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Vegetarian recipe please!

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Chocolateteacake Tue 16-Dec-14 11:39:50

I've been volunteered for the veggie option.

We are having a work lunch (we invite clients and helpers/volunteers) and everyone brings food along, so it needs to be something that I can cook ahead of time and dish up on the day.

We don't have cooking/warming faculties that I can use, and it should be something nice, but also quite easy/not too expensive to prepare. There will be the usual veggies alongside the turkey.

We think that there will be about 6, but last year about 20 people decided to go for the veggie option (maybe there was a bit of turkey-fatigue, or the thing I made was actually nice?). What I made last year was very very fiddly and took ages, and it cost me a fortune to produce!

CogitOIOIO Tue 16-Dec-14 15:31:44

I don't have a recipe as such but the best veggie option I made once was a raised vegetable pie. Find a recipe for a traditional pork pie (for the quantities and tin size) and make a veggie version of the hot water crust pastry to line a spring form tin.

Fill the pie with layers of vegetables. I used defrosted frozen spinach with the moisture squeezed out, cooked chestnuts, blanched & grated red cabbage, feta cheese, walnut pieces, cranberries. Butternut squash would look good. Season each layer well and grate in some nutmeg for a Christmassy feel. Make the layers quite deep so that they are distinct when you cut into it.

Bake for the time indicated in the pork pie recipe. When cold you can even spoon in some white wine jelly made with a veggie version of gelatine.

agoodbook Tue 16-Dec-14 20:54:51

Feta and spinach tart ? bought puff pastry rolled out into a large square/oblong Score around the edge to make a border ( not all the way through). Wilt a big bag of spinach and squeeze out liquid. Soften 2 chopped leeks in butter with a clove of garlic and some fresh thyme leaves for about 10 minutes Put spinach and leeks onto puff pastry inside the scored edge, crumble over feta ( or a mixture of blue cheese and cheddar) Season. Brush pastry edge with milk, Cook for about 15 minutes

redautumnleaves Tue 16-Dec-14 21:00:31

For a very quick salad -
Chop up some nice cabbage.
Mix equal quantity of soy sauce and date syrup (that Biona stuff) and a squeeze of lemon juice. Shake and throw over the cabbage.
Throw in some toasted pine nuts
Throw over some dried cranberries.


redautumnleaves Tue 16-Dec-14 21:01:14

Throw in, I mean.

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