May 4, 2010

Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for fifth of May/May fifth) is a holiday celebrated in the United States and in Mexico (mostly limited primarily to the state of Puebla). The holiday commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Cinco de Mayo is also celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, in the United States as a date to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry, much as St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, and the Chinese New Year are used to celebrate those of Irish, German, and Chinese ancestry respectively. Similar to those holidays, Cinco de Mayo is observed by many Americans regardless of ethnic origin.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, which is September 16, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico. Some traditions include eating Mexican food, listening to Mexican/Latin music, and folkloric dancing. Celebrations tend to draw both from traditional Mexican symbols, such as the Virgen de Guadalupe, and from prominent figures. Such a prominent figure is Mexican American César Chávez who was a vegan, animal rights activist, and a farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.

Grouped Recipes/Menus:
VegWeb Mexican Recipes
Cinco De Mayo Fun! Food and Mayhem!
Recipezaar Mexican Recipes
Top 11 Favorite Vegetarian and Vegan Cinco de Mayo Party Recipe
About Vegetarian and Vegan Mexican Recipes
VegParadise Cinco de Mayo
VegCooking Cinco de Mayo
Earth Eats Celebrates An All-Vegan Cinco de Mayo
Allrecipes Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Vegetarian Times
Cinco de Mayo Vegetarian Main Dish Recipes
Recipes for a Vegan Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo Vegan Recipes
Dairy-Free Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Vegan Mexican Food
Recipes Around the World: The Americanas - Mexican/TexMex
Cinco de Mayo-Vegan Style!
VegNews Cinco de Mayo
All About Cinco de Mayo
Vegan Mexican Food
60 Vegan TexMex Recipes
FatFree Mexican Recipes
ifood Vegan Mexican Recipes
Vegan Mexican: The Roundup
Raw Cinco de Mayo Slaw (use vegan honey or agave nectar)
Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Fruit Salsa
VegWeb Mexican Casseroles
Mexican Lasagna (or Enchilada Casserole)
VegWeb Mexican Dinner Pies
VegNews Cinco de Mayo
Mexican Pizza
Cinco de Mayo Vegan Fiesta Recipes
Vegan Cinco de Mayo!
Vegan Cinco de Mayo
Mexican Bean Hot Dip

Paul McCartney’s Vegan Enchiladas Recipe
VegWeb Burritos, Enchiladas, etc.
Black Bean and Vegetables Enchiladas - Vegan Enchilada
Vegetarian Portabella Mushroom Enchiladas
Vegan Enchiladas
Vegan Tofu Enchiladas
Cinco de Mayo Food: Enchiladas

Linda McCartney's Magical Mystery Tacos
Ten Minute TVP Taco Recipe
Vegetarian and Vegan Tacos
Vegetarian Tacos
Vegan Carne Asada Tacos
Black Bean Burrito Bundles
Vegetarian Burritos
Rawsome Burritos
Easy Veggie Burrito for one (Vegan)
Barbeque Seitan and Black Bean Burritos
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos (use vegan cheese)
Delicious Black Bean Burritos (use vegan cream cheese)
Black Bean and Artichoke Burritos (use vegan cheese)

Vegan Fajitas
Tempeh Fajitas
Veggie Fajitas
Seitan Fajitas
Mexican Seitan Fajitas
Portobello Mushroom Fajitas
Mexican Seitan Fajitas
PPK Best Vegan Fajitas
Yummy Vegan Fajitas Recipe

Vegan Tamales
Cinco de Mayo Tostadas
StarLite Soy Taquitos
Jackfruit Carnitas Taquitos
Mexican Vegan Recipes: Tostadas
Vegan Tamale
Vegan Taquitos

No-Queso Quesadillas
Vegan Black Bean Quesadillas
Vegan Chik'n Quesadilla
Quick Vegan Quesadillas

Ellen's Better Than Cheddar Vegan Nachos
Vegan Nachos with Avocado Buttermilk Dressing
Vegan Nachos Supreme
Potato Nachos (use vegan nacho cheese)

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Recipe
Vegan Taco Soup
Vegan Albondigas Soup

Queso Dips:
Dairy-free Queso Dip
Nutritional Yeast Queso Sauce
Spicy Chile con Queso
Queso Dip
Queso Dip with Raw Cashews
Vegan Queso Dip
More Vegan Queso Dips
Spicy Mexican Fondue

Perfect Guacamole
Allrecipes Guacamole Top 20
Recipezaar Guacamole

Pico de Gallo & Salsa:
Recipezaar Pico de Gallo
Pico De Gallo
Allrecipes Salsa
Recipezaar Salsa

Sour Creams:
Vegan Sour Cream
Sour Cream Alternatives
Tofutti Sour Supreme
Follow Your Heart Sour Cream Alternative

Zesty Coconut Lime Wedding Cookies
Vegan Mexican Chocolate Cake Recipe
Mexican Hot Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes
Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Mexican Chocolate Tofu Pudding
Vegan Coconut Flan
Vegan Flan
Vegan Tres Leches Couscous Cake
Tres Leche Cake (Three Milks Cake)

Abuelita Mexican Chocolate (Ingredients appear to be vegan, use plant milk to make)
Kahlúa (Ingredients appear to be vegan)
Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate
Rice Dream Horchata
Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)
Lola's Horchata (use plant milk to make)
Mexican Horchata (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)
Margarita Recipes
Mexican Drinks
Sangria! Sangria!
Hibiscus Tea
Agua Fresca
Jalapeño Frozen Daiquiri
Jalapeño Colada
Vegan Rompope

Ideas, Guides, & Fun:
Kaboose Cinco de Mayo 2010
123Greetings Cinco de Mayo
History of Cinco de Mayo
The Holiday Spot Cinco de Mayo
The History of Cinco de Mayo
Chile Pepper Heat Scoville Scale

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