S’more Halloween Food Ideas

Join in for the monstrous party ideas, this Halloween with creepy treats and frightfully fun appetizers. Here I share some quick and easy recipe.

Scary Bloody Fingers

Scary Bloody Fingers

Scary Bloody Fingers/Witch Fingers (Cheese Stick with Red Hot Spicy Dip) – Prepare simple baked cheese fingers. Add almond as shown, this would serve as scary finger nails. Huhahaha! You can add in the herbs of your choice. Addition of Red Hot Spicy Dip would give the impression of blood. Since the recipe can be prepared in advance, you can enjoy the Halloween Party to the fullest.

Halloween Brain Gelatin Mold

Halloween Brain Gelatin Mold

Halloween Brain Gelatin Mold (Simple Gelatin Mold) – I decided to combine Peach and Strawberry Flavor Gelatin to make the ultimate blood oozing brain recipe. The recipe is itself scary but a perfect light dessert you and your family can enjoy on the occasion of Halloween. People prefer different jello colors like green, grey, blue, red, brown etc. It’s entirely up to you, which flavor/color to choose. This cool treat is best after hot and spicy appetizers, so enjoy the bloody brain.

Green Vomit

Green Vomit

Green Vomit (Avocado Feta Dip) – A party calls for lot many appetizers. Any party is incomplete without spicy sauces and dips. Enjoy the easy and creamy avocado feta dip with addition of feta cheese, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cilantro and lime. Serve with Black Bean Tortilla Chips to add in the fear quotient. Presentation is very important. Take a pumpkin and cut it my way, simple and easy. The dip can also be paired with pita chips, veggies, French fries, bread, crackers etc.

Scary Face Burgers

Scary Face Burgers

Scary Face Burgers (Beef/Pumpkin Cheese Burgers) – Hope you enjoyed my post Pumpkin Chickpeas Fritters. They make great burgers as well. If you are in dire need of last minute Halloween ideas, this recipe is a must to be included. You just need to serve open face Cheese Burgers on Beef or Pumpkin patties. You can use the meat of your choice, turkey, chicken, lamb, tuna etc. Juz cut up the cheese to some scary face like the one I have shown and there you are with a scary yet delectable treat.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

What are you preparing on Halloween?

Happy Halloween with Pumpkin Chickpeas Fritters

It’s Halloween, it’s party time. I’m not gonna spend too much time in the kitchen, are you? I had guests in the evening yesterday. Luckily, I had leftover boiled chickpeas from the dinner, the night before. Since Halloween is approaching, I’m trying out different pumpkin recipes, so I had canned pumpkin available as well. Rest all the ingredients are integral part of any kitchen. So I prepared quick and easy Pumpkin Chickpeas Fritters. My guests loved it, and so will yours. I have decided that this would be one of my appetizers on The Halloween Party. Hope you liked my blog previous blog, Halloween food ideas.

Yummy Halloween Fritters!

Yummy Halloween Fritters!

Pumpkin Chickpeas Fritters

Ingredients:-

1 beaten Egg,

Olive Oil to fry,

Salt as required,

1½ cups Pumpkin,

1 teaspoon Cayenne,

2 cloves minced Garlic,

2 chopped kale leaves,

1 teaspoon Lemon juice,

Breadcrumbs as required,

1 cup cooked Chickpeas,

1 teaspoon smoked Paprika,

cup toasted Sesame seeds,

2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar.

Preparation Method:-

  1. Add chickpeas, pumpkin, egg, apple cider vinegar, garlic, kale, sesame seeds, smoked paprika, cayenne, half of the bread crumbs and salt to the blender. Blend until smooth.

  2. Form 6 patties. Coat in breadcrumbs. Fry in a pan, turning once, till golden brown on each side.

  3. Garnish with Italian seasoning. Serve with salad and your favorite dip!

Huhahaha! It's Halloween..

Huhahaha! It’s Halloween..

Enjoy the Halloween Treat!

Celebrate Eurochocolate with Choco Pumpkin Muffins

Eurochocolate is the festival which is entirely dedicated to chocolate of Umbria, which is a historic as well as modern central Italy region. I love chocolate recipes. This festival takes place every year in the month of October in Perugia. The origin of this festival dates back to 1994 and symbolizes creative architect Eugene Guarducci. The festival displays Italian and International chocolates. It also consists of various cultural events and shows that animate the streets of the city. The most remarkable events among the events is the display of enormous Chocolate Sculptures, made by skilled sculptors.

Yummy Muffins :P

Yummy Muffins 😛

These sculptors are made out of one metre cube volume of chocolate. The sculptors prepare and display designs of their masterpiece during the event. I decided to make vegan and gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for a perfect celebration. I have used Flax Seed Egg that is the substitute of organic egg to keep it vegan. Gluten-free flour is readily available in the market. I thought of combining the chocolate from Europe and pumkin of America to make a friendly recipe that would cheer both the nations.

Ingredients:-

1/4 teaspoon Salt,

1/2 cup Brown Sugar,

1 teaspoon Cinnamon,

1/2 cup Pumpkin puree,

2 cups Gluten-free Flour,

2 tablespoons Canola oil,

1 teaspoon Vanilla extract,

1/2 teaspoon Baking soda,

1 teaspoon Baking powder,

1 cup Almond milk+1 Tbsp Lemon juice,

1/3 cup Vegan Semisweet Chocolate Chips,

1 Flax Egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoons water).

Preparation Method:-

  1. Preheat oven to 375 D. F. Line muffin tin with paper liners. Prepare flax egg by mixing flax meal and water in a large bowl. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Add pumpkin puree, almond milk, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and stir. 

  2. Then add salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon and whisk. Carefully place the flour into a bowl, over the wet ingredients and stir. Add chocolate chips and stir. If the batter appears to be thick, add almond milk accordingly. 

  3. Fill the mixture in muffin tins. Add a few more chocolate chips to the top, if you are a really big fan of chocolate like me. Bake for 28 minutes or until golden brown. Check whether it’s baked or not with the help of a toothpick. 

  4. It must come out clean when inserted till the bottom of the muffin. Let the muffins rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Enjoy the treat :).

Chocolate Sculptures at Eurochocolate Fest

Chocolate Sculptures at Eurochocolate Fest

Enjoy Unique Chocolates on Eurochocolate Fest!

 

Pumpkin and Bean Stew for Halloween

Here comes the “Pumpkin Festival”. We all are excited for Halloween festival. Isn’t it? Let’s start the preparation with a healthy kick. Whether you are throwing a fancy party to your friends or kids, a healthy recipe is always welcomed. Pinto beans serve as a great source of proteins. Infact, it is a good substitute for meat. Pumpkin is almost fat free and low in calories. It contains carotenoids that generate vitamin A. They are also rich in vitamins C, E and B complex.

Halloween Stew

Halloween Stew

Pumpkins contain calcium and fibre. But the advantage is that they are free from fat which is otherwise present in red meat. They are great for sodium-free diet. These beans are rich in vitamin B, thiamin, roboflavin and niacin. Apart from this, they are rich in fibre which is very helpful in controlling blood sugar levels. Pinto beans are used in meal courses such as bakes, appetizers, salads and even bread. I will be preparing Healthy Pumpkin and Bean Stew with Herbs.

Healthy Pumpkin and Bean Stew with Herbs

Ingredients:-

2 cups water,

1 sliced Onion,

2 teaspoons Salt,

2 Mexican Chillies,

4 chopped Tomatoes,

15 ounce Pinto Beans,

2 tablespoons Olive oil,

2 teaspoons ground Cumin

1 tablespoon minced Ginger,

5 cups cubed peeled Pumpkin,

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese/Vegan Cream Cheese (Optional).

Preparation Method:-

1. Preheat the broiler. Place Mexican chillies on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil until blackened for 8 minutes, turning them with a tong. Steam the chillies, discarding stem and seeds.

2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cumin, onion, ginger and Mexican chillies. Cook for 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes are soft for 5 minutes.

3. Add water and pumpkin. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until the pumpkin is tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in par-boiled beans and cook until heated through. Stir in Parmesan/Vegan Cream Cheese and salt.

4. Serve hot with steamed rice or garlic bread!

Halloween is here!!

Halloween is here!!

Enjoy the Halloween Treat!