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Halloween Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Mac & "Cheese" & Eyeball Caprese Salad

This pumpkin (aka Halloween!) twist on the classic is vegan and made with plenty of wholesome ingredients. Dish it up with a side of 'eyeball' Caprese salad and you're in for a spook-tacular dinner treat! What you will need: 1 small pumpkin (about 1 kg) Olive oil or avocado oil, for roasting 1/2 cup (~60g) raw cashews, soaked in cool water overnight or for 1 hour in boiling water 1/2 cup (40g) nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder (optional but adds a nice sharp tangy flavour) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 ½ teaspoons salt + more to taste Freshly cracked black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon mellow white or yellow miso paste 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or cornstarch 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup (240mL) canned “lite” coconut milk*** 280g of rigatoni pasta, medium-sized macaroni shells, or pasta...

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Halloween Snacks & Treats

1. SILLY APPLE BITES So easy and so fun to make and to eat!  What you will need: 2 green apples, each quartered Nut butter of your choice (or sunflower butter for a nut free alternate) 32 sunflower seeds or pepitas 2–3 strawberries, sliced 1–2 googly eyes per apple bite (these can be bought or home made using a drop of melted white choco and a drop of dark choco on a tray and then left to harden in fridge) Method: Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don’t worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with nut butter/ sunbutter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one...

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Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Capsicums

A super fun, family friendly and healthy lunch to celebrate Halloween. Serve with a side salad of mixed greens and lemon juice - easy peasy! What you will need: 4 fat organic capsicums (tops cut off and spooky jack-o-lantern face cut out) 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup organic salsa 1/4 cup finely chopped organic red onion Juice of 1/2 an organic lime 2–4 Tbsp fresh organic coriander 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder salt To serve (optional): organic avocado or guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese etc... Method: Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Prepare a baking dish by filling it with 1cm of water. In a large bowl, stir together quinoa, black beans, salsa, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, chilli powder, and a pinch of salt....

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Healthy Halloween Breakfast Recipes

1. PUMPKIN PIE GRANOLA This recipe is full of delicious spices that will have your home smelling so delicious as it cooks. Best enjoyed fresh with yoghurt or milk for breakfast or on ice cream for dessert. Can be stored in airtight container (after having cooled completely) What you will need: 4 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (perhaps leftover from pumpkin carving?) 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg or freshly grated 1 cup walnuts 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds Method: Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees celsius. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except...

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5 Quick Waste-Less Kitchen Tips

We think zero-waste or waste-free kitchen is a bit daunting and the key is to start small, realistic changes we can all make no matter how big or small that collectively make a big difference. The problem with kitchen waste... Australians send four million tonnes of food to landfill every year and this waste is a huge contributor to greenhouse emissions - Ekk! Not only is reducing your kitchen waste great for the planet, it also makes good economic sense. The average Australian household throws away an estimated $1000 worth of food ever year - yikes! We are all part of the solution... 1. Buy only what you needDon't have your arm twisted by great bulk buy deals, unless you...

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