Last Halloween we had a ton of spooky decorations, and although this year, that wasn't the case, we still had plenty of tasty treats and had a lot of fun! We also dressed up, carved our pumpkins, and watched the first Harry Potter movie!
One of the first things that we did to prepare for the festivities was carve our pumpkins. The one on the left is my Mami's, mine is in the middle, and my sister's is on the right!
By the way, that lump on the mouth of my pumpkin is some guacamole (aka: tasty pumpkin vomit)!
Then my sister and I dressed up and enjoyed the treats that my Mami and I had made earlier that day. I went as Wanda Maximoff and my sister, Ariana, as Carol Danvers!
As for treats, there were plenty of those...
First of all was my pumpkin, which was throwing up some guacamole! There were also chips, of course, so it was a tasty dish and a decoration all in one.
Then there's the Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers! I'm not a big fan of bell peppers, but they were cute, and the filling was delicious! To make it, all you have to do is cut the top off of the pepper, remove the seeds, carve the face, and stuff it with the filling (recipe below). Then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
Filling (makes 8 stuffed peppers)
1 bag Gardein be'f
1 8oz bag Violife Colby Jack shreds
1 15oz can black beans (drained)
1 16oz jar of your favorite salsa
1 16oz bag frozen sweet corn (white or yellow)
1 1oz pack taco seasoning (or you can create your own taco seasoning)
1 cup rice
2 cups vegetable broth
And "Mummy Dogs"! I only had one, but my sister had a ton of them! This year we took a short cut and simply wrapped the Lightlife hot dogs in the bake at home croissants from Whole Foods and baked them until the croissants were done :)
Last year, however, they were wrapped in some homemade biscuits!
My mom made most of the food, but I made the garlic bread "bones"! To make them, make a batch of Vegan Empire's pizza dough, shape the dough into several long strips, cut the ends in half, and shape into a bone. Then make the following garlic knot topping, brush it on top (I just rubbed it on with my fingers), and bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 to 15 minutes.
Garlic Knot Topping:
In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup melted butter flavored coconut oil, 2 tbsp grated Violife parmesan*, 1tsp garlic powder, 1/2tsp dry oregano, 1/2tsp dry basil, and 1/4tsp salt.
*Feel free to top it with more :)
And to drink, some fruit punch "blood" with ice hands floating in it! You can make the hands by filling up some plastic gloves with water, freezing overnight, and then peeling the plastic off.