Winter draws on…and healthy Halloween treats!
Watch this space I’ll be giving away my mini e-book 10 ways to Boost Immunity in Winter, but meanwhile as the clocks go back and the kids go made for Halloween treats here’s a few ideas as to how to minimise the sugar hits !! First off once you’ve carved the pumpkins and made pumpkin soup, don’t forget how nutritious the pumpkin seeds are, just lightly toast them in a frying pan with a tiny bit of Himalayan salt and a sprinkling of Tamari sauce and black pepper, add fresh chilli if you want a tasty kick!
If your kids want to go trick or treating remember a really nice idea if to get them to make some nice sweet treats to offer in return for their sweets (I’m guessing no-one ever DOES do the tricking ??) It helps them see it as a giving not just ‘receiving’ experience They can make mini muffins (like these tasty ones from Tiana) or cupcakes or even nutty balls but opt for something that uses a replacement sugar, If you want something that looks, tastes and ‘behaves’ like brown sugar then opt for the excellent Organic Coconut Nectar from Tiana. If your recipe requires a liquid sweetener then the finest is Sweet Freedom, low GI brilliant for baking, drizzling on cereals et al.
For vegetarians here’s news of some spooky recipes courtesy of the Vegetarian Society:Halloween treats without the tricks! Slimy snails and black widow cake.
It’s dark and spooky, the pumpkins are carved, cobwebs in place and frightful happenings are on the cards – it’s time for a Halloween party. Disgust your friends and family with sumptuous slimy snails and scare the tooth fairy with black widow cake. These Halloween high jinks are created by the Vegetarian Society without the use of animal ingredients – such as gelatine, animal fat or crushed beetles. Team the slimy snails (savoury stuffed giant pasta shells) and black widow cake (liquorice flavoured loveliness) with spooky spuds with scary toppings, hocus pocus patatas bravas, lantern soup and devilish red cabbage – for a fiendish feast to please even your most ghoulish guests. Find the recipes online at www.vegsoc.org.