Snacks

Apple and Matcha Zombie Ooze

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The origin of Halloween can be traced back to an ancient pagan festival called Samhain, celebrated by the Celtic people over 2,000 years ago. They believed that during this time the dead walked amongst the living, and so ghoulish costumes were worn to disguise them from the wandering spirits. Food and wine were also offered to appease the spirits, in the hope that they would protect them during the harsh winter months.

During the 9th century, in an attempt to replace the pagan tradition, the Catholic Church declared November 1 as All Saint's Day and November 2 as All Soul's Day. The night before All Saint's Day was referred to as All Hallow's Eve, which we recognise today as Halloween.

To celebrate this Halloween, try out our delicious spooky treat, inspired by the humble apple: a fruity fixture found at every Halloween celebration. Rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fibre, apples can help to reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, they're so famous for their health benefits – they even have their own slogan!

Apples make a great pairing with Matcha, a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves (in Japanese, the word 'Matcha' literally means 'powder tea'). It is believed that the very first green tea seeds were brought to Japan from China by the Zen Monk Eisai, who planted them on the temple grounds in Kyoto. There are numerous health benefits associated with Matcha. When you drink a cup of Matcha tea, you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients contained within it. It has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea, with one cup providing a similar nutritional content to 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea.

Now without further ado, let the delicious Horror show begin.

25 10cc syringes
90 g. gelatin powder (unflavoured, clear)
5 g. matcha powder
15 ml. honey
10 ml. lime juice
200 ml. water
200 ml apple juice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously until gelatin is fully dissolved.
  3. Aspirate into syringes.
  4. Chill for at least an hour in the...
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Nutritions

Calories
491

Sodium
208mg
8% DV

Fat
8g
12% DV

Protein
80g
161% DV

Carbs
46g
15% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV