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These 21 Ways Of Enjoying Sopa De Fideo Are Delicious, Surprising, And Very Different

Sopa de fideo is one of the main culinary staples in a Latino household. The tomato based soup with the small noodles always makes an appearance this time of year when we are all battling the flu and the cold. The only thing that changes is what your family preferred to put in the soup. Here are 21 sopas de fideo with different ingredients.

1. Cheese

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You can never go wrong with cheese. Cotija cheese, queso fresco or queso panelo go a long way in this soup. There is no need for a lot of fluff when it comes to some well placed dairy in this delicious soup.

2. Jalapeños and Carrots

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This is easy because all you have to do is crack open a can and pour the goodies inside. One of the few upgrades to a Latino dish that doesn’t require a lot of prep and time in the kitchen. #Blessed

3. Meatballs

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This might look like just some spaghetti and meatballs, but you’d be wrong. Same sopa de fideo just a little heavier on the noodles and purposefully paired with some delicious meatballs. It looks like spaghetti and meatballs but the flavors are much more complex and delicious.

4. Salami

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This Dominican take on the soup is something everyone should try. How doesn’t like salami? It adds the perfect amount of added salt to make you crave more and more. Add some cilantro if you want and you have a great soup.

5. Frijoles

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Beans are good on more than just rice. That’s right. Throw some beans into your soup and add some substance and texture to that thing. It might remind you of chili but it is way more delicious.

6. Fresh Peppers

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If you don’t want to pour canned vegetables into your soup, use a fresh pepper. You can add on after it is served and keep it super fresh or throw it in while cooking to it softens a little and the flavor spreads. Can’t go wrong with some chile in your food, amirite

7. Tostones

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Tostones are fried green plantains that are smashed and fried again. They are usually coated with salt because the green plantains are not sweet. The savory little treat adds a nice crunch to your soup.

8. Nopales (Cactus)

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Noaples are a staple in Mexican cooking and something that many people have never tried. If you are going out there adn trying a brand new soup, might as well do it all the way. Add this to your soup and call it a day. The red onions only add to the experience.

9. Bananas

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This one is out there but bananas with savory food isn’t too rare with Latino cuisine. Bananas are sometimes used with seasoned rice because that banana sweetness perfectly compliments the savory spices used.

10. Seafood

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Don’t like chicken or beef but want to add some protein? Seafood is the way to go. You can add shrimp, as pictured above, or any kind of soup you can imagine. Definitely worth a try to add some extra protein.

11. Mushrooms

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For the fungus lovers, mushrooms are a great addition. It’s a good blend of Asian and Latino culture in a soup bowl. Anyone into mushrooms and soup should give this a try.

12. Corn

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Crunchy, sweet, delicious. Corn is perfect as it is or when you add it to just about anything. So, of course corn would make a great addition to soup. Try it out. You won’t be disappointed.

Yum.

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Let’s take a short break to clean up that drool. These photos are so appetizing that you will definitely need some soup after your done.

13. Sour Cream

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Add some thickness and cut the spice with a little bit of sour cream. There’s really no way to go wrong with sour cream. Unless you are lactose intolerant. In that case, do your family a favor a steer clear of this.

14. Avocado

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Keep it vegan. If you want to try something close to classic but not quite, give it a little avocado. This super fruit is something you probably already eat too much of so what does it hurt to add to this.

15. Hard-Boiled Eggs

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This is a two birds with one stone kind of deal. You can cook the eggs in the soup to get them hard boiled (just don’t levae them in there the whole time). Once the soup is ready, peel the eggs and add.

16. Eggrolls

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Another moment of culinary fusion. Why not pair it with an eggroll? There is nothing wrong with two worlds colliding, especially when it is this kind of delicious. Yum. Yum. Yum.

17. Chicken Feet

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Surprise! You can even add chicken feet to the soup because they can be added to anything. It might be surprising but you’ll be able to find these at just about any grocery store in town. Live a little. Give it a shot.

Hmmm.

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Okay. Sorry to surprise you with that one. It was totally un expected but it isn’t totally out there to think that someone that you know probably loves chicken feet.

18. Olives

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If you don’t think that soup is salty enough, just add olives. Yeah. This is a thing and it kind of makes sense. If you just can’t get enough of those green things, just add a few more to your soup.

19. Picadilla

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Woah. That looks amazing. Why aren’t more people putting picadilla in all of their soups. This is something that should be taught in all high schools because this is genius.

Mind. Blown.

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*learns to make picadilla and adds it to everything* Who else is thinking about the last time they had picadilla?

20. Vienna Sausages

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Remember those little sausages in a can that your mom sent with you to school? Well, add those to soup. Why not?

21. Platanos Maduro

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This is when that plantain is nice and ripe. That sweet flavor transform the sopa de fideo adding so much more to the soup than just a basic soup flavor.

Now it’s time to have some sopa de fideo.

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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