Are you a carnivore who can’t imagine life without it? If you are, you definitely aren’t alone. Do you have a vegetarian among your family and friends who refuses to eat the free-range turkey you bought at incredible expense, and lovingly stuffed and roasted to perfection? Does all this trouble with vegetarians just make inviting them such a pain you don’t even bother?
I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be like that. There doesn’t have to a be division between meat-eaters and vegetarians. We can eat and enjoy the same things. You can put a vegetarian dish on the table that the turkey-lovers will enjoy – perhaps even more than the meat! Mind you, there’s no way I’d want to do both a turkey stuffing AND the Nut Roast Log, and very happy the turkey at our Christmas dinner was prepared by someone else and all I had to do was make the vegetarian log and prepare a few side-dishes of veg.
The Nut Roast Log pictured above was delicious. It’s my recipe. I invented it Christmas Eve – took 5 hours of chopping, slicing, mixing, grating, cooking, grinding, toasting, mixing, tasting, sharing, tasting, talking, thinking and intuiting – with a couple of 15 – 30 minute breaks mixed in with washing dishes and cleaning up the kitchen (3 times) to create the loaf pictured above. Read the recipe here: Ultimate Christmas Stuffing.
It was amazing and definitely was a “May I have seconds please” – coming from the turkey eaters – item on the table.
And cold the next day? Know I am eating an exotic stuffing wrapped in phyllo pastry stuffed with smoked gouda. Jealous yet? No turkey here.
The camembert round – baked in phyllo – was also a big hit at Christmas breakfast.