Tis The Season – 31 Festive Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes From Food To Glow

31 Vegetarian and Vegan Festive Recipes for Christmas, many naturally gluten-free and cook ahead.Tis the season to try new recipes!

I know we tend to make the same foods every year for Christmas. And there is nothing at all wrong with that. Christmas is the perfect time to honour the recipes of our forebears, maybe giving them a modern or healthier tweak. I cook for a small but discerning crowd, and some things are just expected: bread sauce, chestnut stuffing (the kind that is really a gravy – my mother-in-law is pro at it), roast potatoes, orange-spiked cranberry sauce, something Brussels sprouty.

But every year I try and feature a new recipe on my festive table. Often it is a twist on cornbread stuffing (honouring my southern USA roots) or some new way with roasted veggies. I’m still deciding what this year’s twist will be. Maybe you are too.

Here are some of the more Christmassy recipes I’ve posted over the years. I hope they inspire you and give you some ideas for your own festive spread. I’ll be back soon with filling and healthy winter breakfast ideas. xx

This easy nearly make-ahead salad of port-poached pear, blue cheese and braised Belgian endive is perfect for the holiday table or as a light lunch with added crusty baguette.Starters, Appetizers & Sauces

I have two blini posts – Brilliant Blini with Sweet & Savoury Toppings + A Trio of Blini 

Port Poached Pears, Sauteed Belgian Endive & Blue Cheese Salad

Persimmon & Pomegranate Salad with Cinnamon Dressing

Spinach and Walnut Dip with Pomegranate (Spinach Phkali)

Fresh Cranberry Vinaigrette

Spring Onion Gravy

Cranberry & Apple Sauce

Cranberry & Pomegranate Relish

An easy, feta cheesy, green vegetable pie that is super easy to make, so is great for any day of the week. Nice warm or cold (perfect for lunch boxes), and easily made egg-free. I have been making versions of this pie for over 20 years, but love it best with the addition of wholesome and textural brown basmati and wild rice.Mains

Rainbow Carrot, Taleggio & Hazelnut Tarte Tatin

Porcini Mushroom Strudels

Celeriac & Carrot Rosti Cake

Cauliflower Cheese Cake

Broccoli, Spinach & Wild Rice Phyllo Pie

Kale Stuffing Butternut Squash Stacks


Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Sage Crumbs

Smoky Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

Maple-Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Fennel Seeds

Creamed Kale (vegan and dairy versions)

Luxe Cauliflower Mash

Sage & Walnut Cauliflower Cheese

Southern Cornbread Stuffing (gluten-free)

Squash & Kale Dressing with Sour Cherries & Pecans

Orange & Spice Sweet Potato Casserole

Celeriac Remoulade

Winter Slaw with Pears & Cranberries


Chocolate Chestnut Truffle Cake (gluten-free)

Red Velvet Raw Brownies

Chocolate Walnut Pumpkin Pie

Pear, Mincemeat & Cranberry Galette

Pear, Almond & Mincemeat Polenta Cake