What’s your favourite Christmas vegetable?
Mine is definitely parsnips, closely followed by carrots. I’d usually suggest roasting them in a drizzle of olive oil with a sprinkling of herbs right next to the turkey in the roasting tin. But this year, I’ve decided to get inventive!
I am in love with Christmas stuffing.
It is, by a mile, the best part of a Christmas meal – and the best way to top off a leftover turkey post-Christmas sandwich.
So, loving stuffing as I do so much, I just had to find a way to make it healthier – you know, so I can eat it in double quantities!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Christmas is the only time when I have an excuse to eat twice as much potato for dinner!
I love my roasties, and I love my mash, but I’m sure that both are the main players in the food coma I annually find myself in following a good Christmas dinner.
So, why not replace traditional mashed potato with a slightly lighter sweet potato mash? (more…)
Let me introduce you to an oft neglected aspect of the Christmas Day dinner – the Christmas vegetables.
In my opinion, the veg part of the traditional turkey table gets a pretty bad rep. They’re usually blandly boiled or roasted – and anything green is automatically out (no one ever wants to eat more sprouts than they need to!) Then there’s the potato overload. I can’t think of any other time of year when I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating double potatoes, but at Christmas I always go for a good helping of roasted and mashed!