It’s always a little awkward cooking up a Christmas feast when everybody
has different requirements. So this year, how about bringing a creative meat-free dish to the table, that’s delicious enough to get the carnivores’ heads turning? Really, it is possible.
Below, cast your hungry eyes onto three delicious meat-free Christmas turkey alternatives that will easily become the centrepiece on your feasting table. Get ready to bask in compliments to the chef and convert previously devout carnivores.
Rachel Ama's Four-Layered Festive Roasted Butternut Squash
Rachel Ama brings the vegan festive vibes into her kitchen, with this impressive Four-Layered Roasted Squash. Bursting festive flavors include a homemade cranberry sauce, chunky vegetable gravy, garlicky stuffing and crunchy breadcrumbs. Enjoy the final satisfactory slice through when the roasting’s over! Watch full video recipe here.
Deliciously Ella’s Butternut Squash and Mushroom Wellington
Most veggies will be more than familiar, and perhaps daunted, by a staple Christmas wellington by now. Thankfully Deliciously Ella has stepped in to save the veggies’ Christmas with a recipe to be smug about at the feasting table. Check out Deliciously Ella’s Butternut Squash and Mushroom Wellington recipe on her Instagram.
Oh She Glows’ Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf
For anybody who can’t quite get the consistency of a spongy loaf right, this recipe is for you. Oh She Glows has found a long-term solution to save any dry veggie loaf – a sweet tangy glaze poured on top of a loaf combined of stick-to-your-rib lentils, shredded carrots, sweet apple, chunky celery and toasted walnuts. See the full recipe here.
Serve With: Tideford's Vegan Gravy
Merry Christmas Veggie Feasting!
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Finish any of the above off with lashings of Tideford's Vegan Gravy - a delicious savoury stock of carrots, celery, onion and garlic combined with an umami hit of fresh organic Red Miso and a twist of black pepper.