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Mostly Plant-Based Platters & Boards

Raincoast Books


Make gorgeous, feel-good foods your centerpiece with these flexitarian and plant-based charcuterie recipes

Treat yourself and others to an eye-catching, party-friendly array of mostly fruits, veggies, nuts, and grains-with a side of dips and cheeses. Whether youre feeding just you, a cozy few, or a full house of family and friends, Mostly Plant-Based Platters & Boards features 60 delicious grazing designs and platter starters that are easy to put together and guaranteed to please. Step-by-step instructions and clear photos guide you to fabulous plant-forward boards-from the Papayeah Platter and Charcuterie Cones to Crispy Cauliflower Wraps and Pita Party. Add a garnish of fresh herbs or garden blooms and make a statement!

- Create photo-worthy platters in five simple steps with the Eat Beautifully method
- Bring everyone together around delicious, sustainable, nutrient-dense foods
- Elevate everyday meals and snacks with creative arrangements
- Style boards around main dishes, appetizers, holiday themes, even desserts-like the Hot Cocoa Bomb Board
- Think beyond charcuterie meats and inspire healthier eating
- Share as the perfect gift for party hosts and housewarmings

Every stylish, yet easily achievable, design in Mostly Plant-Based Platters & Boards -from party appetizers and afternoon snacks to main-event fajitas and pizzas-celebrates the beauty, flavor, and fun of food while supporting better health. Welcome to the board!


“If you’re convinced that charcuterie boards are little more than basic assemblages of cheeses, meats and assorted jams and jellies — you clearly haven’t met Lisa Dawn Bolton.” —The Vancouver Sun
“Bolton has put together 50 approachable ideas for boards (wood, slate or marble) that are perfect for effortless entertaining over the holidays. For anyone who loves to entertain, it’s a gift to have Bolton’s secrets of transforming foods onto a beautiful board.” —The Wiarton Echo
“Food stylist Lisa Dawn Bolton revolutionizes party nibbles for the culinary uninclined (and those who don’t want to be tied to the kitchen) with a book of food arrangements that can be set out with minimum effort and have maximum impact.” —Julie Van Rosendaal, Dinner with Julie

About the Author

LISA DAWN BOLTON is a food stylist and writer. She left her career in banking to dedicate her time to her two loves: family and food. She lives near Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and son.