Okay, okay, it’s not Meatless Monday but we thought MMU could give you a heads-up to stay awesome and meatless for Halloween tomorrow! Do it to it, sluts!
Make vegan candy corn! DO IT TO IT. And then send us all your extras. That probably means we’re not getting anything in the mail, doesn’t it? It’s okay, just know, that if you don’t, as soon as I’m dead, I will be haunting all of your candy-corn-hoarding asses. BELIEVE IN THAT, MOTHERTRUCKERS.
It’s six days till Halloween! Get in the spirit by turning down the lights and watching this surprisingly suspenseful video about zombie snails (spoiler: PARASITES)! It is much scarier than I anticipated!
FakeMeats.com Pumpkin-Carving Contest! »
Hello, pals! How are Halloween preparations going? Have you carved a pumpkin yet?! if you do, you should enter it in the FakeMeats.com pumpkin-carving contest!
Here are the details:
Pumpkin carving contest! Winner gets a free FakeMeats.com 8-Item Snack Pack with a mix of vegan/vegetarian jerky and desserts!
To Enter the Contest:
1) Carve a pumpkin
2) Share a photo of your carved pumpkin on the FakeMeats Facebook wall for 1 entry
3) Share this post on your wall for 10 MORE ENTRIES!
You have until Saturday, Oct. 27, to enter your pumpkin in the contest. The winner will be selected randomly and announced the following Monday.
It says vegan/vegetarian, but I’m sure you can just get vegan stuff if you win. Because vegetarian stuff is ew!
Turns out we are having a pumpkin-carving contest at work and I didn’t even have to plan it. I’m pretty excited. Not sure what I’ll do. They are going to partner us creatives up with the account dweebs in the office so they have a fair shot at making something cool.
Whichever account dweeb I get better not spoil my vision! Do you think they will mind if I make us carve a Vegansaurus jack-o-lantern?
Hella Vegan Eats is having a Halloween pop-up on Monday! »
BOO! It’s a VERY SPOOKY Halloween Pop-up tomorrow (Mon., Oct 22) from Hella Vegan Eats at Dear Mom in San Francisco! What’s gonna be spooky is the amount of chow we are going to grub at this event, okay!? All the details on the flyers, let’s eat!
Halloween Cat Cake Pops from Growing Up Veg! Adorbs! There’s pumpkins too which are super-cute as well but I really like the cats because of the ears—they’re chocolate chips! Ha! Clever.
Meanwhile, I love the idea of cake on a stick. Why does everything taste better on a stick?! What else can we put on a stick? I’m also loving all this Halloween food porn, btw. Thanks, Finding Vegan!
Giving out vegan candy this Halloween? Don’t forget to add your house to the list! »
Help the lil’ vegan kids have a happy halloween! Give out vegan candy and make sure they can find it by registering at No Trick Treats! My favorite vegan candy is of course Pennsylvania’s own Peanut Chews. Those are the yum. Is anyone giving out vegan candy? Oooo my brother gives out candy, I should totes make him go vegan this year and add him to the map! I’m getting one family member at a time!
Vegansaurus NYC: Veg-O-Ween vegan Halloween party! »
Veg friendly foodies: put on your Halloween best! Veg-O-Ween, New York’s vegan Halloween dance party, returns for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Crema, an upscale Mexican restaurant happily taking on the vegan challenge for the event. Adding hand-passed gourmet tapas and a happy hour to the delicious mix, this year’s party promises to be bigger, better, and a bit fancier than the last.
The party will be emceed by vegan comedienne Kate Wolff and DJed by vegan DJ Lil Ray. Guests are encouraged enter both the costume contest and raffle to compete for prizes from local and national vegan vendors. Happy Hour is from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. (early arrival is a must!). Tasty vegan desserts will be provided by the amazing Vèritè Catering.
Where: Crema, 111 West 17th St. (between 6th and 7th avenues)
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door (21 and over). Advance tickets are on sale now.
I don’t have a Halloween costume yet! OMG. Usually I am a super-scary zombie-something—zombie-flapper, zombie-housewife, etc. As it turns out, I’m totally great at zombie makeup! Who knew. Like, I scare chicks at parties because my wounds look so icky. But the makeup gets all over my stuff! So I’m thinking of switching it up and being a mod-vampire. Or a something-vampire. I’ll still look scary but I think there’s less chance I’ll get fake blood and spirit glue on my shit. What is everyone else being?
Some spooky pumpkin cupcakes from reader Jessica E.! Well, they are cuter than spooky. But cute things taste better than spooky things. That’s a fact.
Jessica got the recipe for the cupcakes from VegWeb. As for the frosting:
1/4 cup room temperature vegan butter
1/3 cup room temperature vegan cream cheese
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla.
Thoroughly mix all ingredients and voilà, heaven.
She says the fondant was store-bought but she did all the sculpting and coloring! Super-cool.
Dina’s pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcakes recipe! »
Remember that pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcake from reader Dina we showed you last week? Here, let’s refresh our memories:
Yeah, that’s the stuff.
Dina was so pleased with the response, she wanted to give you guys her recipe so you can make your own, just like hers! Aren’t you lucky?
Dina says, “The brownie is a modified version of the Vegan Diner (by Julie Hasson) Ooey-Gooey Brownies. I used black cocoa and omitted the chocolate chips. The pumpkin cheesecake is where it gets dicey since I use the unwritten recipe in my head.
For the pumpkin cheesecake:
1 container cream cheese
1/2 to 3/4 container of silken tofu
1/2 to 3/4 cup pumpkin
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. clove
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Toss it all into a food process and blend until smooth. Pour a little brownie batter into cupcake pans and top with some cheesecake batter. Bake until the knife comes out clean from brownie batter.”
There you go: pumpkin cheesecake brownie cupcakes. Thanks again, Dina!