Fun Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome to 2016. It’s going to be a great year!

Here’s our fun food, 2016 celebration plate.

Fun food art Happy New Year 2016

Recipe

– Apple

– Blueberries

– Raisins

– Nectarine

– Mint

– Long thread coconut

Method

1. Cut a circle of apple for the zero.

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2. Make the 2, 1 and 6 from blueberries.

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3. Add midnight to the clock from raisins.

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4. Then party hats from nectarine.

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5. Use mint for streamers.

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6. Then finish with long thread coconut poppers …

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Fun Egg Angel

Egg Angel

Christmas is over but the spirit still remains.

Here’s our fun food, Egg Angel.      Creative breakfast Egg Angel

Recipe

– Egg (separated)

– Olive

Method

1. Cut egg white into a circle for the head.

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2. Add a body.

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3. Then an arm.

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4. Use the yolk for a horn.

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5. Before adding the halo.

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6. And a few stars. A thin slice of olive gives her an eye.

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7. All finished!

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Fun Santa Pizza

Santa Pizza

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Here is our fun food, Santa Pizza.

Fun food art Santa Pizza

Recipe

– Pizza base

– Feta/ricotta cheese

– Tomatoes

– Olives

– Red capsicum (bell pepper)

– Cheese

Method

1. Cut a base into an oval shape.

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2. Add feta for the hat fur and beard.

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3. Use tomatoes for the hat.

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4. Add olive eyes and a capsicum mouth.

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5. Bake in the oven then add a feta bobble.

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6. Finish with some cheese stars.

Healthy Christmas Party food Santa Pizza

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Fun Rudolph Crackers

Rudolph Crackers

Oooh, Santa comes tonight … which means so does Rudolph.

Here’s our fun food, Rudolph Crackers …

Fun food art Rudolph Crackers

Recipe

– Crackers or crisp toast

– Cherry tomato

– Cheese

– Olive

– Carrot

– Spinach

Method

1. Use or make triangular crackers.

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2. Slice a cherry tomato in half to make the noses.

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3. Cut big cheese eyes.

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4. Add olives as pupils.

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5. Use carrots as antlers.

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6. Then make stars from spinach.

Rudolph Crackers healthy Christmas party food

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Fun Tomato Cheese Candy Cane

Tomato Cheese Candy Cane

This is an awfully long title for an uber simple plate that takes minutes to make.

Here’s our fun food, Tomato Cheese Candy Cane.

Fun food art Tomato Cheese Candy Cane

Recipe

– Cherry tomatoes

– Cheese

Method

1. Build a candy cane from half cherry tomatoes and blocks of cheese.

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2. Continue until you have the iconic shape.

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3. Add some herbs for décor.

Healthy Candy Cane for Christmas

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Fun Blueberry Christmas Tree

Blueberry Christmas Tree

Whipped up a lovely, simple Christmas themed dessert for the boys.

Here’s our fun food, Blueberry Christmas Tree.       Fun food art Blueberry Christmas Tree

Recipe

– Strawberry

– Blueberries

– Yoghurt

– Long thread coconut

– Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Method

1. Cut a strawberry for the pot.

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2. Add some blueberries ringing yoghurt to build the tree.

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3. Continue to add yoghurt and blueberries.

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4. Until the tree forms.

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5. Then add a strawberry star to the top.

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6. And some strawberry ground.

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7. Long thread coconut is perfect tinsel.

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8. A few pepitas for baubles and décor and we’re done.

Creative Christmas party food Blueberry Christmas Tree

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Fun 3-D Strawberry Christmas Tree

Strawberry 3-D Tree

Creating 3-D food art can be quite challenging. Not so this Christmas Tree!

Here is our fun food, Strawberry 3-D Tree.      Fun food art 3-D Strawberry Christmas Tree

Recipe

– Strawberries

– Dates

– Dried apricot

– Pepitas

– Sunflower seeds

– Long thread coconut

Method

1. Put strawberries of descending size on a skewer.

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2. Squish some dates into an old bottle lid covered with foil to create the pot.

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3. Insert the skewer into the base.

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4. Cut a small star from apricot and place on the top.

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5. Push pepitas and sunflower seeds into the sides of the tree for baubles.

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6. Add coconut threads as tinsel.

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7. Decorate the plate!

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Fun Melon Christmas Platter

Melon Christmas Platter

I needed a quick (under 10 mins) share platter for Joe’s last night at junior Cubs. More importantly it had to be transportable by my husband (ahhhhhhhh).

Here ‘tis, our fun food, Melon Christmas Platter.

Fun food art Christmas Platter

Recipe

– Honeydew melon

– Pineapple

– Blueberries

– Strawberries

– Mandarin

– Desiccated coconut snow

Method

1. Chop melon roughly and arrange in a Christmas tree shape.

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2. Add a pineapple star.

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3. Then some blueberry baubles.

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4. And some strawberry tips.

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5. Mandarin segments make little lights.

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6. And a big strawberry sliced in half a trunk.

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7. Finish with some coconut snow.

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Fun Mini Tomato Santas

Mini Tomato Santa’s

There is something admittedly a little military about these!

Here is our fun food, Mini Tomato Santa’s.

Christmas Party food Santas

Recipe

– Cherry tomatoes

– Bread or mushrooms

– Red capsicum (bell pepper)

– Cream cheese

– Olives

– Cheese

Method

1. Slice the tomatoes in half to form the bodies.

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2. Add a disc of bread/mushroom for the face.

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3. Cut a hat from capsicum.

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4. Form fur and bobble from cream cheese.

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5. And of course beards.

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6. Add some arms.

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7. Then a smaller piece of tomato for the pants.

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8. Give them olive boots.

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9. And eyes.

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10. Some cheese stars for décor and they are rocking!

Fun food art Mini Tomato Santas

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Fun Apple Candy Cane

Apple Candy Cane

A Christmas plate that takes literally 2 minutes to make but looks fab!

Here’s our fun food, Apple Candy Cane.

Fun food art Apple Candy Cane

Recipe

– Apple

Method

1. Chop the apple into slices and then from there to rough rectangles.

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2. The pointier end bits become the hook part.

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3. Few herbs to give it colour. Done.

Sugar free Candy Cane

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Fun Grape Christmas Tree

Grape Christmas Tree

Sticking with the simple is good! Here is our fun food, Grape Christmas Tree.

Fun food art Grape Christmas Tree

Recipe

– Green grapes

– Red grapes

– Desiccated coconut

Method

1. Form the top of the tree from grapes.

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2. Add more grapes to form the rest.

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3. Use red grapes for the base.

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4. Then form a star for the top.

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5. Reshape a little!

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6. Add some baubles.

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7. And finish with coconut snow.

Fun Grape Christmas Tree

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Fun Rudolph Oatmeal

Rudolph Oatmeal

Let’s make a lovely, nourishing Christmas breakfast!

Here’s our fun food, Rudolph Oatmeal.

Fun food art Rudolph Oatmeal

Recipe

– Oatmeal

– Strawberries

– Blueberries

Method

1. Form the oatmeal into the shape of a head (I tipped it out of a small bowl to get the initial circle).

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2. Cut antlers from two halves of a large strawberry.

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3. Add a shiny nose.

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4. And some strawberry ears.

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5. Bright blueberry eyes.

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6. And finish with some coconut snow, if you wish …

Rudolph Oatmeal breakfast

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Fun Fruit Baubles

Fruit Baubles

This is a super simple idea and it’s easy to make a whole bunch of them for a Christmas party. Imagine serving with dollops of yoghurt, whipped cream or coconut cream. Yum!

Here is our fun food, Fruit Baubles.

Fun food art Fruit Baubles

Recipe

– Strawberries

– Blueberries

– Kiwi fruit

– Pineapple

– Sunflower seeds

Method

1. Use small bowls and fill with fruit like strawberries.

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2. And blueberries.

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3. Add any fruit you’d like.

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4. Pineapple makes the top.

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5. And sunflower seeds the thread.

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6. Eat, drink and be merry!

Fun Christmas Party food Fruit Baubles

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Fun Christmas Cheese Board

Christmas Cheese Board

Who doesn’t love a cheese board on a special occasion. It’s the perfect way to present a healthy share platter for a party for any age group. Even better you can use whatever suits – cheese, nuts, fruit, crackers, condiments ….

Here’s our very simple, fun food, Christmas Cheese Board.

Healthy Christmas party food Cheese Board

Recipe

I used:

– Cheddar cheese

– Cherry tomatoes

– Dried rosemary

– Feta cheese

– Almonds

– Pineapple

– Peanuts

Method

1. Cut the cheese into cubes and place on a wooden board.

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2. Add some bright cherry tomatoes.

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3. Then some dried rosemary.

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4. Followed by some feta cheese cubes.

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5. And some almonds.

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6. Few more cheddar chunks.

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7. Then some tomatoes and rosemary.

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8. Place a pineapple star on the top.

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9. And form a base from peanuts.

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10. A few fresh herbs for décor and it’s ready to serve.

Fun food art Christmas Cheese Board

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