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I feel like maybe trying something new this year, so please share with me your favourite vegetarian Christmas meals <3
(I would also like to know)
I didn't think you'd ever do that.
I've been veggie for a while now, Theo
which are delightfully about cats and Star Wars (in the main). Otherwise I just recall you had a lot of pics of you catching fish so I presumed you were too big a fan of meat. :)
yeah i did use to go fishing every summer, held on to that even during the years when i was only like a semi-veggie, but no more.
- fry a chopped onion and some garlic
- finely chop some mushrooms and add them in
- mix in a tin of chestnut puree http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Merchant-Gourmet-Chestnut-Puree/33300011, some tomato puree, some red wine and some mixed herbs, and heat it gently while stirring
- turn the heat off and add in a handful of grated cheese
- put the mixture into a ready-made puff pastry sheet, fold the corners up into a parcel
- brush the top with milk or egg to make it nice and shiny.
- bake in the oven until the pastry is cooked
It's really nice cold on Boxing Day with chips and salad too, it goes a solid texture like a pork pie.
my nut roasts are very popular but getting a bit boring
that recipe serves 4 people, you might want to make a couple if it's going to be the main meal for more than that.
(N.B. I'm not a vegetarian)
the wetherspoons christmas lunch veg option is quite nice;
Nigel Slaters nut patties last yr. Not as nice as I hoped
Occasional quorn roast which is easy/fine
Sibetines I have just had the vegies, you don't really need anything with there us so much
My mum often makes a mushroom crumble which goes v well
Thus yr was thinking of a mushroom Wellington from demuths websitr, google it I can't seen to copy and paste on my phone!
Looks a bit of a FAFF but I reckon it'd be worth it
The usual Sunday lunch affair + 30% moar.
Or sutin from Ottoenghi or Madhur or Hugh or sutin.
I think the point of a veggie Christmas meal is just a lot of food but no one main food, like turkey.
So chestnuts and sprouts, cheese and sesame crusted roast parsnips, roast potatoes, pickled walnuts, bread sauce, onion gravy, cranberry sauce, nut roast and maybe something thanksgiving-y like a sweet potato bake sort of thing if you reckon you need it.
some are better than others but it still aint great
have previously done stuffed peppers, tofurkey, veggie sausages
I'm usually to hungover to really enjoy Christmas dinner because I tend to drink until I'm ill on Christmas eve. Had a lot of quorn roasts in my time but thinking about Balonzing into M&S to see their options this year.
Might do that pudding this year. Would it work with a different nut to chestnuts?
standard Quorn roast thing. Highlight was the sprouts and hazelnuts thing I got from the guardian (quelle surprise- a DiS user reader reading the guardian and a guardian reader using the phrase 'quelle surprise')
Nut roasts are okay, but seem a little bit 1980s greenham-common-protesting-veggie to me.
Even as a meat eater, even I know the secret of a decent roast is the veg and potatoes anyway.