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16 Healthy Vegetarian Halloween Picks

From bloggers around the world for America’s third favorite holiday, here’s a spooky bunch–16 healthy vegetarian Halloween picks and treats, a tempting mix of ghost and goblin real food, some savory, some sweet!

16 Healthy Vegetarian Halloween Picks | Letty's Kitchen

The thing is, I don’t even like Halloween. What a strange holiday. What are we celebrating? Free candy? There, now you know.

Except I can’t resist Halloween theme food. Just. Too. Cute. I think you’ll enjoy more than one of these healthy Halloween theme recipes that caught my eye.

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Double Chocolate Maple Pear Muffins

Today we’re talking moist, not too sweet, double chocolate maple pear muffins that leave warm smidgens of chocolate all over your fingers– whole grain muffins, sweetened with chunks of pear and pure maple syrup, and lavished with dark chocolate morsels!

Chocolate Maple Pear Muffins 3 in a row with a pear in the back and chocolate chips all around

The finger-licking chocolate-y fruitiness going on in these muffins is a welcome treat any time of day. You could definitely serve them for dessert, maybe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Tilt your head in a muffin-y nod to the classic French dessert, Poire Belle Hélène–perfectly poached pears with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.

You should see Robbie gobble these down, a guy who professes to not like chocolate. I had to hide them from ourselves in the freezer, which works for me, but after dinner he just reaches in, opens the container, and eats one frozen! Continue Reading…

How To Cook Black Beans in a Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

This post shows how to cook black beans in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. In about 15 minutes, you can have toothy tender, rich, earthy, meaty, ready-to-enjoy beans, all soupy in a nutritious cooking broth.

How to Cook Black Beans in a Pressure Cooker | Letty's Kitchen

Cooked from scratch, dried beans become pot beans, frijoles de olla, with delicious pot “liquor.” Canned beans in salty liquid don’t even come close to freshly cooked beans and their broth. And it happens fast in the Instant Pot or stovetop pressure cooker.

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Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup

There’s something mind-blowingly sublime about this red velvet beet soup that cannot be described. Scarlet and velvety, rich in umami flavor, the whole is greater than the sum of red lentils, beets, carrots, its parts. Serve this amazing vegan soup without speaking a word.

Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup | Letty's Kitchen

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Savory Goat Cheese, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins

Goat cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomato muffins, made with whole wheat flour and olive oil–each and every bite pops with flavor! With tangy smooth cheese and intense tomato essence, these savory muffins are superb cornerstone eats for cool weather meals.

Goat Cheese, Basil, and Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins pulled apart

The perfect match for steaming hot soup and a crisp green salad, you’ll also be wanting these rustic almost biscuit-like muffins for breakfast, with eggs and coffee, or as a simple snack, just because. Just because we love our muffins.

Today’s savory goat cheese, basil, and sun-dried tomato muffins are the first in a muffintalk series. I’m talking sweet, savory, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, healthful, and every once in a while, a bit of decadence. Continue Reading…