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Delicious + Mindful Festive Recipes

Earth-Friendly Festive Recipes for a Mindful Feast

Christmas is a time for celebration, joy, and feasting with loved ones. However, it’s also a season when consumption and waste can reach alarming levels. This Christmas, why not celebrate sustainably by preparing delicious meals that are kind to both your taste buds and the planet? We’ve collected a selection of mouth-watering and sustainable festive recipes that showcase the joy of eco-conscious dining.

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We wish you and your loved ones a happy – and delicious! – festive season.

Roasted stuffed butternut squash


  • 2 medium butternut squashes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C.
  2. Cut the squashes in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Brush the insides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the squashes cut side down on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  5. While the squashes roast, cook the quinoa in vegetable broth until tender.
  6. In a bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, cranberries, pecans, parsley, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  7. Stuff the roasted squashes with the quinoa mixture.
  8. Return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until the squashes are tender.
  9. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh parsley on top.
vegan mushroom wellington


  • 1 sheet puff pastry (vegan if desired)
  • 1 pound mixed mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a pan and sauté the onions until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and mushrooms, cooking until the mushrooms release their moisture.
  4. Stir in the spinach, walnuts, and thyme leaves. Cook until the spinach wilts.
  5. Roll out the puff pastry sheet and place the mushroom mixture in the centre.
  6. Fold the pastry over the filling, sealing the edges.
  7. Brush the top with olive oil and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Slice and serve.
vegan chocolate avocado mousse


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


  1. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
  2. Adjust sweetness to taste with additional maple syrup if needed.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Garnish with berries or nuts.


celebrate consciously with mindful christmas recipes

Christmas can be both delicious and sustainable. These recipes are not only mouthwatering but also eco-friendly, reflecting a commitment to conscious dining. By embracing sustainable recipes this Christmas, you can reduce waste, minimize your carbon footprint, and still enjoy a festive feast that’s kind to both your palate and the planet.