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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!

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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!

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5 Healthy recipes by Latina chefs to try this National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, where everyone is invited to learn more about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating habits.

This year’s theme, “Celebrate a World of Flavors,” showcases how flavors from cultures around the world are a tasty way to nourish ourselves and appreciate our diversity. 

Embracing the theme, we’re sharing some of our favorite healthy recipes by Latina chefs. 

Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos 

Yvette from @muybuenocooking on Instagram is a proud Latina who is developing and sharing traditional Mexican, Latin-Inspired healthy recipes. Her Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos are bright and flavorful and will make the perfect addition to meal plan this month. The tacos are also vegan and gluten-free, making them the perfect choice for anyone looking to embrace a more plant-based diet. 

Check out the full recipe below.

Vegan Potato Enchiladas

Dora from @dorastable shares a vegan potato enchilada recipe that is out of this world. In this recipe, Dora combines sautéed onion and mushrooms, a guajillo enchilada sauce, tender potatoes and carrots, jalapeños and more to create a delicious and nutritious, balanced meal. 

Check out her how-to video below.

 

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Mexican-Inspired Roasted Veggies 

Isabel from @isabeleats shares two amazing healthy Latin American inspired recipes. First is her Mexican-Inspired Roasted Veggies. These veggies are tossed in a blend of mouth-watering seasonings and oven-roasted until tender, then topped with a dash of lime juice, some salty cotija cheese, and fresh cilantro. These will make the perfect, tasty side dish to any meal! 

Check out the full recipe below. 

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Another great plant-based recipe by @isabeleats is her Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger. This burger is hearty and flavorful with sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa and a flavorful mix of seasonings. You’ll be sure to wow family and guests alike with this dish. 

Visit Isabel’s site in the link below for the full recipe.

Roasted Asparagus Spring Salad 

Last but not least is a gorgeous spring salad by Nicole from @presleyspantry. This salad is light, freshing, and packed with tasty and nutritious ingredients. From homemade croutons and dressing to sliced radishes, oranges, Kalamata olives, and of course, roasted asparagus, this salad has it all. Try it as a meal itself or add it as a side to your main course. Maybe even pair it up with one of Isabel’s veggie burgers! 

Check out the full recipe below. 

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Which of these healthy recipes by Latina chefs is your favorite? And how will you be celebrating a world of flavors?  Let us know down below or on social media!

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5 Latina inspired Thanksgiving recipes to try this year

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and here at Latinas in Business we can’t help but think of our favorite holiday dishes. While the holiday is not traditionally celebrated in most Latin American countries, many U.S.based Latinos have adopted the holiday, blending cultures and traditions to make it their own. 

And if there’s anything Latinos know well, it’s how to celebrate with good food and family. At its heart, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones, give thanks for our blessings, and share delicious food with one another. 

Below are a few exciting recipes from Latina chefs who have added their own Latina inspired twists to traditional Thanksgiving dishes. 

Chipotle Citrus Thanksgiving Turkey

Starting off the main course is this flavorful chipotle citrus turkey recipe by Isabel Eats on Instagram. It brings together chipotles, orange and lime zest, fresh rosemary, garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper and lots of butter to create a tender and juicy dish that is sure to leave guests speechless.

 

You can find the full recipe over at Isabel’s blog! 

Chorizo Stuffing 

This chorizo stuffing by chef Ericka Sanchez will leave you stuffed and still wanting more! Blending traditional Hispanic flavors with a Thanksgiving staple, Erika’s recipe takes this dish to a whole new level. 

 

Rich and Creamy Pumpkin Soup 

Another stunning recipe shared by Ericka on her food-Instagram, Nibbles N Feasts, is this rich and creamy pumpkin soup. Add this to your Thanksgiving menu for a warm and filling side dish. 

 

 

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Find the full recipe over on Ericka’s blog! 

Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce 

Mix up your Thanksgiving by adding a little spice to the traditional cranberry sauce. Described as “sweet and tart and spicy and zingy,” this recipe by Growing Up Sarita on Instagram will make the perfect addition to your holiday meal. 

 

 

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Pumpkin Flan 

Finally, for dessert, this pumpkin flan recipe by Nicole Presely is sure to leave an impression on your guests. Combining the popular Hispanic dessert of flan with the traditional holiday flavors of pumpkin spice, this desert is the perfect sweet treat to conclude a Latina inspired Thanksgiving! 

 

Get the full recipe over at Nicole’s blog!

5 hearty autumnal vegan meals to try this month

November is World Vegan Month, a time when plant-based eaters from across the globe come together to celebrate their lifestyle, educate, and share recipes. 

A vegan, or plant-based lifestyle, has many health benefits, especially for Latinos who are prone to suffer from health issues such as high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Statistically, Latinos are also 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.

Incorporating more plant-based dishes into one’s diet can help reduce these risks over time by reducing the consumption of meat and dairy, often found in many traditional Hispanic recipes. 

As the colder months approach here in the Northern hemisphere, we’re all looking for some warm, hearty comfort foods to get us through the autumn and winter. Below are a few autumnal vegan meals to try out this month from The Vegans Club on Instagram. 

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Leek, Chestnut and Apple Stuffing

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this vegan stuffing recipe will make a great addition to the traditional holiday meal. 

 

Carrot Soup 

Stay warm throughout the winter with this delicious carrot soup. It’s perfect for a quiet evening meal or prepare ahead for a quick lunch on the go. 

 

“Ricotta” Stuffed Delicata Squash

This colorful dish will brighten up your day! Stuffed with flavor, this vegan dish promises to leave you full and satisfied. 

 

Creamy Curry Pasta

In the mood for a creamy, pasta sauce? This curry pasta dish will do just the trick, and without any dairy! 

 

Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup

Finally, this flavorful Tuscan kale and white bean soup is exactly what you’ll need once the snow starts coming down. Prepare this for the whole family and bask in the tasty warmth of this vegan dish. 

 

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5 Fresh and sizzling meatless summer meals to try 

Be adventurous this summer by incorporating more plant-based dishes onto your personal menu. Check out some of these fresh and sizzling meatless summer meals to get started! 

The summer months are often associated with BBQ-ing and outdoor fiestas or family picnics in the park. In fact, July is also recognized as National Grilling Month and National Picnic Month. 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. Hispanic diets are often rich in fat from dairy and meats. By reducing one’s consumption of meat and dairy, it can help lower the risk of developing heart disease and other health issues. 

Summer is also the perfect time to be adventurous! Embrace your inner adventurer and experiment with food this season. You don’t have to commit to an all plant-based lifestyle, simply introducing a meatless day of the week can make a difference. One of my personal favorite food-stagram accounts is “Meatless Mondays.” The account offers a variety of fun and fresh meatless meals to try and encourages people to swap out meat at least one day a week. 

If you’re ready for the adventure, then check out some of our favorite fresh and sizzling meatless summer meals below! 

Try these meatless summer meals on your next picnic or party

These meals will make the perfect addition to your next family picnic or outdoor gathering, especially this week during Latino Conservation Week. What better way to celebrate nature conservation than by getting outdoors with friends and family and enjoying some delicious food together!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas

 

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Fiery and Fresh Plant-based Tacos

 

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Grilled Stuffed Peppers 

 

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Pasta Primavera 

 

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Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Garlic Aioli

 

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