Happy Pride Month! It’s a great time to celebrate love, equality, and human rights for all. We love this month and the colorful celebration that it’s become. To help celebrate, we’ve pulled together some Pride Month ideas you can be proud of sharing with your friends and family. So let’s get started!
For those who may not know, Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969. They were a series of riots over 6 days in Manhattan, by members of the LGBTQ community standing up for their human rights against senseless police arrests. They were seen as the turning point in LGBTQ rights, and is why we celebrate Pride Month in June every year. If you’re interested in learning more, here are a couple links to some great documentaries:
Pride Theme Food Ideas with Natural Ingredients
Like I said, Pride Month is truly a time for celebrating love, and what better way to celebrate love than through food that we can share together? There’s lots of different ways you can approach this, but we went for incorporating the rainbow as much as we could (the rainbow is the well known symbol of LGBTQ community since it represents coming together and love of every color).
- Rainbow fruit bowl
- Rainbow fruit kebabs
- Rainbow pizza – I had fun with this one. I used naan as a base, and used diced tomatoes, orange pepper, yellow squash, avocado, eggplant, and topped it with a few blueberries. I was a little worried the flavors wouldn’t work well together, but they were delicious!
Pride Theme Food Ideas with Food Coloring
When natural ingredients don’t work, you can always resort to dyes and food coloring. They may not be the healthiest alternative, but let’s face, it, they’re a lot of fun! Here are a few ideas for recipes to explore:
- Pizza, Pastas
- Bagels, Breads
- Cupcakes, Cakes, Cookies, Macaroons
- Ice Pops, Ice Creams
- Grilled Cheese
When we were deciding which recipes to make with food coloring, we immediately decided on two of our favorites: Grilled Cheese and Sushi (not together, that would be weird, they were two different meals). Both were pretty simple to make. All you need is some food coloring and patience (and gloves if you don’t want your hands covered in dye).
Rainbow Grilled Cheese
This was a fun one to make. We decided on using only 5 colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green and blue. After trying to make purple, we decided to leave it out since it came out way too dark and terrifying. We also had limited room on the bread. To start, we chose 2 different kinds of shredded cheese (mozzarella and provolone). We used solo cups to mix the food coloring to cut down on mess and potential dye stains. Then we simply added a few drops of food coloring to each cup before adding a few small handfuls of cheese (alternating cheese types), and swirled the cups around, tossing and mixing the cheese and coloring. Then it was as easy as assembling our rainbow, and grilling them up!
Our approach to the sushi was similar. We divided up our colors in cups and added a couple drops of food coloring, and diluted it with 3 tablespoons of water. We added equal amounts of prepped sushi rice (made in our instantpot) to each cup, swirled, and coated the rice. Then laid it out on the nori in rainbow formation, added some goodies (avocado and crab in this case because I personally hate raw fish, Matt on the other hand loves it, but went along with a basic recipe for my benefit), and rolled it up!
Add some rainbow plates, colorful plates and cups and tablecloth for extra color! Let us know, have you tried creating any Pride themed events? What did you make?