Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
October 31, 2010

Recipe
Wicked Good Peanut Butter Cups

Happy Halloween! It's time to indulge and there’s no trick to these tasty treats. Just follow the simple directions below and you’ll be enjoying your very own version of a most popular combo: peanut butter and chocolate. They’re so good…it’s scary!

Ingredients:

1 cup peanut butter (reduced fat & creamy)
½ cup powdered sugar
1½ cups of non-dairy chocolate chips
¼ tsp. salt
12 paper muffin cups

Directions:

  1. Cut the top half of the muffin cups to where they are about half the original height.
  2. Microwave chocolate chips for about 2 minutes at 50% power in a glass or microwaveable bowl (but don't overcook them!), or heat chocolate chips in pan on stove over low heat for several minutes; stir until creamy.
  3. Using a spoon or paint brush spread the chocolate evenly within the muffin cups making sure you fill the crevices on the sides; place the cups in the freezer for chocolate to harden.
  4. In a separate bowl combine the peanut butter and salt and fold in the powdered sugar.
  5. When the chocolate cups have hardened, put the peanut butter mixture into the microwave for 1 minute or heat in pan on stove over low heat; wait a minute for it to cool, then bring out the chocolate cups. then bring out the chocolate cups.
  6. Spoon the peanut butter into the chocolate cups leaving a little room for the top layer of chocolate; add the top layer of chocolate.
  7. Place the cups in the freezer and wait an hour (or as long as you can). Serves 12.

Find this and more great recipes on the Vegan Awakening blog and VegWeb.com!

Product
Go Max Candy Bars

Combine great taste and good sense with compassion, and what have you got? A Go Max Go candy bar! At Go Max Go Foods, they set out to create extraordinarily delicious candy bars that are chocolatey, nougaty, caramely, peanutty, almondy, coconutty crazy indulgences! They make a variety of bars that pop with the luscious flavor of traditional treats, but without dairy, eggs, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, artificial ingredients, or cholesterol. Go on, try them…you know you want to!

Find out more at www.GoMaxFoods.com!


health
Dairy Is Scary

If you’re thinking of sipping on a glass of cow’s milk to wash down your Halloween goodies, you might want to reconsider. Major studies linking milk and prostate cancer have appeared in medical journals since the 1970s. Two of six cohort studies (research studies following groups of people over time) found increased risk with higher milk intakes. Five studies comparing cancer patients to healthy individuals found a similar association. One of these, conducted in northern Italy, found that frequent dairy consumption could increase risk by two and one-half times.

In 1997, the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research concluded that dairy products should be considered a possible contributor to prostate cancer. And yet another major study surfaced years later pointing to a link between dairy and prostate cancer: Harvard’s Physicians’ Health Study followed 20,885 men for 11 years, finding that having two and one-half dairy servings each day boosted prostate cancer risk by 34 percent, compared to having less than one-half serving daily.

To read the full article, visit www.PCRM.org!


Inspiration
Frighteningly Fun Foodie

Horrified about factory farming and the toll meat takes on your health, Jacklyn Talabamiz went vegan cold turkey and hasn’t looked back. Her blog, Go Vegan Meow, is where you will find step-by-step instructions for some really clever and tasty Halloween Chocolate Spider Cupcakes – so cute and delicious, it’s frightening! Her instructions and photos make it seem not-so-scary. She says, “One of the main reasons why I started my blog was to help people find fun, yummy vegan recipes.” Jacklyn lives in Southern California with boyfriend, Lasonic, and Siamese cat, Taffy.

Check out Jackyln's fun Halloween recipes at www.GoVeganMeow.blogspot.com!

 

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