Sextet of Fabulous Festive Flavour Recipes

Do you end up cooking the same old same old every Christmas? I know I do. Turkey crown, gammon, roast beef. All absolutely delicious but perhaps it’s time for a change. Son has announced he is going pescatarian from 1st January (although he’s allowing himself the odd irresistible bacon sandwich!) Interestingly, both Annabel’s son and mine have prompted us to watch #TheGameChangers on Netflix. Veggie and vegan cookbooks are top sellers at the moment – in particular am loving Jamie Oliver’s Veg. Perhaps a plant-based diet is the way to go. In any event its popularity has prompted me to select some of the meat-free festive flavour recipes that we have on this website and a couple of corkers that I found online…

Fireside Jelly – really useful relish

Annabel spotted this brilliant recipe by Diana Henry in The Telegraph a few years ago. It is PERFECT over Christmas on hot toasted muffins or crumpets and would also make a very decent Xmas gift for someone you love. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

Dauphinoise Potatoes – substantial side dish

Really luxurious potato dish which is dairy free but doesn’t taste like it. Easy to make too and can be prepared in advance. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

Vegan Nut Roast – stunning centrepiece

This recipe, from BBC Goodfood, combines root vegetables with mushrooms, grains, hazelnuts and fresh herbs. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

Vegan Wellington – alternative main course

This showstopper is from Olive Magazine. It’s packed with roasted red peppers, cooked beetroot and kale. It has a vegan stuffing and the ready-made pastry is glazed in marmite. Will definitely impress your vegan friends. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

Chestnut Shallot Tatins – flavour packed supper dish

Chestnuts are a much loved festive flavour. This recipe takes puff pastry and tops with banana shallots and ready-cooked chestnuts for these stylish tarts. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

Vegan Chocolate Parfait – knockout dessert

Everyone will crave a slice of this dark chocolate, honeycomb, almond and berry dessert. Just saying. CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE

Lots more lipsmacking veggie recipes if you’d like to CLICK HERE