So, just to make the whole thing extra nerdy, I've decided to do this journey in a geographical order! I'm going to try to hit up most basic geographical regions, and so far, the hardest thing seems to be picking ONLY 30 countries. There are so many exciting cuisines out there to explore! So, today we are starting off our Grand MoFo Adventure just south of the border in Mexico...
Green Posole from Viva Vegan
I'm not sure if this was my first time cooking with tomatillos or not, but it was certainly my first culinary tomatillo experience in long while. For whatever reason, I don't see many tomatillos at our farmers' market, and I'm such a f.m. devotee, that it doesn't usually occur to me to get produce at the grocer. But, somehow this recipe caught my eye... and it was positively amazing. It's full of good stuff - seitan, beans, hominy, chard, lime juice, spices, tomatillos... every thing you could ever want in a one-bowl meal.
Mr. Vegan Eats and Treats was completely transported, declaring his undying love for this dish, and emphatically stating that I should just make this tomatillo sauce (exclusively) from now on and we could just put it on every thing we eat. It's always a nice feeling when he's such an enthusiastic eater. We both loved this dish and I'll most definitely make it again... next time I'm allowed to make Mexican food again!
Plus! Today is Dia de los Muertos, which is becoming one of my favorite holidays. I like the idea of remembering our loved ones with a combination of reverence and joy. Unlike genius Kittee, I was not up for making proper sugar skulls. So, I did the next best thing: sugar cookies decorated like sugar skulls! I had so much fun decorating all these little beauties... and this is only half of them. I took them to my Monday morning yoga class, and luckily there were just a few left for Mr. Vegan Eats & Treats.
Mr. VE&T loves sugar cookies most of all, and he's been gone for a few days, so I know he'll be happy to come home to a clean house and a plate of sugar skull cookies!
Happy Dia de los Muertos & Happy VeganMoFo!
ps. where will we be traveling next? come back tomorrow to find out!