By Honey Morris
We’re excited to have teamed up with our friends at Veganuary to bring you the first of our exciting and ongoing dinner party series!
At Barefoot Vegan, we really enjoy entertaining but we’re not so keen on the stress that often accompanies it - the headache of trying to put together a selection of delicious courses for our family and friends to enjoy, especially when they’re non-vegan and we want to show them how truly delicious vegan food is.
We’re hopeful that our new dinner party series will alleviate some of the aforementioned stress so that you too can enjoy your dinner party.
Being part of the “Cooking 4 Compassion” fundraiser is a fun way to share the joy of vegan food with others and to give back to Veganuary and help them continue with their important work, reaching literally thousands of people all across the globe.
Veganuary is not-for-profit and all money donated will be used for promoting the vegan message. If you’d like to find out more about Veganuary’s “Cooking 4 Compassion” campaign, just click here: http://www.veganuary.com/cooking-4-compassion/
So, without further ado, we really hope you, and your family and friends, will enjoy this beautiful Italian themed dinner party recipe collection. BUON APPETITO!
ITALIAN THEMED DINNER PARTY
Who doesn't love Italian? Using simple, fresh ingredients it's difficult to go wrong with this combination. Italian cuisine is perfect for dinner parties.
Here's our selection of recipes from food bloggers on the web...
STARTER: upside down vegan bruschetta by Veganosity
This upside down dish is a creative take on bruschetta by Veganosity. Combining all the best flavours of Italian cuisine, this would make the perfect sharing platter! Click here for the recipe…
MAIN: crispy carrot potato gnocchi with walnut pesto by Vegan Miam
Pesto is so easy to make and always ensures a taste sensation! Plus when you make your own, you can be sure there’s no dairy lurking! Rika and Doni from Vegan Miam also share their gnocchi recipe so you can make everything yourself from scratch! Click here for the recipe…
DESSERT: Vegan Tiramisu – Crazy, Vegan Kitchen
When eating out at an Italian restaurant, it was always a tough choice for me between the Tiramisu or the panna cotta. Thank fully there are awesome people who have gone to great efforts to make vegan versions of our favourite recipes! Your guests won’t believe this Tiramisu from the Crazy Vegan Kitchen is vegan! Click here for the recipe…
And for something to drink...
ALCOHOLIC: peach mango Bellini’s by The Viet Vegan
Bellini’s are normally made with Prosecco but the white rum, peaches and mango in this version make a wonderfully fruity combination that creates a great drink to give to guests when they first arrive. Click here for the recipe…
NON-ALCOHOLIC: Italian basil lemonade by Namely Marly
This is a light and refreshing drink by Marly, perfect for cleansing the palate between courses, and the addition of lemon sorbet sounds phenomenal! Click here for the recipe…
Got a fail-safe vegan dinner party recipe? Share it in the comments below!
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