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Veggie Christmas dinner?

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Clawdy Mon 26-Nov-12 12:44:23

Two of the family arriving for Christmas dinner are vegetarians. In the past I've done loads of veg and something like shop-bought veggie sausages,in addition to the usual meat roast. Thought this year might try to make them a nut-roast,but after googling recipes,they seem to involve "blitzing" the nuts and things in a food-processor,and I don't have one. Is there a recipe that just involves crushing the nuts?or would that be gritty and unpleasant? or something else that's tasty? Ideally,could do with making it a couple of days before.

suzannened Mon 26-Nov-12 17:04:29

Have you tried looking at chestnut roast recipes? They aren't usually ground up. As the only veggie in our house I try & have something different every year - a real favourite was Melty mushroom wellington from (though check they like Stilton). Recipe made 4 so I made in advance (bonus at Christmas) & froze

Clawdy Mon 26-Nov-12 19:19:52

Thanks,suzanned. Will do some googling tonight! Chestnut roast sounds nice.

Melpomene Mon 26-Nov-12 19:37:54

For most recipes the nuts would need to be ground - you can have a few larger pieces in there, but if it was just crushed it would be too gritty.

Could you grind the nuts in advance using a friend's food processor (eg if you are visiting a friend who has one)? Ground nuts will keep for a few weeks in an airtight jar.

Clawdy Mon 26-Nov-12 22:16:52

I hadn't thought of that,Melpomene,thanks.Will ask around!

Drladybird Tue 27-Nov-12 08:37:29

We'll probably be having this nut roast I've made it before and it is really yummy. It doesn't need a food processor to blitz the nuts either.

Clawdy Tue 27-Nov-12 19:24:48

That does sound nice,thanks. Do you chop the cashews in very small pieces?

Drladybird Thu 29-Nov-12 20:09:28

Probably although to be honest, I can't remember how we made it last year! I reckon that would be the best. Cashews are relatively soft as nuts go.

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