Your Guide to a Vegan Holiday Charcuterie Board

With the holidays approaching, it has me reminiscing on past gatherings and traditions. While this year’s holidays may look a bit different, it doesn’t mean we have to forgo every detail that makes these times so special to us. Because the holiday season is such a busy time for everyone, it can leave us feeling unprepared on what to serve our closest friends and family at our celebrations. For me, a Holiday Charcuterie Board is the perfect platter to bring everyone together.

A Quick Guide to Vegan Substitutes

November 1st is World Vegan Day, and what better way to celebrate than talking vegan substitutes! There are hundreds of vegan alternatives to animal products. We've rounded up vegan versions of seven staple ingredients:

Eggs

For vegan chefs and bakers, replacing eggs is probably the biggest challenge of all. When it comes down to it, there are no perfect vegan substitutions for eggs, but here are a few that get the job done:

Made From Scratch at Down to Earth

At Down to Earth Organic & Natural, we pride ourselves on creating delicious vegetarian dishes using local, fresh, and organic ingredients. Our deli offers an extensive range of appetizing dishes and fresh ingredients. On our hot table and cold salad bar, customizing your meal is easy and fun. Just around the corner from our hot bar, you’ll find the bakery case, which is stocked with delectable pastries baked fresh daily, including a variety of vegan and wheat-free options.

One-Ingredient Waffles & DIY Cold Brew

Down to Earth: Waffles and Coffee

Have you ever been tasked to coordinate Christmas breakfast? Over the years, I've noticed that Christmas breakfast has gained in popularity and expectations of being magical and cozy. People are talking more and more about their nostalgic Christmas breakfasts from when they were a kid. So how are you supposed to create this magical feast when you're trying to wrangle all the kids and keep track of their presents for thank you cards and keep the cat out of the tree?

Fall Family Recipes

As we enter the Fall months here in paradise, it's pretty exciting that it is getting cool enough to wear a light sweater! Sure, it never gets truly cold but it's still so much fun to enjoy the Fall season. Since we're cooking more than ever, it’s a great time to start getting those cozy Fall vibes into your dinner repertoire. 

Here's a collection of our Cozy Fall Family Favorites: 

Celebrate Tofu!

September 1st is National Tofu Day!

What would life be without tofu? We think it'd be kind of a bummer. This flavor chameleon is crazy versatile and easy to cook. Sure there's always something new and flashy out there trending but a special spot in our hearts will always be saved for the one, the only, TOFU! 

Keiki Chef Contest: Make Your Favorite Smoothie Bowl

We were blown away by the talented keiki chefs who entered our first contest featuring their spin on the classic peanut butter and jelly combo (who knew that PB&J could be so fun?). We're back with another fun challenge, a Smoothie Bowl! Smoothie bowls are a great, easy way to make healthy eating colorful and fun. We love the different combos out there to make a Smoothie Bowl and the best part, decorating the top! Fresh fruit and fun toppings make smoothie bowls a creative experience.

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