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Vegan Cuban Style Ham Croquetas


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10 Servings / Prep-Cook Time: 25 min


Croqueta filling:

  • 1 5.5oz Package vegan ham
  • 2 tbsp Vegan butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup Finely diced onion
  • 3/4 cup Cashew Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Ground oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 small pinch Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs


  • 2 cups Breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup Cashew cream (or unsweetened non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Safflower oil (for frying)


  1. First, grind up your vegan ham into a paste either in a blender(with plunger) or food processor. Add about 2 tbsp of cashew, or water, cream to help it along. Once ground, set aside.
  2. In a small to medium pan, melt your butter over medium heat and once hot add your minced onion. Allow onions to cook until soft and translucent. Do not burn onions, reduce heat if necessary. Once onions are cooked, reduce heat to medium-low and add the cashew cream, garlic powder, oregano, coriander, salt, sugar, and liquid smoke to the pan. Stir together until well combined and cashew cream begins to thicken. When cashew cream is a thick sauce, add ground ham. Mix the ham and cashew sauce thoroughly until fully incorporated. Next, add 1/2 cup of your bread crumbs, or cracker meal, and combine together in the pan until you begin to see a dough like consistency. Remove immediately from the pan and place in a dish and allow to completely cool in your fridge for at least 30min.
  3. Once croquette dough is cooled, set up one shallow dish with 2 cups of bread crumbs in one dish and 1 cup of cashew cream in the other. With the croqueta dough, form little rolls and dip in the cream then coat with the breadcrumbs.
  4. Once your croquetas are formed, begin heating a pan with about 1/4-1/2 cup of cooking oil. Once the oil is piping hot begin adding the croquetas to the pan. You just want to get them golden on each side, as the filling does not need cooking. Once they are cooked, serve immediately as hors-d’oeuvres or make them into a sandwich with fresh baguette bread, vegan cheddar cheese, and mustard.

This Dating Show That Matched People Based On Their Zodiac Signs Always Had The Weirdest Themes

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This Dating Show That Matched People Based On Their Zodiac Signs Always Had The Weirdest Themes

If you’re into astrology, drama, comedy and savage comments, then Telemundo’s dating show “12 Corazones” is for you. The show aired in the early 2000s and was hosted by Penélope Menchaca, who was never shy about making savage comments towards the guests on the show (especially towards the men).

The objective of “12 Corazones” was to match single people based on their zodiac signs, but not one episode was ever the same. Every time you watched an episode there was a different theme, meaning there were different props, games and costumes involved. And these themes were far from ordinary…

One of these themes included vampires. Yes, vampires.

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If this episode was aired around Halloween then that would make a little more sense. Otherwise, it would be a little creepy seeing grown men dressed as vampires in the middle of July.

Another theme featured on this show was zumba.🕺🏽

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So if you’re ever looking for a date and want to exercise at the same time, this is obviously the show you need to be on.

If you’re scared of clowns, this is an episode you’d want to miss.

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These participants went all out with their makeup and wardrobe. They did not hold back.

On a more nostalgic side, there was also the theme of quinceañeras.

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If homegirl got dropped off in a limo, I wonder if she also went to the park with her damas and chambelanes to take cheesy pictures. Also, who are the padrinos who payed for this limo? And where is the party going to be at?

And for the quinceañera themed episode, the host even brought a waltz instructor onto the show.

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I should’ve hired this guy as the waltz instructor for my own quinceañera.

Another theme featured in “12 Corazones” was one of tigers and cheetahs.

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In this episode every single guest on the show was painted in cheetah or tiger print from head to toe. Not a single ingle of their bodies was left unpainted.

The guests on the show also dressed up in uniforms for the theme of “Back to School.”

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How come no one told this guy that the backpack was a little too small for him?

And to stick to the theme of punk, guests came onto the show with their hair like this…

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Every single guy in this episode showed with a colored mohawk and dark eyeliner.

Even the host of the show participated in these themes, including this theme of muñecas.

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If it wasn’t for the spirit and participation of this host, the show would honestly not be the same.

Another *wild* theme featured in this show was a jungle theme.

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Everyone was dressed as if they were part of the Flinstones family and they weren’t one bit shy about it.

More halloween vibes were brought onto the show with this pirate themed episode.

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This has to be the most awkward pirate I’ve seen. I mean, look at that sexy turn and eye-patch lift.

To kick things up a notch, “12 Corazones” featured a breakdance themed episode.

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These ladies did not disappoint with their badass breakdance moves.

On this slumber part themed episode, the guests on the show had the chance to get a little more cozy and comfortable.

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Those red silk pajamas are on fleek. He seriously outdid everyone else on the show.

Of course, “12 Corazones” couldn’t miss having an episode with the classic theme of cops and thieves.

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It was black and white stripes and handcuffs all around.

In addition to cops and thieves, there was also the duo-theme of pilots and flight attendants.

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I’m surprised the men didn’t walk onto the stage with their arms out wide like an airplane.

Even more cliche was the theme of doctors and nurses.

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LOL. Is this what all of our doctors do on their spare time?

Things got a little more active when it came to this episode that featured the theme of sports.

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Poor guy. He tried to show off his slick dance moves and the host told him to stop. 😂#savage

And to heat things up a bit, “12 Corazones” introduced the theme of strippers for this episode.

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Am I watching “Magic Mike” or “12 Corazones”? 🤔

Even though there was no sunlight in the studio, “12 Corazones” went on to feature a beach day theme in this episode.

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They did not joke around when it came to the props for this theme.

On the more sophisticated side, there was also a gala night themed episode in the show.

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Gala night themed or prom night themed?

Last, but not least, “12 Corazones” aired an episode with the theme of princes and princesses.

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All of the women on the show came dressed in huge princess dresses and totally owned it.

READ: These 25 Centerpieces Prove That Nothing Is Ever Subtle At A Quinceanera

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