I don’t want to lecture or rant.* You’ll do what you want, regardless. But maybe just consider that the seasonal slaughter of turkeys and ducks is not completely necessary? There are some alternative meals you could be enjoying instead.
Scouring Pinterest for some veggie Christmas dinners for this post has been mouth-watering stuff, and actually all the recipes I’ve found seem quite easy. No defrosting the bird in the bath overnight only to find it’s too big for your oven. And what with Sainsbury’s vegan cheeseboard, procuring affordable non-meat and non-diary food stuffs is actually starting to be feasible.
Here’s my top 5 suggestions for veggie mains that I’ve narrowed it down to. What should I choose?
- Beetroot & squash wellington
- Squash, chickpea and spinach filo pie
- Vegetable, almond & brazil nut roast
- Stuffed roasted squash
- Chestnut, port & thyme strudel
I’m also hosting a small Christmas party and looking for ideas for veggie canapes and snacks – does anyone have any ideas?
And if all else fails, Yotam Ottelengi will save me from a meaty Christmas.
*But it would be remiss of me not to provide a few Christmas turkey facts for you to consider.