We had a couple of old friends visit us a while back which was cause for celebration. We feasted on homemade tamales, rice and mole sin carne (mole without meat).
Mole (pronounced moh-ley) is a traditional Mexican sauce made with many delicious spices such as chile powder, cinnamon, cumin, and cocoa powder. I got the recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. I tell you, every recipe that I’ve tried so far has been excellent. This recipe used seitan, pinto beans and tomatoes plus all the spices to make a very flavorful dish.
Tamales are another Mexican dish that my family has made for the hoildays every year. Traditionally tamales are made with a ground corn mixture called masa, which usually has lard as an ingredient. My original recipe was passed down from my grandmother and mother. I have revised it into a vegan version that is quite tasty (if I do say so myself). I add sliced veggies like zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes or green chiles for the filling.
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