Halloween is just around the corner (this Saturday, 31st October)….and it’s going to be a very unusual Halloween this year. With lockdown still happening in many countries and states, the little and big kids may not be able to go out and do their usual trick or treating fun around the neighbourhood.
But even if they can’t go out trick or treating, there are plenty of ways to create fun and spookiness in the home this Halloween.
I’ve been gathering some of the most AWESOME recipes for you to try this Halloween – a wonderful combination of food, drink and diffuser recipes, so there’s something for everyone.
However you choose to celebrate this Halloween, may you have HEAPS of fun, plenty of goblin draught and moose drool, and the odd bat wing and serpent tail…ooops…maybe not the serpent tails and bat wings. I like these critters too much to see you eating them! Have fun!!!
Vampire Margarita Mocktail by Tori H.
Witches Brew by Bindi T.
• 200g milk of choice
• 1 drop Young Living Nutmeg Oil
• 2 frozen bananas
• 1 ripe Black Sapote (this is a type of persimmon, also sometimes called a “Chocolate Pudding Fruit)
• 2 scoops of Young Living Balance Complete
Blend well and enjoy!!!
Spiced Cinnamon Cider
(from Nancy Sanderson’s bulletin)
• 8 cups apple juice or cider
• 4 cups orange juice
• 1 cup pineapple juice
• 9 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark Oil
• 6 drops Young Living Cardamom Oil
• 4 drops Young Living Clove Vitality Oil*
• 3 drops Young Living Citrus Fresh Oil
• Sliced oranges
• Cinnamon Sticks
* In Australia and New Zealand, Clove oil is not one of our culinary oils, therefore we cannot promote its use as a food or beverage flavouring agent in AU/NZ. However, if you live in the US, each of the oils in this recipe would be purchased as a Vitality Oil, including Clove.
Choc Chip Pumpkin Bars by Alycia D.
These were taste tested by a 7 year old, who went back for multiple servings!
• 1 cup buckwheat flour
• 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
• ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
• 1 cup coconut sugar
• ¾ cup pumpkin puree
• ½ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
• ¼ cup smooth cashew coconut butter, melted and cooled. This is available from most health food stores in AU/NZ.
• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 drop Young Living Nutmeg oil
• 1 drop Young Living Cinnamon Bark oil
Add in Ingredients:
• 1 cup vegan choc chips
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Spooky Veggies with Scrumptious Veggie Dip
This recipe is based on a recipe from Amanda’s Cookin’ website and adapted to use essential oils in place of some of the fresh herbs. Photos from Amanda’s website.
For your spooky veggies use sweet potatoes, white potatoes, beetroot, and carrots. Cut out the design after they are cooked, for a spooky look.
• 2 large sweet potatoes
• 2 large white potatoes
• 4 carrots, peeled
• 2 large to 3 (medium) red beets (beetroot)
• 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
• 1 drop Young Living Black Pepper oil and
• 2 drops Young Living Rosemary oil, mixed into the olive or coconut oil (or use fresh cracked black pepper and 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary instead)
• Pinch of salt
• ½ bulb garlic cloves separated with skin still on
• 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
• 1 teaspoon of honey
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut sweet potatoes and white potatoes in half, width wise, then drop into the boiling water. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove. Drop whole beetroots and carrots into the boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
- While beetroots and carrots cook, cut the potatoes into ½ inch (1.5 cm) thick slabs. With a small paring knife or with a pumpkin cookie cutter, cut jac-o-lantern shapes into the sweet potatoes. Do the same for the white potatoes, cutting them into ghost shapes (use a straw to cut out the eyes!)
- Remove beetroots from water and cut them into ½ inch (1.5 cm) thick slabs, then cut out witch’s hat shapes. We’ll call the carrots witch’s fingers and just leave them be.
- Set veggies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil-infused olive or coconut oil, sprinkle with salt (and fresh pepper and fresh rosemary if you didn’t use the essential oil), and toss around to evenly coat. Crush garlic cloves with the flat part of your knife and scatter around the pan.
- Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (204 degrees Celsius) for 1 hour, flipping the vegetables halfway through. When you have 10 minutes left, drizzle balsamic over the beetroots and honey over the carrots, then return to the oven.
Creating your Veggie Dip (for your Spooky Veggies)
• 2 cups plain Greek yogurt or coconut yoghurt
• 6 drops Young Living Dill oil or 1 tablespoon dried or fresh dill
• 2 drops Young Living Lemon oil or ½ teaspoon lemon juice
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• ½ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender, bowl, or zip-top bag, and mix thoroughly.
Spooky Pizza Ideas
• frozen or homemade pizzas uncooked
• variety of cheese
• bacon (cook your bacon)
Dress your pizza up and bake it. Have fun with this, be creative and come up with your own idea!
*(Photo below from familyfreshmeals website)
• 1 apple, red or green. Each apple make 3 Ogre bites
• Yoghurt-covered raisins (if you can’t get those, you can use macadamias or Young Living dried wolfberries instead). If using macadamias, this dish is not suitable for young children.
• Smooth nut butter, eg. almond butter
- Wash apples with Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak.
- Halve and core apple and cut into ½-inch (1.5 cm) slices
- Take two slices and spread nut butter on one side of the apple flesh. It’s okay if it gets messy!
- On one apple slice, line yogurt raisins around the outside edge. if you can’t get those, use macadamia nuts or dried wolfberries instead.
- Place the other slice on top, apple peel facing out and nut-butter side angled so that it looks like a mouth.
- Optional: Spritz with diluted lemon juice to prevent browning of the apple.
Fun Recipes for your diffuser this Halloween!!!
All of these diffuser recipes (apart from “Happy Halloween”) are reproduced with permission from Nancy Sanderson’s essential oil bulletin.
Cut out a picture or draw one and paste to your diffuser on the outside or inside to make the image stand out. Your Lustre Artisan Diffuser is fun to use as it will change to different colours as well as the Lantern Diffuser.
“Trick or Treat”
• 5 drops Young Living Orange Oil
• 3 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark Oil
• 1 drop Young Living Clove Oil
• 1 drop Young Living Nutmeg Oil
“Happy Halloween” by Carmel W.
• 2 drops Young Living Nutmeg oil
• 2 drops Young Living Clove oil
• 6 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark oil
• 1 drop Young Living Ginger oil
• 4 drops Young Living Orange Oil
• 3 drops Young Living Ginger Oil
• 3 drops Young Living Cinnamon Bark Oil
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