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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.


Spaghettie Squash Burrito Bowls via Making Thyme for Health


Carrot and Coconut Soup via A Couple Cooks

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Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins via Kirbie’s Cravings


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.



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.


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…


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


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.




“Bok choy!”






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


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


…and a pretty traditional Cobb.


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.


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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