It’s time to get nutty: today is National Nut Day! Nuts make a tasty (and healthy) addition to many dishes from breakfast to dessert, and if you’re not already snacking on handfuls of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, and more, you should be! Studies have shown that people who eat a Mediterranean-style diet supplemented with daily portions of nuts and olive oil have lower risks of heart attacks and strokes; studies show that nuts help control appetite (useful to help you lose those last five pounds!); and a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who eat a daily handful of nuts were more likely to live longer compared to those who didn’t. So to help you load up, 11 nutty Latin recipes.
We like our rum in everything from cocktails to midnight treats. This Late Night Almond Rum Biscotti recipe is a delicious way to end the night. Made with dulce de leche, this is a great end-of-day bite and the perfect accompaniment to a soothing hot tea or hot coffee.
Alfajores are little cookies from Latin America filled with the oh-so-delicious dulce de leche. The cookies resemble short bread in their sweetness and light texture. With a dusting of powdered sugar and an array of flavors to choose from, these little sandwich cookies are a taste of the sweet life.
With its proud red, green, and white components representing the colors of Mexico’s flag, Chiles en Nogada are a must-have for your fiesta. The smoky peppers are stuffed with a picadillo then smothered in a creamy walnut sauce and topped with cool and sweet pomegranate seeds. The dish is also full of history going back more than 200 years. Though there's some controversy over where and when it first made an appearance, no one doubts its authenticity (or deliciousness!)
This Mexican chocolate fudge recipe combines sweet coconut dulce de leche, rich cocoa powder, fresh raspberries, walnuts, a touch of rum and a hint of cayenne for a flavor combination that is both complex and irresistible. Make it anytime you want a chocolate dessert that packs some heat.