Saturday, 29 October 2016

Scary Recipe for Halloween Fun

Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble,

Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1

Here's a recipe for a Halloween supper, a vegetarian stew that will have you reciting Shakespeare and giving a cackle or two. It's a bit like an Autumn Ratatouille lots of lovely seasonal vegetables washed and sliced and then slowly cooked together with your choice of seasoning.
The beautiful colours of the Autumn leaves are found in the pumpkin. I love Autumn. In Spring the sight of the blossom will lighten your heart, in Autumn the bright yellows and oranges will warm your heart and prepare your soul for Winter.

Halloween Vegetarian Stew

400g can of chickpeas
1 red onion peeled and chopped
500g pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and diced
1 leek, washed and sliced thinly
500g passata, tomato sauce
450ml vegetable stock
400g can butter beans
200g spinach leaves washed (optional)

Magic spell seasonings, to be added according to your taste)
curry powder

Heat some olive oil in a large saucepan, add the onion and cook for a few minutes until softened.
Add your favourite seasonings, curry powder, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper to taste and stir gently.
Add the leeks and cook gently for another few minutes until the leeks are softened.
Add the chopped pumpkin and stir gently then add the tomato passata and stock, bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 20 minutes, stirring and tasting and uttering magic spells.
Add the butter beans, spinach leaves and chickpeas and mix together gently..
Check the seasoning.
Serve with boiled rice if liked, or crusty bread and salad.

This is a great recipe to prepare in advance. Let it cool completely and then cover with clingfilm and store in the fridge then just heat gently until it is nice and hot.
Just the thing to come home to in the evening.

 Happy Halloween everybody, take care and have fun!

Easy to get your five-a-day with this stew

A friend made these halloween cupcakes, delicious!!

It's easy to carve a friendly face to keep you safe on Halloween night


  1. Looks and sounds delicious! Looking forward to trying making this one sooner or later 😃

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