Living more naturally is one thing we applaud here at So Cosy, but it’s not just your choice of homewares that should have that natural touch. Going vegan, even if it’s just for one or two days a week, can unlock many benefits for your health and the planet. It’s also a great way to reconnect with the natural world as Vegan Food and Living details:
“When adopting a vegan diet, the link between our food choices and the natural world comes into focus. The knowledge that your daily food choices have a far-reaching impact on the world around you allows you to feel more in touch with the intricacy and fragility of the natural environment.”
With Halloween coming up, now couldn’t be a better time to take your vegan cooking skills up a notch. Share your love of vegan food – and some scrummy treats everyone will adore! – with the following easy, tasty vegan recipes for Halloween.
The classic meringue is one traditional treat that is synonymously NOT vegan. That was until this recipe for ghost meringue cookies from Veggie Fun Kitchen.
Using aquafaba – the leftover liquid from cans of chickpeas and other pulses – you can find a tasty egg white substitute that is 100% vegan. You’ll need less than one tablespoon of aquafaba, plus cream of tartar, organic sugar, vanilla extract and corn starch, to create ghost meringues that will delight any visiting trick-or-treater.
Frankenstein’s mini monsters
A twist on the classic rice krispie cake, these Frankenstein heads from Gluten-Free Living are fun, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO.
Simply mix vegan marshmallow cream (created in the microwave using marshmallows, vegan margarine and coconut oil), gluten-free rice krispies, and green, gluten-free food colouring to form the gruesome base for your Frankenstein faces. To decorate, use melted, gluten-free dark chocolate and vegan frosting.
Gruesome finger food
Want to go even more toe-curling in your quest for the ultimate vegan Halloween treat? Try this recipe for vegan witch finger cookies from Blooming Nolwenn. Free from gluten, oil and refined sugar, they’re the ideal treats if you’re hosting a kids’ Halloween party.
Make the dough for your witch finger cookies using rice or almond flour, maple syrup and peanut butter. Divide and shape your dough into fingers before adding details like knuckles and wrinkles with a toothpick. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes and allow to cool. Next, use raspberry puree to fix your gruesome almond fingernails on top.
For a vegan Halloween treat without the baking, try these bloody cups from Meal Garden. All you need is three ingredients to create these simple but suitably scary desserts.
First, make a puree from frozen raspberries and maple syrup (you can also use brown rice syrup and agave syrup for a similar consistency). Next, melt your vegan dark chocolate chips and pour little-by-little into muffin liners, allowing them to harden in the fridge with every layer.
Add your raspberry filling and more delicious dark chocolate to encase all that gooey goodness inside. Allow to cool in the fridge before serving to your unsuspecting guests!