Corn, also known as Maize, is a staple grain plant domestically grown in many parts of the world, especially the Americas. The leafy stalk produces ears which contain the grain, which are seeds called kernels. An integral part of Mexican cuisine, corn is used in many forms while cooking, from corn-on-the-cob, to kernels for popcorn, as a binder with its starch in a powder form and into doughs for tortillas and corn meal cakes. This versatile grain and its different varieties have shown to provide antioxidant benefits from phytonutrients. It’s also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings This a breakfast staple at our home but it really can be made for any meal or snack. You can use it has a side dish or even a topping on some fresh bread. It's light, refreshing and full of fresh Continue Reading
Creamy Yogurt Kebabs Serving Size: 6 kebabsCalories per serving: 125Fat per serving: 8gms Yes you read right...these are kebabs made from yogurt. Not only are they vegetarian, but they are super creamy and bursting with flavors of ginger, garlic and cilantro. My favorite part of these kebabs is the contrasting textures of the crunchy filling Continue Reading
Jalapeno Cilantro Cornbread Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 279Fat per serving: 14.7gms This is one of my favorite accompaniments to a soup or gazpacho. Its hearty, sweet and spicy at the same time. I always love the crumbly texture of cornbreads and this one is packed with nutrients from whole wheat which makes it a Continue Reading
Sweet Corn Soup Serving Size: 2-4Calories per serving: 91Fat per serving: 1.7g This one pot soup is perfect for a quick snack or can be accompanied with hot toast for any meal. The blended veggies give the soup it's creamy base while the corn kernels offer that wholesome bite. It's delicious, quick and so simple! Continue Reading
Tomato Polenta Cakes Serving Size: 4Calories per serving: 182Fat per serving: 2.9gms What I love the most about polenta is how easy it is to make and that I can be as creative as I want with it. I can cut it up like little cakes or serve it as a whole pie too. The Continue Reading