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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Smoking a Thanksgiving Turkey

*Because it’s time. And because Adán always serves his recipes with a helping of history and culture. VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog Karla McLaughlin drove all the way to my home to deliver this 15 pound organic-fed, free-roaming turkey and two pork loins.  She generously took the time because I was in a pinch,

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Healthy Latino recipes for Thanksgiving

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Thanksgiving is a time to get together with loved ones and appreciate quality company and plentiful food–and hopefully a little time off from the daily grind. But for many families, this “cheat day” goes...

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

What Are Some Famous Latinos Thankful For?

By Melissa Castellanos, Latin Post Thanksgiving, otherwise known as “El Dia de las Gracias” or “Feliz Dia de Accion de Gracias” in Spanish, is not only a time to show off your culinary skills and be surrounded by...

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

You Say Turkey, I Say Guajolote – Two Worlds, One Plate

By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T My great-grandma Rachel ¨Rae¨ Storch, who was born and raised in  the U.S., always called us on Thanksgiving Day. In one occasion, I visited her during the holidays in her home in Miami....

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

10 Ways You Know You’re at a Latino Thanksgiving

By Irina Gonzalez, Latina When it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving, we all have our own ideas of a traditional meal. While your non-Latino friends will be celebrating the holiday with a buttered turkey, sweet potato casserole and a...

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Do American Indians Celebrate Thanksgiving?

By Dennis W. Zotigh, New America Media/Indian Country Today In thinking about my earliest memories of elementary school, I remember being asked to bring a brown paper sack to class so that it could be decorated and...

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Thanksgiving Made Possible By Immigrant Farm Workers

By Roque Planas, Huffnigton Post Latino Voices When giving thanks for a Thanksgiving meal, there’s one group who deserves a disproportionate amount of gratitude: the farm workers of the United States. The roughly 1.8 million people who...

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Thanksgiving, and Don Juan de Oñate

By Delfin Carbonell Basset, Voxxi Daniel Boone is an American legend. Don Juan de Oñate is an unknown native-born Explorador. Why the difference? Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) says in his Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History, 1841: …Universal...

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Things I am Grateful For

By Oscar Barajas, NewsTaco Thanksgiving is a day away. I have never been a fan. I feel it is because I have never been able to get it right. As a child, I could never convey the...

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Our Pre-Mayflower Thanksgivings

By Miguel Perez, Hidden Hispanic Heritage For Latino immigrants, no other American holiday is more precious than Thanksgiving. “El dia de accion de gracias,” as we know it in Spanish, is a welcomed opportunity to reflect on...

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Thanksgiving Day: Why Gratitude is Good for Your Health

By Silvia Casablanca, Voxxi When I tune my mind into gratitude mode, the world looks almost immediately brighter. If I am feeling down and whiny, I swiftly grasp a wider picture of any situation and my worries,...

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Thanksgiving More than Pilgrims And Turkey

By:Victor Escalante NewsTaco El Paso, Texas is known for many things; Chico’s Tacos, Fort Bliss, cowboy boots, the Sun Bowl, and the first Thanksgiving celebrated in America? Yes! But more on that later. El Paso is a...

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Side Dishes for Thanksgiving: Three Delicious Recipes

By Fernanda Beccagli, Voxxi Most of the fun of preparing a large meal like Thanksgiving resides behind the humble side dishes, soups and sauces that add color, flavor, texture and personality to the meal. From traditional, seasonal to...

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

My mother, The Most Unfortunate Pilgrim

Once upon a time, I believed what my first grade teacher told me.  I thought I was the descendant of a pilgrim. I took her word for it. I thought I had more in common with the...

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