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Renowned art curator/gallery owner Nina Torres was born in Mexico, and the wanderlust Sagittarian has made her mark globally.

SONIA TIGERO LatinarrificadminNo Comments427 Views Meet the transformative guide, who changed her life, bolstered by self-determination, an inner journey and a personally prepared healthy diet -- and in the process opened up one of South Florida’s healthiest hot spots. jQuery(function($){ $(document).ready(function(){ $("#vticker-165649762759e5229304686").find("li").css("opacity","1"); $("#vticker-165649762759e5229304686") .vTicker( { speed: 200, showItems: 1, pause: 3000, mousePause : false, direction: "up", } ); }); }); One woman’s loss is everyone’s gain! That twist on the old idiom describes well the arc of Vedic Chef/Ayurveda practitioner Sonia Tigero. You see, at one point Sonia weighed in at 350-pounds. She shed the weight with a workout regime bolstered by self-determination, an inner journey and a personally prepared healthy diet—Sonia ultimately dropped her weight to 180-pounds and in the process opened up one of South Florida’s healthiest, hot-spots the Dosha Café & Juice Bar. But let’s go back to Buenos Aires, Argentina—the year1961—when Sonia made her appearance (the middle child of four siblings born to Luis and Maria). “We were a fairly typical middle-class family. My father was a big-rig trucker and my mother, while considered a ‘stay-at-home-mom’ earned money on the side by sewing pillows, and doing some seamstress work from our home.” And while neither Luis nor Maria had much formal education (6th grade for mom with dad dropping out at 10-years of age), education was something encouraged in the household (Sonia and her sister going on to receive college degrees). In the 1970’s the family moved to the capital where, after a horrific accident that left her father hospital bound for months, Sonia learned the [...]

This clever communicator’s aspirations took her to the top as Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House charities of Miami

The great FIVE to celebrate the CINCO! As the celebration of Cinco de Mayo approaches, we would like you to consider two things — besides tequila and guacamole that is — we get it, we love them too!   1. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. 2. Cinco de Mayo, while recognized as an important day in Mexico, is only highly celebrated in the State of Puebla. So, what IS Cinco de Mayo, otherwise known as “La Batalla de Puebla”? It is the commemoration of the Mexican army’s victory over the powerful French army on May 5th 1862 in Puebla. It was an unlikely victory given the size and power of the occupying French forces versus a significantly smaller and less powerful local army. But, as we all know by now, the heart and passion of a “few” often triumphs over the size and might of the “many”. In other words, Querer es Poder! For this 5th day of the 5th month, Latinarrific would like to honor 5 Latina women who exemplify the essence of La Batalla de Puebla, by overcoming the odds, and having an unlikely victory, fighting for their dreams: 1. Frida Kahlo The emblematic Mexican painter of all national and indigenous traditions. While Frida suffered a lifelong repertoire of health problems, she never gave up being true to herself. She depicted the true essence of the feminine energy and force, and her works of art carry this spirit on to this day and beyond. “Pies, para que los quiero si tengo […]

We’ve poured over our favorite Latin cookbooks and online resources to conjure up two menu ideas for a romantic Valentine’s day prepared with loving hands. One is hearty, the other, vegetarian. Each equally lleno de amor! (Yes, we realize that some of these quantities and prep time are for foodies who secretly want to be restaurant chefs or love to cook to entertain — but these clever cooks know how to adjust recipes. You can serve 2 for “Dia de Valentino” and invite friends and families over for President’s Day to share in the bounty, or simply stretch out those parts of the menu than can be reserved for later. Adopt the theme: “Food is Love — all week.” Pour in the love, Latinarrific style!  Click Below to download our Digital Recipe Book [PDF] [button link=”http://latinarrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Latinarrific-Valentine-2.11.2.pdf” color=”red” size=”medium” type=”flat” shape=”square” target=”_blank” title=”” gradient_colors=”|” gradient_hover_colors=”|” accent_color=”” accent_hover_color=”” bevel_color=”” border_width=”1px” shadow=”{{shadow}}” icon=”fa-file-text” icon_divider=”yes” icon_position=”left” modal=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ alignment=”left” class=”” id=””]Download Recipe Book[/button]

Latinas are the fastest growing group of women entrepreneurs in the U.S. According to a report commissioned by American Express OPEN, The State of Women-Owned Businesses 2014, the number of Latina-owned firms has more than tripled since 1997 (up 206 percent), their employment has risen 85 percent and their revenues have more than doubled (up 160 percent). Here’s an excerpt from the Report: Latina-Owned Firms Firms owned by Hispanic women number an estimated 1,033,100 as of 2014. These Latina-owned firms employ 433,600 workers in addition to the owner and generate an estimated $71.1 billion in revenue. Overall, there are an estimated 2.8 million Hispanic owned firms in the U.S., employing nearly 2.2 million workers and generating $440.2 billion in revenues. Therefore, Latina women own 36% of all Latino-owned firms, employ 20% of the workers employed by Latino owned firms, and contribute 16% of the revenue generated by Latino-owned businesses. Over the past 17 years, the number of Latina-owned firms has more than tripled (up 206%), employment has risen 85% and revenues have more than doubled (up 160%)—in comparison with 68% firm growth among all women-owned firms, 11% employment growth among all women-owned firms and 72% revenue growth among all women-owned firms. Three-quarters (74%) of Latina-owned firms are found in ten states. (The share rises to 78% when adding Arizona and New Mexico to the list.) The greatest numbers of Latina-owned firms are located in California (228,500), followed by Texas (190,000) and Florida (144,600). While nationally 11% of women-owned firms are owned by Latinas, they comprise the greatest share of all women […]

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to run for Senate in 2016 Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D, California) threw her hat into the Senate race ring to replace Barbara Boxer at the end of the year. If she wins, she will be the first Latina in the US, and the first Hispanic-American from California to hold a seat in the Senate. “I am running for the Senate because I am passionate about California and I believe we need a strong and experienced legislator in the Senate,” said Sanchez, amid a group of supporters at the kickoff of her campaign in Santa Ana, Orange County. Her mother, Maria, was at her side. “This is the only woman in the United States that has sent two daughters to Congress,” Sanchez said, looking at her mom. Her sister Linda is also a Democrat and a U.S. Representative from Los Angeles.

Date nights are a great way for busy couples to rekindle the spark dimmed by too many diapers, doctor’s visits and just day-to-day life. It’s a way to reconnect as adults and be reminded of why you’re together in the first place. Here are some tips on how to make date night a regular part of your schedule without busting the budget. Time-Sharing Babysitting – A dependable babysitter can be expensive, if you can find one. Try swapping with neighbors, co-workers, family or friends for a free night or afternoon out? Also consider sharing one babysitter among a couple of families and splitting the cost. Search SitterCity.com for vetted babysitters in your area who will match your needs and budget. Gift Cards and Discounts – Scour the discount sites like CardAvenue.com, Restaurant.com, Groupon and Living Social for great deals on meals, entertainment, his and hers massages and more. You can save as much as 50%! Plan a Freebie – Date night doesn’t always have to mean dinner and a movie. Some activities — like hiking, biking or visiting a farmer’s market — don’t cost a dime. Or plan a tour of the art galleries in your city. Create a Thrifty Movie Night Instead of dishing out money for movie tickets, popcorn and snacks, plan a romantic movie night at home. Pick-up a free DVD from your local library or a new release from Redbox or your on-demand cable. And send the kids to the babysitter!

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