Christmas is fast approaching, what do to when you belong to Club Veg and all you are offered for party nibbles is some spring rolls? (Yes, I have had this happen to me on a few occasions). Throw your own veg Christmas party of course, and with a few ideas like these you won't have a spring roll in sight! The beauty of these is that you can serve them in a spoon which is easily transferred from table to mouth and eaten with one hand while carrying a glass of something bubbly in the other. There is something quite funny about watching people at functions trying to carry a glass around, plus a plate, and work out how to eat from said plate without a third hand. But then again, these are just plain cute, so who needs a practical reason to serve these in a spoon?! You can buy plastic Chinese spoons quite cheaply, but if you think you would re use them, invest in some ceramic ones. Asian grocers usually have these fairly cheaply in an assortment of patterns.
Slices of mango and beans, with raw cashews, chili, grated fresh ginger and lime juice? (Raw vegan option)
Zucchini noodles with fresh tomato, olives, cracked black pepper and lemon juice with a little extra virgin olive oil? (Raw vegan option)
Rice noodles and beans with lots of finely chopped fresh herbs, a little chili and some olive oil?
Marinated mushrooms and fresh tarragon? You can serve these ones warm or cold.
If you need something to serve warm, what about some curry in a spoon? Cut a few corners by buying some pre made curry and you will only need to cook some rice - that way you can offer two or three types without having to make them all yourself. Warm the spoons on a tray in the oven, and serve immediately...being bite sized they will cool rapidly.
Baby spinach or sprout leaves topped with carrots and capers in vegan mayo and a sprig of dill?
I'm sure you can come up with plenty more, and next time someone tells you they don't know what to serve a vegetarian...kindly send them a link here ;) Did I mention they are gluten free too? Bon appetit!