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Tamales

Tamales

Tamal – is everybody’s favorite meal, any ingredients may be used, but corn dough is usually the main ingredient. It may be flavored with tomato paste, epazote or other herbs and stuffed with beans, salsa, cheese, cilantro or meats. It is then wrapped in the corn husks or banana leaves and stem cooked. From the book “Plants of the Mayan World, Traditional Remedies, Food & Art”.

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Cactus Salad

Cactus Salad

Nopal is the most common cactus in Mexico, used in many different ways, one of which is to make a salad or taco toppings. Fresh harvested leaves are cleaned, cut and boiled for a few minutes. Strained and rinsed, they are mixed with cilantro, diced tomatoes and onions and seasoned with salt, black pepper and lime juice.

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Chaya Crepes With Creamy Pecan Filling

Chaya Crepes With Creamy Pecan Filling

Chaya is a Mayan miracle plant, extremely rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. It is used in smoothies, stir fries, fried eggs, soups, tacos, tortilla dough. Here crepes are prepared with chaya mixed into the dough, and the creamy filling is made with walnuts, sour cream, garlic and herbs. From the book “Plants of the Mayan World, Traditional Remedies, Food & Art”

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Black Bean Soup With Cilantro& Sour Crem

Black Bean Soup With Cilantro& Sour Crem

Fresh or dried black beans make an excellent and very nutritious soup. Bets to soak them overnight and then boil on low fire with onions and chiles for the best flavor. When done, black bean soup may be served with your favorite garnishes, such as diced bell peppers, avocado, tomato, celery and epazote or cilantro for flavor. from the book “Plants of the Mayan World, Traditional Remedies, Food & Art”

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Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus Tea

Hibiscus flower is a popular gourmet ingredient in a variety of wonderful plates. But even more often hibiscus is made into a drink, which may be served hot or chilled. A couple of dry flowers in a cup of boiling water and any seasonal ingredients to add more flavor. From the book “Plants of the Mayan World, Traditional Remedies, Food & Art”.