Halloween is just around the corner and my good friend, Ashley, and I want to make your Halloween one to remember! Ashley is a lifestyle blogger for her blog, Lipstick and Berries, in which she writes about health, beauty and style and creates simple, delicious vegan recipes that are oil-free and low-fat.
Since we are both obsessed with delicious and nutritious food, we thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on fun and festive recipes. What better time to combine our vegan talents and get inspired than in the Fall—just in time for Halloween!
I spent a few days in Las Vegas with Ashley, where we put our brains together to come up with a fun, frightful, and ghoulishly good Halloween party menu that will tantalize every mummy’s taste buds! Since the standard Halloween menu is loaded with tons of refined sugar and fat, we thought it would be a real treat for our readers to get a hold of recipes that are fun, festive, and delicious, while still being vegan and free of oil, gluten, and refined sugar.
This is what we came up with!
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“Caramel” Candy Apples
Feel like an 8-year-old all over again with these fun and delicious “caramel” candy apples. Although caramel apples typically make an appearance in the Fall season, I foresee these caramel apples being made in my kitchen all-year-round!
Kabocha Squash and Ginger Soup
Trap your guests’ taste buds with this kabocha ginger soup. It’s packed with soothing Fall flavors– ginger, nutmeg, and you’ll feel a kick from ghostly white pepper.
Pistachio-Orange Blood Splattered Cupcakes
Scare up some smiles at your Halloween gathering by baking these creepy muffin-like cupcakes, topped with coconut whip and raspberry blood splatter. These pistachio and orange zest cupcakes are possessed with cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, and were inspired by Middle Eastern desserts and common Fall spices.
Zoodle Brains with Pumpkin Kale Pesto
The scary, screaming faces on these jack-o-lanterns with bursting and explosive brains will send shivers down your spine, but it’s the flavorful pumpkin seed kale pesto that will haunt you long after they’re gone.
Sweet Potato Crabless Crabby Cakes
Creep out guests and ignite their appetites with these sweet potato-laced vegan “crab”cakes.
The mild sweet potato flavor and cayenne kick complement the “crab” flavor in these hearty critters.
Witch’s Kombucha Brew
Quench your thirst and lust for blood all in one with this hibiscus berry kombucha-spiked pomegranate lemon sparkler. It’s sweet and sour with a haunting effervescence.
Don’t be scared away by these slithering grape snakes (unless you buy gmo). They are a cinch to make and are a healthy treat, too! Make sure to buy organic!
These easy Halloween party appetizer and drink recipes will be the haunting hit of your party!
With cute and creepy savory dishes, frightfully fun snacks, and nostalgic dessert, these simple spook-tacular Halloween menu ideas will be fun for your guests and will leave them with lasting memories for years to come.
Ashley and I had a blast making all this happen!
Our collaboration required a lot of hard work, but it was so worth being able to spend time together, getting to know one another better, with the intention of sharing the fruits of our labor with our readers. Luckily, we didn’t spend all our time in the kitchen. We also made time to just have fun outside of the kitchen.
Ashley is one of the most genuinely kind and considerate people I have met. She is so full of joy and positivity, which is contagious. I think we have such complimentary personalities, which is a recipe for success when working in the kitchen together, and when brainstorming and bringing ideas to the table. I am so grateful to have become friends with her when I did. We started off as Insta-friends and I can see us being friends for a lifetime.
Make sure to check out more details on our fun-filled weekend in my previous post! We interviewed each other so you can learn a little more about us. My interview is on Ashley’s blog, and my interview questions for Ashley are in my previous post.
We hope you try our recipes! If you do, please tag #myeclectickitchen and #lipstickandberries, so we can see what you’ve made and possibly share it with our readers!
May you have a safe, healthy, and
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