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Plant-based Christmas

Plant-based Christmas

2020 has been a bit of a weird one where our lives have changed and let’s face it, not all of the changes for everyone have been bad. So why not finish 2020 as it’s played out and make this Christmas a plant-based one? Not only could you beat the bloat and the sluggishness from the usual Christmas spread, reducing your meat intake over the festive period can help save the planet and reduce carbon emissions.

If 2020 has sparked your appetite for change then look no further! We have partnered with the amazing Kimberley of @thelittleplantation to bring you this inspirational festive Christmas menu full of plant-based simplicity. From breakfasts to sides, canapés to boxing day left recipes, we have range of fully festive and plant-based to pick and choose from.

Chestnut French Toast

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This is the perfect festive breakfast to set you up for Christmas day

Mini Toast with Chestnut Spread & Roasted Grapes

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We may not be entertaining as much as we’d like this year, but that’s no reason eat like it! These little plant-based bites can be perfectly up or down sized depending on the amount of mouths you have to feed. Aside from that, they’re super simple to make and are deliciously festive! We’d recommend bottling the chestnut spread then spreading it on every slice of toast you make over the festive period – its addictively delicious!

 

Lentil Pigs in Blankets

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How do you make a Christmas day staple completely plant-based? By using lentils of course! So good that you needed bother with the real thing. The great thing about using lentils is the meaty-like flavour and texture they hold, plus, unlike other vegan sausages they’re a natural ingredient where one portion count towards 1 of your 5 a day –  so they come with significantly less guilt!

 

Red Cabbage Salad with Caramelised Chestnuts

Nothing says Christmas like chestnuts, citrus, dried fruit, cinnamon and cloves and this side recipe has it all. Not only does it look beautifully colourful, but the depth of flavour that comes with all of the sweet & savoury festive notes of the ingredients take this Christmas day side plate to a whole new level.

 

Chestnut and Mushroom Tart

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Earthy, creamy, nutty and flaky – this is a great recipe to have as a centre piece on a Christmas table, but also work well kept in a  fridge and served up for lunch over the festive hols with a salad.

 

Beetroot, Chestnut & Lentil Wellington

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Who needs a Christmas turkey when you have this force of nature in the shape of a wellington! Full of natural ingredients and a nutty, earthy festive depth of flavour you’d never find in roasted meat! The great thing about about the Wellington recipe is that it can also be made in advanced and warmed through on the day so have to worry about cooking times and timings.

 

Chestnut Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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The combination of vanilla and chestnuts makes the perfect Christmas cake that is light and full of festive flavour, topped with a decadent plant-based, vanilla, frosting, there is nothing not to love about this pudding!

Mushroom & Lentil Boxing Day Burger

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We hate food waste and boxing day is the perfect time to make sure you reduce any food waste by consuming all the left overs! You can easily keep the festive food experience rolling over into boxing day with this hearty and satisfying plant-based boxing day burger, made from the leftover ingredients used in this menu!