11 December 2003
Save a Turkey this Christmas - Don't Serve
Jenny Seagrove and Viva! have the answer with free festive
Jenny Seagrove - star of the TV drama John Judge Deed
and long-time vegetarian - has joined with the animal campaigns
group Viva! to produce a colourful leaflet packed with festive
veggie recipes. Called Christmas Celebration Feast, it contains
a mouthwatering menu for Christmas day, including starters
and main courses, desserts and wonderful ways with accompanying
vegetables. Even better, it is absolutely free to anyone who
wants a cruelty-free celebration.
Jenny Seagrove says: "Christmas is a time for love and
laughter, celebration and indulgence, good food and fine wine.
It's also a time for compassion - and what better way of spreading
peace and goodwill than by making your feast vegetarian so
that nothing need die for your day of pleasure."
Viva!'s Christmas Celebration Feast gives options for a three-course
menu, including choices such as grilled asparagus with walnut
sauce and mushrooms and artichokes en croute. A selection
of side dishes like Marmite roast potatoes and Brussels sprouts
with toasted sesame oil and marmalade offer a twist to the
old traditions. Each recipe is laid out in easy-to-follow
steps showing just how simple it is to create a gourmet veggie
feast. And going veggie doesn't mean missing out on delicious
desserts - just try the chocolate and brandy truffle torte
- the proof is in the pudding!
Thousands of people go veggie every week over concerns about
their health and animal welfare. An animal-free diet helps
prevent clogged arteries, heart disease, strokes, obesity,
gallstones, diabetes and some types of cancer - and there's
strong evidence to show that veggies and vegans live, on average,
seven years longer than meat-eaters. The best Christmas present
you can give yourself - and the animals - is to go vegetarian!
Free copies of Christmas Celebration Feast are available