Festive Feasts

by  Trish Dent




Festive Feasts

by  Trish Dent

We have all faced the most unexpected of challenges this year. What better way to round off the year and herald in the new — season, year or whatever festivity you choose to celebrate — than sharing a special meal with family or friends. Here’s a menu of favourite recipes from the MBA Professional Members.


A successful meal is one that feasters will remember because they were able to digest it easily.
With that in mind, what better way to begin a meal than to stimulate your gastric juices with some bitter greens with a light dressing that creates the perfect balance of flavours on the palate. Jewelled Green Salad recipe here


For the Main Course:

Bill Tara presents us with a stunning Vegetable and Tempeh Wellington with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy recipe here

Maria Serrano opts for classic Tofu Turkey with Stuffing and a Mushroom Gravy recipe here

Trish Dent presents her take on Chestnut and Pumpkin Nut Roast with Sour Tofu Cream and Mushrooms recipe here

Anna Mackenzie prepares the trimmings: Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts recipe here, and Sweet and Sour Purple Cabbage recipe here


Dessert options:

Round off the meal with Anna Mackenzie’s Light Christmas Pudding recipe here or the truly light option of a Spice-infused Poached Pears from Anna Freedman recipe here

We also have some special treats to share any time:

Maria’s Aduki Bean Truffles recipes here

Oliver’s Mince Pies with homemade macro Mincemeat recipe here

Chocolate Yule Cake from Marion Price recipe here