This is a coral reef veggie tray that I created for my granddaughter's mermaid birthday party. I created the "sand" from two blocks of cream cheese mixed with a packet of ranch dip mix. I stood carrots and snap peas on end and then cut celery several times lengthwise to make celery fans. Small sweet peppers became rocks and smooth coral. Broccoli and several colors of cauliflower became coral. This was easy and fun to make and a real hit at the party.
Rainbow Soba Noodle Salad – Colorful veggies and chewy soba noodles all tossed together with a flavorful sesame garlic and lime dressing. It's super easy and can be made ahead of time too! (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com
Ingredients: 4 large bell peppers 3/4 cup dry quinoa 15 oz. can black beans 1 cup corn 2 green onions 2/3 cup salsa 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast 1 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. chili powder Optional additions: chipotle, tomatoes, cilantro, green chiles, garlic powder, hemp hearts