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Vegetarian Christmas

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
This will be my first Christmas where I won't be eating meat so I wanted to make something special for the main meal itself and was wondering what others will be having instead of the traditional turkey.

Are there any particular favourites you wouldn't mind sharing? :)
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  • sm1971sm1971 Forumite
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    I've been veggie for over 30 years, so if it's you cooking, cook something you know you'll like (maybe a good lentil or nut roast?) but I often make large mushrooms filled with stuffing (not meat, obviously!) which could be packet or home made, then meat eaters can have them as a side dish if they want. Very quick and easy, as you'll probably have enough to concentrate on on the day.
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    this tart looks great, but I cheat and buy ready made pastry

    http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/vegan-mushroom-chestnut-cranberry-tart/
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  • SailorSamSailorSam Forumite
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    I'm not Vege, but i enjoy some vege meals. I think if i wasn't having meat, a nice fish recipie. Although some Veges don't eat fish either.
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    I've bought some gf free ready made pastry so will give this a try in the week and see how it turns out. Thanks :)
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  • pipkin71pipkin71 Forumite
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    sm1971 wrote: »
    I've been veggie for over 30 years, so if it's you cooking, cook something you know you'll like (maybe a good lentil or nut roast?) but I often make large mushrooms filled with stuffing (not meat, obviously!) which could be packet or home made, then meat eaters can have them as a side dish if they want. Very quick and easy, as you'll probably have enough to concentrate on on the day.

    Thank you :)

    I did think about a nut roast but as I often have that on a Sunday anyway I want to try something different.

    Everyone else eats meat but I like the idea of cooking things which they can then have as a side dish so that we're not cooking loads of things :)
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  • GigervampGigervamp Forumite
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    I made a chestnut and mushroom wellington one year. The recipe came from this book which you might be able to find in your library.

    It was lovely, and the meat eaters enjoyed having a slice to accompany their beef wellington.
  • pipkin71pipkin71 Forumite
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    Gigervamp wrote: »
    I made a chestnut and mushroom wellington one year. The recipe came from this book which you might be able to find in your library.

    It was lovely, and the meat eaters enjoyed having a slice to accompany their beef wellington.

    Thanks for that idea. I will have a look online for a recipe :)
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    We usually flip between chestnut, red wine and walnut loaf or something like choux pastry tarts with mushrooms in madeira. loads of recipes out there so have whatever you really want - I always like to make something which will go with roasties and Christmas veg rather than an entirely stand alone veggie dish.
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    SailorSam wrote: »
    I'm not Vege, but i enjoy some vege meals. I think if i wasn't having meat, a nice fish recipie. Although some Veges don't eat fish either.

    Pescetarians eat fish.

    Vegetarians don't eat fish and get annoyed by pescetarians describing themselves as vegetarians because then they get fish at dinner parties and go home hungry.
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  • dandy-candydandy-candy Forumite
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    I'm the only veggie in the house so I will be cooking the whole turkey and trimmings, but will have a nut burger with my veg. I do love nut roast but there isn't much point in making it for one!
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