Friday, October 26, 2012

Celebrating a Meatless Halloween!

As Halloween approaches, we are all excited to get dressed up, watch scary movies and eat Halloween candy! But Halloween can also be a time to get creative with your meatless cooking.  Try these following recipes to experiment with fun vegetarian Halloween treats!

Savory:

1. Slime Soup.  No one will be scared to try this delicious green soup.  With a combination of peas, scallion, and mozzarella, you're taste buds will be far from frightened!
Check out the recipe at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nigella-lawson/slime-soup-recipe/index.html

2. Dracula's Teeth.  Have you been carving pumpkins? Well, if you have, you will be pleased to know that roasting the seeds of the pumpkin is an easy way to make a healthy snack! Add cajun seasoning for a kick, or just add salt! Plus, they look like Dracula's teeth!
Recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/roasted-pumpkin-seeds-13549

Sweet:

1. Caramel Candy Apples. Everyone is a fan of this fall favorite.  Go to the farmers market and pick up some local apples for this treat!
Recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/caramel_apples/

2. Monster Mash-Mallows. Make fun, portable, marshmallow lollipops and decorate the fronts to look like a Halloween monster!
Recipe: http://247moms.com/2010/10/4-eerie-halloween-treats/












3. Pretzel Ghost Sticks. This inexpensive treat can be made with just two ingredients- pretzels and chocolate! They will be simple, sweet, and spooky!
Recipe: http://247moms.com/2010/10/4-eerie-halloween-treats/

4.Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ghosts. You can eat fruit on Halloween, too! Cover your strawberries in white chocolate, and use mini chocolate chips and melted milk chocolate to create a ghost face!
Recipe: http://www.squidoo.com/vegetarian-halloween-recipes


All of these ideas are fun and easy to make, and the best part is that you can incorporate aspects of sustainability when making them! Try for as many local products as possible.  Go to the farmers market for local apples, cheese, peas, pumpkins, strawberries and scallions (to go along with the above recipes).  For other items, such as chocolate, pick the fair trade brands.  Happy Halloween!

-Jackie

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