Why You Should Eat the Latino Staples Beans and Cilantro

September 17, 2014 4:07 PM

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Why You Should Eat the Latino Staples Beans and Cilantro

Latin American food gets a bad rap from people who think it's unhealthy. But nothing could be farther from the truth! Our traditional dishes are full of healthy ingredients prepared with love. Let's start with two of the biggest: beans and cilantro. For Hispanic Heritage month, I want to encourage us all to get back to these basic ingredients that so many Latino cultures share, and to prepare them fresh and from scratch.

Why does it matter if it's fresh and from scratch? Why not just eat burritos out of the freezer? Because true Latin American food isn't just a set of flavors, or a list of dishes, it's an experience. When I think about growing up in Peru, we never opened a box of cereal for breakfast. No one did! Ev...

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