The Best Veggies For Protein

04/24/12 The Best Veggies For Protein

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If you are what you eat, then, let’s face it chica, you’re one big, fried empanada with a side of  about a dozen Chalupas. And then you ask why you’ve been feeling sluggish all week. Give your system a good kick in the pants and go vegetarian for a week. Worried about not getting enough protein? No worries....

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The Grapes Of Health

07/27/11 The Grapes Of Health

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Have you heard? It’s all over the grapevine. Grapes are what you should be snacking on if you want to live a long life and look young. Yes, those small, innocuous-looking fruit may just hold the secret to the fountain of youth. Straight up! We’re not making stuff up here just to get you to eat fruit, like our mamis who would...

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Azucar! The Truth About It

07/24/11 Azucar! The Truth About It

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Ah, sugar, the sweetest of evil temptations. Why must something so delicious be so bad for us? Even when we try to avoid it, it sneaks up on us hidden in unexpected foods. So what exactly is it that makes it so noxious to our health? Well, not all types of sugar are harmful. The sugar naturally found in fruit, fructose, is...

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The Unhealthiest Foods Ever

05/30/11 The Unhealthiest Foods Ever

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Healthy eating has become a top priority for many people in the past few years, as we slowly learn what the food we eat really contains. Trans-fats and MSGs were unheard of in abuelita’s day, but now they have turned us into label-checking fiends. Although there are certain foods where a label check is not necessary, you just know...

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On The Lookout For MSG in Adobo

02/24/11 On The Lookout For MSG in Adobo

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Many of mami and abuelita’s traditional dishes are so finger-licking good because of the special sazon they use to flavor their many culinary concoctions. No, love is not the secret ingredient, although it certainly does help. The mouthwatering results are partly due to the addition of Adobo Goya or Maggi to the pot, flavors every...

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Death By Chocolate

02/07/11 Death By Chocolate

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Mmmm, chocolate. Just the thought of a sweet, gooey piece melting in your mouth turns you into a drooling idiot à la Homer Simpson. You can’t wait for Valentine’s Day so you have an excuse to munch on as many as you want (it would be rude not to, they were a present!). If the Latina in you is looking for a little more exotic...

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