Maybe this year you can tell yourself to leave the animals alone and cook some delicious plant-based alternatives. I have several options in my ebook – they do not take a lot of time to prepare. Cauliflower steaks can be served along with all roasted veggies and beautiful cranberry red cabbaged and even cranberry sauce (picture above). My lentil roast is out of this world and both layers can be served separately (you can make more and use some for your canapes). It is better served slightly cold as it needs a bit of settle time before cutting but it could be reheated and served with my red wine vegan gravy.
This can be roasted along with carrots, parsnips, and potatoes. You prepare the vegetables first, roast for 20 min and then add marinated cauliflower for another 20 minutes. In the meantime, you reheat your lovely red cabbage, make cranberry sauce if not made, and reheat the gravy. This is a budget option but very delicious and you could serve whole cauliflower (picture above) for a stunning centerpiece. Below it is served with mashed potatoes which I formed in metal rings on the plate so it looks neat. You could pan-roast some thin slices of potatoes and again put in metal rings for mini-towers and a neat look.
You could also serve the cauliflower-like this with roasted vegetables around it.
Lentil Roast with chestnut and smoked tofu filling
I absolutely love love this dish. I made several times and every time is even better as I experiment with more flavors. This is very delicious with cashew/horseradish sauce and cranberry sauce on homemade rye bread.
Chestnuts add a little bit of sweetness and I mix them with soaked sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste, and fresh herbs. It is also perfect on bread on its own.
I also love leftover curry next day. Beautiful warming spices. You can use the chopped roasted veggies or any other leftover food. I love it with roasted sweet potatoes and pineapple pieces.
I hope you enjoy these few dishes and check my dessert options (Vegan Tiramisu – just saying) and cheeze board as well as some healthy drinks which leave as refreshed rather than with a heavy headache next day.
Everything you need is in my ebook guide to help you this Christmas.