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
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!