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Halloween Foods for Grown Ups

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Now that it’s October, we can talk about Halloween without people freaking out, right?

I don’t know why I get so excited about this holiday – I actually don’t love it – as evidenced by my lack of enthusiasm when it comes to costumes.

However, I do love Halloween Foods.  Mainly, Halloween Candy.

I am, also, approaching 40.  In 2 years, but it’s coming.

So in the spirit of acting my age, I’ve compiled a list of “Halloween-y” recipes.  None of them, candy.  None of them, mind you, actually made/photographed by me.  That would be too grown-up.

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Spaghettie Squash Burrito Bowls via Making Thyme for Health

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Carrot and Coconut Soup via A Couple Cooks

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Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins via Kirbie’s Cravings

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Apple Cider via A House in the Hills

I’m sure little goblins would like all of this too.  They’re all vegetarian – click on the pictures for the recipes.

 

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Commissary at the Line Hotel

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I make it no secret that I adore Roy Choi.  Pumped to finally check out his new restaurant, Commissary, on the 2nd floor of The Line Hotel, upstairs from Pot Cafe.

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Just like at A Frame, the plates are mismatched.  It reminded me of my own dinner parties, where we serve things out of random containers…

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…both thrilled and horrified that this $13 White Fir cocktail came in a plastic deli container.

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The Chef’s sense of humor is appreciated.

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You can’t really make requests; you have to just trust that they know what they’re doing.  Sam doesn’t like cilantro, so our server made a note of that.

It was really fun just calling out random items and seeing what arrived.

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“Carrots!”

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“Bok choy!”

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“Lettuce!”

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“Corn!”

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For those of you who saw the film Chef, you will appreciate this grilled cheese.

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Other mains included a schnitzel and scallops, a side of fries…

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…and a pretty traditional Cobb.

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Reviews for this place have been mixed – I admit that some of the dishes (like the salad, above and the dessert – Meringue with Rhubarb and Lemon Anglaise – below) were just okay.

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But the veggie dishes were truly phenomenal, as were the ambiance and service.  I loved that our waiter, Steve, brought out a packet of Coriander (Cilantro) Seeds for Sam to take home.

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