Complete Christmas menu: Vegetarian
If you're missing out meat for the first time this year, or just want some fresh inspiration for your festive feasts, read on for our complete veggie-friendly menu...
Christmas can be a tough time for vegetarians living alongside turkey-devouring carnivores. If you're missing out meat for the first time this year, or just want some fresh inspiration for your festive feasts, read on for our complete veggie-friendly menu to take you through the excitement of Christmas morning, Christmas lunch and the inevitable evening doze in front of the TV.
Christmas Day morning
Don't let Santa's sack grab all the glory on Christmas morning. Get ready with suitably scrumptious breakfast and brunch treats to put in front of family and friends. So delicious no one will notice the absence of traditional smoked salmon.
Make on the day
Ready in just 20 minutes, these fruity pancakes are irresistible smothered in simple but special honey butter.
Apricot pancakes with honey butter
Kids will love these cute egg men - get creative with the design to add your own festive touch.
Cuddly egg men
Deliriously decadent, this sticky French toast is more than worthy of Christmas morning.
French toast stuffed with banana & maple syrup
Serve everyone their own individual panettone, which can be made a couple of days in advance. Make them extra special and personalise the little tins with Christmas messages.
These festive stolen spirals can be made well in advance and frozen, or made the day before - perfect for taking bites from whilst opening presents.
Whip up your own granola on Christmas Eve and fill a large glass jar full of colourful oaty goodness - it will brighten up the table and is perfect for those after a healthier breakfast option.
Fruit & nut granola
Guests arrive - midday
As the main event approaches and your guests start to arrive, hand out light canapés and Christmassy cocktails to keep the festive spirit alive...
Make on the day
Easy but elegant croustade cups make lovely bases for your favourite flavours. These nibbles create a taste sensation with a spicy mango filling.
Thai mango, chilli & lime cups
Throw these paprika-spiced nuts together in minutes, perfect for when you're juggling more than one task in the kitchen.
Roasted salt & paprika almonds
Corn tortillas give these jalapeno bites a satisfying crunch.
Cheese & jalapeno bites with salsa & mojitos
Sweet canapés are all the rage and these fruity pies are fantastically festive.
Mini mincemeat crumble pies
Make-ahead and freeze - these flavour-packed shots will hit the spot without filling your guests up before lunch.
Roasted red pepper shots
Whether you like your aperitif warming and fruity, or fizzy and fun, make sure you treat everyone this Christmas with irresistible concoctions.
Bubbles and berries make a great combination - this special blend is made extra sweet with a little added sugar.
Raspberry Martini fizz
A big batch of mulled wine will get everyone in the mood for celebrating - this one is spiced with cinnamon and uses frozen fruits.
Appleberry mulled wine
Don't forget drivers and younger guests. Try a soft cocktail that feels just as special as the boozy version.
Mulled apple juice
Read on for our complete vegetarian Christmas lunch menu...