What is the world is coming to? What is this vegan tamales thing? Oh come on, if you take the meat and all the things that make tamales so flavourful, you end up with vegan tamales. To each its own. Now, I believe typical ordinary tamales are already lactose free and gluten free, since there is no milk or wheat flour in the recipe, as far as I know.
Of course, healthier Guatemalan tamales had always existed. Some people cook them with olive oil and with healthier meats or sans meat altogether. Well, Guatemalan tamales had very little meat as it is, less than one once of meat in most cases.
Nevertheless, I am glad to see the vegan tamales for those who do not eat any animal products because now everyone can enjoy the flavourful Guatemalan tamales. No excuses.
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