Only 4 more nights until Halloween! I’m not a huge fan of this celebration myself, but I do like to create recipes for it, haha! And I’m sure if you’re really into it, you want to eat something that adds to the theme. Especially with children it’s a nice thing to do. This recipe is not only fun to make and to look at, but I tested it on children and they love it. If your children are a little bit older, then they will be happy to help you too. The process is rather fun, especially wrapping it up in the end. You can serve this with several veggies or a salad. For some more Halloween recipe inspiration, go check out last years recipe: Creepy Tasty. Have fun!
-1 cup veggie mince (I used Fry’s)
-1 cup chickpeas (from can)
-1 carrot (chopped)
-1 cup bread crumbs
-1/2 cup soy milk (unsweetened)
-1/2 onion (finely chopped)
-2 cloves of garlic (minced)
-2 tbs nutritional yeast
-1 tsp oregano
-1 tsp parsley
-salt/pepper (to taste)
-50 gr cheese (grated) (I used the VioLife original)
-1 pastry sheet (I used Jus Roll)
-Preheat the oven at 200C + grease the inside of a cake tin.
-Put the veggie mince, the chickpeas, the carrot, the bread crumbs, the soy milk, the nutritional yeast, the oregano, the parsley and a bit of salt/pepper in the food processor and pulse until it’s a little sticky and mixed. Don’t make it too smooth.
-Fry the onions and the garlic for 2-3 minutes and then add everything from the food processor. Fry this all together for about 5 minutes. Let it cool down.
-In the meantime cut the pastry sheet: Cut off 10 cm of the pastry sheet for the base. Then cut the rest in strokes of 1 cm.
-Knead the filling into the shape of the base and start wrapping the little strokes around it. If you stretch the strokes a little bit, you will be able to use 1 stroke, 2 times.
-Put it in the oven for about 35-40 minutes (until golden brown).
-For the eyes I used a little piece of a nori sheet and extra cheese. Cut out 2 little circles of the nori sheet, stick it on a piece of cheese and cut out the cheese. It’s better to add the eyes when it’s finished, rather than putting them in the oven too.
Are you going to make this recipe for next Tuesday or maybe the Creepy Tasty instead? Please show me all your lovely creations, I really love seeing those! Send me a picture, tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X
I actually wanted to post this tomorrow on Halloween itself, but as it’s on a monday this year, I think everybody already celebrated it yesterday and I might be way too late now, haha.. so I decided to post it now. In case somebody likes to make it today or maybe tomorrow!
In Holland we don’t do Halloween. We do have something similar though, called ‘Sint Maarten’. Kids go with a hand-made lanterns from door to door and sing songs and will get a treat. But it has nothing to do with scary things or dressing up. I like it. Personally I’m not a big fan of Halloween, but I did like making a recipe for it. I also like all the pumpkins everywhere and people being creative with them. So in a way I do like Halloween, I just don’t like the dressing up and the skeleton and zombie fun. It’s just not me, haha!
For this recipes I chose spiders. As a vegan I like to involve animals in a positive way, though this seems like we’re eating them. No worries, the spiders are made of olives.. yup! Personally I don’t think they are scary btw, but I know people think they are. Are you scared of spiders? Hopefully after making this you think spiders are a lot of fun!
2 bunches of black noodles sauce
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 big clove of garlic (mashed)
1 can chopped tomatoes
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
pepper/salt (to taste) decorations
1/4 cup cheese (grated)
9 black olives (cut into spiders)
-Cook the noodles as described on the pack.
-Fry the onion and the garlic for about 2 minutes.
-Add the smoked paprika and oregano. Also add some pepper and salt to taste.
-Put the lid on the pan an let this simmer for about 10 minutes on a low fire.
-In the meantime cut up the olives: Use half an olive for the body of the spider and use 1 whole olive (cut into 8) for the paws.
-Put the noodles on a plate and pour the hot sauce over it.
-When it’s still hot make a spiderweb with the cheese: Make a few circles from small to big and then start in the middle making a star-shape.
-Add the spiders.
I used these noodles!
Are you going to make this recipe tonight? It’s so easy and fun to make! Please let me know if you tried it. Or even better.. show me on Instagram by using #PlanetManel. Thank you! X