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Best tamale recipe

It’s no secret that our nation is an unhealthy one. Portion sizes and processed ingredients are always on the rise, driving healthcare costs right up with them. Among the worst offenders in fast food is the hamburger chain, where some menu items have as much as doubled in size a 30-year period. Unsurprisingly, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes every 17 seconds.

What may come as a shock to those of you who think tamales are just those cinnamon candies next to the checkout at 7-11, is that Hispanic food offers several healthy alternatives to your normal diet.

Despite the omnipresent pizzerias and Chinese joints in every mall food court, the ethnic food consumed most in this country is actually Mexican. Americans consume tortillas and avocados, two classic examples of “(more…)

24 Jul 2015