Posole

April 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

Mmm…if there’s any particular food I love slightly more than the others, it’s Mexican. Unfortunately, eating out at Mexican restaurants is tough, as most traditional establishments use lard in their beans. So I make a lot of Mexican food at home. My boyfriend says he can’t eat burritos as often as I want to make them, but I can’t help it. They’re just so damn delicious.

Anyway, this isn’t about burritos, it’s about posole. Posole comes from Mexico, and from what I can gather from a Google search, was invented by the Aztecs. Since it’s kind of hard to find some of the chiles in a traditional posole at the grocery store, I took the lazy route and bought one of those packets of spices. Into the crock pot goes a big can of hominy, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, green chiles, a large onion, 4 cloves of minced garlic, and the spices. It’s starting to simmer as we speak, and already smells amazing.

The best way to serve it is topped with a dollop of Follow Your Heart vegan sour cream, and a flour tortilla (props to you if you make them homemade). I prefer Follow Your Heart over Tofutti because they use non-GMO soybeans, and I can’t find that info anywhere on Tofutti’s website or labels. I’m struggling with buying anything that lists palm oil as one of its ingredients though, as the cultivation of it is destroying orangutan habitat. So this time I’m going without sour cream. Oh the dilemmas of an environmentalist!

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