Host the perfect get-together at home
The festive season is upon us, which means that the South African summer is in full swing with everyone’s social calendars filling up fast. If you’ll be hosting a few parties at home this season, here are a few ways to make summer entertaining lighter and healthier.
Entertaining doesn’t have to mean drinks or dinner. You can invite your friends over for a healthy start to the day, enjoying smoothie bowls, fruit, and organic, artisan cheese platters under the shade of your favourite tree.
Offer drinks infused with goodness
If you’re having friends over for dinner, keep the drinks light and fresh with fruit-infused water and tonics for your gin. Serve fresh, chilled red espresso with cold-pressed apple juice for a refreshing change. Freshly juiced fruits and veg are always a favourite go-to at this time of the year.
Serve light, plant-based meals and snacks
Take advantage of a great summer’s day or evening and move your dinner outside. Lay down a picnic blanket, add loads of scatter cushions and enjoy a casual dinner under the stars. With no need to transport your spread, food spoilage is not a concern. Offer your guests plant-based dishes or tapas-style meals that they can snack on throughout the day.
Try Whole, Bowl Food for Balance by Melissa’s Delport. Her Flourish Bowl recipe was created exclusively for @home. Serve it with large, ice-filled jugs of homemade ice tea or frozen mojito.