Vegan Kare Kare
Kare Kare is a traditional filipino dish comprised of meat and vegetables stewed in a creamy peanut sauce. This plant-based version replaces meat with extra firm tofu. My grandma usually puts chayote in the dish. Chayote is a lime-colored squash shaped like a pear. It is high in potassium and low in sodium which is good for maintaining a healthy blood pressure. It is also rich in vitamin C, B-6 and folate. You can use summer squash as a substitute if you can’t find chayote in the grocery stores near you.
The combination of peanut butter and the aromatic licorice flavor from the star anise gives this dish a simple, but distinct flavor. The peanut butter sauce is made of water (or vegetable broth), Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce), creamy peanut butter, ground black pepper and star anise. That’s it! It’s very easy to make and takes around 20 minutes to cook after preparing all the vegetables! Each serving has 10.3 g of monounsaturated fat from the peanut butter and olive oil. Monunsaturated fat helps reduce bad cholesterol levels, lowering risks of heart disease and stroke.Read More