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Anniversary

Recipe:
Ivana Drinjovski Emmelkamp

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Rating:
5
On September 4, 2014
Last modified:September 4, 2014

Summary:

Anniversary Buffet ideas for your festive celebrations by Flexible Vegan.

A few weeks ago, actually 2 months ago, my husband and I have celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. This time we were in Serbia on holiday and we have decided to celebrate it there with few of our friends and family. It was a beautiful day!

My sister helped us decorate the “”party place” also known as my parents’ terrace. She gave us these jars that she has made/decorate and they were used as a candle holder. It gave beautiful colours! I love it that my little sis is so creative.

As for the food I had all the help of my dear husband and mum. They made my ideas come true. Off course it was not being easy considering they were constantly interrupted by this annoying…ly cute creature who can play day and night!

Anniversary

So here is our 3rd anniversary buffet menu:

Rice paper rolls
Cashew cheese on flour-free bread
Lemon flavoured beans salad
Rice crackers with peanut butter and chocolate
Carrot flowers
Coconut milk sauce with white rice
Olives
Soy sausage
Mixed vegetables salad
The Cake!

 

Rice Paper Rolls
Yields 14
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
388 calories
77 g
0 g
4 g
9 g
1 g
151 g
215 g
2 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
151g
Yields
14
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388
Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
7%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 215mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 77g
26%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
35%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
9%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. For 20 rolls
  2. 20 rice papers
  3. 3 cans of red kidney beans
  4. 1 tablespoon mustard seeds both black and yellow
  5. 2 leeks or onions
  6. 2 – 3 cloves of garlic
  7. 250 grams of mushrooms
  8. 2 carrots
  9. Some wok oil or olive oil
  10. Turmeric, coriander and smoked paprika
  11. Salt
Instructions
  1. First quickly fry all the ingredients. So heat up the oil, add the seeds and turmeric. Add then leek/onion and garlic and fry for a minute or two. Add now mushrooms and fry them until the water vanishes and only then add beans and carrots. It is always good that the filling is as dry as possible.
  2. Arrange lettuce on a plate. Now dip every rice paper in a lukewarm water. Place it on a mat and add the filling. Fold first the sides and then start rolling with the sides facing inside. Place each roll on lettuce.
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calories
388
fat
4g
protein
9g
carbs
77g
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Cashew Cheese on Flour-free Bread
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
197 calories
11 g
0 g
16 g
5 g
3 g
64 g
26 g
2 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
64g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197
Calories from Fat 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
24%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 26mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the cashew cheese
  1. 2 cups of cashews soaked for at least 3 hours.
  2. Bunch of fresh chives
  3. ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  4. Salt
  5. Water or/and juice from half lemon
Instructions
  1. Use your blender for this. Drain cashews and put them in the blender. Add fresh water in it, about half a cup and blend. If the consistency is good enough to spread it on bread, add chopped chives, salt and garlic powder. Blend for a minute or two and pour it in a bowl, cover it and place in the fridge to cool off. Cut the bread in small square shapes and smear the cashew cheese on it. Decorate with slices of cherry tomato or carrot topped with Ajvar*.
Notes
  1. *Ajvar is traditional (not just) Serbian side dish made with paprika and vegetables.
Adapted from Flexible Vegan
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calories
197
fat
16g
protein
5g
carbs
11g
more
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Lemon Flavoured Beans Salad

 

Another good old recipe from flexiblevegan.com. When served cold, as I did, it is a refreshing summer salad full of nutrients. The only difference with the old recipe is that I’ve used red kidney beans instead of white beans. See the recipe here

Rice Crackers with Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Yields 20
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
33 calories
3 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
1 g
6 g
2 g
2 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
6g
Yields
20
Amount Per Serving
Calories 33
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 3g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Rice Crackers
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. Dark Chocolate
  4. Red Currant
  5. Paint Brush - that has only been used in the kitchen
Instructions
  1. The idea for this came from a website I’ve seen long time ago and unfortunately can’t find it again. It was very simple but the main helper in the kitchen aka hubby decided to add a bit of his touch to it. The inspiration for this were our friends and family members. I loved the idea!
  2. We used rice crackers for the face shape, peanut butter as the base , nose was red currant from my parents garden and with dark chocolate he made eyes and hair.
Adapted from Flexible Vegan
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calories
33
fat
2g
protein
0g
carbs
3g
more
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Vegetable Flowers
Yields 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
63 calories
15 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
0 g
291 g
52 g
8 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
291g
Yields
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 63
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 52mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
232%
Vitamin C
31%
Calcium
5%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For these flowers you will need
  1. Carrots
  2. Cherry tomatoes
  3. Cucumber
  4. Cilantro
  5. Peanut Butter
Instructions
  1. Cut all veggies and arrange them like on the photo. Start with carrots. Dip every cucumber stick in peanut butter and place it as last.
Adapted from Flexible Vegan
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calories
63
fat
0g
protein
2g
carbs
15g
more
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Coconut Milk Sauce with White Rice

 

This was the real hit! I make this sauce quite often especially for special occasions and everyone seems to like it. It is also an old recipe that you can find here. The only difference is that I’ve used rice instead of cous cous. 

 

 

The Cake!
Yields 15
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
282 calories
20 g
16 g
21 g
3 g
12 g
59 g
6 g
8 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
59g
Yields
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282
Calories from Fat 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
33%
Saturated Fat 12g
58%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
4%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. As hubby requested, the cake was chocolate. The recipe was slightly modified Chocolate Fruit Tart.
Ingredients
  1. 150 gr whole grain wheat flour
  2. 100gr soya butter + for the greasing
  3. 100 gr ground hazelnuts (I used roasted)
Filling
  1. 300 gr dark chocolate
  2. 100ml almond milk
  3. ½ cup raspberry or strawberry jam
  4. 3 tablespoons shredded coconut
  5. 4 tablespoons coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a separate bowl mix flour and ground hazelnuts. Add soya butter and use your hands to form a dough.
  2. Grease the baking tray for tarts with loose base bottom and preheat the oven to 200 C.
  3. Place the dough in the baking tray carefully covering the edges.
  4. Bake the tart base for 20 minutes.
  5. While the tart base is in the oven, make the filling.
  6. Melt 300 gr chocolate with 100 ml of almond milk.
  7. When the chocolate is melted, add raspberry or strawberry jam. Stir well but don’t let the mixture boil.
  8. As the last add shredded coconut and coconut oil.
  9. Let it cool down a bit before pouring it over the tart base. The tart base needs to be completely cooled down before you pour the chocolate over it.
  10. Place the tart in the fridge.
Notes
  1. As it turned out that my mums baking tray was bigger than mine, I had to add an extra layer so that our cake was not too thin. I made the simplest “raw food cheesecake base”. I soaked 2 cups of cashews and blended them with 200 gr of raspberries and juice of one lemon. I added 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. I poured it over the chocolate layer and placed back in the fridge for a few hours.
Adapted from Flexible Vegan
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calories
282
fat
21g
protein
3g
carbs
20g
more
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On our Anniversary Buffet we have also served some olives, soy sausage and mixed salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 

 

Anniversary

 

All in all we had great time, beautiful weather and lots of laughing that day. We couldn’t have asked for more.

If you like this Anniversary Buffet idea and would like to make more plant based goodies, check FlexibleVegan for more. And if you are new and don’t know where to start, make sure you get your copy of Flexible Vegan for Everyone E-book. You can get your copy here

Anniversary Buffet ideas for your festive celebrations by Flexible Vegan.
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Hi! My name is Ivana, Flexible Vegan, and I am an animal lover, wife, daughter, sister, friend, teacher and amateur chef. I come from Serbia, live in the Netherlands and write in English. Welcome to my Kingdom of good, tasty, vegan food.

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