If you invite me to a Christmas party, you know I am coming armed with my own party platter! I've been making them for years and they make party navigation huge a relief.
This year's platter consists of vegan "Ritz" crackers (store brand), lightly salted whole cashews, a can of black olives and baby gherkins. All of which can be easily found in your local grocery store.
The next few things might be require a little research - depending on where you live.
First up, Kite Hill plant-based, artisanal cheese. I've been dying to try their cheese for years and they do not disappoint! This almond-based delicacy is so rich and creamy it had all the non-vegan partygoers scarfing it down. From crackers to chips this spread is delightful!
Next up, Daiya blocked cheese, cut into cute little bite-size pieces. I opted for the cheddar and people were popping them down like popcorn! But, just like the real deal, this cheese doesn't taste so great when warm, so dig in early.
Last on the plate, a little vegan chocolate. Just in case, I get a sweet tooth and well let's be honest, there will be nothing there for me to satisfy it; I come armed with my own vegan goodies. Luckily, there is a local candy shop that offers vegan delights in my backyard of Lakewood, OH, Sweet Designs Chocolatier! Their truffles are to die for! If Ohio is not in your neck of the woods, check out my Sweet Treats page for online sites catering to anything you need to make your Christmas sweet!
If you're looking for me, I'll be over by my platter.
Keep it "healthier" this holiday season!