Christmas Day has come and gone, but before the new year begins, let’s celebrate the festive wonder of vegan food for the holidays! This week, Our #FoodFriday blog presents our top 5 vegan food photo picks, our final choices of 2019. We’ve chosen great vegan holiday dishes prepared by the foodies of Instagram, from plant-based cakes to vegetable wellingtons.

Let’s not delay the holiday cheer. Dig in!


Why not start with appetizers? These stuffed mushrooms by @berries_and_nuts begins our Food Friday blog. Just look at that expert presentation! A gluten-free delight that is easy to make is sure to spice up your holiday dinners.



A vegan winter feast by @robinsrealmuk is next on our Food Friday list. This plate has everything you need to fill and warm your stomach. From potatoes, squash, chard and pomegranates, this vegan meal is sure to satisfy and warm you at Christmastime.


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AD/ All my favourite flavours in one richly spiced and dense cake – chestnut, chocolate almond cake topped with spiced pears. So delicious and a lovely festive treat. You can find the recipe below 🙏🏻 I really hope you enjoy x I’m excited to have teamed up with @victorinox again to create this delicious cake – their sharp and very attractive knives helped me slice through the pears perfectly. For info about the wonderful Victorinox Swiss Modern Range – I’ve popped the link in my bio ❤️ #MyVictorinox For the cake; 3 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar 200ml almond milk 150g ground almonds 50g buckwheat flour 50g raw cacao 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp cinnamon Pinch of sea salt 3 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar 180g cooked chestnuts chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 12 pitted Medjool dates 1 tsp almond essence 1 pear chopped; For the pear glaze; 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 2 tsp maple syrup Sliced almonds * Pre heat your oven to gas mark 4/180c Firstly mix the oil, vinegar and almond milk in a jug, set aside. Now add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Mix to combine thoroughly. Pop the chestnuts, dates, almond & vanilla essence and pear, into your food processor and blitz for 1-2 minutes until you get a smoothish paste. Now transfer to the dry mix along with the milk mix and stir to combine everything well. Spoon the batter into your cake tin. I used a 21cm loose bottomed tin (I wet my hands and pressed the mix into the sides). Slice the pears thinly then lay them on the top of the cake mix. Press down a little. Mix the glaze then brush onto the pears. Bake for 45 minutes on gas mark 4/180c or until the cooked through. I hope you enjoy 🎉❤️ * #cake #veganchristmas #healthycake #vegancake #pears #seasonalrecipes #chestnuts #almondcake #chocolatecake #plantbaseddiet #eathealthy #festivefood #comfortfood #soulfood #feedyoursoul #organic #rebelrecipes

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Cake is a great way to end a hearty dinner, and this chocolate, chestnut and almond masterpiece by @rebelrecipes is so tempting you might eat it before the main course. Wonderfully shot and angled, this cake is topped with spiced almonds and served with maple syrup, ingredients that will surely spark one’s gastronomic imagination. To our delight, the recipe is also included in the post.



Who says a Wellington has to be beef? This delicious photo was posted by @clubcultured, showcasing their tempeh-based Wellington meal. The texture of the pastry looks so savory, and the tempeh-mushroom filling just looks absolutely delectable. This kind of dish inspires us to keep making great and satisfying vegan dinners for our friends and family.


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Vegan Yule Log 🌲 . Here is my veganised recipe for a show-stopping Yule Log with a rich chocolate ganache and the cutest winter woodland decor 🌿❄️ . As the only vegan in my family, I was desperate not to miss out on our long standing tradition of having a chocolate Yule Log. So this year I made my first ever home-made Yule Log to bring as the centrepiece for my family Christmas meal, and it was definitely a hit!! . Click the link in my bio or find the recipe at ✨ . . . #yulelog #veganyulelog #christmasrecipes #christmasdessert #vegancake #vegan #veganblogger #vegantravel #veganfoodblog #veganrecipes #veganbaking #whatveganseat #vegancomfortfood #blogger #instablog #foodphotography #instavegan #veganchristmas #christmasmeal #bestofvegan #veganuk #vegansofig #veganlife #vegansofig #veganfitness

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Our final vegan food pick for the year is by @josiewalshaw, showcasing a beautiful vegan yule log. The yule log is a Christmas tradition with interesting origins, before being adopted as a sweet holiday cake. This wholly plant-based cake gives a vegan spin to this old tradition, showing that one doesn’t need eggs or butter to make the best desserts.

That concludes our #FoodFriday for the week, on the last Friday of the year. Don’t fret, we’ll be back in 2020 with fresh new vegan food photos for your viewing delight. Are you interested in celebrating with us? If so, hashtag your great vegan food photos and easy vegan recipes with #FoodFriday and #VacationingVegan. You might even be featured in our future blogs!

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Happy holidays, fellow vegans!