This Latin American Paleo Cooking book review explores authentic Latin foods with Paleo substitutes for flour, sugar and dairy. You’ll find plantains, cassava flour, potato, coconut flour, tapioca starch and more.
Author Amanda Torres adapted her Puerto Rican mother-in-law’s recipes to Paleo. Now we get to try some new dishes!
Enjoy this podcast with Amanda (The Curious Coconut) and Beverly on this Primal Diet – Modern Health episode. We talk about Amanda’s health journey and some tasty specifics on using foods you may be new to you. And the challenge of making a substitute for Queso Blanco.
Amanda holds a Masters in Neuroscience and used Paleo foods and lifestyle principles to lose 80 pounds and recover from IBS and the auto-immune skin disorder H.S. Having found Tara Grant’s wonderful book on this disorder (“The Hidden Plague”) Amanda was inspired years ago to go Keto, heal her Leaky Gut and get her immune system under control. But she missed those Latin foods! (Listen to my podcast with Tara Grant on healing HS and other autoimmune disorders with diet here).
Starchy roots, tubers, and fruits make dough for fritters, pancakes and turnovers featured here. There are desserts too but go easy on all the starches and sugars… They’re high in calories and may not digest well if you have issues with starchy carbs.
Try some of these: Garlic Lime Shredded Chicken; Fried Plantain Sandwich on page 72, Queso Blanco on page 170 – white “cheese” made from Amanda’s secret ingredients. It melts and stretches like regular Latin Queso! It’s used in 9 recipes.
For dessert, try the Coconut Milk Pudding or the “Rice” Pudding made from Yucca. Chapters include Quick and Easy; Fiesta Foods; Family Dinners; The Essentials, and more.
Ingredients are available in Latin Grocery stores as well as online. Enjoy!