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.

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White Chocolate Christmas Tree – very easy, no baking – Christmas Recipes

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White Chocolate Christmas Trees – very easy, no baking – Christmas Recipes

2 large bars of white chocolate – melt on medium heat in a saucepan

1 packet of shelled and raw pistachios nuts

1 packet of craisins (a mixture of cranberries and raisins)

Once the chocolate is melted carefully pour into a small baking tray (use a wooden spoon to even out the mixture, so it covers the whole tray).  Put some craisins all around dropping them into the mixture. Roughly chop the pistachio nuts and drop them around as well. Put in the fridge. Once hardened cut with a biscuit/cookie Christmas shaper (Do not separate them until after they are completely hardened from freezing).  Then place in the freezer, once hardened take the shapes out.

Chocolate Christmas Balls (instead of Rum)

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Chocolate Christmas Balls (we love these)

Making them together is such fun.

Ingredients

1 tin condensed milk

1 packet quality chocolate biscuits (or make your own)

3 tablespoons of cocoa

1 bar organic cooking chocolate about 60% + cocoa

1 cup of rice bubbles

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

dessicated coconut to roll the balls in

Method:  Take out blender or other device to crush up the chocolate biscuits once completed do the same with the rice bubbles.  Mix them together, then add the vanilla essence and condensed milk.  Grate up one half to three-quarters of the cooking chocolate and add to the mixture along with the cocoa.  Mix thoroughly.  Once combined the mixture needs to be slightly firm.  Roll into golf size balls with your hands and roll in the coconut mixture.  Refrigerate if using within a few days or freeze if you want to keep them for longer.

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.

Vegetarian easy dish – asparagus, vegetarian bacon (not bacon) and cheese sauce

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(To begin 12 fresh asparagus spears – pictured above).

ASPARAGUS, VEGETARIAN NOT BACON AND CHEESE SAUCE – Vegetarian

This can be served as a quick easy entrée or a for a snack or a quick easy supper.

Take 12 fresh asparagus spears, wrap 2 or 3 spears in vegetarian not bacon meat. Place in a baking dish. Pour over cheese sauce. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes or until the asparagus is soft.