Sunday, October 30, 2005

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Party Pics
Originally uploaded by veganvania.
We had a great party last night - and in the spirt of Hallow's Eve, there was a definite dress-up vibe. Too bad we all enjoyed our Zombie punch a bit too much to play Oijia.

Special mention goes out to the very creative costumes, and our special friend who kept the TV 'alive' all night. (Can you find her in a picture?)

On the menu:
* Onion Roll (Martha Stewart magazine November 2005)
* Rum Balls (recipe to follow)
* Pumpkin Loaf (The Everyday Vegan cookbook)
* Sugar Cookies with icing
* Hummus, pate, and cheese tray with crackers (real cheese for the non-vegans)
* Pakoras (brought by Tod and Christine - thanks!)
* Zombie punch (2 kinds of rum, orange, juice, pineapple juice, champagne, hints of grape juice and lime juice)
* Beer - a lot of beer
* Wines
* Goodie bags and Candy Corn with almonds

In the Stereo:
* A selection of tunes ranging in soul, funk, our favourite indie rock groups, M.IA. and more! Brought to you by D.J. Kalm.

Chocolate Rum Balls
3/4 cup raw sugar
2 tbsp cocao - fair trade ideal
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk
2 tbsp margarine
1/8 c peanut butter
1/8 c pumpkin seed butter
1 1/4 c oats
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp dark rum

Combine sugar and cocoa in a medium sized pan. Stir in milk and margarine. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring consistently. Add peanut and pumpkin butters, oats, and vanilla. Remove from heat and add rum. Stir until thoroughly combined. Line cookie sheet with wax paper, and drop mixture by the spoonful. Chill until firm. Roll into balls if needed. Add powdered sugar before serving.


Blogger Anna said...

what brand is the vegan candy corn??? I had some sent over from the States and it's unfortunately not vegan or even vegetarian so it will get passed onto my parents, but I'd love to find some vegan stuff I can eat!

The party looks like it was fun, I love the way you have the drinks set up!

5:12 AM  
Blogger michelleknits said...

oh, that really looked like a fun halloween shebang!

6:45 AM  
Blogger jen said...

looks like a great time, i hope i get invited next year!

i'm going to try those rum balls sometime...

9:19 AM  
Blogger krissy said...

looks like the party was a hit! hey, is someone dressed up as a "lego" person??? that's wicked!

9:46 PM  
Blogger vania said...

Anna, i can't remember the brand of candy corn, but i bought if from a store that sells halal meats and goods (i get my jelly beans from there too) - i love that their candies are coincidently vegan when they need to be halal! Also, check out PETA's list of vegan candies:

Krissy, yes, that is indeed a lego man. He won the 'most creative' prize, well deserved i think. His hands were the topper!

10:11 AM  

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