For most of us this year, Christmas will be different. Many of us will be apart from our families and beloved traditions – but that doesn’t mean we have to forgo show-stopping food.
Here are five recipes to bring you some festive cheer as we near the end of a difficult year following the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. Roasted Chestnut Cranberry Stuffed Squash
This stuffed squash recipe is a perfect main course for when you’re bored of nut roasts. It’s balanced with pulses and vegetables – the quinoa and mushroom filling go hand in hand, sweetened by gorgeous squash flesh.
2. Easy Lentil Wellington
Wellingtons make for a great main course, and this herby lentil-rich recipe is a fine example. It’s also gluten-free.
3. Pesto Brussel Sprouts
The marmite of the festive vegetable: sprouts divide us all. Happy Skin Kitchen’s punchy pesto Brussels sprouts promise to win over the odd ‘sprout hater’ – with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast, of course.
These make for a delectable side dish and what’s more, sprouts are rich in nutrients and minerals from vitamin A and C to antioxidants and fiber.
4. Beetroot Vegan Wellington
We couldn’t leave tofu out in the Christmas recipe highlights and mixed with beetroot this wellington provides a truly show-shopping centerpiece to your dinner table.
Lazy Cat Kitchen assures it is meaty in texture, meaning it could be one to win over the non-vegans and help anyone get ready for Veganuary.
5. Easy Lentil Stew
Stews are a great addition to your mealtimes. They are always comforting in some way. This easy lentil stew is served best with hearty mashed potatoes on the side, along with any vegetable of choice.