Paleo party food

Now that the end of the year is approaching and there are parties everywhere it’s easy to give up and declare the start of a cheat month. To me that would be like setting the wrong mindset that would lead to pain, inflammation, and a few extra kilos. I know I will occasionally eat and drink too much, so I do my best to keep my food as clean as possible.

For me, the easiest way of achieving this is cooking or bringing food to social events. For example, we had a party at the Buddhist centre a couple of weeks ago. I volunteered to prepare the food with the help of my sister and my housemate.

The spread

So what was in the menu instead of sausage rolls and party pies?

  • Kalamata & Sicilian green olives marinated in olive oil, orange zest and bay leaf
  • Bacon meatballs (50% minced grass-fed beef, 50% minced bacon)
  • This chicken satay (cooked in bite-sized pieces and served with toothpicks)
  • Deviled eggs, two ways (with mayo & chipotle powder and with tuna, mayo & gherkins. Mayo was made at home using this recipe with a bit less oil than prescribed.)
  • Crudités (carrot & celery sticks)
  • This beet hummus
  • Guacamole (avocados, red onion, lime juice, coriander, salt)
  • Sun-dried tomato pesto (sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, walnuts, roasted garlic, salt & pepper)
  • Sweet potato chips, gluten-free potato chips, corn chips, and rice crackers (to keep the junk gluten-free!)
  • These fudge balls (sans salt)
  • These raw walnut macaroons

Bacon meatballs, marinated olives, deviled eggs

Bacon meatballs, marinated olives, deviled eggs

Chips, sun-dried tomato pesto, guacamole, beet humus, crudites

Chips, sun-dried tomato pesto, guacamole, beet humus, crudites

Chicken satay

Chicken satay bits with cashew sauce

Chocolate fudge bombs & raw walnut macarons

Chocolate fudge bombs & raw walnut macarons

Our bartenders kept a steady supply of mojitos, bellinis, and martinis. All other booze was BYO and I know of at least one person who made the mistake of drinking a bit of everything. Oh, well.

4 thoughts on “Paleo party food

  1. What a great menu! I also like to take my own food or offer to cater then I know exactly what I’m eating! There’s nothing worse than having to choose between those artificially pink sausages and pies that claim to contain meat!

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