The joys of Hispanic food

Being Hispanic I was blessed to be introduced to a variety of foods and spices. Unfortunately, being the little brat, I was, I never wanted to try anything besides a plain hamburger and spaghetti and meatballs. My poor mother basically had to bribe me to eat anything besides those two dishes. As I grew older I became more curious and more willing to explore new foods and spices.

Photo by Lexus Jacobs

One of my favorite things I am so glad I explored was the spicy/ hot dishes and condiments. When I opened the gates all the spices just came flooding in. One of my first introductory foods that lead the way to my love of Hispanic foods is platanos, which is fried plantain, basically a green banana but way better, and put some adobo on it. If you were interested in exploring Hispanic food, I would say that this dish is the way to go and is very simple to make. Though it might not be the healthiest option it is very delicious. We would usually eat it with rice and beans which are also typical Hispanic sides. 

Photo by Lexus Jacobs

Now I have to eat some sort of Hispanic food every week, whether it be a burrito, enchiladas and, on special occasions, posole. If you ever are wary about exploring Hispanic food know that there are many recipes and spices to explore. You don’t have to be afraid or intimidated and when you get the chance for sure try and get your hands on some good authentic Hispanic food. So from French toast to breakfast burritos, I’m glad I can both enjoy my country and heritage through the love of food I have.