Get Healthy: Add Some Spice to Your Meals!
06/04/2012 - 16:00 | 0 Comments|
For those who take their favorite Latin foods with extra cheese, like to add a dollop of cream or prefer food fried, scientists have discovered you can savor those foods without fretting so much over the high fat content. All you have to do is be heavy-handed with the spices, as researchers at Penn State recently found that spices can cut the risks associated with high-fat meals. And while many traditional Latin American dishes are cooked without a concern for saturated fat or cholesterol, nobody skimps on the seasonings. These are five spices used widely in Latin American cuisine, accompanied with some of Latina’s best recipes ideas. Stock up and get cooking!
In contrast to oregano, another leafy spice, oregano is most flavorful dry, and the dried form is usually what is consumed and sprinkled in dishes. Perhaps why it is called for in so many Latin American recipes is because it balances the hot kick of peppers. It also often is used with meat dishes, and is a key ingredient in that flavorful chimichurri sauce, necessary to whip up Steak and Chimichurri Toasts.