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Food & Drink, Winter

10 Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Ideas

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Aah, vegetarian Christmas dinner ideas.  The thing that stumps me year after year.  After a decade of vegetarianism, Christmas dinner is still the one area that I struggle with knowing what to cook.  Turkey is so synonymous with Christmas that it is difficult to think of ‘traditional’ or ‘festive’ vegetarian dishes.

To help you, and to inspire me this year, I’ve put together ten vegetarian Christmas dinner ideas,that aren’t nut roast.  I don’t know about you, but my heart always sinks when I see nut roast on a festive menu.  I’ve never eaten a nut roast that I actually liked.

Instead I’ve concentrated on seasonal produce, like root vegetables, kale, cauliflower and other vegetables in season in December.

Some of the Christmas dinner ideas might be a little left field, but without a traditional vegetarian Christmas dinner why not start a new Christmas dinner tradition?!

And yes, I know it’s early, but with four weeks to go, I thought some organised folks (more organised than me!) might want to start planning their Christmas dinner!

10 Vegetarian Christmas Dinner Ideas

Kale, Chestnut and Mushroom Pie

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This kale, chestnut and mushroom pie from Delicious magazine looks so tasty and comforting.

Mushroom Hazelnut Tart

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This mushroom hazelnut tart from The New York Times could make a great vegetarian Christmas dinner idea.

Sweet Potato and Kale Pie

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This sweet potato and kale pie from Healthy Magazine looks like a proper winter warmer.

Spinach and Feta Quiche

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This spinach and feta quiche with sweet potato crust from Cooking Light looks really tasty, and contains that vegetarian failsafe – spinach and feta.

Christmas Veg Laska

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Christmas veg laska, from Jamie Oliver, for something a bit different this festive season.

Butternut Squash and Stilton Filo Pie

christmas dinner for vegetarians

This butternut squash and stilton filo pie recipe from Tesco looks like it could be the one for us this year.  My cooking skills are limited at the best of times so I need to see if I can muster up the courage to work with filo!

Root Vegetable and Chickpea Crumble

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This root vegetable and chickpea crumble again from Delicious Magazine, looks easy to put together and the perfect winter dish.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Paprika

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This whole roasted cauliflower with garlic and paprika might be one of the more left field options for a vegetarian Christmas dinner, but it would certainly make a talking point!

Herb and Garlic Root Vegetable Crumble

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Finally, this tasty looking herb and garlic root vegetable crumble is vegan friendly too.

What’s on your menu for Christmas dinner?  Are there any vegetarian (or vegan) meals that you cook every year?

After more Christmas inspired posts?  Here’s my guide to eco friendly Christmas trees.

 

Food & Drink, Spring, Winter

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in March

fruit and vegetables in season in march

Hello March! You’re looking mighty fine! I don’t know if it’s all the snowdrops and crocuses in bloom right now, or the fact that every florist and corner shop around here is dripping in daffodils but I’m beginning to feel a little spring in my step, even if the weather isn’t quite matching my mood yet!

I’ve put together my monthly guide to what fruit and vegetables are in season in March, and again put together a free printable (image free) that you can print out and pin to your fridge door or take with you on shopping trips.  I don’t know about you but I’ve been finding this printable insanely useful!  You can download this guide to what’s in season in March here .

Fruit in Season in March

Rhubarb

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Vegetables in Season in March

Cabbage – Savoy and Spring Green
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Chicory
Jerusalem Artichoke
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Parsnips
Potatoes (maincrop)
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Salsify
Shallots
Swede

 

And there we have it!  I’m particularly excited for rhubarb season – I’m going to be making this cheeky boozy rhubarb cordial for sure – it’s a good recipe to have up your sleeve and great for jazzing up cava or prosecco!  Oh, and don’t forget to download the guide!