A merry vegan atheist Christmas

Things that make me happy:

  1. A green landscape.
  2. Old furniture.
  3. Victorian buildings.
  4. Snow.
  5. A good pale ale.
  6. Vegan food.
  7. Music.
  8. My family.

I got all these things for Christmas except for number 4: snow. However snow and a green landscape are mutually exclusive so I’ll accept that I can’t have both.

How does a vegan atheist celebrate Christmas? Ben and I had a delicious vegan roast cooked in pastry with plates of roast vegetables including my own home-grown sprouts. This is the only day of the year that I’ll buy meat for the children and they had salmon which they said was very good.


The vegan roast contains pecans, cranberries, sage, rosemary, thyme, brussels sprouts, pumpkin seeds and more. I didn’t make it. I bought it at Foodstory last week especially for today. It’s a bit lazy of me, I’ll admit, but when you cook meat you don’t make the animal yourself. You buy it and put it in the oven so this is not really any different. I did however prepare all the vegetables and I even made my own cranberry sauce which was the star of the show.

The nice thing about vegan food is you don’t feel bloated or sick afterwards, even when you eat a huge amount.


These are all vegan cheeses from Sainsburys:


The beer is an Orkney pale ale.


Ben bought me two Highland cow calendars by mistake. He purchased one then promptly forgot about it only to buy another one several weeks later. I’m glad I’m not the only one who does things like that. I do like Highland cows too.


It’s almost time for the Doctor Who Christmas special. Merry Vegan Christmas to you all!