Vegetarian for Life

Christmas Lunch Club coming soon

Posted by Guest on 30/11/20 in VfL News and Events

Join Chef Justina on 22 December at 1pm, for V for Life's festive-themed virtual lunch club via Zoom.

Check out the recipes below, buy your ingredients, and cook the dishes on the day ready for the Zoom chat at 1pm. Talk cookery, recipes and more, and meet like-minded people from across the UK.

We'll be making:

  1. Mushroom, Nut and Cranberry Wellington
  2. Mincemeat Muffins

You'll need to buy (or find in the cupboards) the following ingredients:

For the Wellington:

  • Oil for frying
  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 350g mixed mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 200g mixed chopped nuts (brazils, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce

For the Mincemeat Muffins:

  • 350g/12oz self-raising flour
  • 15ml/1 tbsp baking powder
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 135ml/9 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 375ml/12fl oz water
  • 150g/5oz vegetarian mincemeat
  • 15ml/1 tbsp demerara sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Both of these dishes can be frozen, so there's no need to worry about food waste if you live alone. If you can't cook on the day, no problems at all, please join us anyway with whatever you're eating for lunch that day.

Join our Facebook group here and watch a cookery demo of the Wellington and muffins being made before the lunch club on the 22nd.

Festive dress encouraged!

Open to vegetarians, vegans and meat reducers aged 65 and over.

Email to find out more, or to book your place and get the Zoom link and password. Or call the VfL office on 0161 257 0887.

If technology and Zoom in particular are new to you, visit call 0800 048 7642, or email for help. If you're already tech savvy, all you'll need to do is open the Zoom link in your internet browser and join the meeting.

Make sure that your audio and video are switched on. We'll be happy to talk you through all of this on the day or in advance.


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