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    Lazy Daisy cake is really easy and always a hit. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/lazy-daisy-cake/. I've subbed coconut milk for the heavy cream in the frosting and it has turned out fine.

    This blogger has a smaller version if it is only your family. https://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/l...ontainer-44120
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    Mezze looks delicious and more interesting than the usual fruit or veggie platter.

    Usually, whatever I bring tends to have bacon and fresh herbs in it. I also like doughnut holes because they're easy to eat.
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    A mezze style platter has been one of our regular weekly dinners for years. It is great! We do a dairy and meat free version and it is something the kids love and it is easy to throw together with what we usually have in the cupboard. We are probably doing it for our christmas dinner too AM. We don't ever have a traditional christmas dinner but I can't be bothered making nut loaf this year. I might make some nut cheeses to go on our platter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ_Mama View Post
    A mezze style platter has been one of our regular weekly dinners for years. It is great! We do a dairy and meat free version and it is something the kids love and it is easy to throw together with what we usually have in the cupboard. We are probably doing it for our christmas dinner too AM. We don't ever have a traditional christmas dinner but I can't be bothered making nut loaf this year. I might make some nut cheeses to go on our platter.
    Will you share what you put on your dairy and meat free mezze platter?
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    Veg: preserved artichoke hearts, various pickled vegetables (gherkins or I make a mix of carrots, red onion, and celery or sometimes cauliflower that I first blanch and then put in a vinegar/spice mix—I usually have a large jar of this in my fridge as we eat it with many things), olives (whole or made into tapenade), sliced capsicum (or preserved but the kids prefer it fresh), tomatoes (cherry or sliced larger ones or sundried but again the kids prefer them fresh), avocado (either just sliced or mixed into some type of spread), green beans, sugar snap peas, asparagus (blanched and doused in olive oil, crushed garlic and salt), fresh cucumber, kale (chips or sautéed). Edited to add: grilled mushrooms with some salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast sprinkled on them.

    Carbs: crackers (we usually make rye crackers), flat breads, pita chips, tabouleh, toasted/grilled slices of old bread with olive oil/garlic/salt/pepper on it (we make our own bread so often have older stuff to use up frequently).

    Protein: hummus, sliced hard boiled eggs or an egg salad mix with various different flavorings (DD5 loves it with lots of smoky paprika), nut cheese (if I can be bothered making it), vegan pesto (nuts, a leafy green, nutritional yeast, oil, salt etc.).

    It really depends on the season and what we have in the cupboard.

    Also, I have found it works best when you have a good color range, and have relatively balanced mixtures for each of veg/protein/carbs and pickled veg/garlicky + olive oily cooked veg/fresh veg and spread-type things/non-spread things.

    Sorry, I keep editing this to add more that I remember. Because we have it so often and over all the different seasons, there are so many things. Now it is making me hungry!
    Last edited by NZ_Mama; 12-19-2019 at 10:30 PM.
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