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veggie main course ideas, please?

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Beenspotted Sun 31-Aug-14 06:34:19

...and, if anyone has done the Nigella pumpkin one, where did you get the pumpkin from, please?

LokiBear Sun 31-Aug-14 08:12:44

Mushroom Wellington is my favourite. Can be prepared ahead and just put in the oven x

WLmum Sun 31-Aug-14 08:25:23

I recently made beetroot and feta burgers - they were awesome. I did them in buns with lettuce, tomato and cucumber but I'm sure you could posh it up.
Peppers stuffed with risotto or lentils is nice.
What is the meat main - can you make a veggie version?

MTWTFSS Sun 31-Aug-14 12:07:35

Mushroom and chestnut Wellington is my vote! Plus all the usual sides!

curiousgeorgie Sun 31-Aug-14 12:19:10

We just do absolutely loads of vege sides... Roast potatoes, mash potatoes, parsnips, swede, roasted carrots. Greens, Brussels, peas, Yorkshire puddings. Meat free stuffing, cauliflower cheese, creamed leeks... I'm sure there are more but with a mixture of carnivores and vegetarians we never make something specific and they (including myself) just have a Christmas dinner without the meat smile (it's delicious!)

This usually follows a fish starter too.

kiwidreamer Sun 31-Aug-14 12:34:34

Flat mushrooms stuffed with yummy stuff (ricotta / goats cheese / cream cheese, herbs and crumb topping)

polomoomin Sun 31-Aug-14 18:53:22

Pumpkin is essentially the same as butternut squash wink.

The cheese and parsnip roulade is what we're going for this year I think, it's soooooooo good. Delia Smith recipe.

lauren222 Sun 31-Aug-14 18:59:31

Glamorgan sausages - they are fried on the stove so great for Christmas when the oven is really full.

Ktay Sun 31-Aug-14 19:00:58

Another vote for Delia's roulade

Springcleanish Sun 31-Aug-14 19:02:19

Stuffed flat mushroom or a veggie cutlet - all the supermarkets do a Christmassy one. I like to keep it simple, so much to be doing anyway. In fact the best is just more of everything except the meat! smile I hate Christmas lunches where I end up with stroganoff or pasta - I want roast!

Pollywallywinkles Sun 31-Aug-14 19:45:08

Nut roast with the same accompaniments as the meat eaters as I want the same meal as the meat eaters minus the meat.

MrsMinton Sun 31-Aug-14 19:47:05

Nut roast for me and Quorn roast for DS.

xalyssx Sun 31-Aug-14 19:50:00

I'm doing homemade veggie sausages in toad in the hole, with extra batter for any meat eaters who crave Yorkshire pure.

SandStorm Sun 31-Aug-14 19:50:10

Homemade pasta (100g of plain flour per large egg) and wild mushroom sauce.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 31-Aug-14 20:47:55

YY to 'the roast without meat'

DH and I are vegetarian, we have a Quorn Roast (he isn't a huge fan) but all the accompaniments is what make Christmas Dinner special.
The DC have a chicken breast, roasted in skin.
If I have visitors, I do a whole chicken.

Something like pasta or bakes is nice for another day.
Christmas Day, maybe buy a ready made nut cutlet and ask if they want it. Chances are, they'll have the sides.

I used to make a Nut Loaf (Good Housekeeping) for my Mum when she couldn't eat dairy.

Fry onions + oil+ garlic until soft but still pale
Slightly toast some white nuts- almonds, macadamia. brazils,cashews then coarsley crush
White bread into breadcrumbs

Cooked chestnuts (canned or vacuum packed) drained artichokes hearts - chopped.

Then add thyme , pine nuts, grated cheese if you want, an egg.
Form into a roll and wrap in greaseproof then foil,
Freeze till you need it, bake from frozen, wrapped up until it's done then open to let it brown.
I'll check how long it cooks for, think it's 40 minutes.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 31-Aug-14 20:49:07

YY Delia Roulade but IMO it's too rich to have with all the bits. It's nice for mid week with a salad and beetroot

Pollywallywinkles Sun 31-Aug-14 21:21:07

Totally agree with you 70.

I too want the dinner without the meat. That doesn't mean just give me a plate of vegetables, you wouldn't dish up just vegetables for the meat eaters. I also don't want a different meal, so no to pasta or wellingtons unless that is what the meat eaters are having. I don't want veggie sausages as I eat them every week.

I just wish restaurants would get it...I normally decline works Christmas dos as I am sick to death of the dire veggie option at a ridiculous price.

Sorry, rant over.

Beenspotted Sun 31-Aug-14 21:48:39

Thanks all of you. We will be seventeen in total, seven veggies, ten carnivores who will be having a traditional turkey.

Beenspotted Sun 31-Aug-14 21:48:40

Thanks all of you. We will be seventeen in total, seven veggies, ten carnivores who will be having a traditional turkey.

0pheliaBalls Mon 01-Sep-14 15:06:46

Yep, all the gorgeous usual roast accompaniments (roast potatoes, roast parsnips, cauliflower cheese, potato gratin, peas, stuffing etc) with Quorn roast and veggie sausages. We gave up meat in 2007 and Christmas dinners are sooo much easier and cheaper without it. Our last carnivore Christmas cost us £80 for the meat alone. The veggie equivalent comes to under a fiver! And you just bung it in the oven and it's done 45 minutes later, no basting or faff. And it's bloody delicious grin

MARGUERITE18 Thu 04-Sep-14 10:21:13

The redwood celebration turkey roast with pigs in blankets is amazing!

Alternately I love quinoa nut roast

WhereYouLeftIt Sat 06-Sep-14 22:28:55

I find even the carnivores round my table like a slice of this Parsnip, cranberry & chestnut loaf.

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