- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Wed, Dec 12, 2012 12:59 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Roasted pumpkin puree
At a previous job, my co-workers and I would try to sample different cuisines each day of the week. Sushi on Monday, Cuban on Wednesday. On Fridays we were known to end up at Baires, a local Argentinean restaurant that offered a happy hour menu all day. One of my best wine discoveries at Baires was an inexpensive Malbec called Finca La Linda that's smooth with great body, and it goes perfectly with any kind of steak. I still go to Baires often, but the wine is not what really brings me back. It's the Chef's to-die-for roasted pumpkin mash! It is soft and sweet, and it's the perfect side for their churrasco. Every order is made from scratch and goes straight from the oven to the table. The texture of the mashed pumpkin brings out the flavors in the meat without overpowering the churrasco.
Pumpkin with butter ready to roast
Since pumpkin is in season, I made this mashed veggie recipe for my family, and- to my surprise- I didn't spend more than $5 on the ingredients! More money t...Read More »
- Shine Latina Editor | Shine Latina | Tue, Dec 18, 2012 9:48 AM EST | Comments
The clean slate the New Year offers inspires us to make resolutions we hope will improve our lives. Keeping our Latinism in mind, though, may actually help us sustain our goals and see them through.Read More »
- Charleen Gonzalez, Shine Latina | Shine Latina | Tue, Dec 18, 2012 3:29 PM EST | Comments
Here's the best of the best- my favorite beauty picks of 2012!
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine LatinaA slew of new and revolutionary beauty products arrived to the makeup world this year, but of all the great gadgets, colors and innovations available, I'd like to focus on the five products that I couldn't live without in 2012. Among my new favorites, my must-have tool for getting rid of all the impurities and my personal solution to acne. Also, Urban Decay had a huge year in 2012, with the release of their Naked Skin Foundation, Vice Palette and now the new Naked Basics Palette- some of my new beauty BFF's. Also featured in my top five is a makeup sponge that applies any foundation flawlessly, while still being hygienic. Rounding out the top five are my favorite glosses of the year made by the Australian brand BECCA. Don't miss it!
Best beauty products of 2012
Check out this video blog for a sexy New Year's makeup tutorial...Read More »
Must-have face and body cleansing tool
I've been using the Clarisonic Plus Sonic Cleansi
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Thu, Dec 6, 2012 5:57 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Breakfast really is one of the most important meals of the day; it raises your awareness, gets your metabolism going and gives you the energy to get started on your daily activities. Growing up, my all time favorite breakfast was my mom's huevos con mazorca (scrambled eggs with corn). It was the simplest recipe, and yet my mom never had to wake my sisters and I to get us to eat. As soon as we smelled the corn, we rushed to the kitchen to set up the table.
Scrambled eggs ready to eat!Eventually, I learned how to make the dish and started experimenting by adding other ingredients in addition to the corn. Here's my take on my mom's classic dish, perfectly hearty and warm for the morning after New Year's with no stress after a night of cooking.
Pan fry the bacon in its own oil.
3 oz. smoked bacon, chopped
1Ž4 cup corn, defrosted
2 tbsp. whole milk
1 bread sliceDirections
Beat the eggs with milk
Pan fry the bacon at medium heat until the fat is r...Read More »
- Shine Latina Editor | Shine Latina | Wed, Dec 19, 2012 2:45 PM EST | Comments
We take a look at some of the most unusual traditions Latinos follow when it comes to welcoming the New Year. Perhaps they'll bring you some good luck, as well.Read More »