Elly Curshen's plant-based Christmas menu
Including an easy vegan gravy and some delicious and easy greens
Vegan Christmas starters
For a quick and easy Vegan ‘Prawn’ Cocktail, use a can of hearts of palm, drained, rinsed and sliced into 1cm pieces in place of prawns and a vegan mayo instead of regular mayo in your favourite prawn cocktail recipe. Leave out the Worcestershire sauce, too (it contains fish) and use a good splash of Thai Taste Vegetarian Fish Sauce (Nam Pla Jey) to add a perfectly subtle ‘marine’ flavour.
Vegan main course
Vegan Christmas dinner sides
To make your own Maple and mustard vegan ‘pigs in blankets’, cook vegan sausages according to packet instructions, toss in a mixture of grain mustard and maple syrup then wrap a piece of vegan bacon around each sausage. Secure with a cocktail stick and fry until brown on all sides. Toss again in the maple/mustard mixture and serve.