Vegetarian Christmas food

(24 Posts)
Lovelybangers Fri 04-Nov-16 10:58:48

both me and DS have gone vegetarian this year. (I slip a little but he is very rigid with it)

So - I think we are hosting the xmas dinner this year - most of the guests will be chowing down on turkey. I do need some ideas though for something to prepare for us two (and perhaps others who decide they want the veggie option )

DS doesn't like mushrooms - so they are out.

All I can think of are the old classic NutRoasts so far.

any ideas please ?

PurpleDaisies Fri 04-Nov-16 11:01:22

I did an onion tarte tatin for a veggie friend and ended up eating half of it myself (there was loads!). Beetroot works well too.

PurpleDaisies Fri 04-Nov-16 11:02:33

www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/caramelised-onion-tarte-tatin/

This is it.

Lovelybangers Fri 04-Nov-16 11:02:59

Ooh - that was quick. Thanks Purple

Well we both like onions - so that's a good option.

I suppose anything 'pie' like will be good as it will go well with the vegetables prepared for the whole meal.

idontlikealdi Fri 04-Nov-16 11:03:33

I saw a recipe on food food for a Camembert pie that looked amazing if Camembert is veggie blush

Basically a whole Camembert baked in pastry that looked amazing!

idontlikealdi Fri 04-Nov-16 11:03:54

Good food!

Lovelybangers Fri 04-Nov-16 11:04:52

Yum.

Cheese-tastic. I'll have a look on the Good Food site too for ideas.

Thanks grin

LaContessaDiPlump Fri 04-Nov-16 11:05:39

I'm vegan and did a sort-of vegan Wellington last year - a glorious concoction of nuts, lentils, mushrooms (can leave out), onions and celery all wrapped up in a puff pastry crust.

I ate most of it blush

alphabook Fri 04-Nov-16 11:06:05

I love nut roast or veggie Wellington!

TheBarbersWife Fri 04-Nov-16 11:06:11

Wow a pie made of camembert would be class.I'm a huge meat fan but even I would be happy with that on a plate

Lovelybangers Fri 04-Nov-16 11:07:48

Yum.

Some good ideas - thanks all.

I haven't really cooked much food in the veggie line so far - other than dhal and bean chillis - so do need to increase my repertoire.

Hastalapasta Fri 04-Nov-16 11:08:24

I generally don't replace the meat as I am the only veggie in the house but i do make huge amounts of smashed potatoes with rosemary, loads of Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and lovely veg with plenty of gravy. If I was feeding more then I would definitely do a pie. I also recommend a cheese board....

Hastalapasta Fri 04-Nov-16 11:14:10

If you want to step away from the beans, pasta is your friend.
Loads of veggie/vegan recipes, easy and quick to cook.
A favourite of mine in winter is to cook short pasta, steam broccoli (cut into small florets)over the pasta water for a few minutes, then shake it into a pan with oil, chili and crushed garlic, allow the garlic to colour a little then stir the sauce through the drained pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan or pecorino cheese.
Can use pretty much any green veg in that recipe.

Leopard12 Fri 04-Nov-16 11:25:10

I'm not keen on most nut roasts I've had in pubs or shop bought but my mum kaes an amazing on at home I think it's Delia Smith but I can't find it anywhere online, if I do I'll update thread, we had it most weeks when I was at home and for Christmas sometimes added cranberries into the middle layer. I find adding a pastry to a Sunday roast odd but lots of people do, I'm happy with extra roast potatoes and lots of cheese sauce!

idontlikealdi Fri 04-Nov-16 11:30:08

Here we go, I need to make this!

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/baked-camembert-pie-sharing

CreamCrackerundertheSettee Fri 04-Nov-16 11:30:16

I made Anna Jones' Goodwill Pie last year. It was wonderful. Great with all the christmas trimmings and fantastic cold with leftovers.

It is a bit faffy so I did the fillings the day before.

Not pasta - as a veggie I still want all the potatoes, stuffing etc, just not the meat. I hate it when restaurants do Christmas/roast dinners for the carnivores, and pasta or risotto or something for veggies.

Stuffed butternut squash is nice and goes well with all the usual trimmings. Or pie - absolutely.

alphabook Sun 06-Nov-16 12:41:39

Agree with Remus. When I ate meat the turkey was my least favourite part of Christmas dinner, I'm happy enough just having a plate of roast potatoes, mash, Yorkshire puddings, stuffing, roast parsnips, carrots, brussel sprouts, gravy etc. That seems to baffle most meat eaters, even though most people I know can take or leave turkey!

poppym12 Tue 08-Nov-16 12:08:43

Lots of different vegetables. There really is no need for a meat substitution if you provide plenty of veg choice. I've had a vegetarian diet for almost 30 years and 'we' really do enjoy a good roast without the meat (as long as the gravy is vegetarian too).

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 12-Nov-16 21:26:39

I've done strata, which is a sort of savoury bread pudding, vegetable Wellington (usually with mushrooms, admittedly), spiced potato koftas and spinach and feta pie before.

LordEmsworth Sun 13-Nov-16 08:14:51

I made this 2 years in a row, though I'm the only veggie so I made 2 smaller ones and froze one. I didn't make it last year, and wished I had...

Chestmut pate en croute

Bolshybookworm Sun 13-Nov-16 08:21:50

Not exactly gourmet, but I really love a good cauliflower (or broccoli) cheese with a roast dinner. They go well together and the meat eaters can have some too. I like loads of sauce so I can mop it up with my roasties smile

Cookingongas Sun 13-Nov-16 08:42:23

www.ottolenghi.co.uk/broccoli-and-gorgonzola-pie-shop

I made this last year- it was very well received. ( though Gorgonzola and gravy isn't everyone's cup of tea)

Lovelybangers Sun 20-Nov-16 11:38:06

I missed the updates as this had slipped off my I'm On list

Some good ideas. I particularly like the sound of broccoli and gorgonzola pie!

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