SUNDRIED TOMATO & KALE NUTROAST

Have you ever wondered what to cook for someone who doesn´t eat meat for Christmas dinner?

A simple nutroast of course!

Before you read this post please note that you do NOT have to reduce meat in your diet. I did this for me ( me only) & I am very happy!

YOU DO YOU!

So at the start of this year I started to dramatically reduce my meat intake. Not for health reason or diet or to loose or gain weight!

I just did it because I wanted to. In January I challenged myself to not eat meat for a whole month because my brother at the time was vegan & I wanted to embrace his lifestyle because as someone who always would say ‘ ah would you just have a burger’ I thought  it was only fair.

I have to admit it all came too easy for me & I’ve honestly never looked back.

I simply don’t miss meat in my life or crave it at all.

If this is something that is ethically beneficial & creates positive enviromental vibes then I have no problem not eating meat!

It hasn’t caused me any health problems & I am extremely happy with my food & diet right now so that is a good enough reason for me!

So now you may be wondering what on earth a veggie eats on Christmas & the typical answer is a nutroast!

Basically a loaf made of nuts & veggies! All sounds too healthy for me but be warned this little loaf is high in calories due to the nuts!

So try not to eat the whole batch in one 😉

 

With all my veggie Christmassy research I decided to try out my own just in time for the big day!

 

What you’ll need:

200g mixed nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts)

6 mushrooms ( chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (crushed)

1/2 onion (diced)

1/2 bell red pepper (diced)

1 celery stick

2 large stalks of kale (finely chopped)

4-5 sundried tomatoes (chopped)

TBSP sesame seeds & pinenuts

Spices: oregano, rosemary, seasalt & black pepper

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180ºc.

Saute the garlic & onion in a large frying pan with olive oil & add the pepper, celery, sesame seeds, pinenuts & spices to the pan.

Leave until all the veggies are softened.

Place the 200g of mixed nuts into a food processor with the mushrooms & blend into crumbs.

Combine the veggies & nut mixture together in a large bowl.

Add the chopped sundried tomatoes & finely chopped kale & mix well.

Feel free to add more spices to taste.

Line a bread baking tin with baking paper & coconut oil.

Put the mixture into the baking tin & press down evenly to compact it & a bread shape has taken form.

Place in the oven for 40 – 45 minutes until the top is golden brown.

Leave to cool!

Merry Christmas!

Ella xxx

 

 

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