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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Broccoli & Carrot gluten free Soup

Broccoli and Carrot Soup

Ingredients

4 tablespoons gluten free plain flour

4 tablespoons of butter

one medium diced onion

three and a half cups of milk (if you would like to minimise dairy I use rice milk).

three cups of chicken stock

2 medium-sized broccoli (cut off the bottoms and use the heads – separated)

1 cup of carrots

1 teaspoon of salt, cracked pepper and nutmeg

2 cups of cheddar cheese or gruyere cheese

Method:

Take out a large saucepan and a wooden spoon, put the stove on medium heat. Melt the butter, add the onion, then the flour and blend together. Once blended add 3 and a half cups of milk and mix, then add the chicken stock and mix, then add the broccoli and one cup of carrots. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring. Once boiled put on low heat and cover for twenty minutes. Stirring on occasion. After twenty minutes add two cups of cheese. Mix together and heat up a little. Place in soup bowls and serve. This is a photo of the soup I made for dinner last night.

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Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

Do you love Hot Cross Buns? This is the first year I made them gluten-free They are surprisingly tasty. All I did was substitute self-raising flour for gluten-free self-raising flour. Presto – They don’t rise as much, but the taste is still magnificent. I will post the recipe soon.

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Kiwifruit Christmas Tree – Vegetarian

Two ingredients – Vegetarian – Kiwifruit Christmas Tree

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Easy Christmas. No baking. Two ingredients: Kiwi fruit and Strawberries.