Well, I had planned on doing some awesome pre-Christmas posts full of Chrissy recipes that I had had the time to lovingly prepare and blog about……Ha! I haven’t stopped being uber busy doing everything else, for about 3 weeks and now I’m all outta breath and outta time!
However, I have come across some really beautiful Christmas recipes and thought this would be a nice way to share some of my favourite “foodie” bloggers’ blogs with you.
So, even though I may not be making all these recipes this Christmas, it’s inspiration for another time and hopefully I will get to make one of them this week….
Apparently though, my kids have these
this (my latest creation!)
Green Melon Smoothie
on order for Xmas brekky
For later in the day these little Raw Chard Salad Rolls from The First Mess, look so colourful and fresh! What yummy way to begin a healthy Christmas meal, all red and green!
Considering it is Summer here, I think they would go along nicely with my Watermelon & Mint Frappe too, (recipe making an appearance soon, promise!)
Whilst checking out the Almost Raw Vegan I came across Catherine’s Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower “Wings”. I thought they would be a nice change from the old, traditional cauliflower “cheese” and would make a nice addition to baked veggies or a colourful salad.
The salad I am planning to make for Christmas is my version of kale salad. It has nearly all of my favourite salad veggies (I love a packed salad), but you could add more variety, change it up completely or keep it simple, what ever you like. The dressing compliments almost anything.
1 large bunch of kale, washed and the leaves broken off into bite sized pieces
1 punnet cherry tomatoes washed and cut into quarters
1 avocado peeled, seeded and finely sliced
1 large carrot spiralized
1 medium beetroot spiralized
1 small or 1/2 a large Spanish onion finely sliced into rings
1/4 cup pine nuts
Place all ingredients in a good sized salad bowl.
(can be made a couple of hours before if kept in an airtight container and refrigerated)
1 large lemon juiced
1 garlic clove, crushed
4 Tsp cold pressed, virgin, olive oil
2 Tsp Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
Himalayan salt and fresh black pepper to taste
Pop all dressing ingredients into a jar and shake well.
Pour over salad and gently toss
One dish I will be preparing for Christmas Day is my mum’s legendary Lentil Burger Patties. They are so yummy eaten hot with baked veggies, warm on a burger bun or cold at a picnic. (I will get this recipe up asap too. I have written it out, just waiting for the photos.)
These Buttery Agave Pan Rolls from Vegan Monologue look too good to refuse, they are so cute! Not raw, but a soft and fluffy side that would be perfect with either my Raw Almond Pulp hummus or Raw Cashew Cheese.
Raw Almond Hummus
Just this week I discovered this blog Karen Luvs Life and she has some really pretty and yummy sounding recipes up, it’s a feast for the eyes, I promise In particular check out these super pretty Raw Fruit Mince Tarts (with a nut free version) and her raw Christmas Layer Cake. Do check out her whole blog, there are more than just deserts here! Oh and she has another blog too that’s worth a look as well: Karen Luvs Raw, you should see her Raw Almond Shortbread House. Wow!
Jo Whitton over at Quirky Cooking has this super yummy looking Raw Macadamia Lime Cheese Cake, that would look pretty “spesh” on the Xmas table too.
And finally, I am intending to create a beautiful festive fruit salad, with colourful melons, berries and mint sprigs, served with a raw chocolate dipping sauce…
Clearly I won’t be making all of these delicious things, but I will let you know what does make it to our Christmas table and I’d love to hear what makes it to yours
Wishing you all a happy and healthy Christmas!!