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What's your best veggie Xmas main courses?

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BlowingCountDracula Fri 20-Oct-17 08:01:28

Nut roast? Mushroom pie? Tell me all your faves??? πŸŒ°πŸŽβ˜ƒοΈπŸŽ…πŸΌπŸ€ΆπŸ½πŸŒŸβœ¨

BlowingCountDracula Fri 20-Oct-17 08:02:16

(Apologies for the terribly title! - what ARE your faves?)

kateandme Fri 20-Oct-17 10:53:48

veggie shepherd pie or hotpot.so nice to have this wamring yum pu in front of you at xmas
white sauce veggie crumble.

Ricekrispie22 Fri 20-Oct-17 11:00:08

Cranberry ricotta torte www.taste.com.au/recipes/cranberry-ricotta-torte-vegetarian/097ce41c-8d34-453e-938e-6ad14a72383c
I made this chestnut, spinach and blue cheese Wellington for Boxing Day last year. Whilst it tasted damn good, cutting it into slices and serving it up was a right mess! www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/chestnut-spinach-blue-cheese-en-croute
This year I'm tempted to try Linda McCartney's new veggie roast beef with red wine and shallot glaze.

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 20-Oct-17 11:53:14

A nut roast type thing featuring chestnuts, or a chestnut based Wellington. Whatever it is has to go nicely with the trad Christmas accompaniments.

Personally I'd find a shepherds pie/hotpot to be a very odd thing to have as part of a Christmas meal.

Who are you cooking for? Not everyone likes mushrooms so it would be worth checking about that.

GinUser Fri 20-Oct-17 16:02:52

Mushroom and chestnut loaf (or terrine as it is Christmas) with some cranberries in the mix. Bread sauce and whisky cream sauce plus sprouts, roast potatoes etc. etc.

AdaColeman Fri 20-Oct-17 16:11:01

Asparagus tart.
Stuffed marrow.

appella Fri 20-Oct-17 16:13:05

Proper nut roast is DELISH with rosemary potatoes, roast squash, smashed swede and carrot and looooooads of stuffing

Gaijin1 Fri 20-Oct-17 18:54:37

This with veggie gravy, Yorkshire puds, roast pots & veggies.

LonginesPrime Fri 20-Oct-17 19:24:30

Roast tofu - delicious!

You take firm tofu and cut it into slices, marinade it overnight in soy sauce/water with nutritional yeast, sage, rosemary and thyme. Then before baking, mix some flour and nutritional yeast and coat the wet slices with it (to make the β€˜skin’), leaving some of the herbs from the marinade on the tofu.

Bake for 20-30 mins and serve with all the roast trimmings. They’re vegan too!

They’re also great cold in sandwiches.

LonginesPrime Fri 20-Oct-17 19:25:05

^ This is probably my most identifying post ever!

TheChristmasFaery Tue 24-Oct-17 23:25:46

That roast tofu sounds delicious! grin

DeliveredByKiki Thu 26-Oct-17 07:38:00

I had mushroom Wellington last year and stuffed an acorn squash with cranberries and quinoa the year before

BikeRunSki Thu 26-Oct-17 07:40:35

I love a good nut roast.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 28-Oct-17 18:45:07

I am doing Veggie this year, I was thinking of trying a Mushroom, spinach and chestnut pie or a nut roast smile

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Oct-17 18:59:36

Please do a nut roast. I (veggie since I was 18) always feel that a pie is not a good "meat substitute" in a roast dinner. Pie is one type of meal. A roast dinner / Christmas dinner is another and I don't think it includes pie. A good nut roast - not a frozen supermarket one full of mash and grated carrots - Jamie Oliver has a few good recipes online. A very easy home made nut roast is - 1 sachet chestnut stuffing, 1 packet chopped nuts, 1 tin chestnut puree. Make stuffing, mix in other stuff, plus seasoning, parsley, maybe some seeds, and beat in an egg or two. Put player about 1/3 the way up a loaf tin. Cover with cranberry sauce, Add cover with another layer or nut mix and bake according to stuffing instructions, but longer as it's deeper than usual.

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Oct-17 19:02:08

This is really nice too. Also available from Amazon, Holland and Barrett, Teso and other some other supermarkets.

Elephantgrey Sat 28-Oct-17 19:04:06

I make honey roasted butternut squash. I roast it for about 40 minutes on its own then stuff it with chestnuts pine nuts cranberries and breadcrumbs ( what goes on the mix varies from year to year).

My Mum bought the Parsnip pheiver ( probably not how to spell it) from Marks and Spencer it is also very nice and goes well with all the Christmas vegetables.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 28-Oct-17 19:04:34

I was leaning more towards the nut roast tbh, I think it looks delicious! I think I will find it weird not having pigs in blankets this year. ( I have recently switched to being a vegetarian )

AssassinatedBeauty Sat 28-Oct-17 19:06:51

You could do vegetarian sausages in vegetarian bacon if you're really desperate. I'm not a huge fan of fake meat but if you'd really miss them as a concept then you could give it a try.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 28-Oct-17 19:09:26

Assassinated I didn't even think of that blush I think I might give those a go, Just need to find decent veggie sausages and bacon.
I've tried veggie mince and I didn't like it much at all grin

thepatchworkcat Sat 28-Oct-17 19:13:27

This is a good one:
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1016636/festive-squash-jalousie
We always end up with way too much filling though and end up eating it for days after. It’s delish though.

BikeRunSki Sat 28-Oct-17 19:15:44

Veggie bacon is 1 - vile and 2 - quite brittle when cooked. Not sure it would work for pigs in blankets. Quorn make veggie cocktail sausages though. What to wrap them in though? Maybe strips of marinated aubergine, or perhaps soak some dried porcini mushrooms and use them - dried and soaker will be more flexible than fresh, and tastier.

MusicToMyEars800 Sat 28-Oct-17 19:26:35

I didn't think veggie bacon would be very nice Bike Maybe I'll just leave the pigs in blankets out, I'll have extra stuffing instead grin

Mookatron Sat 28-Oct-17 19:30:54

The hairy bikers nut roast w mushroom sauce is delicious! here

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