17 spooky vegan recipes perfect for Halloween

Image from Gretchen's Vegan Bakery. Click to visit site for how to make these delicious sugar cookies.
By Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery. Click to learn how to make these delicious sugar cookies or watch video below!

Hello everyone. I know it’s not Thursday but I couldn’t wait to share this with you. All total, I reference more than 17 because I added a few of my personal faves which I have made myself and they are fab-u-lous.

There are 17 spookily cute ideas over at ChooseVeg.com. I picked my two favourites below with links to everything else.

Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts

Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts. Via ChooseVeg.com.
Veggie Loaf Coffin and Mashed Potato Ghosts. Via ChooseVeg.com. Click image to go there!

The recipe for this is from WingItVegan.com. Here’s what she writes:

Make your favorite veggieloaf recipe but instead of baking it in a loaf pan, shape it into little coffins (with your hands), bake them and draw a ketchup cross on top of them. You can use this recipe if you don’t already have a favorite veggieloaf. You can shape the mashed potato ghosts with a spoon like these ghosts from last year’s Halloweegan, or you could always use a pastry bag or Ziploc bag to squeeze them onto the plate. They have little ketchup eyes and mouths that I drew with a toothpick.

Look at these fellas from ForkandBeans.com. Aren’t they a scream?

Silly Apple Bites

Silly Apple Bites. From Fork and Beans. Click to visit recipe.
Silly Apple Bites. From Fork and Beans. Click to visit recipe.

There’s loads more. 17 altogether although the url says 13. Ooooh, unlucky number?

Visit ChooseVeg.com to see all 17 spookily cute ideas »

I found a couple more I could not resist sharing!

Frankenstein Toast

Vegan Frankenstein avocado toast from Vegan Chow Down. Click to visit recipe.
Vegan Frankenstein avocado toast from Olivia Lin at Vegan Chow Down. Click to visit recipe.

How about some vegan Frankenstein avocado toast? Olivia Lin writes:

I don’t mind that my Frankenstein toast doesn’t have perfectly smooth green skin– it has some little lumps and bumps because I just smushed my avocado with the back of a spoon quickly and spread it on…I think that’s the beauty of Frankenstein, he doesn’t have to be perfect! (Keep smushing and smashing if you want a smoother consistency.)

Oh, the hair is made with seawood. Go there to learn more »

Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies

Watch Gretchen make these darling vegan sugar cookies. Turn down/off sound before clicking!

Oh She Glows

Looking for no bake ideas? Head on over to OhSheGlows.com »

Halloween and Horses

This is a fun look costume and the horse does not seem to mind the headpiece. Know your horse and dress him up accordingly.
This is a fun Halloween costume and the horse does not seem to mind the headpiece. Know your horse and dress him up accordingly.

People who love their horses want to include them in everything they do, especially during holidays.

Halloween can be a bit tricky because you must put together a costume that does not hamper a horse’s movement, distract him or make him uncomfortable in any way.

Note: We are not happy about the chain bit. We know why they are used but . . . just saying.

• Check out our Halloween and Horses post for great advice and inspiration »

See you back here soon. ♥ ♥ ♥

Study: Equestrians’ Views Vary on What Constitutes Good, Bad Horse Welfare

Researchers say these differing views have a lot to do with peoples’ personal beliefs and experiences. This indicates that horse welfare is still very subjective, which is why there’s a real need for reliable welfare evaluation tools with objective scoring, they said.


Courtney Ferguson and Taylor: A Therapy Team What a time it has been for Taylor and his owner, Courtney Ferguson. Not only has Taylor, an 18-year-old Nevada mustang, competed and placed in dressage, but he's also passed the tough tests for becoming a certified therapy horse for Saddle Pals.
Courtney Ferguson and Taylor: A Therapy Team
What a time it has been for Taylor and his owner, Courtney Ferguson. Not only has Taylor, an 18-year-old Nevada mustang, competed and placed in dressage, but he’s also passed the tough tests for becoming a certified therapy horse for Saddle Pals. Is this as good for the horse as it is for the people? Source: Flickr.

THE HORSE (Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA | Sep 27, 2018 | Horse Care, Welfare and Industry)

IF  there’s one thing horse owners aren’t short on, it’s opinions. From feed types and housing options to horse health maintenance and even a favorite pitchfork, equestrians tend to know what they believe and why. This even extends to what constitutes good or bad horse welfare — not everyone agrees on what’s good and bad for horses. Those views, researchers recently confirmed, have a lot to do with peoples’ personal beliefs and experiences.

“The idea of welfare is an important concept to anyone dealing with animals, but what welfare is, or what comprises good or poor welfare, seems to be very subjective and influenced by personal, cultural, or societal values,” said Katrina Merkies, PhD, associate professor and equine program coordinator at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada.

In a recent study, Merkies and colleagues asked 14 industry professionals to consider a series of 12 scenarios involving horses and owners, each of which described a situation in which horse welfare might (or might not) be compromised. Read full article »

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NOTE: The image filed with this post was selected by Tuesday’s Horse and not part of The Horse’ article cited here. Thank you!

Wild horses at Outer Banks make it through Hurricane Florence

Outer Banks Horses, Sept. 15, 2018 via NBC Channel 12.
Outer Banks Horses, Sep. 15, 2018 via NBC Channel 12.

WAVY and Associated Press / OUTER BANKS, N.C. (WAVY) (Sept. 15, 2018) — The wild horses that roam many parts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks made it safely through the severe weather caused by Hurricane Florence this week.

According to a Facebook post from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on Saturday, all of the ponies that call Ocracoke Island home were safe and sound. Even their pony pen stood undamaged.

A similar sight was seen a little over 100 miles north of Ocracoke in the towns of Carova and Corolla.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, a group devoted to protecting and managing the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs, posted a message on its Facebook page saying the horses were “doing their normal thing – grazing, socializing, and wondering what us crazy humans are all worked up over.”

Forecasts earlier in the week that showed Florence potentially making a more direct hit on the northern Outer Banks had many people worried about how the horses would fare.

But wildlife experts had said there was no need to worry.

Source »

Getting it together

© Bob Langrish. Use by The Horse Fund with his gracious permission.

Hello again from The Horse Fund.

The Horse Fund has been conducting a massive reorganization based on our end-of year-review for 2017.  We also took a close look at 2016 where we had a particularly effective year. The time has zipped by.

Accordingly, we have streamlined and regrouped our staff and resources so that we are a leaner, meaner fighting machine.

We have focused a lot on leveraging our social media activities to the highest possible effectiveness in benefiting the horses we work daily to protect. Every day we have terrific people doing just that.

Social media is a constantly changing medium and we need do more then just keep up — we have to stay ahead of the game. More on how you can make your impact there later.

In the meantime, use our Contact Form and let us know what social media platform(s) you use most for advocating. Have you seen someone doing something particularly effective? Please share!

Give us your ideas. Tell us what is important to you as an advocate. In order to continue being a great team your feedback is crucial.

If you would like to donate we have a matching gift campaign underway. It has been active through the entire month of January and expires in a few days. Donate now here.

If any of you have a particular equine cause you would like to champion and write a guest post about, please let us know about it.

Thank you!

THE HORSE FUND

Featured Image: With gracious permission, Bob Langrish. 

This post has been updated.