Every Christmas, I cook pretty much the same thing: smoked tofu and cashew loaf, roast spuds, veggies and that sort of thing.
But what to cook for the lunch before the lunch? Something that's light and tasty, but won't overshadow the main event.
Inspired by my recent trip to the Vegetarian Cookery School in Bath, I decided to go for a bit of Asian goodness.
What I needed, I decided, was a few dumplings and a bit of Asian-esque coleslaw - like normal coleslaw but with added miso, tamari roasted pumpkin seeds and wasabi. (The dumplings were out of a packet, rather than from my own fair hand!)
It was a bit of a surprise hit, and meant we could still eat a truckload when it came round to Christmas dinner. One to remember for next year....