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


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

Wondering where I’ve been?

  Well, I got myself into a pickle. I was in a car accident but I'm recovering well.  I will be back very soon with more recipes and interviews. In the meantime, I would love for you to send me one of your favorite Latin recipes, and if I select it for the show, I … Continue reading Wondering where I’ve been?

Jorge Miranda

Jorge Miranda is owner and Executive Director of Highlight Concepts. Jorge was a well-known male model in his native Colombia and designer.  He is a style expert, photographer and lifestyle guru.  He is originally from Barranquilla, Colombia but has been living in the US for over 20 years. We made Locrio de Longaniza Dominicana or Dominican … Continue reading Jorge Miranda

Judith Montenegro

Judith Montenegro is Program Organizer for the Latinos in the Deep South Program at the Latino Commission on AIDS. Since 2004, Ms. Montenegro has worked with the immigrant population focusing on immigration reform, farm worker advocacy and awareness, and unionization of the workforce. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Heart Association, … Continue reading Judith Montenegro

Monica Morillo

So my first guest on Lizette Invita is no other than my lovely "Mami"Monica Morillo.  Mrs. Morillo is a great cook and also loves to entertain-the apple doesn't fall far from the tree I see.  She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband Francisco. She helped me cook a Lomo de Puerco al Horno  - … Continue reading Monica Morillo