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Monday, May 15, 2006

Vegan Mexican Posole

Over the weekend, we made Vegan Posole from Very Vegetarian and it is now in our top 5 favorite dishes! Very Vegetarian is a fantastic vegan cookbook that I found at a garage sale for $1. We have experimented with many items out of this cookbook and most have been successful - now we have another one to add to the list.
















Onto the Posole. Posole is a Mexican stew typically made with pork. Since we are trying to eat less meat and incorporate more veggies and fiber in our diet, the vegan version made a lot more sense. Ryan picked this one out, so we ran to the store to buy the ingredients. Our grocery store didn't have pattypan squash, so we used butternut and it was perfect. Other ingredients were roasted poblanos and jalapeños, roasted tomatillos, hominy, white beans, garlic, and probably something else I'm forgetting! Then you have your choice of toppings: green onions, cilantro, radishes, avocados, and lime wedges. We happened to have all of the topping ingredients and went with every single one of them, plus some corn chips for good measure.














Have you tried any versions of Posole? What do you put in yours?

4 comments:

  1. I found you by way of the vegan lunchbox. I've never heard of posole so this has me intrigued. The way you made it sounds delicious. I hope to find some more exciting dishes here.

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  2. Hi Carrie - thanks for stopping by! We had never heard of posole either, but came across 2 different recipes while meal planning. The recipes were similar side-by-side, but in the end, the Very Vegetarian one won!

    -Crystal

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  3. Your posole sounds delicious. I love pretty much anything with roasted peppers. Jon makes posole at our house, but only during the wintertime, since it's so hot here. His version is from "Savor the Southwest," and includes dried red New Mexico chiles, cumin seed, hominy, pork, white onion, garlic, oregano, water, salt and a red sauce made from dried New Mexico chiles, olive oil, onion, garlic, chicken stock, vegetable oil and salt to taste.

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  4. Angela,

    Wow, Jon's version sounds pretty good. Ryan loves chiles. The posole we made had the perfect amount of spice for me, but Ryan would be interested in adding some more heat. Thanks for sharing!

    -Crystal

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