25 Best Halloween Gluten-Free Recipes and DIY Fun

25 Best Halloween Gluten-Free Recipes and DIY Fun | BoulderLocavore.com

So hard to believe the end of October is closing in!  I’ve had so much fun thinking up new, fun recipes for Halloween this year; I’ll be sad to be putting away the black and orange for the season next week. Do you have fun plans for Halloween?  I still have costume duty to attend to this weekend, more house decorating to do and then we’ll be ready for the ghouls and goblins to descend.  We’ve noticed in recent years the age and amount of Trick-or-Treaters has changed, certainly from when I … CONTINUE READING

Cinnamon Witch Bits {Puppy Chow}

Cinnamon Witch Bits #puppychow #halloween - BoulderLocavore.com

Before I began food blogging the only Puppy Chow I had heard of was made by Purina and it was indeed for dogs.  Once blogging I have uncovered foods I never knew existed, Puppy Chow being one of them.  It looked cute but since it was based on a coated cereal I looked no further due to the gluten content. I am obsessed with Halloween at the moment.  Like I need a 12 step program obsessed.  I’m plotting out the remaining blogging days until Halloween with a bit of sadness like I’ve heard brides … CONTINUE READING

Diablo Eyeballs {taco meatballs} and Black Bean Pasta

Diablo Eyeballs {Taco Meatballs} with Black Bean Pasta - BoulderLocavore.com

Once filled with the spirit of Halloween, it’s hard for me to imagine not making food inspired by the stripes of candy corn or with the risk of a gory hand rising from the depths of a bowl of dip to grab an unsuspecting double dipper.  It really is the one time of year to let whimsy take over and delight diners with the fright of it all. My inspiration of late has been a healthier twist to Halloween meals.  I find my Trick-or-Treaters do best braving the hours of candy gathering and usual … CONTINUE READING

Black Quinoa with Brown-Butter Sage Buttenut Squash and Pepitas

Black Quinoa, Brown-Butter Sage Butternut Squash - BoulderLocavore.com

With Halloween being a mere two weeks away I wanted to come up with some healthier options to serve at parties and to celebrate the holiday.  I found myself stalking the produce section of the grocery store admiring all the brilliant orange and yellow vegetables that could be whipped into a chromatically complimentary dish to go along with all the treats filling the current recipe air! I was raised with the basic dinner formula of meat, starch and a vegetable.  Sadly the vegetable preparation … CONTINUE READING

Pumpkin Mexican Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Mexican Hot Chocolate - BoulderLocavore.com

Fall has clearly settled in.  The temperatures are sliding toward bonafide and consistent sweater-and-boot weather.  The trees are a riot of color almost too brilliant to believe.  Attempts at snow are on the weather forecast horizon and everything is feeling all the more cozy. Our trees are aflame at their autumnal peak right now.  A red Maple is shamelessly flashing orangey-red leaves and our Aspen trees are dropping yellow-gold leaves like coins falling from the heavens.  We found … CONTINUE READING

Great Pumpkin Pinata Cake

Great Pumpkin Pinata Cake - BoulderLocavore.com

Though I love tradition as much as the next girl, I strive to come up with a new surprise dish every holiday.  Something that will really ‘wow’ my family and friends, and be unexpected.  I love a good surprise and finding a treasure so the idea sprang to mind to hide something inside a pumpkin cake! When we became gluten-free over 8 years ago I purchased a number of specialty cake pans.  Gluten-free cakes were not to be found at local bakeries and there truly weren’t gluten-free cake … CONTINUE READING