As you may have noticed, I am still absent, sitting in front of my computer, writing this thesis that seems to defeat me. I need to hand it in the week before Christmas, which means after that I really hope to be back and post regularly again.
I just wanted to pop in and tell you what I plan to make for my first Christmas as a vegetarian. In our family, me and my sister are the only ones who dont eat meat, and I am determined to make something great for the two of us.
I experimented with a vegetarian nut loaf once a few weeks ago, but found I still needed to change a few things. I just found this Jamie Oliver recipe on Pinterest, and went back to the magazine that I actually had bought last year. After my first attempt at this I already determined that 2 eggs and about 100g of cheese should be the right amount for this size of nut loaf. Seeing that Mr. Oliver agrees on these two measurements, I think I am going to use his recipe. Maybe add in a little mustard and half a cup of lentils to substitute some of the nuts.
As a starter my mother and I plan on making a salad accompanied with something like this cauliflower cake by Ottolenghi. I have made this before, and it turned out really great. I think I'll cut this recipe in half, I remember eating nothing but cauliflower cake for about a week after I made it the last time.
If you are looking for a few more ideas on what to make for a vegetarian Christmas, maybe I can direct you to a few other recipes that I have posted here over the last almost two years?
I really loved these legumes d'hiver au vin I posted earlier this year, they are a bit fancy but really easy to make.
This hummus feta souffle would make a lovely starter for the vegetarian in your family, or for everyone else, too.
Or maybe make these crunchy baked acorn squash slices?
Maybe I give the Jamie Oliver nut roast a try before Christmas, and if I do I'd certainly let you know how it turned out, but I just wanted to share it now so that you can decide to make it, too, if you are still looking for a great vegetarian recipe for Christmas.
So I hope to be back soon, until then I wish you lovely pre-Christmas weeks.