Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo Vegan Fiesta!

The Chef: Elizabeth

The Menu: Some very highly delicious Chorizo-Spinach Sopes, recipe courtesy of VN columnist Terry Hope Romero's latest book, Viva Vegan! While the recipe itself calls for handmade, fat tortillas, we were a little crunched for time and so substituted blue corn ones. The sizzling SoyRizo and spinach combination were completely wonderful, and the added bonus of shredded cabbage and fresh guacamole made us feel highly celebratory. Also there was salad. Woot, salad.

The Goods: Since this isn't the type of blog where we keep all the goodies to ourselves, we'll be giving away one copy of Viva Vegan! Does anything say "Happy Cinco de Mayo" better than 200 recipes for Latin-food lovers? Nope, didn't think so. To enter to win this stellar cookbook, tell us in the comments: What is your favorite variety of Latin food? We'll pick a winner before tomorrow's post!

36 comments:

birdfeed said...

Mangoes! Oh, and black beans.

Lori said...

Fresh guacamole and margaritas outside on a patio on the first warm sunny day of the year!

DNMP said...

Favorite Latin Foods: platanos, mangos, and of course empanadas!

Chelsea said...

Empanadas and guacamole!

Josiane said...

Mango, plantains, coconut, and more - any and every thing that takes me back to that time when I was living in the Caribbean!

Kayla said...

Guacamole all the way. Black beans aren't too shabby either. And quinoa.

Cyn said...

Burritos!

Robin R. said...

Guacamole and Plantains are my favorites!

princesstofu said...

beans beans beans. basically anything from gracias madre.

Em said...

I love a good veggie quesadilla or flautas w/rice and beans on the side. Top it off with some awesome salsa fresco and guacamole and watermelon margaritas & you have the perfect summer meal.

Melissa said...

Venezuelan food is my favorite. Cachapas, the recipe in Viva Vegan is awesome! Also arepas y caraotas negras.

Carla said...

I tested for this book and during that process fell in love with Tostones, something I'd never had before!! Super YUM.

Trista Hill said...

I am boring but I love rice and beans. And burritos and tacos.

cat said...

definitely tostones and maduros! love the veggie plant (which is all vegan) at Sol Food in San Rafael, CA. Best tostones!!!

Jenny-Celeste said...

A dish of black beans, avocado, and fresh cilantro with lime and cumin will put me in a sunny mood any day!

wdziedzic said...

black beans, plantains, and guacamole!! if only i could make it as deliciously as they do in the restaurants..

Jennie said...

Quesadillas and of course a margarita to wash it all down!

jennifer said...

fresh guac, mangoes, plantains... yum yum!

Ashley said...

Platanos maduros! And fresh, homemade tortillas...

kelly g. said...

Margaritas, naturalmente!

Nichole said...

beans, greens, and plantains!

M said...

Does Yerba Mate count as food? If not than taco salads, dirty rice, and anything cubano :)

Rob D said...

Black beans and rice and anything from Flacos!

tsinayvegan said...

I want to say Salvadorean for pupusas and platones, but can't really say because I'm not familiar with the food preparations from different countries and regions... school me!

Aleesha said...

Avocados! I love all sorts of Latin food, but I could (and do) eat avocados all the time. Yum :)

Ashley said...

My all time favourite type of Latin cuisine is Caribbean. The exotic fruits that come from this region are endless on the taste buds and in recipes. I adore Papayas, Jackfruit, Starfruit, Guava, Guinep; oh I could go on. Why not try a simple recipe with the inspiration coming from the Caribbean that I like to call Papa YA;
2 cups fresh papaya cut into cubes, 1/2 cup coconut water, a dash of organic whole vanilla bean powder and a pinch of love. Place all ingredients into a blender and lick your lips and enjoy! *note* If you can find pure raw sugar cane – I would add some of that in the shake; it’s and added delight*

Jody said...

Brown rice and black beans are my favorite because they are so versatile. Add an assortment of spices and vegetables, and you have a quick, easy meal!

Chrissy said...

Avocados, hands down. I like to slice them up and eat them on toast with hummus and lots of black pepper. Not exactly Latin, but definitely delicious!

Laura said...

Soyrizo with potatoes and onions topped with avocado and cilanto. Viva Soyrizo!

TracyP said...

I love a tofu burrito filled with guacamole, rice and beans.

Remy said...

definitely puerto rican! with lots of fresh guac.

Adam F. said...

Avocados and black beans! Oh and a quinoa-mango salsa i am famous for making ;)

radioactivegan said...

anything with napalitos is surprisingly delicious!

Betty Bundtcake said...

I just had Jicama and Plantains for the first time, and I think I'm in love. I will now be dipping strips of Jicama in guacamole with grilled plantains on the side!

HeyitsBeth said...

Quesadillas... with TONS of fresh avocados

abigail said...

My mom's mofungo. And Yucatan with lime juice