Kin Food
I've been following this blog for a while and how active it's been today is making me wriggle in excitement. I'm an aboreal 'kin (I'd say demonkin but 'm not really the kind of demon most think of) and was wondering if there's anything buglike that isn't bugs? The human part of me is repulsed by actually eating insects, but gosh I would really like some.... I'm not the best at looking through tags though, ahah...
Anonymous

Bug like that isn’t bugs? 

I’d say sautéed/fried onions are a good go-to. And rice. Sautéed onions IN rice. I don’t think we have many recipes that are bug-like. You could also eat gummy worms and fruit gushers. Unfortunately, that’s all I can think of right now. Sorry, darling! If I think of/find anything, I’ll post it. So keep an eye out.

-Wolf

Hi, I'm a vegan catkin and I often find myself craving insects. Spiders, crickets, moths, butterflies, and grasshoppers. Even snails. Since I can't indulge in the real thing, what are some good substitutes for the crunchy texture of their outer skeletons and gooey insides? Oh and the texture of wings is something I really want too.

Things like roast seeds, peas, granola, etc. are great because they’re small, crunchy, and savory. Also grapes, especially thick-skinned ones like muscadines, because they’re small and have the the outer shell and then a squishy inside. 

For squishier things like worms, we have gelatin recipes in the insect tag that could probably just as easily be made with vegan gelatin. 

I would link you to all these recipes but my laptop keyboard is going haywire for some reason today (it took me like half an hour just to type this out). You can find what i’m talking about in the birdkin and insect tags. I’ll try to edit this post later if my laptop stops acting up. 

(For the above-mentioned reason, this is the last ask I can answer for today until I can fix it, sorry!)

-Fox

EDIT:
It’s cool, I’m sure Wolf and I can handle it until you get things fixed.
-Lion

So you are sitting down for a meal, or maybe just thinking about what to make for dinner. What sounds good to eat? Maybe you want a stir-fried dish of bees? If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to try some chocolate covered crispy treats. Maybe you don’t want to know what gives this treat its crunchiness, but they have been called delicious.
Even though these may not be your typical foods they are nutritional. They have protein and fats that we need to live. In fact, there are some countries where a good dish of insects is just the perfect meal. From tasty ants to grasshoppers and delicious grub worms, many cultures eat insects as part of their diet.
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(via Insect Recipes | ASU - Ask A Biologist)

So you are sitting down for a meal, or maybe just thinking about what to make for dinner. What sounds good to eat? Maybe you want a stir-fried dish of bees? If you have a sweet tooth, you might want to try some chocolate covered crispy treats. Maybe you don’t want to know what gives this treat its crunchiness, but they have been called delicious.

Even though these may not be your typical foods they are nutritional. They have protein and fats that we need to live. In fact, there are some countries where a good dish of insects is just the perfect meal. From tasty ants to grasshoppers and delicious grub worms, many cultures eat insects as part of their diet.

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(via Insect Recipes | ASU - Ask A Biologist)

(via Beetle Queen » Mealworm Cricket Empanadas with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce)
Spicy Bug Crunch 
A simple and tasty recipe for your next neighborhood potluck or office party! 
3 cups spicy soy cracker mix (from the grocery store)
1/2 cup chopped, roasted meal worms
1/2 t. chili powder
1/4 t. paprika
Heat cracker mix and chopped meal worms in microwave until warm.  Sprinkle spices on top and mix.  Serve.
(via Insect Recipes | ASU - Ask A Biologist)

Spicy Bug Crunch 

A simple and tasty recipe for your next neighborhood potluck or office party! 

3 cups spicy soy cracker mix (from the grocery store)

1/2 cup chopped, roasted meal worms

1/2 t. chili powder

1/4 t. paprika

Heat cracker mix and chopped meal worms in microwave until warm.  Sprinkle spices on top and mix.  Serve.

(via Insect Recipes | ASU - Ask A Biologist)

(via Honey Spiced Locusts | Inn at the Crossroads)
Carnivorous plant kin looking for spicy bug related recipes!
Anonymous

Cool! There’s a lot of recipes in the ‘insects’ tag, but I don’t think any of them are spicy. I’ll try to rustle something up for you!

-Fox

Earthworm subtle, earthy flavour lends itself well to all sorts of delightful dishes (a few sample recipes provided below). Many people around the world eat earthworms as a staple; Aborigines in Australia, the Maoris of New Zealand, and some Asians. Many other worms can be eaten as well, some are noted in the recipes below. The meat can be used like ground beef , or as meat filler: made into burgers, sausages, chilli/spagetti, scrabble/scramble, meat pies/caseroles/quiche, etc.

Recipes at the link

Cooking with Earthworms

(via Earthworms | Eat The Weeds and other things, too)
  • 1 c. earthworms
  • 1/2 lg. onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 c. yogurt or sour cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c. mushrooms
  • Whole wheat flour
UTENSILS:
  • Saucepan
Wash earthworms thoroughly and place in boiling water for three minutes. Pour off water and repeat the boiling process twice. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Roll the worms in flour, brown in butter, add salt to taste. Add bouillon and simmer for 30 minutes. Saute onions and mushrooms in butter. Add onions and mushrooms to the worms. Stir in sour cream or yogurt. Serve over rice or noodles.

Most people shudder at the mention of earthworms for food, but they are 97 percent protein and one of the most available and healthful foods outside your door.