If we were having a New Year’s Eve party this year (sob!) we would make a grazing table, which is a bigger version of the board above on a clean, covered table, for our guests – filled with lots of delicious dips, plant based cheeses, crackers, pickles, ferments, chutneys, breads, olives, fruit, nuts, crisps and raw vegetables. It’s fun putting together a gorgeous, generous spread. It looks so abundant and it’s always a good idea to have substantial snacks like this at a party with drinks. Anyway, to console ourselves we will put together a mini version like the photo above for just us and the kids at home. The kids love it, they can take what they like and it feels a bit special. Glass of wine and some board games? That’s our New Year’s Eve plans sorted! What are you up to for NYE? Share your foodie plans with our friendly community over on our Facebook group.
No recipe of course, but I recommend you start with the pots and jars of dips, olives, vegetable sticks etc then add the larger items like bunches of grapes and other fruit, then add stacks of crackers and slices or chunks of cheese. Get everything tucked in snugly and fill any gaps with salad leaves or nuts. Add little pops of colour and flavour with pomegranate seeds.
As well as a selection of crackers, homemade tofeta and fermented cashew cheese I’ve got a board full of goodness from Green Earth Organics brilliant fruit, veg and grocery sections including: