Our favourite time of the year is back. We’ve been rocking around the Christmas treats, decking the table with food and jolly, and cooking up a festive storm to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
After a very normal and completely uneventful year (ahem), we feel the only appropriate way to say goodbye to 2020 is with delicious food and excellent cocktails to bring an unforgettable Christmas feast guaranteed to end the year with plenty of cheer.
Enlisting the help of our darling Nutra mama Darlsy - the heart and soul of Nutra Organics and the master chef behind our ridiculously good recipes - we got to work in the kitchen to create a spread that ticks all of the important boxes for Christmas day and the silly season: wholesome, fun, festive, shareable, and unbelievably delicious.
Our unofficial theme for this year is ‘what to bring when you don’t know what to bring’. Plus our epic cocktails as usual, because we’re not about breaking our Christmas Cheers tradition.
All of these plates make the perfect side dishes to bring along to your gathering. Using clean, nutritious ingredients, not only does each dish bring the flavour satisfaction, they all ensure you feel a little more nourished and a little less food-coma-ish.
Likewise, the drinks are a healthier spin on some classics, and we’ve cocktail-afied some of our favourite desserts, because yum.
If there’s one thing we can guarantee: you will get that sentimental feeling, in a fun new wholesome way.
This ain't your grandma’s potato salad (although we’re sure that tastes amazing too). Sweet potato and cinnamon, roasted baby carrots, tangy greek yoghurt along with sweet and spicy pepitas and crunchy chickpeas take your potato salad to the next level.
Let us introduce you to the dish that’s about to make you the most popular person at any party. The most perfect side, soft and sweet butternut pumpkin is topped with spicy-umami miso crumb and zesty lemon broth drizzle to create a complex flavour sensation that’ll have people thinking you’ve been cooking up a storm for hours.
Welcome to your new favourite addition to the humble charcuterie board. Next level delicious and oozy cheese pairs perfectly with fresh fruit and sweet honey straight from the source. We’ve created a vegan Brie, so it can be enjoyed by everyone Sprinkled with our favourite herbs and pepitas, this takes snacking to the next level.
The lead up to Christmas day can be overwhelming, late night shopping picking out last minute presents, end of year break up parties, and setting up the Christmas tree. We’ve got just the thing for those feeling a bit sluggish on Christmas morning (or for those who love coffee). Indulgent Whipped Coffee perfectly compliments a chocolatey base (thanks to our Lover’s Latte). We’ve gone overboard with the Whipped topping, so if you’re not needing the major caffeine hit, use as much, or as little, as you like.
If you’ve never had a roast cauliflower salad then let us introduce you to a flavour sensation. Herby and bright, crunchy and toasty, soft and buttery, this salad really has it all, and proves that you well and truly can make friends with salad. Perfect as a side, or piled high, share the love and make a double batch if you’re feeling extra generous, because it’s highly unlikely there will be leftovers.
We all know the scenario, it’s Christmas eve, you’ve spent the night wrapping the last of your presents, you’ve put out some milk, cookies, and carrots for Santa and his reindeer, and you’re ready to get into bed when you remember, you’ve been asked to bring along a plate, cue the mad scramble. Thankfully, we have a great option filled with goodies you probably already have hanging around in your cupboard. Creamy, crunchy and moreish, this one is sure to be a crowd favourite.
If past Christmas’ are anything to go by, we’re guaranteed to be sweating up a storm by about 7.30am Christmas morning, so we’ve developed the antidote. Icey, tropical tastiness in the form of a Frosty Pina Colada, guaranteed to cool you down and brighten an already fantastic day.
If we had to pick one reason why we love a summer Christmas, it would have to be the tropical fruit, this dessert highlights one of our favourites, the humble mango! Reminding us of summers passed, and sticky fingers, this is a more sophisticated take on your regular mango with yogurt. Tangy coconut labne (homemade too, you fancy-pants),sweet mango and crunchy nuts and seeds, create the perfect dessert for a hot summer afternoon.
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a delicious dip to snack on between courses. This dip is a culmination of all of our favourite flavours, pumpkin, smoked paprika, nutritional savoury yeast flakes, and is the perfect dish to fuel your holiday snacking.
We hope you enjoy these recipes, we create them with love and generosity which flows through our company. Today our team were treated to special Christmas gifts from our incredibly generous founders Mark and Darlene Powell. Each ring is handcrafted by a wonderful local artisan business, from upcycled materials (including beautiful 100 year old cutlery). This is just a quick shout out to Mark and Darlsy, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the incredible vision, we're so excited about what the future holds.