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Halloween and we’re back!

Hi all!

It has been a while. Who knew hav­ing a baby would be so all encom­pass­ing?! Par­ents knew! LOL.  But not to worry! Oy Vegan is back and we’re ready to share recipes, ideas and lots of other cool stuff with you.

The high hol­i­days are over and we hope every­one had a very mean­ing­ful and happy hol­i­day season.

With Hal­loween com­ing up tomor­row, I fig­ured I would share what I’m going to be mak­ing . Our fam­ily is com­ing over and I’m plan­ning to make some spooky vegan eats and treats.

Five Hal­loween Eats and Treats recipes!

  1. Fall themed sugar cook­ies with nat­u­rally coloured icing. I’ll be using Chloe Coscarelli’s sugar cookie recipe from her Chloe’s Vegan Desserts cook­book. I’ll also be mak­ing cookie icing and using car­rot juice to colour it! I read about this on a few dif­fer­ent sites, the names of which escape me at the moment. If you google nat­ural food colour­ing you’re sure to find a lot. img_9676
  2. Oy Vegan Choco-Ghoulie Bars of course. I’ve had a spe­cial request for these!image
  3. Spooky Spi­der Ched­dar Cheese Ball. I’m super excited to make this! I have my black sesame seeds ready and my cashews soaking.spider-lead-image-1200x747
  4. Spooky scary mini hal­loween piz­zas. I just think these are the cutest. pizza10-1200x748
  5. Ket­tle corn. Sweet and salty pop­corn always hits the spot!unknown-1

I’ll def­i­nitely post pics of the fin­ished prod­ucts! And my baby in his mon­key cos­tume. Happy Hall-Oy-Ween everyone!

Thought I would also share this Hal­loween PETA video. I think it’s from last year. Enjoy!

Oy vegan!

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Happy Healthy Halloween in 2014!

Greet­ings Ghouls and Goblins,

It’s that spooky, scary time of year again! Here are some healthy and sin­fully deli­cious treats that every­one can enjoy.

Here’s what I’ll be making:

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I’m very excited to serve up this Veg­gie Skele­ton! Sim­ply use an array of veg­gies to make the body and a small ramekin of dip for the head.

Won­der­ing what dip to use? How about a vegan Cae­sar or Ranch dress­ing. (Pic­ture from Feed­ing Frenzy.)

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Can’t wait to nosh on these Roasted Potato Eye­balls! Check out the recipe here. Who knew Hal­loween could be so healthy?

…And just because these were such a hit last year, here’s the recipe for my HALL-OY-WEEN Choco-Ghoulie Bars.

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Enjoy!

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Have a safe, happy, healthy Halloween!

Oy Vegan!

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HALL-OY-WEEN Choco-Ghoulie Bars!!!

Just arrived back in Toronto for one of my favourite times of year…

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That’s right. We LOVE Hal­loween here at Oy Vegan!

But if too much candy is giv­ing you a belly-ache, here is a super tasty and healthy treat that is incred­i­bly easy to make, gluten-free, and raw!

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Intro­duc­ing Choco-Ghoulie Bars!

Ingre­di­ents

• 1/2 cup raw buckwheat

• 1/2 cup-3/4 cup of walnuts

• 15 (some­times more) Med­jool dates, pit­ted and chopped

• 1/4 cup of raw cocao powder

• 1/2 –1 tea­spoon of salt

• Vegan choco­late chips

Instruc­tions:

1. Place buck­wheat in a food proces­sor and pulse so that some of it breaks down into a flour-like sub­stance. Don’t fully blend as you want to some whole, crunchy buck­wheat in these bars!

2. Add wal­nuts, dates, and salt and pulse until the mix­ture is com­bined. Take a spoon and spoon some of the mix­ture into your hands. If the mix­ture sticks together then it is ready. If it is still crumbly, add more dates as needed and pulse. The dates are the ‘glue’ so to speak so some­times more are needed to make this bar stick together.

3. Add the raw cocoa pow­der and pulse to com­bine ingre­di­ents once again.

4. Cover a square cake pan with plas­tic wrap or parch­ment paper. No need to do this if your pan is non-stick. Pour mix­ture out of food proces­sor into the pan and press down. Press down on all the mix­ture and con­tinue to really pack it into the bot­tom of the pan. Do this for about 5 minutes.

5. Chill in the refrig­er­a­tor for at least an hour before cut­ting into bars and serving.

6. For a non-raw twist, melt some of your favourite vegan choco­late chips in a dou­ble boiler or in the microwave and driz­zle over top before chill­ing in the fridge.

7. Enjoy your sin­fully healthy and tasty Choco-Ghoulie bars!

Eat these bars for a speedy break­fast on-the-go or a quick snack after work­ing out. They’re also great on all hallow’s eve!

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How­ever, if  your sweet tooth is outta con­trol, never fear! Veg­News has a com­pre­hen­sive list of  Vegan Hal­loween candy so you can sat­isfy your desire.

Also, since it’s fall, why not try out a new vegan pump­kin pie recipe? We tried Chloe Coscarelli’s recipe from her new book Chloe’s Vegan Desserts. A very tasty result indeed!

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Oy Vegan’s attempt at Chef Chloe’s Pump­kin Pie. Isn’t it purdy?

Wish­ing every­one a safe and spooky HALL-OY-WEEN!!!

Oy Vegan!

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Devilishly Delicious Vegan Halloween Treats!

It’s that time of year again! All Hal­lows’ Eve is fast approach­ing so hope­fully every­one is get­ting their vegan snack on. This is one of my FAVOURITE hol­i­days. So I’ve com­piled a list of vegan snacks and treats that I will be mak­ing this Octo­ber 31st.

Enjoy if you dare!

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Try  these super easy and quick vegan Peanut But­ter Cups from Healthy Happy Life. You can sub other nut but­ters or sun­flower seed but­ter for a nut-free version.

I can’t wait to make vegan “Rolo” knock­offs made with dates and chia seeds.

For a health­ier haunted snack these 3-Ingredient Hal­loween Apple Bites look appro­pri­ately ter­ri­fy­ing. Both of these recipes come from Oh She Glows.

If you don’t feel like mak­ing any treats this year, don’t stress! Check out One Green Planet’s guide or the PETAKIDS.com guide to vegan Hal­loween treats!

Oy Vegan wishes all you ghouls, ghosts, and goblins,

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

 

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Halloween Oy Vegan Style!!!

Hope you all enjoyed your Hal­loween this evening. Here in Toronto, I gath­ered with fam­ily to give out candy to neigh­bour­hood kids.

For din­ner, I made some great recipes from Robin Robert­son’s Party Vegan.

For an appe­tizer, I made black olive tape­nade with car­rot sticks and orange bell pep­per strips

Then for our main dish we feasted on black bean and but­ter­nut chili along with some black rice with lemon topped with cilantro. Don’t you just love the orange and black theme?!

Please excuse the ama­teur food pho­tog­ra­phy, I was just so hun­gry I couldn’t be both­ered to clean the sides of the bowls for presentation:)

For dessert we feasted on Go Max Go Foods vegan choco­late bars and pump­kin pops from Board­walk choco­lates. We also noshed on the vegan twix bars I made ear­lier this week. Yum!

Happy Hal­loween!

Oy Vegan!

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Awesome Vegan Halloween Recipes!

Hi All,

So, like many of us veg­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans, you might be won­der­ing what you’re going to indulge on this Hal­loween. Good news! I’ve com­piled some awe­some recipes from some super cool blogs to help you have a spook­ier and more fes­tive Hal­loween! muha­hah­ha­ha­haha! (evil laugh)

THE LIST!

1. Check out these mummy piz­zas from Vegan Miss!

2.  Munch on some pump­kin quinoa gra­nola from I Heart Well­ness!

3. Chow down on these spooky spi­der­web brownie bites from The Fam­ily Kitchen!

4. Indulge in some vegan gluten free twix bars (made these. They’re awe­some!) from Forks and Beans!

5. And, of course, you should read the Offi­cial Guide to Vegan Hal­loween Candy from Veg­News!

 

Happy Hal­loween!!!!!!

Oy Vegan!

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