Although vegetarians have existed for years, the trend has become very popular in recent years as people seek to lead healthier lifestyles. As a caterer, you must have realised that it is increasingly difficult to offer catering services without a few people requesting a vegetarian menu. In this excerpt, you will learn a few ways of ensuring your menu is vegetarian-friendly.
Vegan and vegetarian; what's the difference?
This is very important, as the two lifestyles are often confused.
Hosting a rugby party is a ton of fun when you get your mates together to cheer for your favourite rugby team. But you're probably worried about the amount of work you'll have to put into throwing it. If you're waiting to see the Wallabies smash their way to a classic victory or if you're simply pepped up for the National Rugby Championship, follow these tricks to plan a fabulous takeaway pizza and beer party with the least effort.
If you are holding a Christmas function over the next few weeks you'll realise that a traditional roast and fruitcake meal sound much less appealing in the warm Australian climate, compared to the cooler Northern hemisphere. If you are looking for some ideas for function food that are festive but not heavy or hot, here are some ideas to get you started.
While roasting a turkey in the warm weather can see too much as the oven heats the house, shutting the lid of a barbeque can let you slow cook your turkey to perfection.
Paleo diets are one of the most popular health and lifestyle trends so far this century. Followers believe that modern diets are leaving us more lethargic and less well-nourished than our cavemen ancestors were. As a result, they aim to eat only foods which could have been enjoyed by paleolithic man -- which rules out dairy, grains (and therefore gluten), legumes, refined sugar and processed oils.
Those of you with a sweet-tooth will have spotted that this means cutting out traditional cakes and sweet treats.
It seems the days of kids asking for a plain old chocolate cake for their birthday celebrations are long gone. Today, it's all about themed parties and favourite cartoon or TV show characters, but the cost of ordering a themed cake can run into hundreds of dollars. Making cupcakes at home is cheap, easy and the cupcakes can be decorated to match the chosen theme without much effort or know-how. Cupcakes are easy to hand out to guests and even pop into party bags for them to take home.