- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 4:03 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Growing up, abuelita was known for making the best arroz blanco. Her white rice was delicious by itself; it didn't need any beans or protein to go with it. You could tell the rice was ready by the aroma traveling from the kitchen to every room of the house. My father and I would sneak into the kitchen for a bowl before lunchtime, but my grandma quickly caught on and started hiding her coveted grains.
Her secret to the perfect rice was very simple- she's add a couple of drops of lime juice before cooking. The lime coaxed the grain to open perfectly and absorb the flavor of garlic, onion and condiments. Another great tip? Adding seasoned water beforehand. This step adds flavor to every grain. Enjoy!
Garlic, olive oil and an onion to cook the rice
Ingredients...Read More »
7 tbsp. olive oil
4 garlic cloves, whole
½ white onion, chopped
2 cups white rice
2 ¼ cups water
3 drops of lime juice
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp all purpose seasoning
Try this dish with my quick and easy tuna ceviche
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Sun, Feb 24, 2013 6:03 PM EST | Comments
DIY manicure inspired by red carpet jewels.
It takes a lot more than a fancy gown to work the red carpet- you also need some fabulously fashionable nails. CoverGirl's manicurist to the stars (and fellow Latina!), Mar y Soul, stopped by the Shine studio to show us how to get a trendy look just in time for this year's Academy Awards or any other big event you might be celebrating this season.
To accomplish the fun look, you'll only need four items, and if you want to match the colors in this tutorials, check out the new CG Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Collection.
Get these tools:
-A luxurious, jewel-tone polish; we used CoverGirl's polish in Outlast Stay Brilliant-Nail Gloss Wine Stain #275
-A clear nail polish, such as CoverGirl's Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss Crystal Clear #105-Swarovski crystals; we used baguette-shaped stones
Check out the step-by-step tutorial for this Oscars-inspired mani:...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Wed, Feb 13, 2013 3:53 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine LatinaBest kept chicken secret: When you bake and glaze chicken wings, they turn out just as delicious as the fried ones but with a fraction of the calories. They cook in their natural oils, getting the benefits of a crunchy skin minus the grease factor. Even better- they're super easy to make! It's a perfect dish for parties, as you'll have no mess to clean up. Let your oven do all the work.
Guava-glazed chicken wings
I made this delicious dish glazed with guava and tamarind sauce for my family last weekend. The topping is as simple as boiling guava and tamarind juice in a small pot for 20 minutes. The cooking process turns the juices into a nice, thick sauce. Once done, top the wings with sesame seeds for added crunch and a lovely presentation.
1 ½ cups guava nectar
½ cup tamarind nectar
10 chicken wings, skin on and cleaned
All purpose seasoning
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the guava and tamarind nec...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Thu, Feb 7, 2013 11:31 AM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
My papito was a professional eater and a cooking aficionado, and I take after his genes. When we lived in Colombia, we enjoyed great, cooking parties regularly, but my favorite feasts had little to do with the actual meals. It would start when my mom asked my Dad to get more ice or beer. My father, then, would immediately call my name and ask me to come along; I knew exactly why. On the way to the store, we'd stop at the fritangueria (a place to get fried treats like pork, meat and sausages) and order chicharrón with sausage and green chile salsa. It was all about the fun of having to eat our goodies quickly and get back before my mom got suspicious.
Chicharrón served with green chile salsa to dip.
To this day, I am the biggest chicharrón fan, to the point that I learned how to make them and created the best, homemade chile verde dipping sauce to go along with them. It's a super simple recipe with few ingredients, and it makes for the perfect snack or party appetizer.
Enjo...Read More »
- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Tue, Feb 12, 2013 11:47 AM EST | Comments
... Create a perfect smoky eye with purple shades and flushed cheeks for a romantic and seductive Valentine's Day look. Read More »
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
El Día de San Valentín is coming up, and it's time to start thinking about getting together the perfect look for your date night (or snagging that date!). I think the holiday is a great opportunity to experiment with color; you don't have to go over-the-top, instead opt for a subtle, sexy look. Purple eyeshadow is the perfect complement to brown eyes, as it makes them pop and is a twist on the classic black, smokey eye. I'll show you how!
Start off by applying an eye primer. I'm in love Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat. For eye shadow, I'm using Clarins Eye Quartet in Iris Blossom in order to do a sexy, purple smoky eye. Apply the shimmering white to the inner corners of the eyes. Then, take a satin taupe color, and apply to the rest of the lid. Next, apply the violet purple color