Vegetarian Kare-Kare
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp annato oil (or cooking oil with annato powder)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cubes 7 Grains Skinny Soup Base
  • ½ cups ground peanuts
  • ½ cup The Good Peanutbutter
  • 3 tbsp ground rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups string beans or sitaw, steamed until cooked
  • 2 bunches pechay, washed, steamed until cooked
  • 3 eggplants, sliced and fried
  • 4 blocks Vegchon
  • Oil for frying
  • vegetarian bagoong or bagoong alamang for serving
  1. Sauté onion in annato oil until translucent, then add garlic. Continue cooking until fragrant.
  2. Pour in water. Add skinny soup base cubes, ground peanuts, the good peanutbutter, and ground rice.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  4. Meanwhile, fry the vegchon until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings. Season with salt and pepper. If you want it sweeter, add more the good peanutbutter.
  6. You can choose to turn off heat at this time and top the sauce with the different vegetables and the vegchon. OR, you can also mix the vegetables with the sauce and top with the vegchon before serving.
  7. Serve with vegetarian bagoong or bagoong alamang on the side.
Recipe by The Peach Kitchen at