We all love to spend time with the important people in our lives such as our family, friends, and colleagues. And as The Beatles have famously stated in one of their songs “I get by with a little help from my friends” we can all agree that the great pleasure in our life is to be of service to others and to have others be there for us as well.
So, speaking of pleasures, hosting a party, and even more so – a vegan-friendly party, is a fun experience on its own. Whether you are a vegan yourself or not, hosting such a party is a breeze once you know what to get and where to get it. That’s why we’re going to discuss all of the ingredients for a delicious and fun vegan party everyone can enjoy.
No Such Thing As a Party Without Good Sparkling Wine
When you think of vegan sparkling wine, you might be wondering what is it in wine that isn’t vegan? The reason that all wines are not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly has to do with the process of ‘fining’. The most commonly used fining agents are casein (a milk protein), albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein).
And this is why vegans who like to be completely committed to their philosophy of consumption avoid wine or look for a bottle of vegan wine. And yes, although not as common, organic and vegan sparkling wine Australia wide that you can now order from the convenience of your home.
Whether you like champagne, prosecco or rose, the difference in the taste when the product is made preservative-free and organic is evident to most people. Quality matters, and now you can surprise your friends and show them that a vegan party doesn’t have to mean green kale juices and leafy salads all day long. Shop the range of vegan sparkling wine Australia wineries offer and make a toast the healthy way!
Start Up the Party With Homemade Vegan Appetizers
Vegan doesn’t mean you’re going to miss out on all of the yumminess and flavour! Wholesome vegan appetizers can be just as fabulous because not only are they packed with flavour, but they’re healthy, easy to make, and budget-friendly. Just roll out your favourite pizza dough, top with tahini, garlic, tomatoes and other vegetables you fancy, bake for 20 to 30 minutes and share with your friends.
Another great idea is to make a fresh avocado-lemon dip, combine it with homemade or store-bought crackers and boom! You have a guilt-free snack that everyone will enjoy. Another favourite for vegans is a slow-roasted tomatoes hummus with pita bread (even if it’s not home-cooked, you can easily warm it up in the oven with some olive oil and nobody will know or care to ask). Many other ideas to choose from, but hopefully, by now you feel inspired and ready to go.
Surprise Any Chocolate-Fanatic With a Vegan Desert
Vegan chocolate is nothing complicated. Nor it’s less delicious than dairy-based chocolate. The secret of any good vegan chocolate is finding that one ingredient that will give that thick, creamy and smooth texture we all want and desire. So when you substitute milk, think about coconut oil or cocoa butter. And if you’re going that extra step and want to avoid white sugar, consider organic agave or maple syrup.
If you’re new to this, worry not. There are millions of easy recipe ideas available to you just a click away such as this easy vegan chocolate idea. Worthy of mention is that not all milk substitutes that are dairy-free are good for baking, and generally for cooking. But there are ways to work around it once you figure out the proportions with which you will substitute for milk, etc.
Complete the Desert Experience With Tasty Matcha Tea
Many cultured across the globe like to enjoy a cup of hot coffee after their meal or while eating dessert. But we know that being vegan and eating healthy for most people is beyond just the philosophy of ethics and love for all sentient beings. Some people like to implement discipline all across their eating and drinking habits. So, if you want to minimise the intake of coffee, you should consider making this delicious and very popular drink also known as matcha tea. Made with extract of green tea and vegan milk by choice such as oat to almond milk is a very simple yet gourmet substitute for your regular cup of coffee.
One cup (237 ml) of standard matcha, made from 4 teaspoons of powder, generally packs about 280 mg of caffeine which is a smaller amount than a regular strong cup of coffee. That’s why people who are sensitive to caffeine respond much better to drinking matcha and it helps them minimize their caffeine intake, slowly but surely.
If you’re completely new to the vegan diet but still would love to host such a party for your vegan friends, you should consider the vegan party “dos and don’ts” in order to create a pleasant experience for all. For most vegans, being one is a whole shift of one’s lifestyle such as avoiding clothing and shoes that have any materials sourced from animals. As this movement, as some like to call it, is spreading across the planet we get more and more information about the ways animals are used for our convenience so when the conversation surfaces up it’s always good to show up informed, compassionate and considerate for each individual’s choice.