Seasonal recipes for the month December. Some festive recipes for the Christmas table. Options for vegetarians, vegans and people on a gluten free diet.


  • Bean & Vegetable Gratin

    You can use all sorts of vegetables for this dish; like carrots, parsnips, swedes, turnips, canned french beans, leeks, onions. All these vegetables are in season throughout winter!

    • Serves: 2 • Preparation Time: 10 minutes • Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

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  • Carrot, Coconut and Peanut Butter Soup with Carrot Top Pesto

    A sweet and warming winter soup, although carrots are in season more or less year round!

    • Serves: 3-4 • Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 20-30 minutes

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  • Dutch Oliebollen

    Oliebollen are normally made with milk, egg and wheat flour, but this recipe uses milk alternatives and no egg. So suitable for vegans.

    • Serves: 3 • Preparation Time: 90 minutes • Cooking Time: 10 minutes

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  • Dutch Speculaas

    Speculaas is a traditional Dutch biscuit eaten at 'Sinterklaas' the 5th December. It has its own special spice mix which you can easily make at home. The spices are also available in bigger quantities saving you money!

    • Serves: 2-20 • Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

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  • Free From Christmas Cake

    A delightful Free From Christmas Cake! To make this recipe alcohol free, simply replace the sherry with fruit juice. Make this recipe vegan by using the alternative to egg and butter!

    • Serves: 1 cake • Preparation Time: 30 minutes • Cooking Time: 120-180 minutes

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  • Green Vegan Pannacotta

    What a different dessert you will be serving with this green pannacotta! Or you can serve this dessert with Halloween!

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 120-180 minutes

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  • Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

    Jerusalem Artichokes are a real winter vegetable, don’t worry too much if you produce a lot of, er, ‘wind’ the next day, that’s completely normal because Jerusalem artichokes contain a fibre called inulin which ferments rather than digests, thus creating gas. Some good independent greengrocers will...

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes

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  • Nut Roast

    The picture might not look very appetising (after all, I make them myself!), but don't be fooled. This nut roast is actually really tasty and vegan too!

    • Serves: 3-4 • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes • Cooking Time: 40-50 minutes

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  • Parsnip Soup with Mushrooms

    A vegetarian soup made with seasonal ingredients. Parsnips are available from the UK in the winter months.

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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  • Pigeon with roasted parsnip

    How can we reduce the pigeon population? By eating them! Pigeon breast is very high in iron and b-vitamins and low in cholesterol. It's also a very local and seasonal meat. Get it from your farmer's market, if you are not able to find it, you can substitute it with liver.

    • Serves: 2 • Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 40 minutes

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  • Pink Quinoa with roasted beetroot

    A festive and colourful, healthy meal. Suitable for vegans when using the ingredients listed. A real eye catcher for the Christmas table!

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes • Cooking Time: 45-50 minutes

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  • Pumpkin & Coconut Pie

    Although this vegan pie takes 1.5 hours to make (plus 2 hours to set), it really is worth the effort. Velvety smooth pumpkin filling on top of a gluten free base made with pecan nuts and maple syrup.

    • Serves: 8-12 • Preparation Time: 1.5 hours minutes • Cooking Time: 2 hours minutes

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  • Roast Vegetable Wellingtons

    A very festive dish to please both vegans and meat eaters! I’m going to try it myself... it just sounds so tasty! Apparently Jus-Rol puff pastry is suitable for vegans, but best to check!

    • Serves: 4-5 • Preparation Time: 40-60 minutes • Cooking Time: 50-60 minutes

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  • Salad with spelt, carrot and grapefruit

    You can substitute the spelt with wheat grain.

    • Serves: 4 • Preparation Time: 10-20 minutes • Cooking Time: 20-40 minutes

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  • Spanish fig balls / Pan de Higo recipe

    This ‘fig bread’ uses no flour so is naturally gluten-free. Its an amazingly tasty and simple recipe that’s great eaten as a snack during the festive period.

    • Serves: 4-8 • Preparation Time: 25-30 minutes • Cooking Time: 0 minutes

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  • Vegan Meatloaf

    Yes, you can serve meatloaf without the meat! This recipe is also gluten free, dairy free and egg free.

    • Serves: 8 • Preparation Time: 15 minutes • Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes

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Please Note: May still contain traces of gluten, egg and dairy.