October 2015: Taking the Scary Out of Halloween Treats with Aaron Zober

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On the Tuesday before Halloween, former chapter co-leader and host of the Appropriate Omnivore blog and podcast, Aaron Zober treated us to a discussion about the history of Halloween and Halloween treats.

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What to do with all that extra Halloween candy? Click on the photo for a suggestion!

The truth of the matter is that Halloween originated in Ireland and its traditional foods didn’t include sugar! Today in the US, consumers spend $2.08 billion on candy, mostly filled with genetically-modified sweeteners. Lucky for us, Aaron showed us some tricks to making our own candies with natural sweeteners. He also offered some alternative options for those who don’t have time to prepare their own Halloween treats.

For more fun and interesting facts about Halloween and Halloween treats, check out the slides from Aaron’s presentation.

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Prepping the buffet table for our potluck dinner

An unusual (ly ghoulish!) centerpiece!

An unusual (ly ghoulish!) centerpiece!

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One proud member in his traditional German best showing off the first pastured goat he ever processed!

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Many thanks to Aaron for a truly uplifting and engaging presention!

Hope to see you at our next potluck dinner meeting on Wednesday November 18th when we will be sharing fun information and memories from the 16th Annual International Wise Traditions Conference.  If you live in Southern California and haven’t already registered for the conference, don’t forget that this year is the first year that the conference has ever taken place in our own back yard.  So if you can, please join us in Anaheim, November 13-16, 2015.  For more information about the conference, check out the video below, or click here.

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