Archive | December, 2012

Our Christmas Meal 2013

16 Dec
Gloucestershire Vegans sporting their cracker crowns!

Gloucestershire Vegans sporting their cracker crowns!

What a fantastic meal Gloucestershire Vegan Group enjoyed yesterday!

Lovingly prepared by our very own super-chef Ceri, she treated us to three-courses of delightful grub. We had some great starters – broad beans, tomato and basil salad, cashew ricotta and watercress salad, a lovely fresh tomato and roasted red pepper soup with basil and garlic. Followed by hearty mains; creamy asparagus flans, chestnut and cider cassoulet and peppery risotto cakes. Finished off with some seriously decadent desserts – a deep, rich chocolate torte, wobbly port jellies with beautiful gold-dusted orange star biscuits and raspberry syllabubs.

There was a challenging Christmas-themed quiz with the prize of vegan chocolate footballs going to our youngest attendee – 6 year old Lios.

Thanks to Ceri (and sous-chef Ken) who made this meal so special, and to all the Christmas elves who magically did the washing-up!

We raised £58.50 from the meal, which we’ve donated to Animal Aid – the UK’s longest running animal rights group. Check out their website for more information on their work, and their latest campaign to raise awareness about the misery of ‘free-range’ turkeys being produced for many Christmas tables.