Christmas Frazzle

salt and vinegar twists

We’ve reached that pre-Christmas time when, regardless of how simple your planned festivities are, everything becomes really hectic. So: crisps on a plate. It is a festive plate though. And people are happily gobbling up their Tesco salt and vinegar twists as happily as they gobbled down the fancier snacks ūüôā Moral of the crisps on a plate? Don’t try too hard, don’t tire yourself out: enjoy Christmas.

Take a little walk on the beach. Breathe. Eat some crisps.

sunrise over the dunes

Today’s recipe: Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Yule Logs

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The Squirrel and the Sweets

squirrel nut bowl

Jameson’s Raspberry and Peppermint Ruffles from Home Bargains, as is the squirrel nut bowl, as is the amazing bargain of a vegan selection box for 99p below.

vegan selection box

Today we have two basic stuffing recipes for you from Frugal Living in the UK: Sage and Onion and Oatmeal or Skirlie

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The Holly and the Ivy…

Yes, more of the garden comes inside every day! Today we have Christmas tree shaped pretzels from Aldi.

A¬†festive recipe¬†that’s¬†easy to make and freeze in advance: Ice Cream Bombe

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Fabulous Fudge!

From the Fabulous Freedom Factory: Fudge and Chocolate Covered Raisins. Incredibly delicious.

Festive recipe: Carrot, Coriander and Ginger Soup

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Oh, and we’re on Instagram now!

Cheesy Cheesy

Eat Real Quinoa¬†Corn¬†Puffs, white Cheddar flavour, and possibly the cheesiest tasting¬†food we’ve ever had! ¬†We had to check the bag again to¬†make sure¬†a terrible mistake hadn’t been made but there was the Vegan Society Logo nestled securely in the corner ūüôā There’s some Violife Cheese cubes in there as well.

Festive recipe: White Hot Chocolate from Cat

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Oh, and our order came from Green Bay. There’s a lot of cheese¬†in there too!

On the Fifth Day of the Christmas Dish…

Walnuts, dried cranberries and Livia’s Kitchen Raw Chocolate Brownie Nugglets (sold at Tesco).

Today’s¬† festive recipe: Glazed Parsnips with Carrots and Pistachio

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A starry dish today…

Tesco’s Spiced Vegetable Roll Selection today, a mix of Katsu, Spiced Butternut Squash and Moroccan Cauliflower. They¬†look, smell and taste lovely. From the chilled Christmas section of the shop.

Today’s recipe: Wintry Chocolatey Fairy Cakes

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Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen…

Except on the dress of a Faery Queen… So (one version) of the saying goes. How completely incorrect! Look how they demonstrate the perfect balance of pre-Christmas treats right there on the Christmas dish ūüėČ

Chocolate truffles dressed up as Brussels sprouts from Asda alongside Fox’s Glacier Mints.

These Christmas Dish posts are evolving. Something homemade may even appear at some point, but for just now we’re adding one of our festive recipes each day. Today: Vegan Bread Sauce (goes well with the sprouts).

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Now: Vegan Cheeses!

These may or not make it to the daily changing Christmas dish… Actually they’re more likely to be saved for part of Christmas dinner ūüôā

From Vegan Supermarket GreenBay (online and in store), vegan Camembert and Herbes de Provence!¬†They have many other gourmet and hard to find vegan products… go see!

Today: nuts!

vegan recipes, books and festivities… Among the trees in Scotland.