Preparing for a Veggie Christmas

Christmas time is a wonderful part of the year with plenty of joy, gift-giving (and receiving), and the part that everyone loves the most – Christmas dinner. If you are a vegetarian, however, you’ll be a little bit warier than meat-eaters about what many people put forward as the best meal of the entire year.

For most vegetarians, Christmas dinner for many decades has meant one thing – nut roast. These two words would have struck terror into the hearts of vegetarians up and down the country, expecting something bland, overcooked, and lacking in the joy we come to expect from this time of year. However, things have changed and the nut roast is once again a realistic, tasty, option for Christmas dinner as a vegetarian. Nuts are one of the staple parts of the diet for any vegetarian or vegan, all year-round, so it makes a lot of sense to utilise them for the showstopper at the centrepiece of a vegetarian Christmas dinner. A nut roast offers up a traditional savoury d…

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Stuff that is accidentally Vegan

Changing your lifestyle to become vegan is hard work, and in a world where there are so many products and foodstuffs to choose from it takes a complete switch in mindset to start looking at food labels in more detail and to source items in your grocery shop that are completely free of animal-based ingredients. You’ll already have a staple of vegan ingredients that you might not know are vegan, making it an easy start to your switch to a new way of life. Here, we take a look at some snacks and other food items that are accidentally vegan, but first, let us see some of the more obvious vegan food and items, including;

 Dry Pasta  Tinned Baked Beans  Marmite and other Yeast Extracts  Peanut Butter  Ketchup and Most Brown Sauces  Bisto Gravy  Mustard  Rice  Hummus  Chips (always cook them in vegetable oil!)  Jam  Crumpets  Porridge

Obviously, alongside these staple products, you can easily boost your vegan diet with fruits, vegetables, pulses, …

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