Vegetarian Christmas Turkey Fruit Platter and Thanksgiving Vegetarian Turkey

Vegetarian Christmas Turkey Fruit Platter and Thanksgiving Vegetarian Turkey

This is a quick easy platter to make to keep Christmas festive and healthy.  Mandarins, Kiwi Fruit, Strawberries, Boysenberries, Cheddar Cheese or Hard cheese and Black Grapes.

For the turkey itself:  Cut a pear in half, take the seeds out and a little of the core, use currants or raisins for the eyes, cut the nose and feet out with a hard cheese. Cut little bits out of the pear to place the eyes, nose and feet in.

Tip: you can use a little bit of dip or cream cheese to place in the holes to secure the raisins and cheese in place.


Grandma’s Oat Slice – Quick and Easy Cooking

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Rolled Oat Slice – Quick and Easy Baking – another one of my Grandmother’s simple recipes

125 grams or (1 cup) or 4 and a half ounces butter (unsalted)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup coconut (desiccated)

2 cups rolled oats

Take out a bowl – Melt butter, add sugar and stir well till well mixed. Add coconut and rolled oats and mix well. Press into a greased slice tin and cook at 200 degrees Celsius or 392 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Once cooled slice.

Tip: Add some chopped dried apricots for extra flavour.

Princess Castle Cake – Children’s birthday cake.

princess cake blog cake 2 blogPrincess Castle Cake – I recently made this cake. You need cup style ice cream cones and traditional ice cream cones. Make one large butter cake and one smaller butter cake. Make lots of soft pink butter icing – just soft icing sugar mixed with butter and pink food extracts colouring. Make a small bowl of soft green butter icing – soft icing sugar mixed with butter and green food extracts colouring. Silver balls are soft pearls cake decorations from the supermarket. Children’s toy figurines to place on top – I used lego ones. Little flags from a children’s party cake shop.

Vegetarian Pizza – Gluten Free Base

Scrumptious Vegetarian Pizza – This recipe is so quick and easy. On those days when you are rushed for time. This will take approximately 15 minutes.

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Gluten free pizza base

Organic tomato based  pizza sauce or other tomato pizza base sauce

Vegetarian hot dog sausages

One green pepper

Feta cheese

Black Olives

Sun-dried tomatoes

Method: Take out pizza base put onto oven tray, spread pizza sauce, (pre cook vegetarian sausages) chop up sausages and place on top. Then chop up green pepper, fetta cheese, and sundried tomatoes. Place on top. Then scatter with black olives. Place in oven 210 degrees Celsius or 410 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10-15 minutes until cooked.

Delicious Carrot Cake

Delicious Carrot Cake


Ingredients –

3 free range or organic eggs

3/4 of a cup of oil – sunflower

3/4 of a cup of sugar

1 cup of self-raising flour

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 cup of grated carrot

1/2 cup of sultanas

1 teaspoon vanilla essence


1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup cream cheese

1 cup of pure icing sugar (a drop of vanilla essence and a little lemon rind)

Method: Beat the eggs until well combined. Add slowly the sugar, then mix. Add the oil. Gradually add the sifted flour and the cinnamon. Lastly with a wooden spoon fold in the grated carrot, sultanas and vanilla. Once ready spoon ingredients into a greased cake tin. Bake in a preheated oven on a moderate temperature for 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit.

Tip: Easy decoration: use slivered almonds and cut up baby carrots. To make the small green stem at the top use soft icing sugar, with a little green food colouring mixed in the icing sugar and a cake pipe.