Happy Herbivore Blog

Taco huts are a perminent fixture in the Southern California landscape and Hugo's Tacos is one of the more famous huts.

Hugo's

They also happen to offer a vegan version of everything they make (plus a vegan deep fryer if you're into that sort of thing). After several vegans (and non-vegans) told us we haven't lived until we've sampled the soy chorizo taco, well... curiosity was sparked. BUT despite my outdoorsy hobbies, I'm a total princess ...

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It does exist. I know, I'm a horribly mean blogger for posting another vegan ice cream recipe when many of you don't have ice cream machines and others are still freezing through a long, cold winter... but ohmigod its sooo freakin' tasty I can't help but scream about it. Plus its our 3rd wedding anniversary today so we're entitled to a little chocolate, right?

vegan chocolate icecream

I didn't carefully measure when I made it, so you may ...

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This weekend Scott & I were invited to a kick @$$ vegan pizza party. (If you have not yet tried Teese, you must!) I thought the party guests would like a sweet treat after all the delicious homemade pizza and I was right. These beauties disappeared in 15 minutes flat! Aren't they CUTE? We served them with tubs of vegan chocolate and vanilla icing.

mini cupcakes

little buttons of love

mini cupcakes

The great thing about making these mini's (and letting people pick their frosting) is that ...

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I've made beanballs before but had forgotten about the recipe until I was reorganizng my pantry and noticed I had an insane amount of kidney beans on hand. 

vcon beanballs

I omitted the oil called for in the recipe and baked my beanballs on a cookie sheet instead of frying them in oil. I also omitted the soy sauce and used a mock beef boullion cube instead for the "beefy" flavoring. The beanballs were good (especially once swimming in tomato-basil marinara ...

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This dish really is the best of two worlds. It's a little bit like a quiche but has a pie-slash-cornbread feel about it too. It's also an effortless dish which makes it a great weeknight meal! 

zucchini pie


Makes 6 servings (Per serving, no cheese) 168 calories, 1g fat, 34 carbs, 10g protein, 4g fiber 

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