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Halloween Roundup

Hope y’all got yer tricks n’ treats on this Halloween, I know I did.

First thing: a quick apology for my intermittent posting lately, but my attentions have been geared towards teaching, writing and (most of all) serious life strategizing. This is gonna sound so quarter life crisis of me but I swear, the day after I celebrated my 25th birthday it was like I looked up in the sky and there was a gigantic ACME ANVIL of self-imposed life-pressure  plummeting towards me and I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to figure out creative ways to dodge it.

Anyways I’ll go into more detail on some of my Pre-Holiday/Quarter-Life-Crisis-Avoidance November goals at some later point. For now, let us take November 1st to celebrate our collective HALLOWEEN HANGOVER.


While I didn’t cook up anything too exciting this Halloween, these two recipes will definitely be finding their way into my chocolate-crazy kitchen this week:

These dark chocolate sunbutter cups from Healthy Green Kitchen

These Mexican pumpkin spice brownies from Making Love in the Kitchen (totally appropriate considering today is el dia de los muertos)


Since I’m sure you were dying to know my Halloween costume this year was inspired by the 90s (obvs), more specifically I was a member of a Wiccan Girl Gang inspired by the 1996 teen horror flick The Craft.

Now I’m not one to boast about my Halloween costume (ahem…) but I think I’d fit right in

As for the trouble I got into? Where else could I spend the evening but at one of my favourite queer-positive west end party spots: The Beaver  for HALLOQUEEN. The costumes were BEYOND. Futuristic Sci-Fi Drag Queen Explosion. There are no words…Photo evidence, you ask? All I got is this blurry bad boy…though I think it may encapsulate the debauchery of the evening rather well come to think about it.


Nothing wrong with a little debauchery now and again, but don’t forget to REFUEL the next day with loads of water and of course a big ol’ healthy breakfast. Thanks to Clinton’s on Bloor St. for the Halloween brunch (notice the festive mug??)

Soy bacon, poached eggs, multigrain toast, mixed greens with balsamic dressing on the side n’ a pile-o-fruit. 

And that about sums it up right there, now doesn’t it?

How did you trick, treat n’ recover this Halloween? 

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  • Reply Beth (i run like a girl) November 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Absolutely loved the photos.

    My Halloween night was a “school night” so no tricks for me… BUT! There were festivities over the weekend that involved haunted woods, bonfires, and beer.

    • Reply the healthy hipster November 4, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Haunted woods! Jealous! I feel like the one thing missing from my halloween was anything genuinely spooky…unless you count my smeared gothic makeup the next morning 😉

  • Reply vegansunshine November 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Haha, love the costume! Very creative. Glad you had a good Halloween!!!


  • Reply Lauren (PB&G) November 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Awesome costume! I love that movie even though it creeps me out every time I watch it!

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