Host your own Healthy High Tea

Yesterday I shared with you some images from the Healthy High Tea I hosted on the weekend. If you didn't see it, you can take a look here. Today I'm going to share the menu and recipes I used plus a few tips on preparing your own healthy high tea. 

Here are my top 6 tips for hosting your own Healthy High Tea

1. Preparation is key!

Plan ahead, decide on your menu in advance and make a plan. When making raw food in particular, you need to remember to soak your nuts etc, so you may need to start 'cooking' a few days before the event. The plus side to this is that you can make a lot of the food the day before, so it leaves time on the day of the event for decorating and getting yourself pretty. 

2. Pick a theme

For me, it was hot pink, with light shades of pink and a few black elements. I wanted it to feel feminine, and fun. It's great to find some images for inspiration when decorating and create a little mood board. Pinterest is great for this! Take into consideration things that you already have too! I already had the tea set I wanted to use, so picked my colour theme based on that. I then played with some other ideas to bring it all together. 

3. Keep it small

Don't overwhelm yourself with a huge guest list is you want to make everything yourself. The process should be fun for you as well! 

4. Fresh flowers 

Even if you don't have decorating skills, fresh flowers make the world of difference! I bought three bunches of roses in three different pinks for $10 each on the morning of the event. The added a beautiful fresh, earthy element to the table setting, and smelt so yummy! 

5. Music

Music helps to create ambience, and makes for more of a pleasant experience. I played a Cafe Del Mar mix through you-tube on my iPad, perfect! 

6. Relax

Don't worry if things don't go exactly as you planned! Just have fun with your girlfriends, and enjoy the experience! 


I created a menu for the day, then printed one for each setting

 

The recipes I used were both a combination of my own and others


Mini Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Yum Gluten Free Magazine (June 2014) page 25. I made them in a mini cupcake tin instead

Mini Raw Chocolate Truffles

Munchies by Melissa. I chose to make them into mini balls, rather than the size recommended

Raw Cashew Cheesecake

Eat Awesome, Paul Jarvis' E-Book


My Recipes 


Mushroom and Goats Cheese Baby Quiche

You will need 

5 mushroom cups chopped finely 

1 brown onion chopped finely 

4 eggs 

Almond milk 

Sprig of rosemary

Garlic clove chopped finely

Goats cheese 

Coconut oil 

 

Method 

Preheat oven to 170 degree Celsius.

Whisk eggs together in a bowl. 

Heat coconut oil in a pan, and lightly cook the onion and garlic.

Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, rosemary leaves and a dash of almond milk to the egg, and mix together. 

Oil a small cake tin.

Pour mixture into moulds, leaving a little bit of room for the egg to rise.

Drop a small piece of goats cheese on top. 

Cook until fluffy and firm on top. 


Cucumber Delights

You will need 

2 cucumbers

Cashew Cheese (I bought a pre made one this time because my blender is on it's last legs and is a little weak) 

Olives 

Chives to garnish 

Method 

Chop cucumber into half a cm slices 

Spread cashew cheese on top of each slice with a knife 

Finish with an olive and a chopped piece of chive


Zucchini Fritters with Avocado Mash 

You will need 

1.5 fresh zucchinis grated 

1 egg 

1/4 cup buckwheat flour 

1 tsp turmeric

Salt and pepper to taste

Coconut oil for cooking

Half an avocado

Cherry tomatos 

 

Method 

Combined grate zucchini, egg, buckwheat flour, turmeric and salt and pepper in a bowl and mix together

Heat oil in a pan 

Drop small dollops of mixture into heated oil, and cook for a few minutes on each side 

Mash avocado and smear on top of each fritter

Top with a cherry tomato. Yum! 

 

Raw Choc-fudge Squares

I used the linked recipe and rather than putting the mixture into cup moulds, I filled a slice tin and set it in the fridge. Then remove from lined tin, and cut into little squares. 

Mini Banana Bread Cakes 

For this recipe, pour the mixture into mini cupcake wrappers then add a piece of sliced banana to the top. Cook in a 180 degree Celsius oven for about 10-15 minutes. 


Have you ever created a healthy event for your friends? How did they respond? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 


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Kate Caddle

Kate Caddle is a life coach, writer, & intimate event facilitator.

She works with women whose lives look great on paper, but don’t feel so great on the inside. Helping them overcome jealousy, comparison and perfectionism, so they can take back their power, stop playing victim, and show up in their full potential.