I’m really pleased to welcome back the talented author, Rebecca Henry! How’s this for a Halloween gift for your vegan, or plant-based diet fiends, I mean friends!
A Very Vegan Halloween – The Witch’s Cauldron Cookbook, is a great addition to my household! I am so pleased with it. Now, I am not vegan, or even vegetarian, but if I could be I would be – if it were not for my Crohn’s which means that I am unable to have too much fibre (vegetables!) However, I am also not supposed to have any dairy, and this is where my love for this book comes in, as being vegan means eating a plant-based diet. I mean, everyone is like – blimey, what can you eat?? (And that’s putting it politely! ahaha!)
So what’s inside this cookbook?
A lovely introduction to the ‘Kitchen Witch’, abbreviations, weight conversions, tools and ingredients for snacks, mains and desserts! I especially liked the list of foods you can use to replace items vegans can’t eat. For example, the egg replacer by Bob’s Red Mill, and other products that (if they’re hard to find in your local area) are most likely available from Amazon!
What sort of recipes can you expect from this book?
Nice and Toasty Pizza Webs
Boo-tiful Boo Bananas
Mysteriously Dreadful Mummy Sausages
Going Batty Chocolate Cupcakes with Cryptic Chocolate Frosting
Eerie Edible Eyeballs recipe for homemade googly eyes!
How is it laid out?
Each comes with ingredients, instructions and some handy ‘Witch’s Notes’, too. I found the recipes fairly were fun, easy to understand and very varied.
The only thing I wasn’t so keen on were the images, as they were real photos that seem to have been made into cartoon graphics. They kind of do work for kids, which I guess this book is aimed at, but as an adult who loves Halloween and vegan cooking I’d personally prefer to see author’s own images of her own creations. There was so much great information in this book, using stock images seemed like a last minute, rushed choice. I would have preferred this to be a cook book with real, glossy, appetising pictures. Still, (it’s not you, it’s me) that does not distract from the fact that overall I am very happy to recommend this fun cookbook! The fact that it’s all vegan, is also a blessing. Very happy indeed! And I am smiling here, like Grinning Granny Apples! (Another fun recipe!)
and parties. This book contains traditional, bootiful Halloween
recipes prepared from nondairy and cruelty free ingredients.
selection of recipes to inspire your little ghost or goblins to
gobble up their plates! Being a mom of two, and so no stranger to
hosting Halloween parties for little ones, I understand the
importance of presentation. If the food is fun and engaging, children
and adults alike, will want to try vegan options. The recipes come
with creative decorating ideas, party suggestions and terribly
terrifying recipe names, to get your cute little ghouls eager to bake
with you in the kitchen.
The Lady Raven: A Dark Cinderella Tale, which was published in 2017.
The Lady Raven, is for those who have an infinity for fairy tales
retold with a link to witches, magic and the macabre. Rebecca’s
second novel, Louisiana Latte, a chick lit comedy was released
February 28th 2019. Louisiana Latte, is a feel good comedy that
focuses on the bonds of sisters, and how audacious life can be when
you have a diva for one! Rebecca’s third novel Hybrid: Adapt or Die,
is a sci-fi, horror, romance novel. It takes the reader on a wild
ride of government conspiracy theories, ancient aliens but also
touches your heart with a tender love story. Hybrid was released
August 1st 2019. Her fourth novel Conjure Lake, a ya, dark fantasy,
horror novel will be released in 2020. The entire first chapter is
included at the end of Hybrid first edition copies. You can find all
of Rebecca’s books on Amazon.
author, Rebecca is also a podcast talk host on the show The Latte
Talk. The podcast was inspired by her latest novel, Louisiana Latte
and her diva sister Deb. She is a serious vegan, gardener, crafter,
wife and mom who practices yoga. She loves to laugh, her drug of
choice and loves all things witchy with a hint of the macabre. Her
favorite holiday is Halloween and her favorite movie of all time is
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