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Gringa Chef’s review on Whole30

Gringa Chef’s review on Whole30

  Whole30 is jarring … no alcohol.  Well, about 90% of you gave up right there!  No processed foods, there goes the rest. No sugar, no legumes, no grains, no corn.  And to top it off, no dairy. Well that just takes the cake, cheese and fun right out of life.  Not so fast.  From my […]

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  March 8, 2017   No comments
What does it mean to be Queen of Carnaval?

What does it mean to be Queen of Carnaval?

Interview with the Queen of Carnaval de Barranquilla Carnaval is the biggest party ever. You may be most familiar with Rio De Janeiro, Brazil parades or Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Lesser-known Barranquilla, Colombia is the second largest after Rio. The centerpiece of the Carnaval is the Queen “La Reina” Gringa Chef had the opportunity […]

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  February 24, 2017   No comments
3 Reasons you should Marry your Latin Lover

3 Reasons you should Marry your Latin Lover

Been dating a latino or latina, having doubts if they are the one? Here are three reasons you should be ALL in and put a ring on it. Make that Latin Lover yours forever. The Family- latino families are super close, whatsapp I swear was invented to keep latino families connected. The constant calls and […]

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  January 12, 2017   No comments
What to expect at a Latin Wedding

What to expect at a Latin Wedding

Got an invitation to your friends wedding and you have to travel to central or south America, better yet at home but you know the wedding will have a latin spin. Here is what any Gringo needs to know. First off prepare for a late start time a matter what the invitation says the wedding is […]

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  November 22, 2016   No comments
Tour a Latin Grocery Store

Tour a Latin Grocery Store

From the outside let’s face it, much to be desired. A look inside Latin Grocery store brought to you by Gringa Chef. Compared to its counterparts the big box stores it doesn’t look big enough to have what you need. Inside however the latin grocery stores are a true gem in the rough. The guide […]

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  November 13, 2016   No comments
The Lentil that saved my Life and will save yours

The Lentil that saved my Life and will save yours

My journey with the humble lentil began after rowing practice close to 20 years ago. Starving teenager went over to a teammates house, Abuela “grandma in Spanish” Yolanda had made brown mushy pot of lentils with coined hog dogs swimming around in it. To my gringa eyes I didn’t know what to think but my […]

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  October 30, 2016   No comments
How to Survive a Latin party

How to Survive a Latin party

 I will never forget the first party where I was the only gringa (non spanish speaking) I really had no idea what to expect the culture shock I experienced just a few blocks away from my house in the US. Here are some tips that would have really helped me through my first latin party. […]

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  May 25, 2016   No comments