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England – Nut Roast

England – Nut Roast

Vegetarianism is growing rapidly in New Zealand, but other parts of the world have had meat-free cuisines for centuries. For a rich and varied plant-based diet, talk to Chinese, Indians, Mexicans… Our wonderful volunteers have shared authentic recipes from around the world. Most of these recipes were traditionally vegan, but some were meat-based recipes that have been ‘veganised’. We have collected 31 recipes from 31 different countries to share with you – one for each day of October.

Thanks to Jeanette Blackburn for the English recipe – nut roast, served with roast root veggies, gravy and broccolini. 

Nut Roast has been a classic English winter dish for a long time, and is often used on Christmas Day as a vegan alternative.


1 med onion, chopped
30ml vegetable oil
1 tbsp soy or tamari sauce
1/4 pint hot water
225g chopped mixed nuts
2 tbsp ground almonds
100g wholemeal breadcrumbs or rolled oats
1 tbsp sage
1 tbsp thyme
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4
  2. Saute the onion in the oil until soft but not browned.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients together; the mixture may be slightly slack.
  4. Turn into an oiled ovenproof dish and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.