Halloween Recipe Roundup

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GUYS! Halloween! It’s in 3 days! How excited are you?

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On a scale from 1 – 10, I’m currently at a 140. Primarily because I’m spending Halloween in Mexico this year which means I get to partake in Day of Dead festivities! That’s definitely being crossed off my bucket list. Since I won’t be in the US, I had to soak up as much American Halloween as I possibly could these past few days. Which means horror movie marathons, eating candy and making as many cute and creepy edible snacks as possible. I don’t think Halloween is complete unless you have deviled eggs shaped like bloody eyeballs, am I right?

To help get you in the spooky Halloween mood (and give you fun things to keep your kids entertained), I’ve rounded up my favorite Halloween snacks! Just looking at them makes me smile (and feel a little queasy at the same time).

Appetizers/Snacks/Soups

These spooky snacks, soups and appetizers are a great way to liven up any Halloween party. I mean, how stinkin’ cute are those boo-nanas?

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Entrees

The inner child in me is DYING over these fantastic Halloween entrees, especially that ghost pizza. I mean, mozzarella ghosts, I DIE. Your kids (or husbands who act like kids) will also love the fun meatloaf mummy, if they don’t mind eating something that’s staring at them mid-fork, that is.

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Desserts

When I’m baking Halloween inspired cookies, this is when I let my inner mad scientist come out. This is when I stop giving a s*** and really let my creative juices flow. I mean, when else can I turn mini donuts into eyeballs or create a cupcake that looks like an oozy brain? Or even better, pipe little ghosts on a bright orange cake? OR create cookies that look like fingers and then arrange them in tons of jelly so they look bloody and oh so severed? I’m really a 5 year old trapped in a 27 year olds body, so these desserts really reflect that. Your family, kids and friends will LOVE them.

Halloween desserts

Drinks

I know, you’re shocked. A boozy milkshake, WHO KNEW? I really had no idea how I was going to stage this one, so I just drizzled some red icing gel in the mug and poured my luscious boozy shake over it. The end result was the gorgeous gradient “blood” look you get. I added two little lines to look like vampire bites, of course. These drinks are a fun way to get your booze on this Halloween!

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Looking at these all over again make me REALLY want to throw a huge party and feature all of these fun concoctions. Eh, maybe next year :) Happy haunting my friends!

Peanut Butter Soup

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You know what goes really well with peanut butter? Here, I’ll tell you. Cilantro. Chili powder. Vegetable broth. And a spoon. Because guess what, peanut butter soup just works.

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No, I haven’t lost it. No, I’m not entirely “cray.” A few weeks ago, I was contacted by McCormick to create something to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. They offered me an amazing gift basket filled with Mexican themed goodies, like spices, an awesome molcajete and some fabulous props. When it came to using these ingredients, I knew I wanted it to be with something unique. Something with flavor. Something other than a taco, fajita or rice dish.

McCormick fun stuff

So clearly, I thought “why don’t I mix peanut butter with Mexican seasonings and add some broth?” I mean, that’s what you would say out-loud too when you receive a giant basket of Mexican goodies, right?

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This soup sounds SO crazy. It sounds like something you’d hear someone babbling about in a state hospital. Trust me, though, it’s actually incredibly addictive. The flavors are so weird, but they work together. It’s filled with ingredients that are never paired together but work swimmingly. It’s like when you meet someone who is a polar opposite to who you are and end up completely meshing with. Opposites attract, in both real life and food.

Peanut Butter Soup

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Serves about 6.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup AP flour
  • 28 ounces low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons McCormick chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cilantro for garnish

For the directions on how to make this, grab the recipe here on SheKnows!

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 424
Fat: 18 grams
Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Fiber: 3.3 grams
Protein: 14.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

Super Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Click, click. “Hi, um, is this thing still on? *Clears throat.* “I’m happy to see you all still here, still reading this blog despite the extended week and a half absence. I, um, had a lot going on this week.” *Cough, cough* “But, I’m back again and it’s going to take a lot more than strong deadlines and a bunch of work to keep me away again!”

Fluffy cookies

To say these past few weeks have been insane is the biggest understatement of my life. Not only was my book due, but I also had a wedding to go to, boxes to (still) unpack and daily deadlines for work. Somedays I didn’t have enough time to shower or do dishes better yet cook something amazing for you guys. BUT, Backstreets back, alright, and I’ve got weeks of amazing things to share with y’all.

Peanut butter chocolate cookies

It’s funny. I thought after my deadline that life would slow down a bit. HA! How wrong I was. I have about 9 recipes to make today (I wish I was kidding), a 2 day trip starting tomorrow, 6 recipes to make the night I get back and then another 4 day trip after that. Oh and when I get back, I have a few days to myself then another trip to Mexico and then, the next day, a trip to Canada.

Don’t you want a nap just reading that?

Warm peanut butter cookies

Before I die of stress, can we talk about these super soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for a quick second? I made these two days ago and there isn’t a cookie left. Actually, there aren’t even crumbs. All that remains of these incredibly soft and fluffy cookies are a memory and some photos. And I’m not even embarrassed about it. You want to know what makes them so giant and incredible? An ice-cream scoop.

Cookie dough

Seriously, this is how much dough is in one amazing cookie. You’ll want to eat the entire batch once you make these. I promise you. They are, hands down, the fluffiest, softest and most incredibly delicious cookies I’ve EVER made.

Super Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with peanut butter

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Yields about 12 -14 large cookies (24 smaller cookies). Recipe slightly adapted from The Foodie Bride.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 12 – 14 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Warm peanut butter for drizzle

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, applesauce, sugars and egg until fluffy and creamy. Add in vanilla and mix until combined. In another bowl, sift the flour and baking soda together. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips. Using an ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon measurer), scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 12 – 14 minutes, or until golden brown. (NOTE: You may want to squish the cookies down a bit with a spatula to make them more level).

Nutritional information per large cookie:

Calories: 268
Fat: 12 grams
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 4.75 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

Creamy Herbed Goat Cheese & Tortellini Salad

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This creamy herbed goat cheese & tortellini salad is the perfect fall dinner or side salad!

Goat cheese salad

I am addicted to horror movies. Is that weird? Now that it’s October, I can’t watch anything that doesn’t leave me sweating, jumping out of my seat or on edge for the rest of the day. I’ve always been a scary movie junkie, though. For as long as I can remember, they’ve been the genre of movies I’ve just drawn to. Maybe it’s because I watched them from a VERY young age.

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My parents would invite my aunts and uncles over, drink too much wine and then put on a movie so us kids wouldn’t run around the house, break things and eat spoonfuls of sugar. One night? They chose The Shining. My cousin Liz and I weren’t horribly scared, but my older cousin Curt was in TEARS. He couldn’t sleep in his bedroom for weeks because he swore he saw the dead twin girls staring at him from his bathroom. Even since then though, my cousin Liz and I have been obsessed with watching scary movies. One night we watched all 3 of the Pet Cemetery movies, alone, in the basement of her 1800′s house.

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I just love the thrill of being scared. This is also why I drag E to every possible haunted house in the area, force him to watch scary movies with me and suggest we go visit old insane asylums and stay the night. This is also why I watch ridiculously scary shows about people being haunted. Like I am right now. Which is probably why my heart is beating out of my chest and I just screamed because the dishwasher buzzed.

Herbed Goat Cheese & Tortellini Salad

Anyone else a scary movie and haunted house junkie? Or am I just a little nuts?

Grab the recipe for this herbed goat cheese & tortellini salad here!

Nutritional information per serving (about 1/2 cup):

Calories: 291.75
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 35 grams
Fiber: 4.25 grams
Protein: 14 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 7

Caprese Tofu Burgers (And a $100 gift card giveaway!)

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My husband and I aren’t huge meat eaters. We’re not vegans or vegetarians by any means, but we’re also not carnivores either. I probably make 1 -2 recipes a week that have meat, and most of those contain either bacon or pork belly. Plus, with both of us trying to shed some extra weight, meat has sort of been absent from our dinner plates.

This is why I was really excited to participate in the BlogHer Wildwood review and try some of their meatless products, like the baked tofu snacks and crumbles. Although we don’t eat them often, we love burgers and it’s hard to find good veggie substitutes. Honestly, I think we’ve probably tried every brand out there without much luck. They are bland, really chewy or very crumbly, which is why I decided to use the tofu stacks to make my own version of veggie burgers.

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To give the burgers a bit more oomph, we topped each tofu patty with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. Even without the add ons, I think these tofu patties would be amazing on their own. They are hearty and thick, which make them feel like a burger when you’re eating them, which is half the fun of eating a burger, when you have to grab it with both hands because it’s so hefty.

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Perfect for any time, any season, any day, trust me. I LOVE these burgers! Now, for the fun part. A $100 visa gift card giveaway! Wanna know how to win? Simply answer this question in the comments below!  What would be your ideal recipe when using Wildwood products?

Caprese tofu sliders

Yields about 4 sliders.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages Wildwood baked tofu patties
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 4 slices tomatoes
  • 4 whole wheat slider buns
  • Fresh basil
  • Balsamic glaze

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. place tofu patties on a greased baking dish and bake for about 5 minutes or until warm. Immediately top with fresh mozzarella (it’ll melt a little). Place patty on the bottom of the slider buns.

2. Add tomatoes, fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. Top the tomatoes with the top of the bun and enjoy!

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Chocolate Pumpkin Olive Oil Muffins

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Grab one of these delicious chocolate pumpkin olive oil muffins for your busy morning breakfast! They taste so good, you’ll never know they are light!

Chocolate pumpkin olive oil muffins

I’m not a news watcher. In fact, I’d rather watch ANYTHING else than news. Now, I don’t live under a rock. I have an iPhone with the CNN app. Anytime something happens, I get an alert. And to me, that’s really all the news I need. I don’t need to hear eye witness accounts from 15 people. I certainly don’t need to hear Republicans and Democrats arguing with each-other for 6 hours because they can’t agree on something. Sadly, my hubby’s job is directly related to the government  so the news was on FOR 7 HOURS last night as we watched the “SHUTDOWN COUNTDOWN.”

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Which is also why I consumed half a bottle of Merlot and caught up with Teen Mom 3 on my computer. This whole shutdown business kind of bugs me. When my hubby doesn’t work, well, he doesn’t get paid. Luckily he has like 300 PTO days saved up so he’ll be fine if the government stays down for a bit. But you know what? That sucks! Why should he have to use his vacation days that he’s earned by working ALL THE TIME because stupid old men can’t agree on something?

Luscious chocolate pumpkin muffins

Just talking about it pisses me off. I mean, it’s human nature. We disagree. I’ve gotten in many an argument with friends and family. But you know what? My decisions don’t affect an entire country. I think I would feel just a little bad if my decision was the reason thousands of employees aren’t getting paid.

But enough about that. Can we talk about these chocolate pumpkin olive oil muffins for a second? I LOVE olive oil with chocolate. It’s the most unbelievably amazing combination. Funny enough, I added olive oil to these because I ran out of applesauce and I hate canola oil. I honestly didn’t think they would turn out THIS GOOD.

Chocolate glazed pumpkin olive oil muffins

Topped with luscious chocolate glaze and more chocolate chips, these muffins are so sweet they could be passed for cupcakes. But I’d rather call them muffins so I can eat 3 of them for breakfast without judgement stares.

Chocolate Pumpkin Olive Oil Muffins

Chocolate olive oil muffins

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Yields about 16 muffins.
Prep time: About 5 minutes
Cook time: About 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • About 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cavity muffin tin with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. In another bowl, beat the pumpkin, oil, vanilla, sugars and eggs together until creamy. Make a well in the center of the dry mixture and add the wet mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
  3. Once mixed, stir in the chocolate chips. Fill each muffin cavity about 2/3 the way full with batter. Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool on a wire cooling rack.
  4. Whisk the sugar, butter, vanilla and skim milk together. Glaze each muffin and garnish with additional chocolate chips.

Nutritional information per muffin:

Calories: 223
Fat: 8 grams
Carbohydrates: 38 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 2.3 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 6

Indulgent Fridays: Sweet Potato & Nutella Donuts

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These Sweet Potato & Nutella Donuts are the perfect fall breakfast treat. Each ooey, gooey bite is the perfect balance of earthy and sweet!

Sweet potato and nutella donuts

That’s right friends, going forward, every Friday I’ll be sharing a luscious, fat-filled, deliciously indulgent recipe! Because it’s Friday and life is all about balance. Which means it’s okay to eat creamy pastas, butter-filled donuts and bacon, anything.

Now, can we talk about how flipping excited I was the moment I opened a box and found my beloved donut pan? I squealed. I danced. I might have even kissed it. My rejoice easily explains why my kitchen now looks like those donut racks inside of Dunkin Donuts.

Sweet potato and nutella filled donuts

Donuts will always have a special little place in my heart. My grandpa loves them. Anytime I go home for holidays, weddings or reunions, you better believe there is always a box or two of freshly baked donuts on the counter upon my arrival. Even though I’m perpetually on a diet, I still indulge in at least one of those cream stuffed, glazed dough rounds of perfection. He loves seeing us happy and if enjoying a donut here or there does that, I’ll happily oblige.

Sweet potato pretzel donuts

I can’t tell you how many days I woke up in the apartment craving a donut. I’d wake up with these insane combinations in my head (I’M SO MAKING A PISTACHIO DONUT WITH PEPPERMINT AND CREAM CHEESE!) I’d rush to the kitchen, tear open all the drawers and cabinets and find that my donut pan was nowhere in sight. Then I’d remember what happened and fall into the fetal position. There are somethings in life that only a donut can cure, and those sad mornings were it.

Now I can have donuts whenever I like! Which is why I made 4 kinds yesterday. Don’t worry, I didn’t eat all of them. It got to the point though that E almost had to restrain me with a straight jacket to keep me out of the kitchen.

Donuts with nutella filling

Can you blame me? Look at that oozing Nutella and that salty, crunchy pretzel topping. Try telling me you wouldn’t take that to the justice of the peace and marry it on the spot. Maybe even have little sweet potato Nutella donut hole babies.

Sweet Potato & Nutella Donuts

Pretzels and nutella donuts

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Yields 6 donuts. Donuts inspired by SheKnows.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For the donuts: 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (about 2 medium size ones)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the glaze: 

  • 2 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 -1 tablespoon milk
  • About 1/2 cup chopped pretzels

For the filling: 

  • 6 tablespoons Nutella

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. To make the donuts, beat the applesauce, butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar, sweet potatoes and cream together in a KitchenAid mixer. Beat until creamy.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon together. Add the flour to the butter mixture and beat until mixed. (DO NOT OVERMIX! The batter will come out gummy).
  3. Grease a nonstick donut pan with cooking spray. Fill each cavity halfway with dough. In the middle of the cavity (right on-top of the greased metal part) add a teaspoon of Nutella. Cover the Nutella with more sweet potato dough. (The cavity should be filled to the top with dough and you should see no Nutella or metal).
  4. Bake for about 13 – 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let chill on a wire cooling rack for about 5 – 6 minutes.
  5. While the donuts bake, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and butter in a mixing bowl until creamy.
  6. While the donuts are still a bit more, glaze with cream cheese. Top with crushed pretzels.

Nutritional information per donut:

Calories: 400
Fat: 9.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 55 grams
Fiber: 3 grams 
Protein: 7 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 9

Vegan Pumpkin Carrot Bread

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This fluffy, soft and nutrient-rich vegan pumpkin carrot bread is the perfect snack to enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee!

Vegan carrot and pumpkin bread

Want to see a glimpse into my life lately?

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Well, not quite as bad as that, but I’m still living amongst all the boxes. We’ve powered through and unpacked ALMOST all of them, but there are still about 100 hanging out, taunting me as I sit here writing. I hate clutter. I hate mess. I’m a little OCD when it comes to my surroundings, so living in piles of disarray is making me twitch.

Vegan bread

On the plus side though, I love our new place. It’s so light, open and quiet. We have a gorgeous view and a patio, which is something we’ve never had. I seriously can’t tell you how much I love sitting on the patio, sipping my coffee while the morning sun beats down on me. It’s literally night and day from how we were living at the apartment.

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Another plus of finally having a solid place to call home is the excitement that comes with unpacking the boxes we had in our storage unit. With every box we pry open, we’re finding pieces of our old life that we missed desperately in those 3 months at the apartment. Framed wedding photos, my favorite dishes, our beloved juicer. Plus, boxes and boxes of clothes I thought were lost in the fire surprise me with each rip and tear of packing tape. It’s like Christmas morning, but better. Each box contains a piece of me I thought I’d never get back, a memory I thought was lost in the flames of June 1st.

Vegan carrot bread

Things may be a little quiet as I continue to unpack and finish my book, but I couldn’t leave you hanging this week knowing I had this vegan carrot and pumpkin bread in my arsenal. That would be cruel.

For the amazing quick bread recipe, grab it here on Chef Mom!

Nutritional information per slice: 

Calories: 279
Fat: 7.62 grams
Carbohydrates: 52 grams
Fiber: 2.2 grams
Protein: 4.25 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 8

Vegan Parmesan & Herb Popcorn

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Craving popcorn without the dairy? Enjoy a big bowl of this popped vegan parmesan & herb popcorn!

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I know, parmesan isn’t vegan. Duh. I’m not stupid. But it’s just too ridiculous to type Vegan GO VEGGIE PARMESAN ALTERNATIVE Rosemary popcorn. I’m also sure no one would click on it and this post would disappear into shameful obscurity faster than Dina Lohan.

Vegan popped popcorn

I’ve had a bag of Bob’s Red Mill popping kernels (I feel fancy and old-fashioned saying that) in my pantry for, oh, 3 months. In fact, they even moved from our old house to our temporary apartment and made it through a fire. Sadly, it wasn’t until last week that I decided to use them. Poor little guys were stuck in the back of the pantry, next to the panko bread crumbs and half used packages of spaghetti. They really only saw the light of day because I was watching a ridiculous scary movie, needed popcorn and was not going to drive all the way to the store.

Popcorn

Fast forward an hour later and I’m face first into my bowl of vegan popcorn, eating it like a pig eats from a trough. It wasn’t pretty. Luckily, El was out and didn’t have to witness my shameful popcorn binge. Nobody should see that. I’m pretty sure even my dog was looking away in pure disgust. My dog, the one who licks his..ya know, was judging me.

Vegan popcorn

And you know what? I don’t care! This amazingly light, super easy and oh-so-cheesy snack deserves to be enjoyed, even if that means you need to shower after you eat it.

Or you could just be a human being for 5 minutes and eat it normally, a few handfuls at a time. That works too.

Vegan Parmesan & Herb Popcorn

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Serves about 4. Inspired by Two Peas & Their Pod.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: About 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1/3 cup Go Veggie Parmesan flavored topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the olive oil in a deep (at least 3 quarts) saucepan. To test the heat, add some kernels. If they pop, it’s warm enough.
  2. Add the rest of the kernels into the pan in an even layer. Cover with a lid, remove from heat and then wait about 30 seconds. Return the pan to the stove and shake gently. The popcorn will start vigorously popping. To keep the popcorn crisp, leave the lid slightly ajar.
  3. Once the popping starts to stop, remove from heat and pour into a bowl. Immediately top with grated cheese (start with1/3 cup and add more if you want to), rosemary and tarragon.

Nutritional information per serving (about 2 cups):

Calories: 203
Fat: 13.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 10.75 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 1.75 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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