December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hi friends!

I hope you are all well and happy and easing into the Christmas spirit. I'm sure some of you are busy baking and preparing Christmas meals or doing some last-minute gift shopping, but I hope all of you are able to take a break, even a short one, and relax a little. Although Christmas in Australia is always somewhat different to me than what I'm used to, and I still haven't quite got the hang of it, I'm looking forward to a few days off to take a breath.

Here is my vegetarian, gluten-free and sugar-free Christmas menu. There are lots of colours, fresh and pure flavours, not forgetting the treats! The two vegetable casseroles are served as mains, alongside with the two salads. I will be snacking on activated, spiced nuts and those deliciously addictive rosemary almonds. As for dessert, the sweet potato tartlets washed down with cool rhubarb glögg, are a perfect way to end the Christmas meal. 

I wish you all a happy Christmas and I hope you'll get to spend time with your loved ones. Enjoy and be merry!


Christmas Menu


  1. Merry Christmas, dear! Have a lovely time, despite the non-Xmassy weather...



  2. Thank you Maria for all your inspirational recipes! We will celebrate Christmas in Denmark this year and I will at least be making both the rosemary almonds and the spice nuts. But the buckwheat and beetroot salad looks so delicious as well.

    Have a great Christmas!

  3. Oikein hyvää Joulua sinulle Maria ja kiitos kaikista ihanista ohjeistasi:)

  4. Yum - enjoy and have a fabulous day :)

  5. Looks like a nice light menu that won't drag one down afterwards... lovely! Merry Christmas.

  6. Merry Christmas Maria!

  7. Beautiful Finnish xmas dinner, Maria! We will be having something very similar, albeit probably with meat and lots of sugar hehehe. We should celebrate together one year! Merry Christmas to you and Michael, see you in the new year xxx

  8. Your Cristmas menu is mm..... delicious!
    Merry Cristmas and Happy New Year!

  9. Merry Christmas to you too from Spain.
    Health and good luck to everyone!!!

  10. hope you have a very merry christmas maria!

  11. I'm vegetarian, but not gluten-free. Thanks for these lovely recipes - I'd like to cut back on the gluten.
    And happy holidays to you! I hope you're having a lovely Christmas.


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