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Rosehips Fri 07-Dec-18 13:12:26

We're home for Christmas this year so am in charge of my own meals smile Being vegetarian (and given the food preferences of extended family) I find I spend most of my time eating bland and overly rich preprepared supermarket party food, and it's all just a bit bleurgh. So, having thought about it, I've decided to go with buying small amounts of good quality luxury ingredients.

So far I have:
naice cheeseboard (no novelty flavoured cheese!)
avocados
fancy eggs
truffles
exotic mushrooms

any more suggestions? I'm also open to suggestions of things to make that involve a lot of time/effort. Maybe making sourdough or similar...

AndThereSaw Fri 07-Dec-18 13:20:54

If you are making sourdough get yourself a few nice antipasti: olives, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, brined garlic cloves, stuffed sweet chillis etc. You can make these yourself or buy them in but they are such treat food!

Out of season but available if you don't mind import: asparagus; try griddled served with a fried duck egg for dipping.

Eggs Florentine for breakfast on Christmas day.

If you are being force fed beige party food for a couple of days get yourself/make yourself a days worth of really delicious light Mediterranean tomato and herb/basil/whatever soup. Go to a little trouble and roast down the tomatoes to intensify them before skinning them and removing the seeds rather than using tinned. Have this with olive oil bread.

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Fri 07-Dec-18 18:01:34

All the cheese and nice things to go alongside - eg Peppadew peppers, Garners pickled onions and red cabbage, posh crackers and crisps

Picky things - really good hoummus, baba ganoush, falafel, olives etc

Croissants and posh jam

Ricekrispie22 Fri 07-Dec-18 19:07:31

Waitrose have a selection of nice vegetarian pâtés www.waitrose.com/ecom/shop/browse/groceries/fresh_and_chilled/cooked_meats_deli_and_dips/pate/vegetarian_pate
Quails eggs
Tapenade

Cherries101 Fri 07-Dec-18 19:09:32

You could make confi duck egg. A bit of a faff but delicious.

HowlsMovingBungalow Fri 07-Dec-18 19:12:26

Love a quorn picnic egg myself ( unhelpful)

Agree with Hummous and Baba ganoush and picky things.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Sat 08-Dec-18 08:02:02

Really nice crackers or oat cakes
Gigantes or chickpeas in tomato sauce

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 08-Dec-18 16:36:18

Yes to gigantes! Wonderful with tsatziki and pitta bread.

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