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An Avant Garde Vegan Christmas

This winter we’ve been working with Avant Garde Vegan, otherwise known as chef Gareth Oakley, to¬†give inspiration for our delicious Welsh produce this Christmas!

Gareth has been working tirelessly and, armed with as much Blas y Tir produce we could muster, he’s created the ultimate vegan Christmas dinner and shared his top tips via his Youtube channel. Check out his videos below, his Youtube channel and his Instagram page for lots of inspiration this Christmas!

Roast Potatoes & Trimmings

Gareth’s delicious guide to roast potatoes with all the trimmings is sure to impress this Christmas.

Festive Nut Roast

Gareth’s guide to a festive nut roast shows how easy it is to make your own delicious centrepiece ready for Christmas day.

Check out these Avant Garde Vegan Instagram Photos!

AvantGardeVegan Fiery Cauli Curry

“🌶🐲FIERY WELSH DRAGON CAULIFLOWER, POTATO & CHICKPEA CURRY & HOMEMADE NAAN BREAD🐲🌶made with @blas_y_tir¬†cauliflower & potatoes 🙌🏽 served with Cardamom Spiced Rice.
The quality of @blas_y_tir vegetables are incredible. Can’t wait to try more of them, love using local Welsh produce! 🌽🍠🍒🍑🍌🍏🍐🍎🍅🍓🍊🍋🍈🍆”

Leek and Potato Soup Avant Garde Vegan

“🍵🍵🍂WELSH LEEK & POTATO SOUP🍵🍵🍂recipe below!
Very warming on a cold day like today in Cardiff!
3 tbs @filippoberio_uk olive oil
3 shallots, chopped evenly
1 clove of Garlic minced
2 @blas_y_tir Welsh leeks washed & cut evenly (keep green bits aside)
3 @blas_y_tir Rudolph Potatoes peeled & cut small
1 pint of Vegetable Stock
Seasoning- Salt, Pepper & lemon juice. (Helps bring out the flavours)
Sweat the shallots & garlic until soft, add the white parts of the leek & potatoes. Allow to cook for 2-3 mins stirring often. Add the stock & seasoning and simmer until the potatos is soft. Add the finely chopped green pieces of leek then blitz until smooth in my @ninjakitchenukNutrininja then served with @nutriseedukmacadamia nuts, walnuts, Himalayan Salt & pumpkin seeds. Parsley, Cayenne Pepper & a drizzle of @filippoberio_ukextra virgin olive oil🍵👌🏽”

Vegan Fish and Chips

“VEGAN BEER BATTER ‘FISH’ & CHIPS with MINTED MUSHY PEAS & TANGY KETCHUP 🇬🇧 🍺a British classic made vegan!
The ‘fish’ part is made from tofu & nori, coated in beer batter. Triple Cooked Chips made with @blas_y_tir Rudolph Potatoes. Served with Minted Pea, Lemon & a sprinkling of @nutriseedHimalayan Rock Salt.”

We’re looking forward to working with Gareth in the future to create lots of delicious dishes with our yummy Welsh veg! Keep tuned for lots more recipes!

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