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Created on: 01/04/14 07:27 AM Views: 652 Replies: 6
?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:27 AM

the recipe for tamales calls for one cup of oil?This is a recommended site? the recipes look great but am I looking at the correct link? Question

RE: ?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 7:40 AM

No, we wouldn't recommend that! Can you share the link, so I can do some troubleshooting?

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: ?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 8:26 AM

under "Resources" on the 21 Day vegan kickstart page, it is listed as "VeganMexican Food.com".When you click on it, it takes you to the site.

RE: ?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I suppose it depends on how much it makes - the recipe also calls for 6 1/2 cups of masa, so I'm guessing that each serving is actually just a fraction of that oil. I did a quick google and found one place that sells a bag of corn husks for tamales and it contains 200 husks. If that's the case (that the one cup of oil is divided into 200 tamales), then you've got about a quarter of a teaspoon of oil per tamale. So, as long as you're not eating a ton of them every day, it's probably not awful, even though it is added fat. Never having made tamales, I don't know if you can add other types of liquid to bind the masa.

--DebR

RE: ?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I see! Yes, we will probably remove that link since that is very confusing. Thank you for pointing it out!

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: ?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Thanks... I don't eat tamales, but I am pretty sure there's a healthier alternative... maybe the masa mixed with the meat alternative ? must be a vegan mexican cookbook? Smile

RE: ?veganmexicanfood.com?heavy oil use?
Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Thanks... I don't eat tamales, but I am pretty sure there's a healthier alternative... maybe the masa mixed with the meat alternative ? must be a vegan mexican cookbook? Smile


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