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Holiday Hot Toddy {Recipe}
This tempting toddy will warm your winter bones with the inviting aromas of nutmeg, clove, and allspice.
The Ultimate Vegan Grilling Menu
Our specially curated grilling menu (drinks included) tastes just like summer.
Pumpkin Patch Hummus
The official hummus of Halloween, this fall dip brings together pumpkin, garlic, and cinnamon.
Mummy’s Favorite Pumpkin Soup
This spicy pumpkin soup will be a hit with everyone this Halloween.
The Ultimate Vegan Halloween Party Tips & Menu
Party guests will shriek with delight at this vegan boo-ffet.
Grilled Vegetable Pizza
It's always a good time for perfectly grilled vegan pizza.
Grilled S’mores with Strawberries and Bananas
Nothing says summer quite like vegan s’mores around the campfire.
Balsamic Grilled Salad with Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, & Onions
Counter the St. Patty’s gluttony with this unique grilled green salad.
Black Cat Candy
Vegan candy that’s delicious and easy to make? No, it’s not a trick. It’s a treat!
Green Goo-acamole
A splash of jalapeño-flavored vodka takes this dip from classic to downright dangerous(ly yummy).
Haunted Tofu
For those of you who think tofu is scary, you’re absolutely right: scary-delicious! Here, tofu dons a Tex-Mex costume with the help of spicy seasonings and the dynamic duo of salsa and guacamole.
Fright Night Salsa
The hidden heat in this easy-to-make salsa will scare (and delight!) your party guests.
Mummy’s Favorite Pumpkin Soup
The combo of pumpkin, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, garlic, and spices will be a hit with everyone—from the ghouls who lunch to the gobbling goblins headed for your Halloween open house buffet.
Pumpkin Patch Hummus
The official hummus of Halloween, this special holiday dip brings together the likes of pumpkin, hot sauce, garlic, and so much more, and will have you and your guests baying happily at the moon all night long.
Pumpkin Crumble Squares
Werewolves need love too, and these scrumptious treats will not only tame the beast but have them eating out of your hand, if you so desire.
Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Not all zombies are created equal, so when our fellow-vegan zombies come a-poundin’ at the door, be ready with these spicy hot pumpkin seeds that will make them appreciate you for your brains rather than want to eat them!
The Vegan Vampire Martini
No one has to stick their neck out for this fiery tomato martini, which will more than satisfy all your cravings for red-hot flavor and fun.
Screaming Witch’s Beer Punch
After a cup of this seasonal punch with a boozy cinnamon, orange, and hoppy flavor profile, you’ll be casting spells left and right. After two or more glasses, grab a broom. You’ll have lift-off!
That Old Black Magic HELL-o Shots
This black Halloween shot is mischief in a cup. Mix up flavors so guests are left guessing with every knock-back.
Grilled Vegetable Pizza
Homemade veggie burgers and grilled sandwiches are often found at barbecues, but it’s time for another classic comfort food to step up and earn its grill stripes.
Balsamic Grilled Salad with Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, & Onions
Whether serving family-style or as a first course, side dish, or light tapas, the classic balsamic, spinach, and pasta salads get modernized by the kiss of flame.
Salsa alla Sizzle
With touches of garlic, hot sauce, and pepper, the mercury will rise with every fiery bite of this grilled-up salsa.
Grilled S’mores with Strawberries and Bananas
The world’s most famous camping dessert gets the tropical treatment when vegan marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers are topped with grill-kissed strawberries and bananas.
Vegan Blueberry Jell-O Shots
Re-live college days cruelty-free style with this boozy, blueberry-flavored dose.
Fruit Party Punch
This surprising combination of liquor, beer, and lemonade will delight party goers’ taste buds.
Grapefruit & Cranberry Cocktail
Whether as the star of a cocktail party or a refresher for a lazy afternoon on the porch, a good time is always on the menu with this no-hassle grapefruit- and cranberry-juiced vodka cocktail.
Strawberry Rum-Runner
Nothing says “frolicking good time” with every sip like this sweet, rummy cocktail.
Merry Mushrooms to All
Spruce your 'shrooms with dark beer or whiskey and truffle oil for a holly jolly hors d'oeuvre.
Cheerful Chickpea Spread
Rosemary, garlic, and chipotle make this spicy spread perfect for dipping, scooping, and smearing on everything.
Toasty Loaded Sled Bruschetta
These hearty appetizers burst with Italian-inspired flavor, accentuated by a secret ingredient—vodka.
Mistletoe Shots
These coconut-melon faux-gelatin shots are green like the kiss-inspiring holiday plant that they're named after.
Jingle Beer Rock
Peach and whiskey pair perfectly in this shaken—not stirred— party potion.
The Tipsy Elf's Punch
Five different kinds of booze make this cheery punch as mischievous as the holiday elves it's named after.
Frosty Snow Angel Cocktails
This potent punch brings a slushy sparkle to party glasses at your holiday bash.
Holly Jolly Peppermintini
Vanilla and mint swirl with sweet, seasonal flavor in this candy cane-flavored cocktail.

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