Riverford recipes for a vegan festive feast
Brand new to our range this year is a vegan Christmas dinner box, full of everything you need for a home cooked, organic festive feast, including:
a seasonal veg box, a nut roast centrepiece, cranberry sauce, mince pies, Christmas pudding, Tideford gravy and clementines; all 100% vegan and organic.
The Nut Roast, which has been fondly developed by our Riverford cooks, has the ancient grain amaranth, walnuts and cashew tumbled through rooty veg to create a filling and crunchy centre piece.
Our own recipe vegan mince pies are filled to the brim with apple, plump vine fruits, festive spices, candied peel, flaked almonds, and a slosh of brandy. Palm oil free, they are made with organic coconut oil which makes our vegan pastry decadently short and rich. They are then baked to perfection in a woodfired oven and are just wonky enough to look homemade!
With everything you need delivered to your door, and the centrepiece and gravy already to go, all that’s left to do is bring our organic vegetables to life. We don’t believe in boring boiled veg, so here are our recipe suggestions for an unforgettable vegan Christmas dinner.
Roast Potatoes with Lemon, Rosemary and Thyme
Crisp and caramelised from roasting, tart and tangy from the lemons, this variation on traditional roast potatoes makes a particularly good side.
See the full recipe for roast potatoes with lemon, rosemary and thyme.
Carrots in a Bag
We originally used this method in our farm restaurant, The Field Kitchen, for new potatoes in the summer, then found that it works brilliantly for carrots and Jerusalem artichokes too. It’s a nifty technique that seals in the flavour and lets the veg cook in its own moisture. You’ll need baking parchment and a stapler.
See the full recipe for carrots in a bag.
Stir-fried Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecans
This is a good, simple sprouts side with a bit of crunch and sweetness from festive nuts and berries. You could also make it with shredded cabbage or kale.
See the full recipe for stir-fried sprouts with cranberries and pecans.
Creamed Parsnips with Almonds
A simple, sweet and creamy parsnip recipe for those who fancy something a little different to roasted parsnips.
See the full recipe for creamed parsnips with almonds.
The vegan Christmas dinner box is now available to pre-order for £45.95.