My brothers girlfriend is a vegetarian (ethical reasons, not allergy or health), she doesn't eat meat or seafood. As far as I'm aware she is cool with dairy and eggs.
Anyway, my questions are
•Trifle. I can't find any 'vegetarian' jelly/gelatin in my small, regional town. Is Aeroplane Jelly objectionable? What do you guys replace jelly with? I'm hoping it's nice and easy, I've got to cook the whole lunch myself, and I have 2 kids and I'm in the very tired part of pregnancy with #3.
I'm making vegetarian rissoto as a side dish, along with Cauliflower Cream Potato gratin, and roast veggies (to go with our roast pork). Should I get tofu, or veggie sausages/patties too? As in, I want her to have lots of choices, but I'm not sure if that's going overboard?
ETA : Dagnabbit! Spelling mistake in the title! *stomps feet*
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21-12-2011 13:53 #1
Tell me about you vegetarian Christmas Dinners...
21-12-2011 13:59 #2
I used to be vegetarian, but had to stop as my nutrition was seriously suffering because I wasn't doing it properly.
But the Christmas that I was, my mum bought me a vegetarian loaf roast thing, like the turkey loaf roasts that you can get. It was marinated and everything, and it was actually really nice, and it was just from the supermarket. The frozen food aisle, where the rest of that kind of stuff is
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21-12-2011 14:00 #3
My SIL would be happy to have a veto sausage on offer as well but you have already catered more than enough I think! The positive with the sausage is you can keep them in the fridge and feed them to the kids if she doesn't want it on the day - they only take a few mins to cook!
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21-12-2011 14:22 #4
why dont you ask her if she would eat the jelly? depending on how you do your trifle, could she get a serve without taking jelly?
it seems like you have a few choices for her but its all 'side' things with no 'main' iykwim? on the other hand as its xmas im sure she will be stuffed no matter what!
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21-12-2011 14:28 #5
I think what you've provided is plenty as is.
Agar agar is a vegetarian gelatin substitute, but I wouldn't try it out for the first time on Christmas day. I'd ask if she has any objections to the jelly first and if she does just make up an individual bowl of trifle without jelly for her.
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21-12-2011 14:41 #6
I think you have offered heaps!!!
Maybe you could add some nuts/protein/legume though? Add chesse to risotto or put some pine nuts/chickpeas through the roast pumpkin? Or even some diced up haloumi through her roast vegies?
Trfile - just ask her if she wants hers with jelly or without.
eta - its so nice for you to be thinking of her but I av a vego friend and she says that when ppl do toooooooo much she gets uncomfy. Roast vegies and some risotto is more then enough I reckon.
eta 2 - i know some vegos who find the faux meat thing a bit wierd so maybe if you goign to do that check with her.
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21-12-2011 14:55 #7
21-12-2011 14:56 #8
I'm a vegetarian, but we all tend to do things differently to each other! So I eat a bit of seafood, but that's it. And I HATE the fake meat products!
We're actually pretty easy to please! The risotto sounds good! I'm doing a vegetarian bake dish for dinner myself. It will have eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, cheese, herbs - yum! Really though, if you're having a salad and have one or two dishes I'm sure that will be plenty.
Oh, and definitely ask about the jelly. Knowing what goes into making gelatin, I won't touch it with a barge pole!
Hope that helps!
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21-12-2011 14:56 #9
21-12-2011 14:58 #10
Re: your friend being uncomfortable; that's exactly what I was worried about. Thanks
Eta: pine nuts in the roast pumpkin= YUM!! Just might do that!
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