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Going Vegetarian for christmas due to visitor's, don't have a clue! Need special recipes

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Maggie/Magpie, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Maggie/Magpie

    Maggie/Magpie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,
    Recently diagnosed type 2, doing low carb high fat diet, obviously avoiding sugars as well. On top of that I have 3 visitors coming for christmas, my daughter (who isn't too much of a problem), and two of her old uni friends, a young female Muslim, and a young female who can only eat meat killed in a certain way (I think its called ha lou?). I live on a smallish Island, which I doubt will cater for such different things. So my daughter and I have decided were going vegetarian rather than causing offence or any other difficulties. So I'm looking for some really special recipes for this special occasion that we can all enjoy together. Which will cover three days, breakfasts, dinner and tea. I'd also like to serve a starter and pudding for boxing day, which will be our main event. All suggestions welcome.
     
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  2. chalup

    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How strict? Are eggs and dairy all right? Is fish OK?
     
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    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Might it be 'Halal' food?

    If it is some supermarkets have cooked/prepared meat items that might be suitable (Asda does I think and perhaps also Tesco) if you do a quick search.

    That might add to your options.

    Crustless quiche is tasty and can be prepared ahead and kept in the fridge, I make one with different fillings in each half then slice it up. It's quick and handy for tea time or supper.
     
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    #3 geefull, Dec 15, 2016 at 10:24 PM
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  4. What a lovely idea. There is a large recipe index pinned to the top of the vegetarian sub-forum and a thread with some veggie Christmas dinner ideas at the bottom of the sub-forum. Have a look and see what you fancy and what is available where you live. You don't need meat or fish meat to have great meals over the holidays. Good luck :cat:
     
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    Maggie/Magpie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Egg's and Diary are apparently fine, but no fish.
     
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    Maggie/Magpie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    'Halah' that's the one!
    We don't have an Asda, not yet any way its being built as we speak. Tesco's is a bit tricky to get to for me as it takes 2 buses, no car.
    So I will probably stick with just Vege. But thanks anyway.
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking a nice quiche or frittata for breakfast. I think I spelled that wrong. Asparagus sauteed in garlic butter with a bit of parmesan is very good. Brussel sprouts au gratin. Cheesecakes can be low carb and also fit with vegetarian. Vegetarian pizza made with fathead pizza dough. Most fat bombs are delicious treats and are vegetarian friendly as well as low carb so everyone can have truffles. Fancy nuts would be good just not glazed ones. There are lots of recipes on the net and also on this site. Enjoy your christmas :D:p

    Oh ! Almost forgot the stuffed mushroom caps! Don't forget those YUMMMMM :wideyed::woot:
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Waldorf salat (pure whipped cream no Mayo )is wonderful for both vegetarians and Meat eaters and orange salad with parsley is so Nice in its Colors and taste wonderful Homemade tomatochips with olives and goat cheese
     
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    #8 Freema, Dec 15, 2016 at 10:56 PM
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  9. ^^^Watch out for parmesan though as it is not vegetarian.
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really? I had no idea. You learn something new every day. Why is it not vegetarian?
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Is parmesan made of bacterias ?
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    Waldorf salat for low carbers could be made from selery cucumbers and more roasted walnuts and pickles instead of grapes and Apples
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is fabulous as a Christmas Day Dinner main - I have had it several times when visiting vegie friends and each have put their own spin on it by having different vegetable side dishes, it went particularly nice with roast parsnips:
    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/...oux-pastries-filled-with-mushrooms-in-madeira

    This one is excellent, too - I often do this one:
    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/collections/delias-summer-collection/piedmont-roasted-peppers

    and this:

    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/...abs-with-herbs-and-fresh-mexican-tomato-salsa

    As you can tell, I'm a Delia fan. Her recipes are mainly easy and always work.
     
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  14. "Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano is an EU Protected Designation of Origin product and has to be made using calf rennet, so it’s definitely not suitable for vegetarians."

    https://www.vegsoc.org/saycheese#

    As made from calfs' stomach lining then there is a potential for it not being halal either.

    @chalup @Freema
     
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    chalup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  16. Those peppers are lovely. I've had them and subbed the wee fish for capers.
     
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  17. Update: Didn't like these. Too rich and "earthy" for my taste :***: Never mind, if we don't try we never know.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Be careful with chestnuts. Its a very common allergy.
     
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  19. Kat100

    Kat100 · Guest

    I would go down the middle easten route , with spicy aubergine and chickpea stew , could serve with whole meal warmed pittoa bread .. or cauliflower roasted spiced cauliflower.. I would do dips of choice with cucumber and other savour nibbles ..
    Sour cream goes well with the stew :)
     
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    #20 Kat100, Dec 19, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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