My Enlightened Delights
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Welcome to
My Enlightened Delights Recipes!

My recipes are all plant based; most are already vegan, but all can be made vegan.
I aim to enlighten readers on decreasing intake of fats/toxins & increasing nutrition by using high quality, organic ingredients. I always cook on the Saladmaster Healthy Cooking System, so I am able to cut out unwanted fats/oils/toxins, excess water & time.

For more info, check out my Vegan Substitutes page & My Cooking Commandments.




Jackfruit Tamales

Jackfruit Tamales

I am always looking for new ways to use jackfruit as a meat substitute.

This year, I was inspired to try 2 new Tamale recipes: these VEGAN GF Jackfruit Tamales & a Vegetarian Mushroom Goat Cheese Tamale. I used the same Masa recipe as last year's Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Tamales for both of these new Tamale recipes & spiced up my Chocolate Chip Tamales this year by adding some Cured Nutrition Cinnamon & Honey seasoning.


1 package Corn Husks

Masa recipe here

For the filling:
- 1 can Organic young Jackfruit
- 1 jar Organic enchilada sauce, I used red, but it's completely preference
- 1 can medium Organic black olives (optional)


Drain jackfruit & place in a pan. Cover with up to 1/2 cup enchilada sauce (save the rest for serving) & cook until tender. Meanwhile, prepare your Masa & Tamale prep station.

Once tender, use a metal fork to shred & mix the Jackfruit with the enchilada sauce until it resembles "carnitas". Preheat a pan with water & begin assembling tamales, placing olives last if using. Place in a steaming basket & cook until masa is solid (usually 2+ hours). Again, I am not a tamale expert, check the recipe for Curried Sweet Potato Lentil tamales for links to help you assemble.

Serve hot with enchilada sauce.