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Best veggie Christmas dinner?

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ApplestheHare Sun 15-Nov-20 07:25:07

First year of being veggie (eat fish so pescatarian I think) - what are your best and/or go to Christmas dinners?

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Finfintytint Sun 15-Nov-20 07:32:42

If you are eating fish, salmon wellington is good.
Or mushroom wellington.
Nut roasts are always a favourite.

Housewoes23 Sun 15-Nov-20 07:35:08

Big fan of Tofurkey although I'll bet there are more modern,perhaps superior versions of it nowadays. Veggie gravy and trimmings.

DazzlePaintedBattlePants Sun 15-Nov-20 07:37:11

If FIL wouldn’t have a heart attack at the thought of no roast dinner, I would have an almighty curry feast. Cold beer, pilau rice, naan bread and loads of lovely veggie curries.

As FIL will probably be coming, it will be a roast dinner and I make a vegetable pithiver that came from one of the Good Food magazines a couple of years ago.

OneIsAWorldOfBooks Sun 15-Nov-20 07:54:09

I usually make the nut roast from bbc good food which is amazing. Not sure what to make this year as I’ve had to go dairy free due to breastfeeding DD

Fivemoreminutes1 Sun 15-Nov-20 08:02:30

Nut roast en croute
Butternut strudel or wellington

BeyondMyWits Sun 15-Nov-20 08:10:15

DD likes to have just all the usual... veggies/roasties/Yorkshire pud with the addition of homemade stuffing and "pigs" in blankets... (Quorn cocktail sausages wrapped in Quorn bacon and roasted.)

beepbeepaleep Sun 15-Nov-20 08:21:27

I like to have the quorn roast for christmas dinner with all thebusual trimmings.

JamesAnderson Sun 15-Nov-20 08:25:43

This is vegan. Not sure about the spices but I'm sure there's others which could make it more English roast like

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/butternut-squash-recipes/vegan-m-hanncha/

NHSEA Sun 15-Nov-20 08:42:29

We have this every year www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/mushroom-and-squash-vegetarian-wellington/. It’s fab

CraazyCatLady Sun 15-Nov-20 08:42:58

This Wellington is amazing. I've made it a few times and it feels like something special for Christmas.

https://www.bosh.tv/recipes/big-bosh-roast

NHSEA Sun 15-Nov-20 08:45:41

JamesAnderson

This is vegan. Not sure about the spices but I'm sure there's others which could make it more English roast like

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/butternut-squash-recipes/vegan-m-hanncha/

That looks good, going to give it a go

Earache2020 Sun 15-Nov-20 08:46:53

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2011/dec/15/how-cook-perfect-nut-roast

We have this every year. It's so good!

pumpkinpie01 Sun 15-Nov-20 08:54:37

Nut roast , my mum makes one so nice the meat eaters start picking at it , Any left is eaten cold on Boxing Day.

PhantomErik Sun 15-Nov-20 09:06:09

We do a few 'mains' so everyone can pick & choose or have some of everything!

Cashew nut roast
Quorn Roast
Toad in the hole
Roast potatoes
Stuffing balls
Cauliflower cheese
Sprouts
Carrots
Corn on the cob
Gravy

The nut roast is a dry mix from a brand called Artisan which I buy either from health food shops or Amazon.

The toad in the hole is made with Meat Free Richmond sausages that I pre-cook & put into individual portions of batter.

Stuffing balls are Aunt Bessie sage & onion.

BellaVida Sun 15-Nov-20 09:08:58

A nut roast, veggie Wellington or Brie & Cranberry tarts.

edgeware Sun 15-Nov-20 09:11:19

We don’t do traditional christmas dinner but get the nicest smoked salmon we can get and have that, nice cheeses, crackers, party food.

HoneyWheeler Sun 15-Nov-20 09:15:21

Every year I make the Lorraine Pascale Nut Roast Pie. We absolutely love it and we are meat eaters too. Highly recommend - a real crowd please

JessicaJoans Sun 15-Nov-20 09:22:42

Vegetarian haggis with all the other roast trimmings. Bread sauce goes very well with it.

OchonAgusOchonO Sun 15-Nov-20 09:28:11

Can i please ask that you don't refer to yourself as a vegetarian when you eat fish? It can make things difficult for actual vegetarians.

I had an argument with a waiter in a rural pub a year or so ago. I asked what the vegetarian option was and he told me it was cod! He was very adamant that it was vegetarian as lots of his veggie customers eat it. Admittedly that is unusual but there are still lots of people who seem to think that fish is a reasonable option for a vegetarian.

Back to the topic at hand - I make puff pastry parcels with goat's cheese, baked beetroot, baby spinach, chopped red onion, chopped chilli and dried cranberries. It's yummy and the meat eaters usually bag some too.

SusannaSpider Sun 15-Nov-20 09:29:16

I had hoped people would have moved on from nut roast, I've been veggie on and off since the 80s and nut roast was all that was ever offered as a veggie roast.
Equally annoying is the huge rise in fake meat being the only option when dining out or buying in. It's invariably over processed, very salty tasting and not very healthy.
I'm tempted by this, this year -
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/squash-winter-herb-crispy-butter-bean-pie

user1493494961 Sun 15-Nov-20 09:36:15

I just have it all without the meat offerings, I couldn't be bothered faffing about with nut roasts.

cudbywestrangers Sun 15-Nov-20 09:51:12

I made this one year when I had the luxury of time:

www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/vegetarian/cheese-and-parsnip-roulade-with-sage-and-onion-stuffing
and it was lovely.

Otherwise i tend to do a nut roast, this one is good and quick to make: www.eatyourbooks.com/library/recipes/1392376/addie-mays-christmas-nut-loaf

Christmas is the only time in the year that I have nut roast, the meat eaters usually have some too and it goes well with the traditional roast potatoes and veg etc. Not to mention being able to make ahead of time so it just needs a bit of oven space on the day!

PhantomErik Sun 15-Nov-20 13:02:52

I bloody love nut roast!

I know people mock it but I bet a lot haven't tried it. I don't really enjoy cooking so always buy a dry mix that you just add water to. It even comes with a little loaf tray to cook it in. I eat any left overs in a sandwich - yum yum!

Obviously each to their own but nut roast is lovely with a roast & preferable to 'fake meat' in my opinion.

SusannaSpider Sun 15-Nov-20 15:51:52

I bloody love nut roast!

I know people mock it but I bet a lot haven't tried it.

Believe me, if I had a pound for every nut roast I've eaten...
But yes, I agree, anything but fake meat.

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