Vegetarian Christmas is the first post in the series I’m dedicating to the holidays. The next 2 posts will be The Best Christmas gift and Christmas traditions.
I’ve been a vegetarian for almost 8 years and yet I’m still looking for new recipes and ideas for Christmas. It’s exciting to try new dishes. I tend to cook a lot at Christmas, like everybody else, so having lots of recipes to choose from makes the process even more fun. Here are 10 recipes that I hope will inspire you for the Christmas menu.
Shaheen made a gorgeous Brussels Sprout Pie. It looks beautiful and I think a raised pie is perfect for Christmas. The pie is made with onion, garlic, carrots, Brazil nuts and Brussels sprouts. All stuffed into a hot water crust pastry. I will try the recipe for sure.
Tuscan Soup made by Char is the second recipe I would like to share. Soup is not an usual Christmas dish, but we had it a couple of years ago and I think it’s lovely addition. The soup is made with lots of veggies, like onion, celery, tomatoes, carrot, courgette and also beans, a colourful and light dish.
This starter recipe is mine and it’s called Creamy leeks. After I made it I discovered it’s a french recipe. Is made with only 2 ingredients, leek and cream. The most important thing are the spices, nutmeg and salt, so sprinkle and taste until the dish turns out amazing.
Aimee’s Lentil Roast with Balsamic Onion Gravy (http://wallflowerkitchen.com/lentil-roast-with-gravy/) looks fab and it’s nut free. I like nuts, but not everybody likes them in roasts. So this recipe is perfect, made with kidney beans, lentils, rolled oats and lots of veggies. Pairing the roast with an onion gravy sounds perfect.
Alexis made a Cheese and yoghurt bouikos. It’s a Polish dish and I never heard of it before searching recipes for this post. The bouikos are made with flour and lots and lots of cheese, what is not to like? I think they could be a great snack between meals or as a starter.
I wanted to share a bread recipe. Bread is something I love, cooking and eating it too. It rarely happened not to eat homemade bread at Christmas. I was thinking of French baguettes too, but it takes 7-8 hours to make them in the traditional way, so I doubt anybody will make them for Christmas (me included). After carefully considerations, I decided to include the Rye plait bread. The rye bread is so good I could eat it just with salted butter.
Cathy made a Brussels sprouts and goat’s cheese tart. I’m a big fan of Brussels sprouts and this tart looks yummy. It is made with puff pastry and sprouts and cream and cheddar, all topped with goat’s cheese. I think it’s delicious.
I liked a lot this Sweet Potato and Chestnut Pie Recipe made by Chris. The stars on top makes it so pretty and I like the idea of sweet potato and chestnuts. The pie also contains mushrooms, Stilton, onions and garlic.
The Tart with Tomato, Pesto, Chilli and Cheese made by Corinne looks fab. I like the fact that it’s so easy to make and with all those flavours must be amazing. It has Cherry and sun-dried tomatoes, Peppadew Picante Chillis, spring onions, rosemary and fresh basil in puff pastry. Yummy!
The last recipe is a Trio of dips made by Angela. The first dip is made with salad leaves, pea and feta, looks really yummy. The second one is romanesco cauliflower dip, I like romanesco cauliflower a lot, it’s tasty and its shape makes it fun to cook. The last dip is with carrots and almonds. I use nuts in lots of dishes after I was amazed by a dish hubby made, spicy mushroom with peanut butter dish. The idea of adding nuts in dips is great, and with carrots it’s great.
Do you plan to cook vegetarian dishes this Christmas?