Spicy tamale recipe

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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

How to Make Vegetarian Tamales Pronto!

Best tamale recipe

Although most of the tamale recipes out there are meat tamale recipes, that doesn’t mean there aren’t vegetarian tamales. In fact, they’re pretty easy to make. Here’s a simple one.

The Ingredients. First things first, you’re going to need two cups of masa corn flour, half a cup of butter, a teaspoon of salt, a quarter-teaspoon of sugar, half a cup of broth, one teaspoon of baking powder, a quarter-teaspoon of black pepper, two and a half cups of corn, one and a half cups of cheddar, four ounces of roasted chilies, two diced tomatoes, and some husks.

Making the Filling. Blend your cheese and corn in a food processor until it’s a mealy consistency, and then add your butter, masa, salt, sugar, pepper, and baking powder. Blend again until it’s loosely mixed, and ad (more…)

24 Jun 2015