The Beginner’s Guide to Dining Out Vegan

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The Beginner’s Guide to Dining Out Vegan

We’ve compiled the best restaurants around the UK that offer delicious vegan menus for those who are giving vegan January a go or looking to explore the plant based meal options available in nationwide restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the range of food on offer. Some restaurants are offering vegan menus for a…

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Butternut Squash and Mushroom Wreath

What’s a party without sausage rolls? Try this recipe for a Butternut Squash and Mushroom Christmas Wreath for a delicious plant based alternative     Ingredients 1 roll of puff pastry (Jus-Rol do a vegan and gluten free kind) 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 small white onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic 1 cup…

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Garlic and Herb Roast Potatoes

No Christmas dinner is complete without delicious and crispy roast potatoes, try our moreish vegan ‘roasties’ Serves: 6 Ingredients 2.5kg floury potatoes, peeled (We used Desiree) 6 tbsp mild olive oil 3 tsp sea salt flakes 8 cloves garlic, left whole and unpeeled Large sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary, washed   Method Preheat oven…

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Filo Mince Pie Parcels

 Put a twist on the traditional festive mince pie with these filo mince pie parcels Makes: 14 Ingredients For the parcels: 1 x 270g pack filo pastry, at room temperature 1 x 400g jar store bought, vegan mincemeat 2 tbsp dried cranberries, roughly chopped 2 tbsp whole almonds, roughly chopped 125g marzipan 3 tbsp non-dairy…

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Mushroom Wellington

 Put a twist on your traditional meat-free option with this recipe for mushroom and spinach wellington Serves: 3-4   Top tip: Get ahead by completing steps 1-3 up to 3 days in advance and refrigerating until needed   Ingredients For the mushroom pâté: 2 tbsp non-dairy butter 500g (5 cups) chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped 1 leek,…

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Lentil and Parsnip Wreath

 This lentil and parsnip wreath is a great way to serve up your veggies with a bit more showmanship this Christmas Serves: 6-8 Top tip: Any leftovers make an excellent alternative to bubble and squeak, simply fried in a pan with some leftover, shredded sprouts until starting to crisp up. Perfect for Boxing day brunch! Ingredients…

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Orange Gingerbread Cake

If you’re planning on serving a showstopper this Christmas, make it this warm and zesty orange gingerbread cake Serves 20 Ingredients For the sponges: 550g (5 ½ cups) self raising flour, sifted 550g (2 cups) non-dairy butter 550g (2 ½ cups) caster sugar Egg replacer, made up to 8 eggs worth of mixture, according to…

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Best Ever Red Wine Gravy

Replace your granules with vegetables this Christmas with this recipe for our best ever red wine gravy Serves: 8-10   Top tip: The gravy can be made in advance and frozen for up to 3 months. Simply defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat thoroughly before serving.   Ingredients • 2 onions, skin on, chopped into…

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Festive Yorkshire Puddings

At Christmas, you have to have all the trimmings. Make sure no one misses out, with these egg-free Yorkshire puddings Makes 12   Yorkshire puddings are a Christmas dinner necessity, but nailing an egg-free version has troubled vegan chefs for a long time. We think these vegan ones capture everything we all love about the…

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Dauphinois Potatoes

Serve up a delicious and indulgent dairy-free side dish this Christmas, with these rich and creamy Dauphinois Potatoes Serves: 6-8   Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled and finely sliced 6 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced 1.25kg potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 250ml (1 cup) non dairy cream 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp bouillon…

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