Saturday, 27 September 2014

HALLOWEEN MENU


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STARTER: SCARY TAPAS + 4 RECIPES

1. PUMPKIN VOMIT / VEGAN



YOU WILL NEED:
1 little pumpkin
For the guacamole:
1 large ripe tomato
3 very ripe avocados
Juice of 1 large lime
handful of coriander, leaves and stalks chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 chilli, red or green, deseeded and finely chopped
Tortilla chips, to serve

LET´S COOK!
Guacamole:
1.Remove the skin from the tomato and chop. Halve and stone the avocados and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a bowl with the tomato.
2.Tip all the other ingredients into the bowl, then season with salt and pepper. Use a fork to combine all of the ingredients.
3.Scatter with coriander. Cover with cling film and chill until needed.
Pumpkin face: 
1. Make a hole in the top of the pumpkin. Cut a six-sided lid, rather than a circle.
2. Use a wooden spoon, clean out the seeds and stringy bits.
3. Draw the face on the pumpkin. Following the line, cut the shapes out with a serrated knife. Use a gentle sawing action to avoid breaking bits off the pumpkin.

LET'S MAKE THE PUMPKIN VOMIT!
1. Put the pumpkin on a plate. 
2.Spread the guacamole from the mouth of the pumpkin around the plate. 
3. Serve with a big bowl with tortilla chips to dip into the guacamole.

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2. SPIDER EGGS / VEGAN FRIENDLY


    YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
    3 or 4 eggs /*silken tofu (yolks sustitute) mini bread chips snacks (white)
    A tin of pitted black olives
    2 tablespoons of chopped spring onions
    4 tablespoons of mayonnaise/*vegan mayonnaise
    NOTE: homemade mayonnaise + vegan mayonnaise recipe
    1 small can of tuna chunks /*soya chunks (optional)
    2 tablespoons of sweet corn (optional)
    Sprig of parsley (optional)
    Salt, to taste
    Black pepper, to taste

    LET´S COOK!
    1. Put the eggs into a small pot. Cover with water and cook for approx. 4-5 minutes. Peel the eggs. Chop in a half and remove the yolks.
    2. Put the chopped spring onions, chopped yolks, tuna chunks and sweet corn in a big bowl. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
    3. Add several tablespoons of mayonnaise, until you achieve a creamy texture. Mix everything with a wooden spoon. Add salt and black pepper to taste.

    LET'S MAKE THE SPIDER EGGS!
    1. Fill the holes left by the yolk with the mixture. Chop some black olives in half (to make the spider body) and others into thin slices (to make the legs).
    2. Decorate the top of the mix with half a black olive in the centre and put 4 legs on each side. It looks like a scary spider!!!

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    3. SAUSAGE MUMMIES / VEGAN FRIENDLY



    YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
    One package hotdog sausages /*vegan sausages
    1 sheet of shortcrust pastry /*shortcrust vegan pastry
    NOTE: The shortcrust pastry can be either store bought or homemade: Shortcrust pastry recipe

    LET´S COOK!
    1. Preheat the oven to 180 º C. Cover the baking tray with baking parchment.
    2. Cut the sheet of pastry lengthwise into thin pieces. Roll the strips of pastry around the sausage. Leave an area without pastry (for the face). Add some pastry on the top of the mummy´s head.
    3. Put the mummies on the baking tray. Bake them for around 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.
    4. Remove the baking tray. Serve with a small bowl with tomato sauce, ketchup, or barbecue sauce (or whatever you prefer).
    5. Place the mummies around the bowl. Make eyes with mayonnaise or mustard.

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    4. CHEESEY WITCHES' BROOMS / VEGAN FRIENDLY

      YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
      Box of Italian breadsticks
      Cheese slices /*vegan cheese slices
      Chives
      Strawberry jam (or whatever flavour you prefer)

      LET´S COOK!

      1. Roll a cheese slice on the end of a breadstick. Tie it with a chive. Cut the cheese into ribbons with scissors. Repeat the same method with each breadstick.
      2. Place the witches´ brooms around the plate. Serve with a little bowl with jam to dip.


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      DESSERT:  TRICK OR FRUIT + 2 RECIPES / VEGAN

        BANANA GHOSTS 
      YOU WILL NEED:
      Bananas
      Raisins

      LET´S COOK!

      1. Peel the bananas and cut in half.
      2. Make the ghost face with the raisins.
      3. Place the banana ghosts in a plate. Such a scary gang of ghost! Boo!!!

      • PUMPKIN MANDARINS 
      YOU WILL NEED:
      Mandarins
      Kiwis

      LET´S COOK!
      1. Peel the mandarins and the kiwis.
      2. Cut the kiwis into small triangular pieces.
      3. Put one kiwi piece in the center of each mandarin. It looks like pumpkin stalks.
      4. Place the pumpkins in a plate. It is so easy to plant a terrifying field of pumpkins.

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      DRINKS: SPOOKY DRINKS + 2 RECIPES / VEGAN FRIENDLY



          MONSTER - SPINACH SMOOTHIE 
        YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
        A handful of spinach
        1 or 2 bananas
        1 natural yogurt or soy yogurt (125g - small size)
        A scoop of vanilla flavour ice cream /*vegan ice cream
        2 tablespoons of honey  /*agave nectar, to taste
        NOTE: The recipe is for one glass. If you want more than one glass, multiply the ingredients accordingly.

        LET´S COOK!
        1. Wash the spinach and chop the bananas and add to the blender.
        2. Add the ice cream, honey and yogurt. Mix everything with the blender until foaming. Taste the smoothie and add more honey to sweeten if you wish.
        3. Serve in a glass with straw. Put some white chocolate (for eyes) on the top of the glass.
        NOTE: Put the glasses in the freezer for a while, the monster smoothie should be cold.

        • VAMPIRE - BEETROOT SMOOTHIE 
        YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
        A handful of mixed berries (blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry)
        A small cooked beetroot
        1 forest berry yogurt  /*forest berry soy yogurt (125g - small size)
        A scoop of vanilla flavour ice cream /*vegan ice cream
        2 tablespoons of honey  /*agave nectar, to taste
        NOTE: The recipe is for one glass. If you want more than one glass, multiply the ingredients accordingly

        LET´S COOK!
        1. Wash the berries, cut the beetroot and add to the blender.
        2. Add the ice cream, honey and yogurt. Mix everything with the blender until foaming. Taste the smoothie and add more honey to sweeten if you wish.
        3. Serve in a glass with straw. Put some white chocolate (for eyes) on the top of the glass.
        NOTE: Put the glasses in the freezer for a while, the vampire smoothie should be cold.

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