As I’ve mentioned before, Halloween is not such a big deal here in Germany. While I do love spooky stuff and dressing up, I’ve decided to keep things rather low-key this year. No decorations or costume parties for me, but I will hand out some sweets. Just to be safe.
Anyway, let’s go back a few days. I took a day off from work last Friday, which gave me plenty of time to prepare some interesting and slightly spooky meals.
Tofu scramble made a glorious comeback for breakfast! It’s a great way to use up leftover tofu and vegetables. I loosely followed this recipe from Peas and Thank You, and enjoyed it with two slices of toast.
I’m a firm believer in the tradition called second breakfast. So I made myself some chocolate oatmeal mid-morning. Yes, cooked oatmeal! After the first spoon I remembered why I prefer overnight oats. Let’s leave it at that.
For lunch I simply re-heated some leftover chunky potato soup. Oh boy, I love leftovers! As it was a rather small portion, I also had … more toast. It’s a phase or something.
And now to the culinary highlight of the day. I saw tons of cute little bell pepper Jacks all over the internet, and wanted to try making one myself. Not bad for a first attempt, but I could work on my carving skills. The filling was a mix of TVP and spinach. It was quite tasty, but it would have been even better with a fruity tomato sauce. Maybe next time.
And a bonus picture! Later that night, at 10 pm to be exact, I spontaneously made an apple pie for my Mom’s birthday party on Saturday. It was a big success! Everybody loved it. They had no idea that the pie was vegan and contained whole wheat flour. But I did curse like a sailor while rolling out that dough, as it kept sticking and ripping. My pie making skills need some more training.
What are your plans for Halloween?