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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 




24 thoughts on “Tis The Season – 31 Festive Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes From Food To Glow

  1. Very nice collection!

  2. What an amazing selection Kellie. I have shared it on Twitter.
    I really want to try those rosti cakes.

  3. I absolutely adore your recipes Kellie. These ALL sound fantastic! Can I come round for Christmas dinner? 😀

  4. A perfect collection for any time of year 😀😀😀😀

  5. So many good recipes in that archive of yours! I still want to try out the smoky-roasted Brussels and maple-roasted carrots. And I can vouch for how good that carrot and tallegio tarte tatin is!

  6. Such a vibrant array of dishes. Could I please have the persimmon and pomegranate salad? The cauliflower cheesecake you published the other day also looked fabulous. I would much rather eat such exciting dishes than having the traditional but boring xmas dinner!

  7. I always sneak in a new dish to go with the favorites. After all food memories are so much a part of the holidays! I’m smitten with the Poached Pear and Endive Salad. The vibrant holiday colors and healthy ingredients make this salad a must try!

  8. kathygiddins says:

    Great recipes! I can stop just making nut roast every year now lol

  9. I haven’t read through the recipes yet as I’ve been too mesmerized by the lovely photos, I look forward to studying the recipes at the weekend x

  10. That phillo pastry tart looks like a work of art! And the pear tart is so pretty! Love your presentation and yummy foods 😘😜😋

  11. Yum
    Merry Christmas and thanks for the amazing recipes all year long.

    1. Thank you so very much, Tracey. I appreciate your support and kind words. All best to you and your family. 🙂

  12. Anne says:

    Ohhhhhh this is such a great list!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Anne. 🙂

  13. Sally says:

    Great round up. Making the cauliflower cake for my veggie guests on Christmas day. Have a wonderful Christmas Kellie.

    1. Yay! I am very very chuffed to know that I will be at your table, so to speak. I hoe your daughter enjoys it. We like it best warm (re-warmed in the oven in foil is just fine), and hubs likes it with ketchup! Enjoy your holidays. I just wish I could blow a bit of cool air your way!

  14. looks and sounds fantastic , I can´t eait to try them after the holidays 😉 kiss and hug and Happy New Year!

    1. Why thank you so much! All best to you. 🙂

  15. All of these sound GREAT! I was cooking last night and thinking I needed some new recipes. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  16. Newtrition4U says:

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