Chef Hamlet Special Guest #UnstoppableLATINAS
Sep26

Chef Hamlet Special Guest #UnstoppableLATINAS

 Over the past couple of action-packed days, WebCityGirls’ Founder, Lynn Ponder @webcitygirls has been honoring Hispanic Heritage in partnership with Ford Motor Company through a 4-day live social reality adventure #UnstoppableLATINAS. Along with amigas and fellow Latina influencers Domenica Mena @domenicamena, Fernanda Chacón, @cookandmove, Miss Carnaval Miami Lelany Barea and Linda Ponder @ponderela, they have been sharing inspirational stories and fun events related to Music, Food, Sports, and Culture. Pero hoy webcitygirls is all about LA COMIDA as we continue our #UnstoppableLATINAS adventure by celebrating Hispanic Heritage in food con nuestro amigo venezolano Chef Hamlet!     Over the scope of his career, Chef Hamlet has hosted and produced more than 300 interviews with top personalities from the worlds of music and entertainment and has led food reports and segments for various international and local Miami television stations. As a contributor to Univision’s 28-day digital fitness and nutrition challenge Reto 28, he helps inspire registrants to lose weight through healthy eating. Now a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association, you can also watch him as host of Vme’s show “Sazón para el Mundo,” where he offers viewers quick and easy recipes infused with flavors from around the world. Make sure to follow along en las redes on Tuesday, September 27, as Lynn @webcitygirls and Fernanda @cookandmove join Chef Hamlet en la cocina for a special Facebook LIVE as part of #UnstoppableLATINAS adventure! ¡No se lo pueden perder! Aquí está la receta muy sabrosa, sencilla y saludable that Chef Hamlet has shared with us. Por favor, if you try it let us know, okis!   Ensalada Andina (4 personas) Ingredientes: •    3 tazas de col rizada picado (kale) •    1 taza de quinoa cocinada •    1 taza de tomates cherry en mitades •    1/2 taza de cebolla en cuadros pequeños •    3/4 Taza de mango en cuadritos •    1/2 taza de nueces o almendras Preparación: Se mezclan todos los ingredientes en un bowl grande y se agrega el aderezo al gusto. Aderezo de Balsámico Blanco y Menta Ingredientes: •    1 taza de aceite de oliva •    1/2 taza de vinagre balsámico blanco •    3 cucharadas de Miel •    1 taza de hojas de menta •    1 cucharadita de pasta de chili •    Sal y pimienta al gusto Preparación: Se colocan todos los ingredientes en una licuadora y se bate hasta crear una emulsión.  ...

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Recipe with Agave by @ChefMinerva on #UnstoppableLATINAS
Sep26

Recipe with Agave by @ChefMinerva on #UnstoppableLATINAS

 The past couple of days have seen WebCityGirls Founder, Lynn Ponder, @webcitygirls honoring Hispanic Heritage in partnership with Ford Motor Company through the exciting 4-day live social reality adventure, #UnstoppableLATINAS. Along with fellow Latina influencers Domenica Mena @domenicamena, Fernanda Chacón, @cookandmove, Miss Carnaval Miami , Lelany Barea and Linda Ponder @ponderela, these five influencers are sharing stories and events related to Music, Food, Sports, and Culture. Today WebCityGirls continues the adventure by celebrating Hispanic Heritage in food with a special recipe by amiga Chef Minerva, created with Agave inspired by The Ford Motor Company official sponsors of #UnstoppableLATINAS. Encuentra el video de la receta de Mini Cakes de Piña y Caramelo en mi fan page fb/ChefMinerva directo desde la cocina de @despiertamerica #FamilyFun #Homemade #EasyDesserts #EasyEntertaining #MiniDesserts #MiniCakes A photo posted by Minerva Vazquez (@chefminerva) on Apr 20, 2016 at 6:18pm PDT Now a fixture in South Florida, Chef Minerva’s first culinary experiences can be credited to her abuela, whom she watched cook todos los días. (Did you know she made her first sunny side up eggs at the young age of 5? ¡Qué increíble!) After working as an image consultant in Dallas, Texas, and then changing careers in the early 2000s, Minerva entered as a contestant on the second season of TLC’s show Next Great Baker (2011), which eventually lead to her role as a guest chef on Despierta America.  We love the way Chef Minerva makes cooking and baking fun while presenting food with a fresh new perspective. She is adored all over South Florida and is a popular cooking instructor and food stylist as well as an in demand personal chef and baker. Make sure you tune in to las redes de @webcitygirls Tuesday, September 27 at 11am when she will be a guest on #UnstoppableLATINAS! She shared esta receta sin gluten con nosotras, which is perfect for this time of year. Chicas, let us know if you try it out! Se ve muy deliciosa, no? Gluten-Free Apple-Guava Crisp with Cheesecake Sauce Recipe By Chef Minerva Yields 6 servings FILLING 3 cups of thinned sliced Granny Smith apples 2 teaspoon corn starch ¼ cup raw Agave nectar 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup guava paste, pureed For the topping: ⅓ cup shredded coconut ½ cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into little chunks 1 cup gluten-free flour ½ cup Sucanat (dehydrated cane sugar juice) ¼ teaspoon salt Pinch cinnamon Cheesecake Sauce: 2 oz cream cheese, room temperature 2 Tablespoons Agave nectar 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract  STEPS Pre-heat oven at 350*F. Grease 6 small ramekins with butter. In a mixing bowl combine apples, corn starch, Agave nectar, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt. Pour...

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Don’t let stigma prevent you from getting tested for HIV
Sep12

Don’t let stigma prevent you from getting tested for HIV

 This post is made possible by support from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite things about working in social media is that I get to inform others about valuable campaigns that are taking place in their community, so they can benefit from them. A perfect example of this is from the Center for Disease Control, Stop HIV Together community outreach event, which took place in Miami. Everyone was invited to get tested for HIV no questions asked and results where given to them on the spot. I really liked the impact this initiative had, as in just a few hours about one hundred people knew their health status. Testing is the only way to know if you are HIV positive but many people avoid testing because of stigma. Knowing your status may empower you to talk openly about what it’s like to get tested and encourage others to do the same. For more information about testing and to find a testing site near you, visit www.CDC.gov/DoingIt The main focus for CDC is to help decrease the stigma associated with HIV. Because stigma leads to marginalization of those that are positive, decreased testing due to the fear of a positive diagnosis, fear of disclosing status and getting treatment, and fewer conversations about safe sex. Ongoing stigma in our communities leads to perceived discrimination, fear and anxiety. It affects the emotional well-being and mental health of people living with HIV and prevents some from getting testes and treated for HIV. Conversations don’t have to be face to face. You can have a big impact by talking about HIV virtually through social media. Whether you blog, tweet, or snap please make sure that your message is speaking out against stigma for example: Don’t use exclamation marks in some context for it may fuel stigma, discrimination, fear and anxiety. Tune in and listen to what others are saying so you may correct myths about HIV by sharing the facts. Avoid words or phrases that promote stigma and misinformation. Here are some preferred terms available in the Let’s Stop HIV Together guide to talking about HIV. http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/starttalking/convo.html Personally I think that there is nothing wrong with saving ourselves until we get married, besides it is the most effective way to avoid the spread of HIV. However, if you choose to have sex then you must learn how to practice safe sex by wearing a latex condom each and every time.  ...

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The Complete Mom Guide For A Flawless Look
Aug08

The Complete Mom Guide For A Flawless Look

 Let’s face it. Us moms have it hard to look our best. Especially in the mornings. This is down to the fact we have so many other things we need to be doing. Getting children ready and breakfast served. Heading out the door on time for school with everything everyone needs in tow. When do we have the time to apply a full face of makeup and do our hair like we did before children? We just don’t have the luxury anymore. But yet many moms still wish to look their best. Which is why I thought I would share with you a few ideas that could help create a more flawless look. I hope they help you. Drink plenty of water Water is a secret weapon. It has so many good qualities, and it’s easy to drink more of it. It has many benefits, but the main one would have to be the effect it has on your skin. It can plump it up and give it a more dewy glow. It can help clear pores and also clear up bad skin breakouts. It’s a natural detox. As a mom, we are always on the go, but we always need to keep hydrated. So make sure you up your intake of water and see the difference it could make. Head to bed earlier I don’t think many busy moms would refuse an early night. But while it allows us to get extra rest it can also have an impact on our skin and looks. Getting more sleep could reduce the swellings we get under our eyes and the grey skin tone that can develop. Tired skin is not attractive. So head to bed earlier and get that rest you deserve. Simplify your skincare routine There is no hiding the fact we are short on time, but that’s no excuse to not have a good skincare routine in place. A simplified plan of cleansing and moisturising should be more than enough to keep your skin looking great. Even if you use a facial wash as a cleanser, you are on the right track. Many of us forget to completely remove our makeup at night, and that can be a killer for our looks in the morning. So if you do anything, make sure you completely remove it before heading to bed. Your skin will look much brighter in the morning. Consider permanent changes With little time to get ourselves looking our best in the morning, there is no wonder that many women are turning to more permanent changes. Things like Botox and derma fillers can provide a more youthful...

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Encouraging A Healthy Diet For All The Family? It’s Simple With This Guide
Jul17

Encouraging A Healthy Diet For All The Family? It’s Simple With This Guide

 Encouraging a good diet amongst the whole family can be tricky Especially when it comes to children. They can look at the examples parents set. Meaning they can become quite fussy without intentionally wanting to. However, as mothers, we only want the best for our family and a lot of the time that comes with the food they eat and the diet they have. We would like nothing more for our family to have a healthy balanced diet. Which is why we go to great lengths to make sure our family is taken care of. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some ways you can encourage a healthy diet for all the family to enjoy. Look at the current eating habits The first thing you need to assess is the family’s current eating habits. Do you eat together as a family? Do you eat similar things? Is the diet varied and includes vegetables and fruit? If you are serious about changing the way your family eats then some of these issues need to be raised and addressed. It’s much easier to tackle things when you know what the current situation is. You may highlight some bad habits that have developed over the years. Perhaps you have given into a fussy child over time. Or made different meals for family members to adhere to what they want to eat. All of which cause more problems for you going forward if you don’t tackle them now. Eat together as a family One way you can start to encourage a healthier diet for the whole family is eating together. This is a way to set a good example to everyone. Especially children. It gives you the opportunity for family time, and a chance to unwind from your day. Too many times we can rush mealtimes which is why it’s a good habit to start. Eating together can become a fun way of being more closer as a family. Bringing everyone together in the evening. However, eating together can also be a great way to encourage your family to try new foods. It’s a more relax environment in which some members of the family may feel more relaxed in trying some new tastes or flavours. Incorporate a diet and lifestyle the whole family can embrace It can be hard when some members of the family have different diets to others. It can not only cause problems when cooking family meals, but also when buying specific ingredients. Such diets and lifestyles might be things like vegetarianism or veganism. Even taking into account allergies. When it comes to specific lifestyle...

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Evita Distracciones, Todo Puede Esperar
Jul13

Evita Distracciones, Todo Puede Esperar

 Me uní a DiMe Media para traerles este mensaje de AT&T pero las opiniones son solo mías. Los automóviles son la invención de transportación que más nos facilita la libertad de ir donde queremos en cualquier momento. Pero también tenemos que entender que puede ser una máquina peligrosa, así que tenemos que manejar responsablemente y evitar distracciones. Manejar requiere nuestra atención centrada en el camino pues es esencial para evitar accidentes y poder reaccionar ligeramente si es necesario. El 83% de los hispanos admite que usan su celular mientras manejan, comparado con el 71% de los estadounidenses en general. Y el 68% de los hispanos textean mientras manejan. Por eso es que estoy emocionada de informarles que AT&T tiene una aplicación gratis en español para ayudarnos a mantenernos enfocados cuando estamos manejando. Admito que cuando estoy manejando y oigo el ruidito ese que me deja saber que me llegó un texto por teléfono me da por mirar el teléfono aunque sea solo para saber de quien es el mensaje. Pero solo esos segundos que me tomaría en mirar a ver quien es, me podrían costar la vida a mi y otras personas completamente inocentes de mi acción tan descuidada. Por esta razón decidí que cualquier texto puede esperar. Les cuento que desde que me comprometí a usar la nueva aplicación de AT&T DriveMode para iPhone y Android ya no tengo que pelearme conmigo misma y ese deseo de enviar mensajes de texto. La aplicación silencia los mensajes que recibo y automáticamente envía una respuesta avisándoles a mis familiares y amistades que estoy manejando. Por lo tanto les recomiendo amigos, que bajen esta aplicación es muy fácil y eficaz. Anoche salí a cenar con mi hijo y una amiga de él y cuando les informé sobre esta aplicación ellos los dos vieron esto http://espanol.att.com/PuedeEsperar/ y bajaron la aplicación a sus teléfonos inmediatamente. Como siempre he dicho nuestros hijos harán mímica de lo que hacemos nosotros. Entonces vamos a darle un buen ejemplo a ellos, después de todo queremos que ellos estén lo más protegidos posible. Comprometete a no textear y a manejar a la misma vez. Tu compromiso puede salvar vidas. Ese texto #PuedeEsperar....

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