- Cosmo Latina | Shine Latina | Wed, Sep 26, 2012 1:28 PM EDT | CommentsBy Eduardo Ramos
Women are delicious creatures by nature, and I find so much of what you all do sexy. While there are many different definitions of "sexy," one woman took the cake by striking several different chords on my scale. You might find some of this useful, so I'll share a few of her (and other) behaviors that I, and the average hombre, find deliciously appealing.
1. Listen to what I say.
I was planning a small birthday party at my apartment a couple of years back. The day before the bash I was cleaning up the backyard and my shorty came by to see me. We were talking, and I expressed that I needed a couple of bamboo mats to lay over the dirt in my NYC backyard. The next morning as I'm stocking the refrigerator my buzzer rings. There she stood looking beautiful as always, with six bamboo mats slung over shoulder. I was shocked, elated, and couldn't believe she'd remembered what I'd said the day before. I wanted her for lunch immediately.
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- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Mon, Nov 19, 2012 4:39 PM EST | Comments
Shine Latina sat with two professionally accomplished Latin women to uncover the secrets behindovercoming the gender and cultural barriers of corporate success.
A Latina's map to climbing the corporate ladder
When Puerto-Rican native Ingrid Schmidt began working as the administrative assistant of a mortgage bank's president in San Juan, little did she know that one day she would become Sr. Vice President of an even larger bank conglomerate.
She understood from the start that even at the lower levels of the corporate ladder, it's important to envision the professional career ahead. "You must look beyond at opportunities beyond [your present situation]. You have to have the vision," says Schmidt, who decided to be indispensable to her boss. "I became knowledgeable of all the numbers she needed to follow. I was aware of the mortgage industry's [monthly] ups and downs, and kept the president abreast of the latest data," recalls Schmidt of her first bank job, where she saw an opportunity beyond her pay grade, and worked hard t...Read More »
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 6:05 PM EST | Comments
We sat with celebrity chef Richard Ingraham to find out how his Latin culinary influences are delighting stars like NBA champion Dwayne Wade and inspiring his Thanksgiving this year.
Adobo Roasted Cornish Hens
Raised in Miami, Chef Richard Ingraham grew up enjoying the Latino influences of the community that surrounded him. From the language and music heard on the streets, to the flavors coming out of many a Cuban restaurant, there is no denying the impact Hispanic culture has had on his preferences.It is precisely the Latin cuisine he became so familiar with that now permeates the dishes he prepares for his famous celebrity clients, including Miami Heat basketball player Dwayne Wade, actress Gabrielle Union and Sanaa Lathan. "Latino cooking definitely influenced my cuisine," says Chef Ingraham, whose many recipes usually include ingredients like cumin, cilantro, garlic and lime-staple seasonings of the Hispanic kitchen.
When it comes to preparing traditional Latin dishes, Chef Ingraham likes to incl...Read More »
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Fri, Nov 16, 2012 5:55 PM EST | Comments
The Cuban-American model and TV host talks about her dedication to Pilates, her love for pizza and her new reality show focused on raising health awareness in the Hispanic community.
By: Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Daisy Fuentes has been a longtime symbol of health and fitness. At 46, this Latina looks stunning and more in shape than ever. It's no surprise, then, that her new show, Empuj3, serves as a vehicle to spread the fitness gospel among young Hispanics suffering from obesity and health problems. The program pairs young men with FC Barcelona player Gerard Piqué, Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo and celeb personal trainer Ary Nuñez to help them achieve personal fitness goals and ultimately a healthier lifestyle.
Yahoo: On Empuj3 we will see you hosting a very emotional show dealing with a delicate and sensitive subject. Tell us about this new project.
Daisy: Being healthy means everything. The show Empuj3 joins together a group of young adults with t...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Wed, Nov 14, 2012 1:46 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Pastelón or Torta de Plátano
My Venezuelan friends are constantly bragging about their traditional food and how it's better than that of my hometown.Venezuela and Colombia share a number of similar dishes but with different names. For instance, they call passion fruit juice jugo de parchita, and we call it jugo de maracuyá. A beef stew with the same ingredients is called asado negro in Venezuela, and in Colombia we call it carne en posta. But the ultimate name change is what happened to a recipe featuring baked plantain and ground beef: we call it torta de plátano, and they call it pastelón.
Pastelón or Torta de Plátano
While Venezuelans claim their plantain dish is better, I had to prove them wrong by making a Colombian version. Hey, nothing like a little sibling rivalry, right? Whether you decide to go the Venezuelan or Colombian route, it's a must try dish, especially during the holidays.
Espero que les guste...
Ingredients...Read More »
8 tbsp. canola oil
½ onion, chopped