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i'm notorious for this type of thread but as a still relatively new vegan (nine months now!) i always feel the need to make sure that anything i bring to omni gatherings passes their "ew! it's vegan?" skeptical tastebuds test! (okay, so they don't really act like this but you know what i mean). what would you suggest i take the an upcoming halloween party? doesn't necessarily have to be halloween inspired, but of course that's always a nice touch for the occasion. oh yeah, not sure if i want to take a side dish or dessert? (of course halloween always makes you think of the latter.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> )
 

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Pumpkin bread, "spiderweb" shortbread, candied or caramel apples, applesauce cookies, popcorn balls....there is a lot of vegan "Halloween" food.
 

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<a href="http://www.recipezaar.com/135850" target="_blank">These</a> look fun. You could probably just use a vegan sugar cookie dough instead of the one in the recipe.<br><br><br><br>
Or you could make cupcakes with white frosting and paint them up to look like eyeballs and spiderwebs.<br><br><br><br>
Here's some more ideas:<br><br><a href="http://www.vegparadise.com/cookingwith510.html" target="_blank">http://www.vegparadise.com/cookingwith510.html</a><br><br>
The Goblin's Pate doesn't look too bad. You could probably make some extra thick hummus and use that instead. Just add some carrots or some orange food coloring.<br><br>
HTH,<br><br>
~Wonder <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biker.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":ymca:">
 

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-I like the look of the Goblin pate too.<br><br><br><br>
-The PPK's Pumpkin muffins seem to be popular:<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Pumpkin Muffins<br><br>
Submitted by Isa<br><br>
prep time: 7 minutes | cooking time: 27 - 30 minutes | makes 6 jumbo muffins<br><br>
These are moist and fluffy, with a hint of molasses and warm spicy flavor. This recipes is for 6 jumbo muffins, if you want to make little muffins change the cooking time to 15-20 minutes.<br><br>
Equipment:<br><br>
Jumbo muffin tin<br><br><br><br>
Ingredients<br><br>
1 3/4 cups flour<br><br>
1 1/4 cups sugar<br><br>
1 tablespoon baking powder<br><br>
1/4 teaspoon salt<br><br>
1 teaspoon cinnamon<br><br>
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg<br><br>
1/2 teaspoon ginger<br><br>
1/4 teaspoon allspice<br><br>
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves<br><br>
1 cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or from a can)<br><br>
1 tablespoon soy yogurt<br><br>
1/2 cup soymilk<br><br>
1/2 cup vegetable oil<br><br>
2 tablespoons molasses<br><br><br><br>
Directions<br><br>
Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease muffin tins with vegetable shortening or spray on oil.<br><br><br><br>
Sift together dry ingredients (flour through cloves). In a seperate bowl, wisk together wet ingredients (pumpkin through molasses). Pour wet into dry and combine. Fill muffin tins 2/3 of the way. Bake for 27-30 minutes, till a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.<br></div>
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<br><a href="http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=72" target="_blank">http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbreci...hp?RecipeID=72</a><br><br><br><br>
-Here is a link to some of Bryanna Clark Grogan's halloween recipes: <a href="http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/1435913.htm" target="_blank">http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/1435913.htm</a><br><br><br><br>
-Here are some halloween recipes from VegWeb: <a href="http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=301.0" target="_blank">http://vegweb.com/index.php?board=301.0</a><br><br><br><br>
-There are some great ideas on <a href="http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/specialfeature/halloween_ms_food/" target="_blank">Family Fun</a>. Some of my favorites are:<br><br><br><br>
Monster Brains in Skulls to Die For (Guacamole served in the skull of a squash - just use your own guacamole recipe as this on isn't vegan): <a href="http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/family/recipe/famf0900monbrains/" target="_blank">http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/fami...0900monbrains/</a><br><br><br><br>
Bat Chips: <a href="http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/recipe/famf0900batchips/famf0900batchips.html" target="_blank">http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/spec...0batchips.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Monster Paws: <a href="http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/special/recipe/famf0900monpaw/" target="_blank">http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/spec...amf0900monpaw/</a><br><br><br><br>
Hallo-Bean Salad (I would probably use a homemade vinaigrette with olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili power and garlic): <a href="http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50279" target="_blank">http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefi...splay?id=50279</a><br><br><br><br>
-There are tons of other recipes linked from here (some are vegan, some are not but you could still use them for inspiration): <a href="http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics/halloween_recipes.htm" target="_blank">http://www.knowledgehound.com/topics...en_recipes.htm</a>
 

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Oh, and if you wanted to do the Goblin's Pate idea and can get your hands on Dreena Burton's <i>Vive Le Vegan</i>, you could make it with her Cannellini Bean Hummus: <a href="http://vivelevegan.blogspot.com/2006/06/cannellini-bean-yam-hummus.html" target="_blank">http://vivelevegan.blogspot.com/2006...am-hummus.html</a>
 

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VBers rule! thanks guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:">
 

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I'm taking stuff to a Halloween potluck with lots of kids, and I'll be taking Slime Soup (soup made with green peas). I'll post the recipe if you want, but its just some cooked peas whizzed up with stock, salt and pepper.
 

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I'm making "wheatball" eyeballs with marinara "blood" dipping sauce...<br><br>
It's just ground seitan, onion, celery, herbs, breadcrumbs... and I'm gonna stick a slice of pimento olive in each one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Speaking of eyeballs, I saw a neat recipe for bloodshot eye balls in blood today.<br><br><br><br>
To make the eyeballs, you need smallish radishes and pimento-stuffed olives. To begin, you partially peel the radishes so that it looks like they have bloodshot streaks. Then, with the pointy part of a veggie peeler (or a melon baller), make a hole in each radish and put one olive into each hole. Then, put the radishes into ice cube trays (one radish per cube), fill with water and freeze. To serve the eyeballs, place the ice cubes in glasses of V8 juice.
 
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