Sumptuous Sunday roasts
Omnivores often wonder what veg*ns have for their Christmas meals. We have collected photographs and descriptions of just a few different Christmas meals which veg*ns in the UK enjoyed in 2017, and some recipes too. It looks like it was tasty, yet turkey free, Christmas dinners all round! We hope this article will serve as Sunday lunch inspiration for Veganuary and beyond.
Felipe made some delicious looking roast vegetables that were served with not one but two Tofurkey roasts and a Brazilian farofa. He was kind enough to share his recipe.
Vegan Brazilian Farofa
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 cup manioc/cassava flour (also called gari flour, it's easy to find it in African or Asian shops)
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt to taste
Diced spring onions and parsley
Two thick slices of Fry's polony sausage (easy to find in health food stores)
- In a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil and stir fry the onion until golden.
- Add the garlic and paprika and the optional polony sausage.
- Fry a little and add the manioc flour.
- Mix it all together, and add the olive oil. If it's too dry add a bit more oil.
- Stir continuously, so that the flour does not burn, and toast for around 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Finally, add the spring onions and parsley.
Goes well with brown rice, beans, and stews.
This meal is one that Michael from Brighton prepared. Michael opted to use a recipe from the popular YouTube channel and website Avant Garde Vegan for a Christmas roast encased in pastry. He served it with the traditional trimmings including vegan stuffing balls and vegan Yorkshire puddings.
Ultimate Vegan Christmas Roast Wellington
You can find the recipe here.
This roast belongs to Rachel from Manchester who used a recipe from BOSH! This is the mushroom wellington served with vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, apple sauce and vegan polony. Rachel cut Christmas tree shapes to top her Wellington and stir-fried her sprouts with onions and chestnuts.
Here is the recipe that she used. It was named the most popular vegan Christmas meal since its release in 2016.
So what do you think? As ever, we hope that you have found these recipes useful. We'd love to read your comments below.
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