Creative from a young age, I fell in love with writing early on and have never looked back. My education took me from journalism classes at NYU to an internship at Latina magazine, working in magazines and finally to MamásLatinas. Here I write about anything and everything but I'm a passionate foodie devoted to healthy eating and learning to enjoy exercise as I work on maintaining a 100lb weight loss.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
What's better than celebrating our culture with 21 traditional recipes from ALL of our countries?
No matter where you came from or what country's food you've been dying to try, there's a recipe here for everyone. From appetizers (like Puerto Rican alcapurrias) to a full entrée (like Venezuelan pabellón criollo) to an amazing dessert (like Brazilian chocolate fudge truffles, a.k.a. brigadeiros), indulge your love of Latin food with these amazing dishes.
Today is QUITE the day! It's National Guacamole Day! And what's a better way to celebrate today than with these five scrumptious guacamole recipes that are just perfect--try them all today if you can!Continue Reading >
The Low GI eating plan (also known as the low-glycemic diet) is the topic of the book The Low GI Eating Plan for an Optimal Pregnancy, coming out in April. Lucky for you, we have a sneak peek at the revolutionary diet, which breaks down how choosing your food according to the glycemic index (how carbohydrates affect our sugar levels) can help your health and most importantly, how this type of diet can help you concieve and stay healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Although I am typically a very healthy eater, there are two things that I love to indulge in occasionally: cocktails and dessert. I just love a good margarita and a really nice piece of chocolate cake. And yes, I do mean that they go well together. Why not?! Then, one day, I discovered something even better: Latin cocktail-inspired cupcakes. Each one of these recipes is as unique as the cocktail that it is based on and, personally, I can't wait to try every single one. These delicious desserts are sure to inspire you and make everyone in your family happy. Now, let's eat up! YUM.Continue Reading >
One of the most surprisingly delicious dishes you'll ever make is the Mexican lasagna. Although I shared the super-simple recipe with you earlier, there is an even better way to make it: in the slow cooker!
The best part about this slow cooker vegetarian Mexican lasagna is actually the fact that the recipe is so simple, it's one that I guarantee the kids will love (after all, who doesn't love lasagna?!) and it's also a good one to aid in your weight loss, since it's full of heart-healthy veggies. This recipe is really one of my favorite go-to dinners that my whole family (and friends) love. Trust me, it's delicious!Continue Reading >