The Nueva Latina

A 20-Something Latina
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Kerbey Lane’s Summer 2017 Menu debuts TODAY!

Kerbey Lane has spent some time in the kitchen crafting new dishes you’re going to love (not to mention all of the returning favorites you’ve been waiting for)!!

We’re towards the start of a new season, where it goes from hot to hotter in Austin. I HATE the heat, but I love me some summer pool parties, summer laying out, and all the trips and vacations summer brings!

When I think of summer, my memories are filled with hotdogs and burgers on the grill, thick slices of juicy watermelon, and piles of corn on the cob. Kerbey Lane puts their own spin on summer and they just rolled out their newest seasonal menu.

Best of all, you don’t have to wait till it’s 105° since it’s available starting TODAY!! Continue reading

[This is a sponsored post for Mountain High Yoghurt and may contain affiliate links. At TNL, I believe in only advertising for companies and/or brands I genuinely believe in. Keep reading to learn more!]

Real food should be simple.

Ever since I got engaged, the motivation to live a healthier lifestyle has increased. I upped my gym game and started meal prepping again. Not only do I hope to look AMAZING for my wedding, but to also keep up with my healthy habits after.

It’s sad but true: if you’re on a weight-loss plan, pasta can’t be an everyday occurrence. However, it is possible to serve a better bowl of pasta offering the nutrition your body needs (and craves) without tasting “healthy” — and this recipe is proof!

Creamy pasta dishes are nothing new (hello, fettuccine Alfredo!), but for the most part, milk or heavy cream are the principal players. Not anymore — today yogurt gets its turn in the spotlight with this spaghetti recipe, which features a dreamy lemon garlic yogurt sauce that will convince you to reach for the yogurt on pasta night more often.

The silky-smooth sauce for this dish — made with sautéed garlic, Mountain High Yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper — comes together in under thirty minutes. It’s simple, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not flavorful! Continue reading

Happy Tuesday!

The fiance and I took a trip to Snap Kitchen on Sunday night to stock up on lunch for the week!

Snap Kitchen defies the misconception that healthy foods can’t also be delicious. With a chef-driven menu, Snap Kitchen offers a variety of prepared meals in three different portions sizes. Orange for small, green for medium, and black for large or one size options. The meals also indicate whether they are vegan, gluten free, carb conscious, sodium conscious, Paleo and other dietary preferences. There is never a bad choice to make and I love the variety and their adventurous, creative menu. If you couldn’t already tell, I love Snap Kitchen.

Healthy Eating Made Easy with Snap Kitchen - The Nueva Latina

The whole operation doesn’t scream marketing gimmick. Simply because the impressive variety, breadth and quality of menu offerings speaks itself. The stores, as well as the food packaging, are minimal and subdued. It’s very “what you see is what you get.” And what you get are facts—ingredients and nutrition clearly spelled out on modest labeling—and delicious, wholesome meals that accommodate many different special needs and lifestyles. Quite frankly, there’s something for everybody and it’s all very tasty.

The fiance and I picked up 4 different meals to try out. I chose to highlight two of my favorites on the blog today. I hope these pictures and descriptions get your mouth watering for some healthy eats! =) Continue reading

Every now and then I get really homesick. When I first moved to Austin from Del Rio, TX I would go home several times a month. It was hard for me to let go and to move on. That and I missed the food terribly. I was so used to having Mexico right across the border that I really did take it for granted.

When I found out there was an event called “Taste of Mexico” happening in Austin, I could not contain my excitement!! FINALLY!!!

Taste of Mexico is a festival of Mexican and Mexican-inspired cuisine and beverages from over 30 of Austin’s most eclectic restaurants, food trucks, and flavorful purveyors featuring fine tequilas, mezcals, wines, beers, and other refreshing beverages. Taste of Mexico will also feature the Bazaar del Arte, including Mexican folk arts and crafts, unique gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, selections from the Museum Store, and the Pop-up Print Shop hosted by our very own Screen It! students and the Education Department. The festival will be preceded by cooking classes co-sponsored by Kitchen Underground. Continue reading

Mexican. Snacks.

If you are Mexican or if you hang out with Mexicans a lot, you know that we LOVE our Mexican snacks.

From elote en vaso to fruit loaded with lime, salt, and chile…these Mexican antojitos will leave you wanting more!

When I first moved to Austin it was hard for me to let go of my constant cravings for Mexican snakcs.

About a a year ago I came across this little gem in East Austin called Hay Elotes!! which literally translates to “there is corn”. I love corn with all the Mexican fixings (expect mayo…I just can’t bring myself to like the stuff).

The sign caught my eye and I knew I just HAD to walk in! I am so glad I did. Continue reading

 

BEST [MEXICAN] BREAKFAST IN AUSTIN HANDS DOWN!!!

I am extremely picky when it comes to Mexican food. When I first heard of Joe’s from a friend, I am not gonna lie, I was thinking, “You are full of s***!” The thing is that ever since I came to Austin I hadn’t found a place that truly, really, sincerely reminded me of the food from back home. There are AMAZING places in and around town, but most of them have one or two things on the menu that I actually love. Continue reading