Thursday, 27 June 2013

Pa’s vegetarian ideas for summer parties, buffets and barbeques

Well hi and welcome to summer!
     Today I have just popped in a few great ideas from other other people, because not everything I do can always be original ☺☺
So here you are, if you are hosting a party this summer or going to one. If you are a vegetarian or have guests that are.
Or if you just like healthy tasty food here are some bright ideas to liven up your table.
    Simple fruit sticks and is that cheese I spy at the bottom?
    If not why not?
    Whichever fruit and cheese rocks your world make this a sophisticated, modern version of the old cheese and pineapple.

fruit skewers at Samuel Heath via rashon carraway


Fruit, nuts, cheese, seeds and green leaves of your choice with an option of your favourite home-made dressing.

        A great idea here for fruit skewers, adapt it with your favourite fruits or just what you have to hand.

    A light dusting of cinnamon or ginger or another of your favourite spices might just give it that little extra something.

A nice colourful salad to brighten up the table, a busy recipe but could be simplified and modified to suit individual tastes 
3 cups Romaine leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 Avocado, sliced into small pieces
3-4 dried Figs, cut into small pieces
1 Large Tomato, chopped
1/4 Red Onion, minced
1 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3-4 Large Mushrooms, chopped
Juice from ½ a Lime
2 tbs Pine nuts
3-4 Black Olives, chopped
small bunch fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 cup cooked Black Beans
Hot Sauce, to taste
1/2-3/4 cup Corn Kernels (Fresh off the cob or frozen and thawed)

fresh mint and watermelon salad

     A simple bright and healthy salad from Jaimie and Kristen at idontgotothegym

5 cups watermelon - 1/2 medium sized melon
1 cucumber
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 lime
2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
Well that’s it for today folks, a few bright, tasty healthy ideas for summer. Now all we need is the sun but i’m sure parties wont wait for that.
Have lots of fun in the sun
Love from Pa