Our Beltane Fire filled with incense & herbs! )o(
When I was a vegan witch during a time when dairy is such a blessed food, such as Beltane, it was kind of difficult to find vegan recipes to share at the Fire Ritual. Here are some recipes I had come up with for a blessed vegan, dairy-free, Beltane.
Apple Zucchini Muffins
- 2 single-serve apple sauce cartons
- 1 cup of light brown sugar
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 cup olive or vegetable oil.
- 1T of Vanilla
- 1T of cinnamon sugar
- 1t of baking soda
- 1t of baking powder
- a pinch of salt
- 3 cups of flour
- 2 medium Zucchinis, grated.
- You can add walnuts if you want, but I didn’t ’cause I’m allergic.
1) Grate your zucchinis if not already having done so.
2) You want to preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease your pans with pam or I used spray coconut oil, if you don’t have these you could even use just olive oil or vegan butter rubbed onto it. It really doesn’t matter.
3) In a large bowl, mix your apple sauce, sugar, brown sugar, oil & vanilla together well.
4) After well mixed, add in your cinnamon sugar, baking soda, baking powder, & salt. Mix it all together again.
5) Begin to add in the Zucchini and flour slowly, stirring after adding a little bit each time. This will help everything combine together well and make it easier to mix.
6) Scoop the mix into muffin tins, filling the tins until a little over half full. These muffins will rise, but not by a ton!
7) Cook until you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean. This can be anywhere from 15-40 minutes depending on your oven. I have a little convection oven because I’m a college student so it took me about 20 minutes per batch of muffins.
This recipe yields about 21-24 muffins.
Lavender Raspberry Lemonade
This lemonade tastes amazing. It’s my favorite drink and I low-key hate the smell of lavender. So, even if you don’t like the smell of lavender it still tastes really good and helps with a lot of things due to the magickal properties of the lavender itself (digestive problems, depression, and so much more)! This recipe would be great for Litha as well because it is so spring and summer friendly!
- a 2 Quart pitcher.
- Two quarts worth of lemonade mix. I used Country Time Lemonade mix, but any will do! If you want to go really fancy you could squeeze your own lemons and add some cane sugar….but ain’t nobody got time for that! (Except, maybe you?)
- A pint of fresh Raspberries.
- 1T of Lavender Essential Oil- MAKE SURE YOU GET FOOD SAFE ESSENTIAL OIL. (If you can’t find any, Torani syrup makes a lavender flavor. It’s not as strong, but it’s alright.)
1) Rinse your raspberries and put them in the bottom of your pitcher.
2) Make the lemonade mix according to the directions on package, in the pitcher.
3) Add the lavender oil and mix it all together.
4) Feel free to add fresh lemons into the mix as well to help it taste even better! Serve over ice or chilled!
For the 18+/21+ people at your Beltane celebration, this wine is perfect for summer dreams and spring wishes.
- A 2 Quart Pitcher
- 2 bottles of white or blush wine. They don’t have to be fancy! We used $5 bottles from Walmart. One Chateau Diana White Zinfandel & One Chateau Diana Pinot Grigio.
- 2 strawberry or black-cherry Segram’s Escapes.
- A big package of Frozen Strawberries.
1) Pour the package of frozen strawberries into the pitcher, then add the two bottles of wine.
2) Add the Segram’s Escapes and stir!
3) Pour into a medieval chalice-I mean wine glass, and Enjoy!
Along with being hilariously fun to say, Farls are a big part of a Beltane celebration. I created my own vegan & budget friendly recipe this year. These are a lot like latkes or potato pancakes so if you know how to make those, these are a cinch!
- 2 cups of regular oatmeal or oats.
- 3 heaping cups of mashed potatoes.
- 2T of Earth Balance vegan butter.
- 1t of Corn Starch
- 1t of baking powder
- A pinch of salt.
- 1T of black pepper.
- 1T of dried basil
- Oil for frying.
1) First you want to soak the oatmeal in warm water for a few minutes. Mine only needed about 5 minutes, but they can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes. When they’re soft and swelling up they’re finished soaking. Strain them and put them in a big bowl.
2) Add your mashed potatoes into the bowl, it helps if they’re warm when you do this, and add in your butter, basil, baking powder, corn starch, and black pepper in as well. Mix this together until it’s all well combined and happy.
3) Form the mixture into little flat shaped patties, and fry in the oil until a nice golden brown color.
4) Serve warm with ketchup or whatever other dipping sauce you like!
Fire Friendly Vegan Food Ideas:
Beltane centers around the fire ritual and a huge bonfire. So here are some great ideas for what vegans could roast over the fire:
- Smart Dogs or Yves (Vegan Hot Dogs)
- Tofurky kielbasa, beer brats, tomato basil sausage, whatever you can find!
- Dandies Vegan Marshmallows
- Portabella Mushrooms (You can marinate them the night before for an even tastier treat!)
- Vegan Smorez: Two graham crackers, a vegan marshmallow and vegan chocolate (Rite Aid has a cheap Dark Chocolate Bar in their $1 section that’s vegan) OR Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa swirl! ❤ Pure Bliss.
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