Taste and Savor's healthy chef Nancy Waldeck shares tasty Halloween treats on 'Atlanta & Company.'

Straight from Chef Nancy:

Fast and Easy Thai Style Pumpkin Coconut Soup
Fast and Easy Thai Style Pumpkin Coconut Soup
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Fast and Easy Thai Style Pumpkin Coconut Soup

  • 1 TB Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1 Large Red Onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Large Red Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper, coarsely chopped
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2” Grated Fresh Ginger
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, grated
  • 3 (15 OZ) Cans Pumpkin, (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Coconut Milk
  • 1 TB Lemon Juice
  • Avocado and Shrimp for Garnish

Step One

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; add the onion and pepper, Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Cook until the onion becomes translucent and the pepper soft, about 6 – 8 minutes.

Step Two

Add the garlic and ginger, Cook until the fragrant about one minute.  Add in the pumpkin and the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the stove and add in the cilantro, coconut milk and lime juice. Puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper. Garnish as desired.

Chocolate Bites
Chocolate Bites
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Chocolate Bites

  • 1 Cup Toasted Nuts like Walnuts, Pecans and Almonds
  • 1 Cup Dates
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Cup Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, divided
  • Pinch of Salt

Add the nuts to the food processor and puree until finely ground. Add the dates, cocoa powder and ¼ cup of the coconut and process until fully incorporated.

Form into balls with and roll in the coconut. Store in the fridge.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice

Add to coffee, tea, desserts, etc!

  • 4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy Waldeck shares last minute Halloween treats that are quick and healthy!
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Pumpkin Spice Cider

  • 16 Cups Apple Cider (about a gallon)
  • 1 Cup Allspice Liquor (or Dark Rum)
  • ½ Cup Orange Liquor
  • Prosecco or American Sparkling Wine

Mix the cider, allspice and orange liquor in a pitcher. Pour into glasses that have ice and a pumpkin spice rim. Add a splash of sparkling wine to finish.

Pumpkin Spice Rim

  • 2 TB Pumpkin Spice
  • 2 TB Raw Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Orange Juice

Mix the pumpkin spice and sugar together in a flat bowl. Add the orange juice to another bowl. Dip the rims of wine glasses in the orange juice and then the spice mixture.

Chef Nancy Waldeck and Christine Pullara
Taste and Savor's Chef Nancy shares healthy last minute Halloween treats on 'Atlanta & Company'
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SHOPPING LIST FOR LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN

  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 1 Large Red Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper
  • 2” Ginger
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lemon (for 1 TB Lemon Juice)
  • 1 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 Avocado (if desired for garnish)
  • 2 Oranges (for ½ Cup Orange Juice)
  • 1 LB Large Cooked Shrimp (if desired for garnish)
  • 1 Cup Toasted Nuts like Walnuts, Pecans and Almonds
  • 1 Cup Dates
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 4 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
  • 2 TB Raw Sugar
  • 1 Cup Allspice Liquor (or Dark Rum)
  • ½ Cup Orange Liquor
  • Prosecco or American Sparkling Wine
  • 3 (15 OZ) Cans Pumpkin, (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 (15 OZ) Can Coconut Milk
  • 1 TB Olive or Avocado Oil
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 16 Cups Apple Cider (about a gallon)

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