As I type this, me and my parents are finalising our Christmas Day menu. And this is no easy task. My mum loves hosting (she also has a new extension and kitchen to play with) and I love cooking so neither of us want to do the 25th of December by halves. Plus, we're preparing a 3-course meal for 11 family members, one of which is vegan (me!) and another can't eat wheat. No biggie.
But it's got to the point where we're having to cut back and reduce the amount of dishes we're talking about. But all of those extra recipes sure do make for a good blog post! If you're still not sure what to cook for your meat-free Christmas dinner, I hope the following can be of help. I've included recipes that are vegan by default, ones that require a quick substitution and also vegetarian recipes for those of you taking that first step.
Aubergine boats - http://www.veganrecipeclub.org.uk/recipes/aubergine-boats
Make-ahead mushroom soufflés - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4979/makeahead-mushroom-souffls
Parsnip soup with parsley cream - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/847640/parsnip-soup-with-parsley-cream
Sweet potato & butternut squash soup with lemon & garlic toast - http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sweet-potato-butternut-squash-soup-lemon-garlic-toast