A new video entitled “World’s Best Tamales Gluten Free Vegan” is available on the Alternative Cook Channel on You Tube to show step-by-step how to make them. Tamales are a traditional holiday food and now those with Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and Autism can enjoy this festive food.
Jean Duane, Alternative Cook shows how to make the World’s Best Tamales featuring the ‘three sister’ filling of pintos, squash and sweet potatoes which combine to make a lovely taste and mouth-feel. She demonstrates how to make (gluten-free) masa harina dough. Step-by-step, Ms. Duane presents how to soak the husks, press the dough into the husk, fill, roll, tie and steam the tamales. Then she demonstrates how to make a vegetable sauce to compliment the tamales. This recipe makes about 24 tamales, which can be served after steaming one hour, or wrapped in an airtight container and frozen for a quick meal. Just microwave 2-3 minutes and top with salsa.
Tamales are a holiday tradition from Latin America and given as gifts. Making them is a fun family activity – someone can make the dough, someone else the filling(s) and everyone can take part in rolling and eating them. “These tamales are easy to make and filled with mouth-watering flavor”, says Ms. Duane. The recipe is embedded in the video, so it is easy to follow along on your portable device.
Taken from the “Mexican DVD”, a beautifully produced full-length cooking instruction video that shows how to make several traditional Mexican foods such as black beans with a cool, refreshing salsa and lime rice, enchiladas stuffed with vegetable and tofu cheese and topped with a warm, authentic red sauce, tostadas with a mushroom and bean base topped with homemade salsa and guacamole, burritos made with a hearty stuffing and a tangy, zesty green sauce and nachos with a cheese topping. Jean Duane, Alternative Cook makes gluten-free, vegan cooking a tasty breeze.
The Alternative Cook Channel on You Tube features numerous video streams for those following special diets including Gluten Free Flour Alternatives, Milk and Egg Substitutions for Baking, Gluten and Dairy Amazing Facts, Cooking Without Gluten and Dairy (GFCF), Ethnic Cooking Without Gluten and Dairy, Thai Fried Rice and Macaroni and Cheese. Subscribe to this channel to be notified when more recipes are added.
Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, LLC produces instructional DVDs (Chocolate, Mexican, Italian and Kids’ Meals), video streams (alternativecook.com) Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten Free Cooking with over 200 recipes. She shows how to cook without gluten, dairy and other food-allergens. Ms. Duane has produced several spots for Comcast’s Video on Demand, made television appearances on PBS and has been a featured speaker at the 2009 and 2010 International Association for Culinary Professionals’ Conferences. She has developed recipes for Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cooking Cookbook, for Beautiful Sweets bakery and been featured in Better Homes and Gardens special Christmas Cookies 2010. A regular speaker and magazine writer, she won Kiplinger’s “Dream in You” contest in 2006.