Irina Gonzalez

I am a writer, editor and aspiring memoir author. When I'm working on my book about growing up Cuban & Russian or blogging about my 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com, you can often find me checking out a new pizza or brunch spot.

I know I'm Latina when...

I wear bright, vibrant colors in any season, for any occasion. Oh, and lots of animal print!

Irina's Latest Posts

18 Delicious tequila recipes that don't involve drinks

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Not only is tequila excellent in palomas, margaritas and many other boozy drinks, tequila adds some very unique flavors to some of our favorite meals. From chicken enchiladas to a fruity salsa, here are 18 tequila-based recipes to enjoy for dinner tonight.

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8 Latin-flavored ice creams you need to taste NOW!

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With National Ice Cream Day just around the corner, we're ready to throw up our hands and celebrate. Whether you're indulging in a mint sorbet or sharing a cafecito concoction with your family, these 8 Latin-flavored ice creams are exactly the kind of indulgence we've all been waiting for.

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15 Mojito recipes to impress everyone at your next party

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Today is National Mojito Day and we can't think of any better way than to celebrate with 15 refreshing cocktail recipes. Whether you like it frozen or with or perhaps with your morning drink (frozen coffee mojito, anyone?), there is something here you'll love. Go for the classic or top your mojito with champagne and sip ALL summer long too!

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12 Wine slushies that are absolutely NOT for kids

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Summer is officially here and the weather is hot. You're probably spending most of your time at outdoor parties and BBQs. Sure, those are fun times filled with ever-flowing margaritas (yes!), but this year calls for something very special--the wine slushie! This fabulous new drink is going to be this summer's favorite new cocktail. If you have any doubt, just try one of these 12 recipes and you'll surely be hooked.

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13 No-bake desserts you can enjoy all summer

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We all love dessert but when it comes to summertime, turning on the oven means heating up the whole house. It leaves us sweaty and irritatted. Instead, we've got our eye on something very special this summer: no-bake desserts that will have us indulging in sweet treats. In fact, we're betting that the whole family will absolutely LOVE them!

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