even supermodels have cravings and Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio satisfies hers with coconut water! To give that sweet tooth a treat, Ambrosio makes these fun summer fruit pops. They're gorgeous and so quick and easy to make, you don't even need a recipe: just pour your fave summer fruit into popsicle molds, cover with coconut water, and freeze. Now, you can enjoy dessert without having to worry about your waistline!