Christmas Dinner Recipe & Crazy New Year Resolutions!

Christmas Dinner Recipe & Crazy New Year Resolutions!

"I'm going to get Fit for 2017"

"January 1st (well maybe the 2nd due to possible hangover) I'm going to start my new healthy lifestyle! I'm going to go to the gym 5 days a week and eat grilled chicken and steamed broccoli every night!" Sound familiar?

The thing is - it's just NOT sustainable and it's bloody boring! We tell ourselves we can do it every year but we always fall off the fitness wagon by February and inevitably end up hating ourselves for not having the will power and determination of an olympic athlete and for not looking like a Victoria Secrets model!

So, before the cycle starts all over again let's just CUT THE CRAP and allow ourselves to have a bit of balance. Instead of making crazy New Year resolutions this year let's be a bit kinder to ourselves and make changes that are completely sustainable and doable!

"Remember it's not about killing yourself doing some hardcore 8 week programme,

it's about a lifestyle change!"

Now before we think about New Year resolutions we have Christmas day to think about.

Being as it's that time of year I want to share this amazing recipe with you ! Now, I know it seems a bit CRAZY not having turkey on Christmas day but I promise you that you won't be disappointed with this dish.





2 small red onions or 1 large finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely chopped
Few sprigs of fresh thyme
1tsp dried sage
1/2 tsp mace
Salt & pepper
500g mushrooms
400g breadcrumbs
4 tbsp soy sauce
400g mixed almonds and cashews (you can use any mixed nuts though really!)
400g chestnuts broken into bits


Preheat oven at 200°c and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

  • Make your breadcrumbs by blitzing wholemeal bread in the food processor and then put to one side.
  • Blitz the nuts in the food processor until nice and crunchy and put these to one side as well.
  • Blitz the mushrooms until they’re pretty small and guess what? Put to one side!
  • Fry the onions in a little coconut oil over a low heat until softened and then add the garlic. After another minute add the mushrooms, thyme, sage, mace, soy sauce and give everything a stir.
  • Once the mushrooms begin to sweat a little and release their moisture add the breadcrumbs,mixed nuts and chestnuts.
  • Spoon the mixture into the lined loaf tin and cover with tin foil. Pop it in the oven and roast for around 45 minutes. After 45 minutes take the foil off and see if it needs any longer. I quite like when it gets crunchy on top!
  • Serve with my vegetable gravy (recipe on Girl Got Glow Facebook page) and all your favourite christmas dinner  trimmings!