- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Mon, Sep 17, 2012 10:14 AM EDT | Comments
I've found that nowadays some of the best Latin food is getting served on wheels.
The best tacos in town are served at a food truck.
Shine Latina went out to find out if the rumors are true- that if you are hungry for real Latin, you better stop by a food truck.
There's no doubt that the food truck rage is here to stay; from cupcakes to carnitas, there seems to be a wheeled restaurant to satisfy every possible craving.
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Looking to get some honest-to-goodness real tacos, I visited Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burgers, one of Miami's favorite Mexican food trucks. Here's my adventure, caught on camera, at Jefe's…
The line to order was long, a great sign that the food is worth the wait! The menu was just as long, but the truck owner explained what went into the items we were interested in, making my decision a bit easier. Did you see those fish tacos? I'm digging in!
I finally got my order. Wow! The tacos were amazing! The fish was fresh, the slaw crispy an...Read More »
- By: Ariel Nagi
Face it: Dinner and a movie is sooo overdone…and, in case you didn't already know it, men aren't exactly loving the whole chick flick and candlelight dinner thing. We're not saying you have to sit through a 12-inning baseball game or chug down cervezas with his amigos. We say the best way to up the fun and lower the pressure for both of you is to try guy-approved-and either free or inexpensive-dates you can both enjoy. Check these out.
Ever heard the sounds of a Cuban drum circle? Jammed out to Brazilian jazz? Salsa danced to a live performance? There are thousands of free Latin concerts around the country, like the Jones Beach Free Latin Concert Series in Long Island, N.Y, Descarga 2012 in Los Angeles and the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston. Google "free Latin concerts" to find one in your area.
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- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Thu, Sep 13, 2012 3:40 PM EDT | Comments
Having a flawless, "airbrushed" look is easier than you think! In this video blog I will show you my favorite system, and how to expertly apply makeup using an airbrush kit.
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
Why choose airbrush?
Airbrushing creates a perfect makeup finish
The number one question I am asked as a makeup artist is "how do I find the right foundation color for my skin?" This is a tricky subject as all skin colors are unique, and it's hard to find the exact shade that's right for you. This is especially difficult for Latinas with olive complexions trying to find the right tonality in a sea of alabaster and ivory. What makes airbrush foundation an excellent choice, beyond giving your makeup a flawless finish, is the fact that you can mix different foundation colors to get the precise match for your skin. The airbrush system I chose is from Dinair, and I couldn't be happier with it. With Dinair you get to choose your foundation shade from a range of options, plus they offer blush, bronzer, eyeshadow shades, and ev...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Thu, Sep 13, 2012 3:08 PM EDT | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
I'm usually the bartender of every party even when it's not at my house. Somehow I always end up taking over the making of the drinks at gatherings, reunions and even at a friend's bar. My amigos call me the "frustrated bartender", but I disagree because I enjoy doing it only at social events. Before I make a drink I always open the fridge to see what ingredients I can mix into a refreshing and delicious cocktail.
Coming back from a weekend getaway in Mexico I stopped at the duty free and sampled an exquisite mango liquor. It was sweet, thick and tasted like real mango juice. The store attendant recommended drinking it on the rocks but in my mind I already had a recipe. I couldn't wait to get home and try out my new invention. The same night, when I finally arrived home, I opened the fridge and found some other ingredients that would blend well with my drink. Cointreau, mezc...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Thu, Sep 13, 2012 2:47 PM EDT | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
I always thought the best way to make carne asada (or grilled steak) was my dad's way: simple, flavorfuland tender. He used to grill every Sunday and on special family gatherings. My uncles always wondered what secret ingredients he used on the meat that made it so delicious. He always insisted that sea salt was the only item he needed to make his churrasco taste good. Besides purchasing good quality meat, he grilled only on wood or real charcoal without using any lighter fluid to start the fire. He also insisted on waiting until the flames touched the metal grid before placing the steaks on the grill, and then he'd turn each piece only once.
Carne asada con cerveza
About a month ago, I traveled with my best friend to Los Angeles, and her family received us with a grill-full of Mexican-style carne asada. I wanted to help out in the kitchen, so I asked my friend's dad i...Read More »