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Vegetarian Christmas alternative?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • ceridwenceridwen PPR
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    Some fab ideas, thanks very much :T

    Sounds like I need to make some calls and find out exactly what they all do and don't eat. The fish eaters eat very healthily - I wonder if they'll eat pastry? I'm pretty sure that the non meat/non fish eater just doesn't eat meat and fish and isn't actually vegetarian (IYSWIM?)

    Family!

    Must confess thats got me a bit puzzled??? - ie if someone doesnt eat either meat or fish then that makes them vegetarian...

    Errr...you've lost me a bit on that one...
  • eldoeldo Forumite
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    Vegetable Jalfrezi, Jamie Oliver - ministry of food!!! Good for those not keen on 'traditional' nut roast. Sorry can't post link,as relatively new on here. But as a meat-eating,nut roast loathing, once vegetarian, can confirm that this dish is absolutely superb!!!
  • ceridwenceridwen PPR
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    As a vegetarian myself - I would urge caution on serving people quorn unless you know for sure that they've eaten it before and didnt react to it.

    I CAN eat quorn myself - but then I can eat absolutely anything I put my mind to - as I have a "cast iron stomach":D:rotfl:

    I cant recall the percentage of people who react to quorn - but it was a noticeable level. Guess thats because its a sort of mycoprotein (ie fungus).

    One thing I notice in mushroom (ie fungus) foraging books is that there are comments by some of the mushrooms to the effect that "some people might react to THIS type of mushroom". Some have no such note by the description - and those few do...

    I always interpret any cautionary comment like that as "Well - I can eat it then - because I can eat anything - but I wouldnt serve it to anyone else unless I knew for a fact that they had had that particular one before now and not reacted."
  • ceridwen wrote: »
    Must confess thats got me a bit puzzled??? - ie if someone doesnt eat either meat or fish then that makes them vegetarian...

    Errr...you've lost me a bit on that one...

    She has no issues about animal products and things that have been cooked with or near to meat, she just doesn't like meat that looks and tastes like meat. She'd actually quite happily take meat off her plate and pass it to someone else.

    Does that make sense?
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  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse PPR
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    ceridwen wrote: »
    As a vegetarian myself - I would urge caution on serving people quorn unless you know for sure that they've eaten it before and didnt react to it.

    I am amongst those - quorn makes me vomit violently and repeatedly.

    I would prefer to have a good curry dish / ratatouille any day. Gary Rhodes does a mushroom pancake stack which seems straightforward enough.

    I'm on the prowl for vegan mince pies this year...found them in Lidl but be warned the sell by dates are very short.
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  • I'm glad you've said that about quorn, it's something that I've never fancied as I don't really regard it as a natural food...
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  • babyshoesbabyshoes Forumite
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    ceridwen wrote: »
    Must confess thats got me a bit puzzled??? - ie if someone doesnt eat either meat or fish then that makes them vegetarian...

    Errr...you've lost me a bit on that one...

    I know of people who will eat meat-based products like gelatine, but don't eat meat or fish when it is recognisable as such. I have even known veggies who eat meat gravy with the veg, but don't have the meat part of the meal. They are usually veggies simply because they dislike something about the taste/texture of meat, rather than having an idealogicial or religious reason to be vegetarian.
    Trust me - I'm NOT a doctor!
  • read this thread with interest and have saved several tasty sounding recipes, esp the Chestnut Roast and Mushroom , Brie and Cranberry Wellington

    there is a cranberry and cashew nut roast in the cheap family recipes christmas planner, here

    http://www.cheap-family-recipes.org.uk/recipe-cranberrynutroast.html?opt=pc

    haven't tried it yet myself, but the veggie that tested the recipe for Mockmass (practice Christmas) said it was delicious

    I would definitely recommend both of Weezl's nut roast recipes which can be found at

    http://www.cheap-family-recipes.org....st.html?opt=pc

    and

    http://www.cheap-family-recipes.org....ml?opt=rdinner

    I have tried them both and give them both a thumbs up but really loved the cranberry and cashew one :)
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  • HadleyHadley Forumite
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    I'm a veggie and I just have the same as everyone else I just don't have the meat and gravy.My mum does so many vegetables I don't need anything else.
  • Would this one http://www.cranks.co.uk/recipes/view/36 work with sage&onion stuffing instead of chestnut?

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