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

12 Tips to throwing a summer party like Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara knows how to throw a party. If you've seen the photos of her wedding to Joe Manganiello, then you KNOW the chica has good taste. This year, she received a special cake from famed Brazilian bakery Stefan Behar Sucré–and she threw a fabulous summer tea party to celebrate. Here's how to throw a soiree just like Sofia Vergara!

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8 Ways to take care of your skin after giving birth

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New momma Naya Rivera is no stranger to skin care issues, as she demonstrated recently with an Instagram post. While she opted for a fancy derma pen facial that the rest of us may not be able to afford, there are many ways to restore your skin after pregnancy. Here are 8 tips that you can use to get rid of skin problems after giving birth.

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12 Classic ceviche recipes perfect for summer picnics

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Picnics are an absolute MUST in the summer. And with June 28th being National Ceviche Day, why not make a delicious ceviche for a summer picnic?! These 12 recipes are sure to please anyone, from your abuelita who loves bacalao to your sweetie who wants to be adventurous (octopus ceviche, perhaps?). 

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18 Summer foods that will help you lose weight

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You worked hard this spring and FINALLY got down to the weight you wanted for the summer. Or maybe you're happy with where you are and want to make sure you stay that way during the season of endless barbecues and fizzy drinks. It might be difficult, but your weight loss goals are made much easier with these 18 foods –including some healthy and delicious recipes!

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16 Red, white & blue desserts the whole family will love for July 4th

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July 4th is just around the corner, and we all know that a small (or big!) celebration is in order. This year we're gearing up to show our patriotic pride by making some OH-SO-PRETTY desserts with our little ones! Try one of these easy snacks, from fruity to colorful to just a smidge savory, there's something for every member of the familia here.

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