I’ve never been to a Vegetarian Food Festival, so it should be quite an adventure. I’m always interested to learn about new veggie-friendly foods and recipes. It’s definitely a bonus when exhibitors hand out coupons to try their foods! This Festival offers free food samples, lectures from national chefs and speakers, and the opportunity to visit different food producers.
If anything, from what I’ve learned spending time in health food stores over the years, the people at these locations will definitely be a fun bunch to mingle with.
I invite all current vegetarians and vegans as well as those considering a healthier lifestyle to join me in Boston this weekend at the event. For more information visit their website: http://bostonveg.org/foodfest/
In case you can’t make it down to Boston, here is an easy veggie-friendly Halloween recipe to try. This is a British recipe called “Boozy Baked Apples and Flambé Bananas”.
4 large cooking apples
4 large bananas
For the apple filling:
4oz / 100g mixed dried fruit
2oz / 50g chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp brandy
1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
For the banana topping:
1½oz / 40g butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
4 dessertspoon rum
whipped cream to serve
1. Wash and core the apples. Score around the middle with a sharp knife to prevent bursting during cooking.
2. Mix together or blend in a food processor the dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon and brandy.
3. Stuff the mixture into the apples. Place the apples in an ovenproof dish, add ¼in of water and bake at 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 for 40 minutes or until golden, soft and fluffy.
4. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise.
5. Melt the butter in a skillet or frying pan over a gentle heat. Add the sugar and cinnamon, stir well and add the bananas. Cook gently on either side for 3-5 minutes.
6. Add the rum to the pan, allow to heat up for a few minutes then flambé briefly by lighting the rum with a match.
Serve immediately with the baked apples and whipped cream. MMMM Enjoy!