Christmas time = FOOD (lots of it) and FAMILY
Regardless of if you celebrate Christmas or not, I know a lot of families (or groups of friends) choose to spend the day together eating, drinking and enjoying each others company.
Perhaps you have already planned out exactly what you will be making for the day (or maybe you’ve handed that baton to someone else) but if not and you want some inspiration then check out the list below that has been inspired by some of my favourite recipe creators.
I’ve tried to choose recipes that contain seasonal ingredients depending on the climate but feel free to mix and match. All (ok most) of the recipes are suitable for a paleo (grain, dairy, legume and sugar free) style of eating and most of the options are suitable for those following an autoimmune paleo style of eating or the Gut and psychology syndrome diet.
Festive Menu for an Aussie summer
- Antipasto platters: proscuitto, carrot and cucumber sticks, olives, sundried tomatoes, seed crackers and dips (you could try beetroot hommus and capsicum sundried tomato dip)
- Flatbread, top with minced garlic, rosemary and olive oil before baking for a garlic bread alternative
Meat and seafood
- Seared scollops, served a variety of ways
- BBQ satay chicken
- Garlic herb roasted prawns with cocktail sauce
- Mango and turmeric vegan cheesecake
- Christmas pudding (served cold with coconut cream)
- Dairy free eggnog ice cream
Festive menu for a white Christmas
- Bacon wrapped pumpkin bites
- Spinach and goats cheese stuffed mushrooms
- Bread rolls, because sometimes you need something to soak up the gravy
- Slow cooker roast pork with onion apple gravy
- Brined turkey and gluten free gravy
- Beef meatballs with tomato and bone marrow sauce
I hope you all enjoy your Christmas planning and feasting. If you would like to share what is on your menu just place a comment below.