Let me share with you my Ayurvedically balanced Christmas Dinner Menu, in case you are still looking for ideas. Feel free to print out this menu –I have attached links below to all the recipes.
Chestnut Mushroom Soup is featured in Martha Stewarts Blog and is a delicious low fat soup that is creamy and smooth.
Irish Soda Bread: A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!”
Squash, Chestnut and Brioche Stuffing is from Martha Stewart. Feel free to add some fresh cranberries and raisins.
Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetables is from The Pioneer Woman. Roasted root vegetables are where it’s at, particularly when flavored with fresh rosemary. The naturally sweet flavors that come from roasted, golden brown veggies rate close to a ten on the addictive scale.
Vegetarian Gravy: A quick and easy recipe that is vegetarian, using basic ingredients that you’ll have sitting around in the kitchen. Not only will you save time, but this recipe is healthy and can be made vegan too! From the Urban Cooking Guide
Winter Fruit Chutney from Epicurious: This cinnamon-and coriander-spiced chutney combines wine, raisins and citrus. Yummy!
Winter Greens & Goat Cheese from Williams – Sanoma: This refreshing salad combines three members of the chicory family (frisée, radicchio and Belgian endive), which have a pleasantly bitter taste. Oranges add a note of sweetness, while goat cheese lends a creamy texture.
Sweet Potato and Spicy Pecan Crisp with Egg Nog Lassi: This treat will fill your home with a nutty aroma of roasted oats & crunchy oven-baked pecans. A dash of fiery cayenne warms your belly and heart, giving this dessert a subtle ‘kick’.