1. Squid Ink Noodle Soup
This blackish brew isn’t witchcraft—it’s coloured by cuttlefish or squid ink (or, if you’re having trouble conjuring either of those ingredients, black food colouring). Trick out your utensils by twisting udon noodles around your chopsticks to create edible mummies.
SOUPS AND BROTHS
2. Pineapple, Carrot and Apple Juice
Pineapple, carrot and apple make a bewitchingly colourful brew that packs an eerie amount of antioxidants—perfect for little warlocks and grown-up goblins.
3. Sweet Potato Fingers
These crowd-pleasers will put a spell on you thanks to a sweet (sugar and cinnamon) and savoury (cayenne and chili powder) kick. And the one-bowl recipe is so easy it’s practically magic.
VEGETABLES AND GRATINÉES
4. Spicy Meatballs with Cheese Sauce
It’s monstrous how much flavour is packed into each one of these caramelized meatballs. And because we’re suckers for everything cheesy, we prefer ours with giant oozings of deep-orange cheddar.
5. Beet, Carrot and Black Bean Salad
We’re digging these thinly sliced beets and ribbons of carrots—a gruesome task to complete without a mandoline. And the frighteningly quick dressing based in honey and spiked with lime is one we’d take to the grave.
6. Chocolate-Dipped Candied Orange Peel
Encourage creepy-crawlies of the five-fingered variety by arranging these chocolate-dipped candied orange peels in a tangled web. (You may get caught in your own, however, when you discover there aren’t any leftovers at the end of the night.)
CANDIES, CHOCOLATES AND SWEETS
7. Lemon Panna Cotta with Orange Juice Mousse
Sadly, there’s no antidote for this potion: a mad scientist experiment that combines lemon panna cotta with an orange juice mousse that’ll have your guests asking you to make it again, and again, and again.