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Welcome to Day 3 of our Samhain Celebration!
It's time to announce the winner of the Crystal Oracle Reading and Custom Crystal Bundle from The Witch of the Starspun Woods!
Today's Music Selection
is from Jaye Todd, and is "Samhain" from The Academy of Irish Music
Today's Article: "Spirit Meetups: Pandemic Edition" by Sam Curtin
Today's Cocktail: Witches Brew Cocktail with Alexis KennedyVodka is a part of this drink. I start the article off this way, because Vodka and I stopped being friends my first year of college when I poisoned myself with alcohol. Being a long-time tea-totaller, I'm sharing this out of love for you who like a good cocktail now and again. This one is a lot of fun, and you could leave the alcohol out if you want to.
Pour the gelatin mix into a large bowl. Stir in the boiling water and keep stirring for at least 2 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the pineapple juice to the entire 2 liter of soda and the vodka.
Today's Recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Renee Olson
3/4 cup quinoa
2 1/2 cups low sodium veggie broth
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt (may omit if salt free)
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 cup cranberries (frozen)
1/2 cup cremini mushrooms chopped
2 -3 padashew peppers chopped
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 half sweet onion chopped
1 large acorn squash halved and seeded
Preheat oven to 400, place halved acorn squash cut side up on a rimmed baking tray. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until fork tender.
Rinse quinoa under cold water through a small sieve then cook quinoa in a separate medium size pan. Bring 1 1/2 cups veggie broth and quinoa to a boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork once all liquid is absorbed.
Shown with a beet and arugula salad.
- Sauté onions with a little bit of remaining veggie broth, adding as onions cook, add cranberries, mushrooms, padashew peppers and spices, cook until onions are translucent and cranberries are tender. Adding the remaining broth as needed.
- Once onions, cranberries and mushrooms are done, add the mixture to quinoa and mix.
Take the mixture and fill each half with acorn squash, return to the oven for an additional 20 minutes. Quinoa will get brown and lightly crunchy on top.
Remove from oven, cool for 5 minutes and serve.
Today's Giveaway: Signed Summer's Hollow Triology books from Sam CurtinSigned copies of the horror trilogy Summer's Hollow.
Journey to the haunted town of Summer's Hollow, MA and follow Rylie Bradford as she explores the secrets that can't seem to stay buried.
How to enter: (United States)
Go to Sam's Amazon Page. Find a book title you'd like to read, then come back and enter that into the comments section. We need your name and email address to notify you if you win. You are welcome to put it in the comments section or you can enter it here for privacy purposes. We do not share your information with third parties, and only use it for giveaway purposes for this season.
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