Whether you’re a football fan or not- there’s no denying that footy fever can very quickly sweep through entire households and friendship groups. Take me for example; an Essendon fan (by proxy) sat glued to the semi final. Definitely not something you’d normally catch me doing, but the fever had hit, and a bunch of us cheered the Bulldogs (yay, a dog themed team!) all the way to the finals.
Now there’s a bevy of Grand Final BBQ’s and Parties to choose from, and menus to plan! I usually arm myself with a range of dishes that I can entice others with, while also keeping myself satisfied.
Here are some dishes that’ll keep your vegetarian and vegan Grand Final guests happy:
No-Fail Lemon, Rosemary and Chilli Polenta Chips
Find this lip smacking recipe here, and make a double batch! Perfect to make ahead of time.
Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Kale and Avocado Cream
For all the Mexican lovers. Great finger food. Find the recipe here
Nachos aren’t rocket science… and there’s no right or wrong way to assemble this bag boy. Ideas here
Crispy Kale and Pumpkin Croquettes
Show-stopping. But you won’t believe how easy they are to make! Find out how here
Spicy Vegetable Dumplings
Make double, or triple…and get the kids involved! So much fun – start making them here
Pumpkin and Cashew Cheese Tortillas
Another one for the Mexican lovers – and a tad fancy too. Recipe here
Vegan Toast – 37 Toppings that will BLOW YOUR MIND!
37 options. All delicious. See them all here
Za’atar Spiced Cashew Cheese
Perfect for dipping and spreading. Easy as – here
Creamy Pasta Salad
Everyone needs a big creamy pasta salad at their BBQ’s… this is my fave
No recipe required- tear kale into bite sized pieces, massage coconut oil into each piece, drench in lemon juice and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 5-7 minutes at 160ºC or until crispy.
Red Lentil and Beetroot Burgers
Find this recipe in my published cookbook – ‘The Vegan Cookbook’
Chocolate ‘Nutella’ Whoopie Cookies
A VIP recipe – join up for this and loads more here
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mud Cake
A classic combo that’ll have everyone coming back for more. Plus a cuppa. Get the recipe here
Coconut Blueberry Floats
A great one if you want to feel fancy, without a wine in your hand! Get the simple recipe here
Gluten Free Choc-Chip Mud Brownies
Need I say more? Find them here
Blueberry Choc-Nut Bars
Make extra for simple lunches next week. Find them here
Summer Passion Raw Cheesecake
Make the most of in-season fruit! Find out how here
Simple, yes? There’s no reason that anyone has to miss out on delicious food on Grand Final day!
Have fun, and Go the Doggies! (Hank and Holly concur) <3