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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2006 11:12:53 AM »

I'm not vegetarian, but my dad makes this fantastic lentil and barley casserole filled with veggies and cheese.  The cheese could be substituted with soy cheese for vegans.  I'm not entirely sure of the recipe, but those of you who are a little adventurous could try it out.

I also make a red pepper and tomato soup.  It's not exactly winter-y, but it has a festive colour.  I roast red peppers, tomatoes, and onions in the oven or grill the peppers on the barbecue until the vegetables are soft and I can peal the skin off the peppers.  I boil some potatoes and carrots, drain and reserve some of the liquid, then add the vegetables and a drained and rinced can of red lentils.  Let it cook until it's soft then blend.  You can thin it a little with the potato water or some milk.  Salt and pepper to taste.  It's pretty tasty served with pita chips.

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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2006 01:20:03 PM »

 I am not big on Christmas dinner- or Christmas in general- so I am just going to be making Arugala and lemon pasta with some handmade bread on the side. I have been eating way to much peanut brittle, and I need to get healthy again  Cheesy

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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2006 02:09:47 PM »

I celebrated christmas with my darling's family and was the only veggie, as usual - very hearty typical Norwegian fare.  Last year for Christmas my darling made me a nut loaf and I had vegetarian gravy, and this year I had a non-meat loaf from soy protein 'mince' with lots of good stuff in it like onions and capsicum with a mushroom gravy...both Christmas dinners I've had with his family have been really good because the stuff we made for me has been compatible with the side dishes and I get the stodgy Christmasy gravy type feeling too.  And, of course, everyone wanted to try my food, which I always like, as they always enjoy it and I feel I'm spreading the good word about how yummy vegetarian food can be.

Yum.  I got an enormous vegetarian cookbook from my darling (he's a sympathetic omnivore who's learnt a lot about lentils in the last few years) and so I was starving again an hour after dinner after drooling over the beautiful pictures in it (and yearning to sew something - I got me a sewing machine!  Yay!)

Enough showing off over fabulous dinner and presents.  I hope you all had a fabulous Christmashannukwanzaa and a delicious veggie dinner!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2006 09:09:50 PM »

for the folks, did a roast chicken with a pomegranate glaze. For the veggie sister of my BF, made a good mix of other dishes:

salad starter: warm crispy walnut-encrusted goat cheese rounds on a bed of spring greens lightly dressed with vinagrette.

sides: green beans sauteed with garlic, fresh lime juice, and olive oil

wild and basmati rice pilaf with tangerines, dried cranberries, and pine nuts.

store-bought orange-cranberry relish

dessert: pear-cranberry crumble.

two hours of cooking and voila! We ended up having more than enough for five, and people could eat chicken or not. The menu meshed well either way.

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