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  • Writer's pictureYasir Sheikh

Creep‘in it Real

With Halloween just round the corner, this year will be a different kind of spook fest! Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain, where people would wear costumes and light bonfires to ward off ghosts. Overtime this has evolved into activities like carving pumpkins, trick or treating while donning the scariest costumes. As this year is different from the rest, we have put together some ideas to keep the festive spirits alive.

Jack O’Lanterns

One of the most iconic part of Halloween, and tasty too! Grab a gourd and carve yourself up a treat. Carving pumpkins are perfectly edible. Scrape out the insides and you can use the fleshy parts in many different recipes or freeze for another day. A scary 12.8 million pumpkins go to waste over Halloween in the UK alone. why not once you’ve had your fun, cook up a treat such as a Thai Pumpkin Curry or Pumpkin Passata Pasta?

Dash of Gore

Using ingredients that are sat in your cupboard at home, why not whisk up some kid-safe fake blood. It looks amazing and does no harm if children fancy a taste. Whilst were staying at home spook up your home with bloody handprints on the windows or for winning that at home costume competition. Keep it away from any materials you don’t wish to get dirty as it can be bloody murder to get out! Here’s how to make your own edible blood:

  • 240ml water,  

  • 450g icing sugar  

  • 25ml red food colouring

  • 1 tablespoon and a half of cocoa powder (or hot chocolate)  

  • Whisk until smooth


Halloween is not all about sugar and sweets. Why not try making a healthier option with pumpkin puree to make perfect pumpkin cookies or pumpkin and coconut cake is a great way to turn the pumpkin haters into pumpkin lovers. However, it’s not all about the sweet treats, savoury options such as turning dinner into a devilish affair too. Turn spaghetti meatballs into spaghetti eyeballs using mozzarella, tomato and basil can be a tasty way to bring on a fright. Eat, Drink, and be frightened!

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