Put Together the Perfect Christmas Spread Stress-Free

Put Together the Perfect Christmas Spread Stress-Free

If the idea of standing in the kitchen all day over a hot stove cooking for everyone else, while getting a sore back and tired feet, doesn’t appeal to you, you’ve come to the right place!

The festive season is a time for fun and relaxation. So we’ve created some express ideas when entertaining friends and family so that you’re enjoying the fun just as much as everyone else, without being confined to the kitchen.

Treat Bowls

What’s the easiest way to keep everyone happy without cooking? Delicious snacks. Place small bowls around the house filled with an array of raw nuts, chocolate coated treats, dried fruit and more for everyone to enjoy. You’ll find hundreds of choices in our bulk section, including:

  • Activated almonds
  • Coconut bars
  • Carob peppermint hearts
  • Cranberries
  • Dry roasted salted cashews
  • Chocolate Turkish delights
  • Organic ginger crystals
  • Salted pistachios
  • Macadamia moons
  • Yoghurt frogs

Sourdough and Spices Starter

When the bubbly is flowing, it’s best to start off with something substantial and tasty, that doesn’t involve cooking.

Slice Ancient Grains Organic Oat Sourdough loaf into bite size pieces (we have plenty of gluten-free breads on offer too). Pour good quality olive oil in a small dish, and in a separate small dish add dukkah spice (try Screaming Seed’s tangy blend). Everyone will love dipping tangy sourdough into heart-healthy olive oil, followed by dukkah spice.

Healthy Antipasto Board

Take easy ‘picky’ food one step further with a healthy antipasto board, offering an array of delicious snacks, for example:

  • Start fresh organic fruit, such as mango, blueberries and pear.
  • Cheese, such as Organic Divine Dairy Brie
  • Seeded, fibre-packed crackers, such as Mary’s Gone Crackers (gluten free and vegan)
  • Plenty of bulk items, such as protein-packed organic cashews, fibrous dried fruit and dark chocolate coated treats.
  • Include vegan gut-friendly dips, such as The Olive Branch tzatziki and hummus.
  • Chop up some vitamin-loaded organic veggies to go with the dips.

Peach and Goats Cheese Salad

This festive and delicious salad can be thrown together in a matter of minutes! Start with plenty of salad leaves on a large platter, add quartered organic peaches and blobs of Meredith Dairy Chevre with Fresh Dill (or Daiya Monterey Jack Style Farmhouse Block for vegans), sprinkle with insecticide-free walnuts and you’re ready to enjoy!

Vegetarian Ham Roast (vegan friendly)

Grab yourself a Tofurky Ham Roast this Christmas. It’s tender with a smoky flavour and comes with an extra special sweet and tangy glaze. Unlike roast turkey requiring hours of cooking, this ham roast only takes just over an hour; which means more time for you to enjoy eating your delicious Christmas spread!

Sweet Potato Fries

Even if the kids swear they don’t eat veggies, they will love sweet potato fries. Wash and slice a couple of sweet potatoes, place in a large pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and herbs and bake in the oven for 30-45 mins until crispy. Serve with Roza’s Gourmet Dips, including Chargrilled Capsicum, Artichoke and Garlic, Hommus or Beetroot, Walnut and Pomegranate.


One Tray Veggie Bake

Rather than ending up with endless pans to wash, use the one tray bake method. It takes minutes to throw together and while cooking you can relax. Roughly chop washed veggies, toss in a large pan, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt and bake in the oven for 30-45 mins until crispy. Sprinkling the roast veggies with chopped fresh parsley and serving straight from the pan looks great (plus means less dishes!)

Iced Affogato

For an afternoon pick me up dessert, pour cold brew coffee over Coyo ice cream, top with chopped raw nuts and enjoy!

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