Vegetable Kare-Kare

Exxxxtra rice for this 🍚🍚

Friday in the Bible is a day of preparation for the Sabbath.  Because Sabbath is the Lord’s ownership, we do all our secular necessities on Friday, including preparing our dishes to be served during Sabbath lunch.  For tomorrow’s assignment we were counted to prepare.., peanut stew.  And taaa daaa, I’ve delishly cooked one of my favorite to-pair-with-white-rice dishes! This is my most favorite… actually πŸ˜‚ 

Kare-Kare is a classic Filipino dish made with creamy peanut sauce, validating that peanut butter is not only for your jelly sandwiches.  The main part is the stewed oxtail and then complemented with eggplants, string beans and pechay. Because I am a vegetarian (it’s part of our practices as SDA which I hope to discuss later on), I will exclude the source of evil —- le cholesterol and uric acid in this recipe and make the veggies my main characters!! πŸ˜‚ And we’ll rename it Vegetable Kare-Kare.  I just loooove this dish and cooking it as well 😍 It is so easy to make, but the challenge for me is how to cook without overcooking or undercooking the veggies.  But if you have well mastered your estimations, I say you’re good to go.  I used McCormick KareKare mix because ground rice and annato seeds aren’t available in my cupboard. And in stores.  It’s a good mix though. 

The dish should cater to 15 people, 2 packs of the ready mix for this.  Used 5 eggplants, 50 1-inch string beans, 4 small bundles of pechay, 1 medium sized banana blossom, and a can of loma linda chicken for mock meat. Try it, you’ll love it. Karekare’s famous sidekick is the bagoong, but since I wasn’t able to provide a vegetarian ver (made usually with black beans (Vegetarian cooks are the most creative and innovative. Period.)) I added more taste to the usual taste of the sauce.

Make your taste buds and tummy happy by trying out Philippines’ Healthy Vegetable Kare-Kare. 😊 Let me know what you think!

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