LAST UPDATED: 11 December 2017
Everyone deserves to have a break and spend time with their loved ones during the holidays. Luckily, we all have the opportunity to make sure that this Christmas season is a merry one for animals as well — simply by making the choice to enjoy delicious, animal-friendly food. Creating a Kinder Christmas really couldn't be couldn't be easier.
What's it called?
Tofurky Vegetarian Roast and Gravy.
What's in the box?
A delicious, savoury centrepiece roast with a flavoursome wild rice stuffing, with delicious savoury gravy tub included.
How do I cook it?
It really couldn't be easier. Simply defrost your Tofurky roast the day before, then brush it with a simple glaze and pop in the oven with a few veggies. It comes with a generous tub of purely plant-based gravy which can be heated on the stove top or in the microwave in minutes. From start-to-finish it only takes an hour and fifteen minutes — and you only have to pay attention for 10 of those!
Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees Celsius and, while that's warming, make up the glaze.
Soy and sage basting glaze
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1/2 a teaspoon of dried, ground sage
- Carefully remove the thawed Tofurky roast from plastic wrap with a knife or sharp scissors.
- Place the roast in a roasting pan, and surround with 1 onion (quartered and peeled) and 2 carrots (cut into bite sized pieces).
- Pour two-thirds of the basting glaze over the roast, then cover the roasting pan tightly with aluminium foil.
- Cook in preheated oven at 200C for 45 minutes. Carefully peel back the foil and pour the remaining baste over roast. Re-cover with the foil, and cook for another 15 minutes.
- Slice with serrated bread knife and serve hot to your adoring guests.
Variation: Shake things up by tweaking the glaze to suit your tastebuds. Like things on the spicy side? Try 1/2 a teaspoon each of paprika and cayenne pepper instead of the sage. Got a sweet tooth? Replace 1 tablespoon of the olive oil with 1 tablespoon of maple or agave syrup, and switch out the sage for dried thyme.
Serves: 6, with trimmings on the side. Speaking of trimmings...
What should I serve with it?
Everything you associate with Christmas dinner! Try golden roast potatoes (try them with a creamy roasted garlic and avocado dip) or rich roast vegetable ratatouille. Channel your Deep South spirit with baked sweet potatoes with a rum-spiked mojito sauce and caramelised pecans, or set your tastebuds singing with roast baby beetroots and pomegranate 'jewels'.
If it feels like the day is going to be a hot one, and you're craving lighter fare, try lemony grilled asparagus with almonds, or a delicious roast pumpkin salad with walnuts. There's not much that's more refreshing than an orange and fennel salad, and golden roasted chickpeas with garlic and crispy sage make an excellent snack while you're waiting for your roast to cook.
We've even got you covered for dessert, with this recipe for magical egg-free meringues. They're sweet, dreamy and as light as air — and must be tried to be believed.
Where can I buy it?
Plug in your postcode and select "Tofurky roast' from the 'brand' drop-down on the stockists page to find the closest Tofurky in-store to you. Please call ahead to check availability, as they're popular! Many stores will also be happy to put one aside for you.