Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Tree Trimming Party

Welcome to our very first Christmas tree trimming party. This is collaboration from across many miles. From Canada, the United States to India and France. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to enjoy our selection of Christmas recipes. You will find recipes for breakfast, appetizer, dinner and dessert. You cannot go wrong with a vast selection like this.
My name is Sarah and I’m the French one here ;-) I am delighted and excited and very happy to be part of this Christmas! I blog at The Cook who Photographed and I recently switched my diet to a vegetarian one.  I invent recipes, which are mostly vegan or vegetarian and gluten free. I try to feed myself with healthy organic foods, home grown or local grown foods. I study intellectual property law along with being a food photographer. I love cooking too and all I wish is to communicate my passion for good and healthy food. I come from France, a country where food photography is not as popular as it is overseas. I work with Stock Food and maybe some day, I’ll be able to host workshops and feed my family thanks to my passion.

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Tumblr (pretty much everywhere).

Hi I am Anu and my blog is . Although our beliefs are different, we as a family definitely enjoy the holiday season and Christmas day. As soon as lights go up in the neighborhood, the festive spirit and anticipation of the celebration begins! My daughters love decorating the Christmas tree, writing to Santa and await eagerly for their presents. My younger daughter who is 6 for sure believes in Santa and insists on placing a snack and a carrot in the kitchen ready for his visit :) There have been times when either myself or my husband are at work and therefore don't get to become involved with any happenings. If otherwise however, we tend to invite friends over for dinner, since our families live in India. 

My dishes I'm presenting here are - vegan, gluten-free beverage and dessert - Persimmon Banana Smoothie and a Raw Persimmon Tart. I am so excited to be sharing this with you all. Determining the dishes which had to be vegan and gluten-free was a challenge, however I do hope you will enjoy my dishes. Merry Christmas to you all! Let the party begin!

Please find the links to my recipes below: 

Hello, I am Jayashree from India. I am extremly happy to be part of this party again. Thank you Cherie Chalmers for bringing these events. I am a foodie and I love cooking and trying my hand at new dishes. Its been four years since I started my writing journey. After writing on various sites, I now have my own website  I also write poetry and a few poems have been published.

Here is the link to my Christmas cutlets recipe

Hi, my name is Laurie Barrie and I have been gluten free all my life. I am a wife, mom, and grandma and love cooking up yummy recipes in my kitchen. I am sharing an appetizer and a dessert for your holiday delight. My first offering is gluten & dairy free honey teriyaki meatballs in the shape of a Christmas tree and my second is a gluten & dairy free dark chocolate cupcake with candy cane whipped frosting. Please stop by my blog at and stay a while. Life's too short to eat bad food, so let's cook up something yummy!

Here are the links to my recipes, enjoy

Merry Christmas my name is Cherie and I blog at I welcome you to our Christmas Tree Trimming party. I have organized this post for all of us as I love Christmas and I am very excited to share our recipes with you. I had plans for more recipes but life got in the way, so my contribution is gluten and dairy free Mint Christmas Tree Meringues and a Chocolate Mint & Raspberry Deconstructed Pavlova Parfaits. As I sit here enjoying my own tree I wish you many memories while you put up your own. Some traditions are just so important to our lives
You can find my post at the following link.

Thank you for joining us this Christmas; I am sure we will be back at a later date in the new year for another special event in our lives. Are you looking for recipes for your Christmas Dinner. Please check out our collaboration from Thanksgiving at the following link.

Have the merriest of Christmas Seasons from Cherie, Jayashree, Laurie, Sarah and Anu


  1. Wow!! Such an amazing post. Seriously loved the recipes you have shared here. This food is honestly making the party best and enjoyable. Will definitely use these ideas to have best food arrangements for my tree trimming party this year at one of New York Event Venues. Thanks for sharing.