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I turned vegetarian at the very start of the year but the only this is I don't really like vegetables. I have like pizza, pasta, macaroni etc. Is there any vegetarians out here? What do you have for Christmas Dinner? I usually would have chicken but I guess I'll just have the usual dinner just without the chicken..

marty66
a week ago
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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a week ago

I became a vegetarian in 2013, and mainly in the UK, there are thousands of vegetarian options. I don't think even a vegan eats vegetables only. 😆

Taking some examples from https://www.cookfood.net/ for Christmas dinner:

Portobello Mushroom Wellington

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Nut Loaf

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Butternut Squash & Red Onion Galette

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French Onion Tart

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Baked Camembert with Port & Red Onion Chutney

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Brie & Cranberry Souffles

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Roasted Pepper and Goat's Cheese Quiche

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Sensational Veggie Rolls

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Goat's Cheese & Pesto Whirls

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I hope it helps!👨‍🍳

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marty66
marty66
Original Poster
a week ago

kikogpe thanks so much! It's difficult being so fussy but lots of great options so thank you

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea week ago

marty66 as a vegetarian there will be dozens of ready made options in all the major supermarkets... Do you belong to any Facebook groups or look at vegetarian society website etc?

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBananaa week ago

What a great post and some lovely images. I'm not a vegetarian instead a guilty meat eater who is not really comfortable being a meat eater.

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telmel
telmela week ago

I am not vegetarian M but try to eat healthily

I have tried nut roast at christmas and loved it

But you really must try to eat vegetables if you can , you are missing out on so many nutrients if you dont

Try sweeter if you must, sweet peas, buttersquash , sweet potato , theres so many tasty vegetables, but i eat any myself

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

Doesn't sound like a healthy diet! A vegetarian who doesn't like vegetables.

Do you eat fish? My granddaughter doesn't eat meat but does eat fish so if I do a roast dinner for her she has a salmon en croute or nut roast, so there are alternatives.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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a week ago

Some people think that a vegetarian/vegan eat raw vegetables as a meal 😁

As I showed above, you can have delicious vegetarian meals. Vegans are much more limited because of the milk/butter/eggs, etc., but a vegetarian has an easy life.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

kikogpe yes, my granddaughter started off as a vegan but found it far too hard to maintain, me too when cooking for her! I was pulling my hair out as so many seemingly meat free products had some sort of animal product in them.

Although I am not vegetarian I eat very little meat these days as I enjoy omelette, quiche, cheese and onion rolls etc but of course none of those could be eaten by a vegan.

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telmel
telmela week ago

Lynibis My daughters vegan L and when she visits i have great difficulty finding the right food for her , i have to alter my lifestyle to adapt to hers

And she has to take supplements because she doesnt eat meat, fish and dairy products

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

telmel so difficult isn't it? I bought an innocent bag of marshmallows for us to enjoy with a film once, only to find there was some sort of ingredient to do with pigs in them!

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telmel
telmela week ago

Lynibis I know L, i know

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marty66
marty66
Original Poster
a week ago

Lynibis it's probably not healthy but no I don't like fish and I don't eat meat. I do try with vegetables but just don't like many.

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Lynibis
Lynibisa week ago

marty66 you sound like my grandson lol.

There is nothing more delicious than a piece of salmon, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms cooked with garlic butter, peas, sweetcorn, new potatoes with a pile of butter and cheese melting over them!

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Lynibis That sound superb!

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea week ago

Lynibis actually now there are sub's for everything, lots of vegan c& o pastors or rolls around, and you can get easy egg and make s lovely omelette,there is a nice new quiche by Higgedy which I treated myself to recently

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea week ago

Lynibis gelatin from bone

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea week ago

telmel where do you shop? It was difficult a few years back but now there is so much choice everywhere I just stare in amazement the odd time I go out shopping

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davidstockport
davidstockporta week ago

Sarahvwomble That's correct Sarah - but a word of warning to dyslexics: Don't confuse Gelatine with Gelagnite (easily done) Someone who did blew the door off her oven.😀

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didbygraham
didbygrahama week ago

Assuming they can get the products to the shops, there is more choice for vegetarian and vegan options than ever before which can only be a good thing. I spent many years as a vegetarian and how returned to it the last three years - and it a lot easier now! Couldn't quite go vegan, (and have no desire to) but have plenty of vegan meals. Looking forward to Christmas and the new options available.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea week ago

Its a breeze now isn't it? Even as vegan,when I was growing up as a veggie it was a terrible problem,and nothing in restaurant!

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KatieBlue
KatieBluea week ago

We used to have a Quorn roast at Christmas, before the recipe changed to be more onion-y. Has a similar texture to meat, so was a good replacement.

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marty66
marty66
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a week ago

KatieBlue I seen a quorn roast in Asda, think we will probably try that for Christmas Dinner

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lornaae
lornaaea week ago

marty66 I like the quote roast and often have it on a cooked dinner 🙂

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerrya week ago

I used to be a vegetarian but like you did not eat vegetables. My diet back then was very limited. Even now although eat meat still not keen on vegetables. My Christmas dinner is usually a jacket potato with cheese and stuffing balls.

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tumblespots
tumblespotsa week ago

If you take a look at the myriad of cooking websites you are sure to find something, why not try Delia Smith https://www.deliaonline.com/search?s=vegetarian

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sophiereddy
sophiereddy
LD Team
a week ago

I had a vegan beef wellington one year and a nut roast another, which were both really nice, but usually I have a roast dinner with vegan chicken.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a week ago

Big Carrot? Image

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomblea week ago

Always remembered a school teacher going on and on about what on earth do you have for Christmas dinner,looking at us as if we were murderers,...when of course the opposite is true....

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Howmuch
Howmucha week ago

The food you like sounds like my vegetarian diet. Give the veg chance, I ended up a celiac by living on pasta and cereal and bread. Now I have to eat meat and veg as my diet is so restricted. My dream vegetarian Christmas dinner would a macaroni and quorn bacon pizza and cake.

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lornaae
lornaaea week ago

Definitely worth having a look at all of the different vegan and vegetarian options in supermarkets as it gets closer to Christmas - there are so many options 🙂

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoula week ago

i love a good quorn roast on Christmas so yummy and is similar to a typical dinner so theres no missing out

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ACR
ACRa week ago

You could make or buy a vegetarian pie to go with your veggies. Pieminster often have a festive vegetarian pie. For example, in the past they've produced, Christingle - a honey roast parsnip, chestnut, cheddar & leek pie.

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie6 days ago

I would say vegetarian toad in hole with vegetable gravy. The gravy taste like stuffing

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