Banu Valladares

Banu Valladares has been an instrumental figure in the development of the arts in North Carolina. She has become an advocate for Latino artists and organizations locally, across North Carolina and nationally. Banu is a singer, dancer, published author and actor.  You might have seen her in "Angelica's Dream", "Texas Heart" or "Nuestro Barrio". Banu … Continue reading Banu Valladares

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Venezuelan Pabellón Criollo-Shredded Beef

In Venezuela, at any major family gathering or for the Holidays, the traditional dish served –aside from the Arepas of course - is the Pabellón Criollo. The Pabellón Criollo consist of white rice, caraotas (black beans) amarillos also known as maduros (sweet plantains) and the star is the shredded or pulled steak know in Spanish as Carne Mechada.

Gabriel Magraner

Gabriel Magraner is the Director of Programs of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) where he manages NALAC’s convenings, grant programs, and leadership initiatives. Previously he was awarded two Fulbright ETA grants to Brazil where he served as a program mentor and taught English at the Federal University of Goiás and the … Continue reading Gabriel Magraner

pastelón de papas – potatoes and beef casserole

My friend Gabriel Magraner from NALAC (Nat. Assoc. of Latino Arts & Culture) visited the area to prepare for the NALAC Regional Training that is taking place in Charlotte from June 2 to the 3rd. Since Gabriel is of Puerto Rican descent, I wanted to make him something very popular in the Caribbean, Pastelón de … Continue reading pastelón de papas – potatoes and beef casserole

Rocio Anderson

Rocio Anderson trabaja en el capítulo de Carolina del Norte de March of Dimes en la Campaña de para la Salud de la Mujer - Latina Sana en Carolina del Norte. Esta es una nueva iniciativa a nivel estatal dirigida a mejorar los resultados del parto en Carolina del Norte a través del acercamiento a las … Continue reading Rocio Anderson

ensalada de aguacate y garbanzo con vinagreta de comino

Para celebrar la Semana de la Salad de la Mujer, invite al programa a Rocio Anderson del March of Dimes . Hicimos una rica y salable ensalada de Aguacate y Garbanzo con Vinagreta de Comino y Jugo de Nanaranja.

Rocio Anderson

  Rocio Anderson works at the March of Dimes North Carolina chapter.  She is State Coordinator of the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign. This campaing  designed the “Healthy Before Pregnancy” curriculum to reach those first time mothers with important health messages well before they become pregnant. Reaching young people in their teen years gives them time to … Continue reading Rocio Anderson