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LA: Hugo's Tacos

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

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


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 about food and the idea of standing in line, outside, to pay $12 for a few tacos isn't something I prefer to do very often (okay, so it's a lot cheaper than $12 and I'm being a brat). I was, I guess you can say, stalling about making my maiden voyage to Hugos... :D

Veggie Burger, Soy Chorizo Tacos

Well, my attitude was quickly adjusted when I learned Hugo's now serves vegan soft serve! Please don't judge me for eating ice cream for lunch. :) Okay, so I did have a few bites of the delicious all-vegan veggie burger, too.

vegan softserve

Low Fat Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (Tofu Ice Cream)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

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 need to adjust a little (esp. if you use a different syrup). I followed the Tofu Ice Cream recipe, adding a pinch of ground cinnamon (essential!) and about 3 tbsp vegan chocolate syrup


Lindsay & Scott March 10, 2006

Recipe:Tofu Ice Cream


This basic recipe was developed by the chefs at Goodbaker Gourmet; I found it somewhere online and have been playing with it to make all sorts of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, banana, cinnamon, strawberry and blueberry.



Combine all ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth. Transfer mixture to an ice cream machine and allow the machine to run until ice cream has formed, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Mini Cupcakes

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

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 most people got to enjoy several different cupcake combos! Double Chocolate, Vanilla-Vanilla, Chocolate with Vanilla Frosting, Vanilla with Chocolate... plus it made "transport" much easier!