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6 Refreshing Latina summer cocktail and beverage recipes to try 

Summer is here and we’re all craving some refreshing beverages to quench the thirst while we sit poolside or gather with friends and family at the next asado. 

Today we’ve gathered a few cool and tasty Latina summer cocktail and beverage recipes by Latina food blogger, Yvette Marquez, known as @muybuenocooking on Instagram. These beverages are bright, colorful, tasty and inspired by the Latina culture we all know and love. 

Check out these summer cocktail and beverage recipes below and try them out the next time you’re craving a delicious cold drink! 

Agua de Sandia

Simple and easy to make all you need for this beverage recipe is a watermelon, some fresh lime, sugar, and a blender. This tasty summer beverage is sure to keep you refreshed all season long!

Reposado Paloma

Featuring reposado tequila, freshly juiced grapefruits and limes, a hint of sweetness from agave and a bubbly club soda topper, this tasty beverage recipe is a must-try this summer!

Cucumber Mojito

This minty refreshing sparkling summer cocktail is perfect for any outdoor party or gathering. Light and cool it’s sure to keep you refreshed during the summer heat.

Strawberry Serrano Margarita

Lower in calories than most sugary drinks in Mexican restaurants, this margarita packs a punch of flavor and includes antioxidant-rich, immune-boosting strawberries and serrano.

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Easy Blueberry Margarita

“Made in just 5 minutes with 5 ingredients, this gorgeous cocktail is about to revolutionize your 5 o’clock,” says Yvette. This colorful drink is the perfect summer beverage, embodying the vibrant energy of the season. 

Flor de Piña Cocktail

Made with tequila, orange liqueur, honey, coconut water, and pineapple, this beverage is ready in less than five minutes and is sure to satisfy your taste-buds. 

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5 Fresh summer salads by Latina chefs you need to try! 

Incorporate more plant-based dishes into your diet this summer with these fresh summer salad recipes by Latina chefs and food bloggers! 

The summer months are often associated with BBQ-ing and outdoor fiestas or family picnics in the park. It’s hard for some to think of summer without grilling and meat-filled dishes, especially for Latinos who pride themselves on their asados. However, incorporating more plant-based dishes into our diets has many health benefits. 

Statistically, Latinos are more likely to suffer from heart disease. On average,  Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than non-Hispanics, according to data from Go Red for Women. While there are many factors that contribute to developing these issues, such as genetics, diet also plays a big part. By reducing one’s consumption of red meat and incorporating more plant-based dishes one can lower the risk of developing heart disease and other health issues. 

So today we are sharing some fresh summer salad recipes by Latina chefs. These salads will make the perfect addition to any family meal, or enjoy them on their own!

Rich in flavors and a variety of seasonal vegetables, these salads will keep you satisfied and healthy all summer long. 

Mexican Quinoa Salad

This summer salad recipe combines quinoa, black beans, corn, and tomatoes with a tangy lime vinaigrette. Fresh, light, and flavorful, you can serve it as a side for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues or enjoy all on its own!

Southwest Chicken Salad

Chili lime marinated chicken, cilantro lime dressing, and a heap of veggies come together to make this hearty and savory summer salad recipe. Enjoy this salad for a quick lunch or a healthy summertime dinner! 

Broccoli Crunch Salad

This crunchy summer salad recipe is perfect for when you want your veggies and your fruits, all in one tangy, crunchy bite. Combining broccoli florets, celery, red onion, diced apples, cashews, almonds, and dried cranberries, this salad packs a tangy punch full of crunch to give you a fresh and satisfying meal for those hot summer days! 

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

This corn salad takes all the elements of the popular smoky, sweet corn and combines them into a warm, easy-to-eat salad perfect for a side dish. Grilled corn comes together with juicy cherry tomatoes and spicy jalapeños drizzled with a dressing made with avocado oil, lime juice, hot sauce, seasoning salt, and chili seasoning. This perfect blend of flavors encapsulates the feeling of eating authentic Mexican street corn, all in a healthy, fresh summer salad. 

Chipotle Chicken Salad 

This hearty summer salad is a fresh take on traditional Cobb salad. Made with spicy chicken, creamy avocado, tart berries and sweet roasted corn, drizzled in a fresh, light, and tangy lemon vinaigrette this salad “oozes summer.” Try it at your next picnic or family barbeque! 

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Latina owned wineries

4 Latina owned wineries to check out this National Wine Day!  

Tomorrow is National Wine Day, a day for wine enthusiasts to celebrate their favorite wines and wineries across the country. Here at Latinas in Business, we’re celebrating by shining a spotlight on a few Latina owned and managed wineries based in Sonoma and Napa Valley. 

These wineries were founded by families and couples with a passion for winemaking, culture, and heritage. Through their companies they’re keeping family traditions alive and making a space for Latinas in the wine industry. 

Keller Estate

Keller Estate is a Latina owned winery founded by Arturo and Deborah Keller in the ‘80s and now run by their daughter Ana Keller

Keller Estate founders, Arturo and Deborah Keller. (Photo via: Keller Estates)

Arturo and Deborah founded their winery with the focus to create a winery where the best wine could be made in an artistically majestic environment. 

Their sustainably certified vineyard incorporates practices derived from organics and regenerative farming learned over the years. These practices include bee-keeping, owl and bat boxes, a flock of over 200 sheep that graze and fertilize the land, and careful management of the pond system that ensures their water supply.

Since taking over in 1998, Ana Keller works to create wines that reflect a sense of place, while in harmony with the family’s approach to elegant, age-worthy, and food-friendly wines. Ana is also a big supporter of fellow Latinas in the industry. 

Ana Keller, current manager of Keller Estates. (Photo via: Keller Estates)

“One in four jobs (in Sonoma) is related to the wine business,” Ana in an article with Sonoma Magazine. “I’ve met women who think being Latina is not an asset in the wine industry. They believe it’s hard enough being female and don’t share their heritage when employers can see it as an asset. This is a time for Latinas to step up and make themselves visible.”

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Fathia Wines 

In 2019, husband-and-wife duo Pedro and Jenny Rodriguez acquired Fathia Wines to continue to carry the torch for first-generation Mexican-American Vintners in California. They specialize in premium, single-varietal and naturally fermented wines, delivering elegance and balance in each bottle. 

Pedro and Jenny Rodriguez, owners of Fathia Wines. (Photo via: Fathia Wines)

Their journey in pursuit of this dream began years ago in 2003 when Pedro went to work for a winery during the summer after graduating high school. Over a decade later, in 2014, Pedro attended a family gathering where he heard about his family’s work experiences in the vineyards and in wineries. A pivotal moment, one in which he decided to change careers and return to the wine industry and continue his family’s tradition.

“We have learned that winemaking is part science and part art. We all have a story. Our story is to produce wines that celebrate our family’s efforts, investment and dedication to the wine industry,” said Jenny and Pedro Rodriguez.

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Mi Sueño Winery

Napa Valley’s Mi Sueño Winery was founded by Rolando and Lorena Herrera in 1997—the same year the couple married. 

Mi Sueño Winery founders, Rolando and Lorena Herrera. (Photo via: Mi Sueño Winery on Instagram)

The inspirational tale of Mi Sueño is both a love story and the story of the American dream realized, one that came to fruition for Mexican immigrant Rolando Herrera as a result of hard work, raw talent, and the support of a strong community of mentors who led him along a path to success. Along with his wife, Lorena, whose family has deep roots in Napa and Sonoma counties as grape growers.

Living by the Spanish phrase, si se puede—yes, you can—Rolando and Lorena Herrera have built their dream winery with love, passion and a deep understanding of the art of growing exceptional grapes and crafting award-winning wines that are rich in character and elegance.

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Herencia del Valle 

In 2012, with access to some of Napa’s best grapes and the support of their own team, Angelica and Guillermo founded Herencia Del Valle, a family-owned company to make and sell their own wines. 

Angelica and Guillermo founders of Herencia Del Valle. (Photo via: Herencia Del Valle on Instagram)

Angelica was born in Napa and was raised on a vineyard in nearby St. Helena by her father Jose Luis, a migrant worker from Jalisco, Mexico, and her mother Diane who was from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Both children of Mexican immigrants with a long and proud history of working the land, the two put their experience toward their company. 

Growing up, Angelica developed a deep appreciation for the demanding work associated with the vineyards and was proud to see her father steadily become a successful vineyard manager graduated from business school with a degree in Business Administration. Angelica’s love of farming, together with her outgoing personality and business knowledge, have been instrumental in the couple’s decision to take risks and follow their dreams.

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Tiny Sprouts Foods

Meet Tina and Kim, two South-Asian moms planting seeds for healthier childhoods with their brand Tiny Sprouts Foods

These days, we understand the importance of nutrition and the impact our foods have on growing children. However, when Tiny Sprouts Foods founders Tina and Kim were growing up, their parents, like many others, did not know that 90% of our brain was developed by age 5, and that every bite we ate in our first few years of life could impact our health as adults.

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Tiny Sprouts Foods co-founder, Kim. (Photo courtesy of Tiny Sprouts Foods.)

It was only after experiencing health issues as young adults that the two friends developed a passion for nutrition. Food turned into their medicine, and seeds like flax, chia and hemp became staples in their diets.

Then, they each became mothers and their children’s nutrient needs were at the top of their minds. They began including seeds into their children’s diets as seeds are the world’s TINIEST superfood, packed full of all the essential nutrients a child needs to develop and thrive. 

During this time, the women began to wonder why there were no seed products designed for children? Seeds are a perfect, easy addition to any meal after all, with their small size, neutral taste, and versatility. They’re also an excellent way to sneak in some extra nutrition for even the pickiest of eaters. 

So Tina and Kim began brainstorming and finally the foundation of Tiny Sprouts Foods ‘sprouted’ and was ironically born on Mother’s Day 2020, at the height of the global pandemic. 

Uniting their passion for children’s nutrition and functional foods, along with their combined 30 years experience in the consumer goods industry, Kim and Tina bravely left their secure corporate jobs to fully commit to their mission of planting the seeds for healthier childhood development through their business venture. 

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Tiny Sprouts Organic Superseed Boosters, which combine wholesome ingredients and contain a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals. (Photo courtesy of Tiny Sprouts Foods.)

Today, Tiny Sprouts Foods is a minority-female-founded children’s nutrition company focused on producing easy, nutrient-rich products that offer functional health benefits to the developing child. 

Their top products are their Tiny Sprouts Organic Superseed Boosters, which combine wholesome ingredients and contain a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals while boosting your little one’s nutrition and help them meet their daily health needs. 

 

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From sprouting to thriving 

While they have overcome hurdles to get to where they are today, starting a small business at the height of the pandemic was not without its challenges. One challenge was the fact that both women lived in different countries. 

Tiny Sprouts Foods

Tiny Sprouts Foods co-founder, Tina. (Photo courtesy of Tiny Sprouts Foods.)

“We are a team of two South Asian moms who reside in different countries; Kim in the USA and Tina in Canada,” they say. 

However, despite the physical distance, they found their vision and passion for the business keeps them together. 

Another struggle that many entrepreneurs, especially those in the food industry understand, was supplying, manufacturing, and sourcing. Kim and Tina encountered many roadblocks, pushing back their original launch date, but quality and food safety was a top priority so they persevered through these hurdles. 

“From product development, ingredient sourcing, manufacturing through to testing of our final products, quality and safety of our boosters will always be our number one priority. With that, however, comes a ton of extra precautions thus adding costs and always more time!” Tina and Kim share. 

“We have had to change co-packers, deal with suppliers sending us incorrect materials, and ingredients not meeting our high-quality standards. All this combined led to a launch date that was severely delayed and time & money wasted. Surely, the thought of giving up came up endlessly, but we pushed through, got to the finish line and are extremely proud of the products we developed.”

Both Kim and Tina were raised by hard working immigrant parents, so they learned firsthand the value of hard work and determination, which they now apply to their daily work at Tiny Sprouts. 

“We saw the daily struggles and sacrifices that our parents endured to provide for our families.  It has made us more resilient and flexible in a world where minority female entrepreneurs still aren’t the norm.”

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“We pushed through, got to the finish line and are extremely proud of the products we developed.” (Photo courtesy of Tiny Sprouts Foods.)

Tina and Kim are also motivated to succeed and continue to grow their business and push past challenges when they hear feedback and review of how their products have helped parents and families. 

We hear the relief and happiness in their messages knowing that their babies and children are getting adequate nutrition despite ongoing picky eating habits or other mealtime issues. Mealtime stress is real and feeding children can be deflating and frustrating – knowing that we are making this easier and less stressful for fellow moms is the best reward we can get.” 

Knowing that they are not only helping to improve the health trajectory of the next generation, but are also providing parents with the peace of mind they deserve is a great motivator and the best reward. 

“There is no greater motivation than helping fellow parents do the same for their own children.” 

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To other minority women entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners, Kim and Tina offer a few words of advice learned from their own journey. 

“The struggle is real,” they say, “but the reward is unreal. There will be some very tough times, but if you truly believe in your idea, stick with it and the reward will come. It’s a journey.  It takes grit and determination to start a new business from scratch. Always keep the end goal in mind, and always remember your mission. This is what truly got us through the hard times.” 

Enchilada recipe, Isabel Eats, Latina food blogger

Latina chef Isabel Orozco-Moore shares top enchilada recipes this Cinco de Mayo 

This National Enchilada Day food blogger and Latina chef, Isabel Orozco-Moore, shares some top recipes to enjoy this Cinco de Mayo—or year round! 

Better known as Isabel Eats on Instagram, Isabel is a first generation Mexican-American that was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Growing up, Isabel learned to cook from watching her parents in the kitchen. In 2015, she started her food blog as a way to document her family’s recipes and connect with her Mexican heritage.Today, Isabel Eats is a resource to many others looking to learn more about Mexican cuisine and culture through food. 

Below are six of her delicious enchilada recipes to try out in your own kitchen!

Top 6 enchilada recipes to try this Cinco de Mayo

Enchiladas originated in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Aztec times. In their original form as Mexican street food, enchiladas were simply corn tortillas dipped in chili sauce and eaten without fillings. Today, there are now many varieties, with many different sauces and fillings. 

From the breakfast enchilada to chicken and meat fillings, cheese enchiladas or just veggies, there’s an enchilada recipe for everyone! 

Easy Breakfast Enchiladas 

These breakfast enchiladas are perfect for the whole family! Filled with scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, bell peppers and onions and covered in the best enchilada sauce and melted cheese, these are sure to fuel you up for the day. Make these ahead of time to have ready for a quick on-the-go meal or make them fresh for a long, sit-down breakfast. Either way, you and your family will be left satisfied with this recipe. 

White Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re looking for something cheesy, these white chicken enchiladas are sure to hit the spot! Covered in a white sauce made from butter, flour, sour cream, broth, cheese, and green chiles, they’ll be ready in less than an hour for you and your family to enjoy. 

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe? Then this easy chicken enchilada recipe is the one for you. Stuffed with shredded chicken and cheese and topped with an easy red enchilada sauce, these enchiladas bake for 20 minutes. Super quick and easy and great for a weeknight dinner, you can’t go wrong with this one!

Enchiladas Suizas

Shake things up with these Enchiladas Suizas, or Swiss-style enchiladas. They are chicken enchiladas topped with a tomatillo cream sauce and are characterized by the use of dairy throughout the entire recipe. These creamy, cheesy enchiladas are filled with shredded chicken and melted Manchego cheese in a perfect mix of creamy and savory!

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Cheese Enchiladas

If you’re a cheese-lover, then you need to try this cheese enchilada recipe! These are Isabel’s personal favorite and the enchiladas she grew up eating as a child. Made with an easy enchilada sauce, filled with savory melted cheese, and topped with chopped onions, these cheese enchiladas are perfect for any meal and go great with the addition of Mexican rice and beans. 

Zucchini Enchiladas 

Last but not least, for our veggie lovers and those who can’t eat tortillas, there is an enchilada recipe for you too! These veggie and protein-packed zucchini enchiladas are a must-try! Made from zucchini ribbons instead of tortillas, these enchiladas are stuffed with taco-seasoned white ground turkey and topped with enchilada sauce and cheese. Tasty and nutritious, this recipe is a great alternative to the classic enchilada. 

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We hope you found some tasty new enchilada recipes to try out today, or whenever the craving strikes!

From backyard chef to restaurant owner, Chef Yala shares her entrepreneurial journey and rise to success

Carmen Mercedes Baez, known as Chef Yala, is a private and executive chef and owner of her restaurant, “La Cocina de Yala” Located Bronx, NY. She is also the author of the book, Becoming Chef Yala: From A Backyard To A Kitchen.*

Born in San Cristóbal, a small city in the south of the Dominican Republic, she is the daughter of Dominican parents and was raised in New York City when her parents emigrated to the U.S. 

Growing up, Yala’s mom owned a beauty salon and this was the family business. Later, Yala would own her own salon in New York, but this was not her passion. She dreamed of cooking professionally. When her mom passed away, Yala began taking culinary classes as a part of her grieving process and soon she was pursuing her passion. 

“I have always had a curious and restless mind, which has motivated me to undertake the business; I formally started in gastronomy in 2013,” says Chef Yala. 

Yala began making food for her salon clients and eventually she set up El Patio de Yala in the backyard of her salon where she cooked food on a grill. 

“I have always had a curious and restless mind.” (Photo courtesy of Chef Yala)

Yala always continued to push and expand on her dream and when she outgrew the patio space she began renting a kitchen at a car wash. While working out of the car wash, Yala faced challenges and pressures from her landlord. The owner of the car wash saw the success of Yala’s kitchen and raised the rent unfairly while also going behind her back and trying to turn her workers against her. 

Some may view these challenges as negatives, but Yala puts a positive spin on the obstacles she has faced. 

“The positive thing I took from this is that God works in a mysterious way,” Chef Yala said during the Latinas & Success panel. Without the challenges, she would have stayed at the car wash kitchen and not pushed for something better. “If I were comfortable, I would have stayed there and not have my own restaurant today and become Chef Yala.” 

The challenges pushed Yala to the next level and showed her that she could own her own restaurant and be successful. Finally, in 2017, Yala founded her own restaurant where she could grow and expand. 

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Chef Yala is glad that today Latinas are finding success more and their voices are being heard across various industries. 

“We are being more heard, we are up there, we inspire our culture so they can see that it can happen. In my case I’m a chef and I serve the community here in the Bronx as a Dominican Latina and I have a lot people that are in the culinary field that are scared so once they see me they will be like, ‘You see Yala, I can do it like Yala.’”

Becoming Chef Yala: From A Backyard To A Kitchen

Chef Yala is always eager to give back and help others on their journeys as a mentor. Her book shares a lot of her own struggles and shows the reality of starting a business in the culinary field. She recommends her book to other Latinas and minority women looking for an honest, true story of what it’s like being a Latina chef and entrepreneur.

Her parting words of advice to all aspiring entrepreneurs is to put in the hard work to make your dreams come true.  

“I love to cook but just like I like to make a nice plate, behind that plate there’s a lot of hard work. A lot of people think it’s easy just because of what you show on social media, but no, you have to pursue your dream and you have to put in the hard work. You have to focus on this and give your 101 percent in order for you to overcome.”

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Try this traditional Argentinian Rosca de Pascua recipe by Chef Ximena Saenz! 

If you’re Hispanic, then you know holidays are big and the food is often the main event. For many Latino households, the holidays are a time to gather together with family, celebrate, and indulge in delicious homemade food. And everyone looks forward to dessert! 

Today we are sharing a traditional Easter recipe popular in Argentina, the Rosca de Pascua. Similar to the Rosca de Reyes that many Latino countries enjoy during the Christmas holiday season on the Epiphany, Rosca de Pascua is a ring-shaped bread cake enjoyed by friends and family on Easter Sunday. 

Easter breads are traditional among many countries and cultures, such as the English and Irish hot cross buns and various European Easter bread loaves, as well as the New Orleans-style king cake traditionally served during Mardi Gras. 

Rosca de Pascua traditionally included colorful un-peeled hard boiled eggs as part of the decorations, but nowadays most use Easter candies and chocolate eggs instead. (Source: Ximena Saez on Twitter)

With origins in Spain and Italy, the Rosca de Pascua is a sweet brioche-like bread typically decorated with pastry cream, fruits—traditionally maraschino cherries, nuts, chocolate and more. Some roscas even contain prizes inside! 

Once upon a time the original recipe even included colorful un-peeled hard boiled eggs as part of the decorations, but nowadays most use Easter candies and chocolate eggs instead.  

Rosca de Pascua recipe by Argentinian chef Ximena Saenz 

Ximena Saenz is an Argentinian chef based in Buenos Aires. On Instagram and Youtube she shares recipes to over 500k followers. She also runs her own restaurant, Casa Saenz

See below Ximena’s delicious Rosca de Pascua recipe. Abundant in rich pastry cream and topped with chopped almonds this recipe will wow your guests. And don’t be afraid to add more toppings to this classic. Fruits and candies are very welcome additions your family and friends will love—especially the kids, or any sweet-tooth lover! 

See the recipe in Spanish in the post below (swipe through the images for step by step) or read on for the English translation. 

 

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Recipe translation in English

It’s a classic but it’s good to make it homemade and get up on Sunday to eat it with some mates in your pajamas! One thing to make the dough more flavorful is to add citrus zest, it can be lemon or orange (I love it). But you can also add vanilla essence.

And for the thread to come out moist, we do not have to put extra flour in the kneading, which is the moment we can add it when thinking that it is missing. I hope you have a Happy Easter! I look forward to photos of your recipes.

PS: You can freeze! ❄️

Ingredients:

Flour – 250g

White sugar – 50 g

Dry yeast – ½ packet

Lemon zest

Salt – 1 pinch

Eggs – 1 unit

Water – 85ml

Butter – 85g

Stuffed:

Eggs – 4 units

Yolks – 4 units

Milk – 1 liter

Vanilla

Orange zest

Corn starch – 40g

Flour – 40g

Sugar – 200g

To decorate:

Almonds – 150g

Candied oranges – C/N

Procedure:

  1. Mix the dry ones in a bowl.
  2. Make a crown and in the middle pour the egg with the lemon zest, the sugar and the yeast dissolved in the water. Start to knead.
  3. Slowly add the ointment butter.
  4. Knead with soufflé movements without incorporating flour (At this moment you will think that the dough does not come out but you have to continue. Lift the dough with a cornet and throw it on the counter and repeat this process many times until the dough is completely united and smooth).
  5. Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover with film. Let rise until doubled in volume.
  6. Make the pastry cream: heat the milk with half the sugar. In a bowl mix the sugar, cornstarch, eggs and yolks. Add the hot milk and cook until it boils for one minute. Add the vanilla essence and orange zest.
  7. Let the pastry cream cool, beat it and place it in a bag with a large curly beak.
  8. Shape the Easter thread: ball and make a hole in the center with a floured elbow. Place on a greased plate with a buttered flan mold in the center so that it does not close.
  9. Leave to rise, paint with egg and cook in the medium oven until semi-cooked. Remove from the oven and decorate with half the cream. Return to the oven to finish cooking. Let cool.
  10. Sprinkle some almonds with powdered sugar and take to the oven to toast.
  11. Decorate the rosca with the rest of the cold pastry cream and finish with orange peels and almonds. 

 

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Tasty burrito recipes by Latina chefs to try this National Burrito Day 

Who doesn’t love burritos? They’re versatile, easy to make, and oh-so-tasty. Today is National Burrito Day and we’re celebrating by sharing some of our favorite burrito recipes by Latina chefs and food bloggers. 

With so many options, the possibilities are endless. From the iconic breakfast burrito, to vegan twists on a classic, and fun, flavorful burrito bowls—these top burrito recipes by our favorite Latina chefs are sure to hit the spot. 

Easy Breakfast Burritos

Start the day off right with a super tasty, loaded breakfast burrito. This recipe by @isabeleats on Instagram is exactly what you need for that morning boost to get you through the day! Filled with eggs, breakfast sausage, chunky salsa, and shredded cheese, this burrito makes the perfect meal. Check out the recipe below.

Better than Chipotle Burritos

Chipotle has some pretty great burritos, but this recipe by @growingupsarita claims to be even better. Combining Chipotle chicken, cilantro lime rice, slow cooked pinto beans, fajitas, traditional salsa roja⁣ and more this burrito recipe packs a punch full of exquisite flavors. While Chipotle may make good burritos, nothing beats a homemade recipe! Check it out below.

 

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Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowl

If you love the components of a burrito but are looking for a healthier or tortilla-free option, then this vegan grilled veggie burrito bowl by @muybuenocooking is the recipe for you! At under 500 calories per serving, this bowl is loaded with veggies and bursting with flavor. Try it out for your next meal!

Vegan California Burrito

Last but not least on our list for today is this fun and fresh vegan burrito recipe by @dorastable. This twist on the California burrito combines oven baked french fries, pico de gallo, portobello asada, spicy salsa, vegan cheese, and guacamole into a tasty and filling meal that’s perfect for any time of the day. If you’re vegan or just interested in incorporating more plant-based options into your diet, then this burrito recipe is definitely a must-try!

 

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We know what we’ll be eating today! We hope you have a tasty National Burrito Day and give some of these Latina chefs’ recipes a try!

quick and easy recipes,

7 Quick meals you can make in 25 minutes or less for the busy Latina

If you’re someone who’s always on the go, you know how hard it can be to have a homemade meal everyday. You might be tempted to skip out on breakfast as you rush out the door or order takeout for lunch and dinner to save time at home. But there’s something undeniably comforting about eating something you made yourself. 

We all crave comfort, especially on our busiest days, so today we’ve gathered seven quick meals you can make in 25 minutes or less for the busy Latina—or anyone who enjoys some Latin American-inspired cuisine! 

Take a look below to get the recipes from some of our favorite Latina bloggers and chefs.  

7 Quick meals to make in 25 minutes or less

 Tex-Mex Breakfast BLT

 

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If you love BLTs then this Tex-Mex inspired BLT is the breakfast sandwich for you. This recipe elevates the classic BLT by combining avocado, chipotle aioli, and roasted tomatoes for a delicious breakfast sandwich. Ready in less than 20 minutes, this quick-and-easy healthy breakfast option will make the perfect start to even your busiest days.

Breakfast Tostadas

For another great breakfast option, check out these delicious Breakfast Tostadas. Ready in under 25 minutes, this recipe has it all: crunchy corn tortillas, slathered with creamy and rich guacamole, topped with slices of hard-boiled egg, and drizzled with salsa. What’s not to love? You can even prep ingredients ahead to cut down on time. This one is definitely on out breakfast menus!

Arepa With Shrimp and Hogao Sauce

This Colombian by food blogger @mycolombianrecipes is a must-try for anyone looking for a quick meal.  The recipe is easy to prepare in minutes and will make for n incredibly tasty lunch or snack. Combining shrimp, avocado, and the famous “Hogao,” a Colombian Creole Sauce, this recipe is light but flavorful.

Zihuatanejo Fish Strips

If you’re a fan of fish then you’ll definite want to try this recipe by @mexicoinmykitchen. This quick and fresh meal is the perfect dish for a hot summer’s day. The fish is finely sliced in small  stripes that are quickly marinated with lime juice and then mixed with red onion slices and seasoned with peppers, oregano, salt, and pepper. Traditionally serve with corn tostadas or saltine crackers, it will make the perfect appetizer or snack on a busy day.

Avocado Salad 

Salads are the perfect quick meal and this tasty Avocado Salad will make the perfect lunch for you on your busy work day. Super simple and easy to prepare in advance, this recipe will only take minutes to make and provide you with a delicious, comforting meal during your day. Made with cucumbers, avocados, cherry tomatoes, red onions and tossed in a light vinaigrette, it’s a fresh and healthy and can be it’s own meal or a great addition as a side salad to any entrée.

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa 

These quick and easy grilled shrimp tacos with mango salsa are a great lunch option for the taco lover. Made in 15 minutes or less, these tacos combine smoky grilled shrimp, a bright and zesty mango salsa and a creamy chipotle crema into an explosion of flavor that will make your busy day so much better!

Creamy Chipotle Pasta

 

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Last but certainly not least, this creamy chipotle pasta dish is oh-so-delicious and perfect for a warm, comforting dinner option after a long day. You can make this recipe in under 25 minutes and it’s also a vegan dish! Completely dairy-free yet still creamy and delicious, you won’t be able to resist this healthy pasta option.

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No matter how busy or hectic your day is, you deserve a delicious homemade meal, so indulge yourself! Have a favorite quick recipe? Share it with us below or on social media!