Going vegan isn’t just good for your health. By embracing veganism in all its glory, either on a full- or part-time basis, you can support sustainability at home in the most incredible way.
We’ll let The Vegan Society explain more about how meat and dairy consumption is damaging to our planet:
“The production of meat and other animal products places a heavy burden on the environment – from crops and water required to feed the animals, to the transport and other processes involved from farm to fork. The vast amount of grain feed required for meat production is a significant contributor to deforestation, habitat loss and species extinction.”
Whatever the reason behind going vegan, one thing is for certain, being a vegan doesn’t come without its challenges. There may be a bigger selection of vegan-friendly products and more inspiration for creating vegan dishes in your kitchen, but negotiating special events can still be a little tricky.
With Halloween coming up, we thought we’d share our favourite, scarily delicious vegan recipes so you can munch your way through this special holiday event in style.
This stuffed mushroom eyeballs recipe is a great choice for a spooky starter if you’re throwing a Halloween themed dinner party at home.
All you need is some chestnut mushrooms, extra firm tofu, a couple of tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes, sliced black olives, and plenty of seasoning to create this fantastic Halloween dish.
These delicious bite-sized chunks will be loved by adults and kids alike, and we can’t think of a better way to start your Halloween feast.
For the main event
We’re all about using the natural produce the beautiful season of autumn has to offer so it goes without saying that a pumpkin dish should be on your Halloween dinner party hit list.
Instead of going for the obvious but equally as scrumptious pumpkin pie, why not try this seasonally inspired pumpkin and chickpea curry?
As well as being a great seasonal ingredient, pumpkin is super healthy. It contains a bevy of vitamins and minerals and is thought to support skin health, eye health and immunity, which is great for keeping those seasonal sniffles at bay.
The dish is the ultimate autumn/winter warmer and works great as a main course or side dish. It takes just 20 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook and can be prepared in advance, keeping on a low simmer so you have more time with your guests.
Living more naturally never tasted so good thanks to this utterly indulgent dessert. The graveyard raw chocolate mousse pots not only taste great but also sport a memorable Halloween design that will certainly be appreciated by your dinner party guests.
Did we mention they’re also vegan friendly, gluten-free and contain absolutely no refined sugars?
For those trick-or-treaters
Visiting trick-or-treaters can taste your vegan cooking too, and these spooky, spidery no-bake peanut butter balls offer the perfect introduction.
All you need is peanuts, pitted dates, vegan cocoa powder, peanut butter and gluten-free rolled oats to create these tasty treats, plus candy eyeballs and liquorice bars to decorate. You could even get the kids involved in their creation and enjoy a Halloween themed activity with tasty results!