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Here Are 18 Latino Food Bloggers Making Your Favorite Dishes A Breeze To Create

We’re not learning recetas like we used to. Sí, our mami’s have taught us how to make lo mejor arroz con frijoles on Earth (never argue that). Some of us stray from the traditional. Some of us need actual measurements to make anything edible (the “poquito’s de eso” just don’t cut it for the culinarily challenged).

Our generation is being taught by bloggers and por la comida, it’s no different. We’ve rounded up our favorite bloggers who make simple traditional cooking easy (read: LOTS of pictures), or add a vegan or gluten-free twist on our old favorites. Bookmark this page for easy referencing.

Pan de Muerto by Hungry Sofia

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Blink and it’s about to be November. Make your bones and eat them, too, with the elusive pan de muerto recipe laid out in plain English. You won’t need three months to learn how to make it. Have fun with it.

Acorn Squash Pasilla Chile Queso Fundido by A Cozy Kitchen

CREDIT: “Acorn Squash Pasilla Chile Queso Fundido” Digital Image. A Cozy Kitchen. 22 August 2018.

Peruvian-Colombiana Adrianna created Cozy Kitchen to share her take on traditional classics. Her goal? Make your food Instagramable and edible. I’m sold. Look at how delicious this acorn squash looks.

Pozole with Red Chile and Pork by Cella Alyssa

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Cella is a Los Angeles based obsessive foodie, and she writes about food like it’s an art form. Truly, her blog is, if nothing else, a beautiful read as she’s able to capture the humanness of creating food and the culture that surrounds it.

I mean, if you’re reading this, you already know that it’s more than just the food that draws us into the kitchen. It’s part of our identity.

Vegan Chiles Rellenos by Dora’s Table

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Dora’s Table is all plant-based and all traditional. That means you can cook your Mexicana mami a traditional meal without her guessing it’s vegan because Dora has already figured it all out. Gracias, Dora!

5. Rumba Hind Beef Shanks a Lo Cubano by Bren Herrera

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Bren Herrera is an Afro-Cubana who has found a way to make traditional cuisine the norm in her American house. When she writes about the food she makes, it’s filled with the flavor of her own family’s traditions, especially around the holidays. Plus, she makes the recipe easy for you to follow.

Chorizo Quiche Breakfast Muffins by Mole and More

CREDIT: “Bricia_Tabasco_Lily_Ro_Photography-3411.jpg” Digital Image. Mole and More. 22 August 2018.

Bricia Lopez fuses Oaxacan tradition with American life like no other. Just listen to her take on these chorizo quiches:

“Brunch made me feel American, it allowed that little girl from Oaxaca like to feel welcomed in this country.  Food has the power to do that, doesn’t it?  It brings people and communities together.”

Lopez is bringing me straight to these quiche muffins like no other.

Heart of Palm Ceviche by Mexican Made Meatless

CREDIT: “Heart of Palm Ceviche | Ceviche de Palmitos #vegan #raw #ecuadorianfood #mexicanfood“ Digital Image. Mexican Made Meatless. 21 August 2018.

Psh, you know Latinos have the meatless game on lock these days and it’s because it’s a way to decolonize our culture. With Latinos and African Americans at increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes and other leading causes of death in the United States, we found a solution to being locked in food deserts: veganism.

Mexican Made Meatless doesn’t add a bunch of processed vegan protein. She keeps it simple, since most Mexican food is already naturally vegan.

Easy Picadillo with Potatoes by La Cocina de Leslie

CREDIT: “Easy Picadillo with Potatoes recipe – lacocinadeleslie.com” Digital Image. La Cocina de Leslie. 22 August 2018.

Alright, this is the opposite of vegan, but is the perfect example of how Leslie food blogs. Esa Mexicana was born and raised in California until she moved to Guadalajara when she was 17 years old and hasn’t left for decades. She makes traditional Mexican food, but she makes it fast to keep up with her busy lifestyle (read: she makes it easy).

Some other recetas include: Tortilla Wrapped Hot Dogs, Pizzadillas, Grilled Nopales con Queso, and Piña Colada Arroz con Leche.

Vegan Tostadas De Tinga With Tofu Queso Fresco by Vegana x Mexicana

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. VeganaXMexicana. 22 August 2018.

Vegana x Mexicana is one of the more famous vegana bloggers, and she’s worth noticing because she gave us vegan queso fresco. We basically worship the ground she walks on for letting us reap the rewards of her trial and error cooking.

On top of Mexican favorites, she also will create recipes for Chikn Pasta Salad, Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Boats and of course, Caldo de “Res” Vegano.

Woke Sancocho by Woke Foods

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Woke Foods. 22 August 2018.

A couple years ago, Ysanet Batista decided to quit her non-profit job and dive deep into food justice. Woke Foods now employs four women of color who cater for NGO’s, social justice conferences and put on free cooking classes for Washington Heights residents.

Ysanet Batista is a queer Afro-Domincana raised between the DR and Hialeah and she deserves all our support.

Sopes by Pati Jinich

CREDIT: “Pati Jinich sopes” Digital Image. Pati Jinich. 22 August 2018.

Pati Jinich is born and raised in Mexico and her obsession for Mexican food catapulting her into a self-made national public TV series called “Pati’s Mexican Table.” Also, no biggie, but she has a degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, so she has brilliant things to say. Check it out.

Molletes de Huevo con Chorizo y Aguacate by Muy Bueno

CREDIT: “molletes-hueveo_chorizo-queso-pico_de_gallo” Digital Image. Muy Bueno Cookbook. 22 August 2018.

Tejana Yvette is an Emmy winning producer and writer and wrote her first cookbook with her own mami. Her blog is a collection of photos of food and photos of su abuelita cooking in the kitchen. she shares her childhood memories of eating molletes for breakfast and how her mother was the “Leftover Queen”.

Beware: her very cute kids eating heart shaped empanadas will get your baby fever fired up.

Té de Bugambilia by The Other Side of the Tortilla

CREDIT: “How to make Mexican té de bugambilia (bougainvillea tea), via theothersideofthetortilla.com” Digital Image. The Other Side of the Tortilla. 22 August 2018.

Let’s move onto dessert shall we? But first, a blog that also captures homeopathic Mexican cures for flu season, dehydration, cough and sore throat. Just grab a handful of clean flowers from the bougainvillea vine, juice of two limes and honey. You’re cured.

Coconut Lime Bars by Vegan Turned On

CREDIT: “CLB 3 (1 of 1)” Digital Image. Vegan Turned On. 22 August 2018.

This is for you college students who don’t have time to become a chef, but do have access to graham crackers and condensed coconut milk and limes. It’s a layering game, and Vegan Turned On gives you step by step instructions to impress your friends with just a few ingredients, cada vez.

Cup My Cakez LA

CREDIT: “IMG_5190.JPG” Digital Image. Cup My Cakez LA. 22 August 2018.

OK, so Cup My Cakez isn’t giving out her recipes but she’s dishing all the inspiration you could need to make a themed cake. If you live near LA, you can even give this Latina the business she deserves. I’m faking a birthday pretty soon for this occasion. You can, too.

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17 year old “Jo”, as we know him, is always giving out tips and tricks on how he makes his famous, galactic smoothie bowls, but it’s not all in one blog. You have to follow him on Instagram to get it all.

Sugar-Free Besos de Moza by Peru Delights

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Peru Delights. 22 August 2018.

Like most Latin-American candy, it’s a big fat ball of sugar. If you’re like many Latinos and are Diabetes-friendly, this recipe will make you more unfriendly to Diabetes. Peru Delights is tradition based in present day reality, gracias a Dios.

No-Bake Margarita Cheesecakes with Candied Lime by Sweet Life Bake

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Sweet Life Babe. 22 August 2018.

Last but not least, the sweetest fusion of drinks and dessert with none of the sugar. This recipes uses Truvia sugar replacer but there’s no replacing the Cointreau and tequila. That’s a vision of health right there. Dale.


READ: 19 Dessert Tacos That Will Make Your Mouth Water

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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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McDonald’s Now Has Quarter Pounder Scented Candles That You Definitely Didn’t Ask For

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You know that friend whose car always smells like the food they ate the night before? You know the one, it’s the same friend who also has a collection of takeout Wendy’s, Taco Bell and McDonald bags shoved into the pocket of their backseats. Well now, you too can be that friend. Thanks to McDonald’s you can make literally anywhere smell like oily takeout.

McDonald’s announced this week that it will make a six-pack of scented candles that will smell like your favorite Quarter Pounder ingredients.

McDonald's six candles come in all the scents you'd expect.

Anyone familiar with the key ingredients in the beloved QP knows these scents include bun, ketchup, pickles, cheese, beef, and ooh baby onions. In honor of the Quarter Pounder’s 50th birthday, McDonald’s is also releasing a line of merchandise that includes calendars, lockets, mittens, shirts, and pins.

Draw up a romantic bath for you and yours that smells like an oily stove and pickles by getting the items here on the McDonald’s fan club website.

23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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23 Gifts For The Friend Who Always Has Hot Cheetos Fingers

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos are life, need we say more?

They’re crunchy, they’re spicy, they make your mouth water just thinking about them. They’re the best thing that has ever existed in the history of the world. That might sound dramatic, but you know we’re not wrong.

This gift guide is for the friend in your life who’s always got Hot Cheetos stained fingers, but that could also be you. So you can either be selfish and get all the good stuff for yourself or be selfless and gift your BFF the best Hot Cheetos inspired holiday presents.

1. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos card

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The perfect card to let your friend know what you think of them.

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2. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos socks

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Keep them toes cozy with these flamin’ hot socks.

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3. Baked Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

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For that friend who’s trying to cut back on the Hot Cheetos, here’s a “healthy” alternative.

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4. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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You’ll for sure make a strong statement wearing these.

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5. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look at that liddo Hot Cheetos keychain, we love it so much we’re about to recommend 3-4 more different versions of it.

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6. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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Pour it up, pour it up.

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7. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Chipotle Ranch

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For the Hot Cheetos obsessed friend who NEEDS to try every single type of Hot Cheetos flavored out there.

Buy here.

8. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos hair bow

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Hair on fleek.

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9. Takis keychain

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Obviously, these aren’t Hot Cheetos. But if you’re a true Hot Cheetos fan, you know these are the second best chips to eat when you want to take a break from the usual.

Buy here.

10. Flamin’ Hot Ruffles

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Again, for that friend who needs to eat anything that includes the words “Hot Cheetos.”

Buy here.

11. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos earrings

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Get that bling, honey.

Buy here.

12. Hot Cheetos phone case

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Protect your phone with these flamin’ hot phone case.

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13. Reusable chopsticks

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We know there’s some of you out there who use chopsticks to eat Hot Cheetos to avoid the Hot Cheetos finger (they’re the best part though), so here you go, get you some chopsticks.

Buy here. 

14. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos sticker

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Slap it on your laptop.

Buy here.

15. Flamin’ Xxtra Hot Cheetos keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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16. Takis and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos travel mug

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The best of both worlds, unite.

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17. Flamin’ Hot Fries keychain

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Look! Another cute keychain.

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18. Another pair of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos leggings

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Oh, boy. These leggings will for sure get some heads turning. Werk it.

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19. OG Flamin’ Hot Cheetos pin

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Perfect to pin on your denim jacket.

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20. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dress

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And we’re ready for the club in this Hot Cheetos inspired look.

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21. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos joggers

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Get cozy in these Hot Cheetos joggers.

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22. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos dad hat

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Wear your love for Hot Cheetos loud and proud.

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23. A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos print

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Check out this lovely piece of Hot Cheetos inspired art.

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