Thursday, 18 February 2016

What Vegans Eat at Christmas

...or as a yummy Sunday roast! I played it safe for my first Christmas as a vegan and had a nut roast my parents picked up at the shop, with roasties, parsnips, carrots, brussels, and stuffing! Stuffing is my fave. I've been so pressed for time I didn't have time to practise a recipe before Christmas Day, but by next year I will have something else up my sleeve... I'm thinking mushrooms and puff pastry. 

For now I have my very basic Christmas dinner to share, and a few other lovely vegans have shared their Christmas dinners too!
Vegan vegetable stock gravy ofc!

India - Oh So India Charlotte

Having been vegan since I was 10 years old and being part of a vegetarian family I have had only ever had meat free Christmas' and we have never strived to have a meat substitute as part of our meal. This year, like the past few, we all had individual pastry parcels containing whatever we so pleased. I made mine and my Mum's on a square of Jus-Rol ready rolled Puff Pastry (which of course is vegan!) and piled on griddled aubergine, courgettes, peppers then toasted pine nuts and spinach. Once wrapped up in the pastry I brushed a mixture of of soya milk and nutritional yeast, which added a lovely golden colour once baked at 200°C for half an hour. We served these with Rosemary and Garlic Roast Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Carrot and Swede Mash, Green Beans and of course Brussels Sprouts. It was honestly incredible and I highly recommend altering the parcel to contain your own favourite veg, next year my Mum and I are possibly also going to add some vegan pesto!



For dessert we had my Dad's famous sticky toffee pudding which he makes every single year without fail and I think this year it was even better than normal. He makes a large one for the rest of the family and a smaller vegan one for me and my Mum to share with a vegan sticky toffee sauce, it's such a light sponge which was perfect after such a heavy meal! We had this with a generous scoop of Swedish Glace Vanilla Ice Cream and it was divine.
I think my favourite thing about Christmas is the food and I love seeing and hearing about what other Vegan's have and prefer, people might not think it but the possibilities within a vegan Christmas meal are honestly endless and don't have to contain meat substitutes unless you want them too!


Karen - London Vegan Bird

I had a Cashew Nut Roast (recipe from Veganfamily) with stuffing, steamed carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and delicious roast potatoes cooked in olive oil with rosemary and garlic.


Looks delicious right?! Ever had a vegan roast dinner?

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