Friday, 19 December 2014

Vegetarian Gluten Free and Grain Free Christmas GF SCD

Christmas is nearly here so I thought I'd share with you some of the recipes which seem to be most popular around Christmas time. I'm way behind with my planning and cooking this year, I hope I manage to have everything done in time but this post will help me to find all the food I need to prepare.

Delicious grain free Fig Tarts are featuring in the picture above.

For Breakfast how about a lovely, warming Dried Fruit Salad with the festive flavours of oranges and cinnamon.

We make jars of this sugar free sweet mincemeat recipe.

For the main course, if you're looking to make a delicious gluten free stuffing or roast, try this Nutty Vegetarian Stuffing which is made with roasted chestnuts and butternut squash.

My favourite recipe for Chestnut Stuffing has been handed down for generations and so simple to make.

I've posted a couple of nut roasts on my blog, the one below is suitable for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet and is our favourite. We put a layer of cranberry sauce in the middle of it.

And this gluten free Butternut Squash, Carrot & Quinoa Nut Roast is packed with protein.

Christmas Dinner just wouldn't be the same for me without the Roasted Parsnips.

Those of you on The Specific Carbohydrate Diet may enjoy the paprika roasted celeriac and carrots which we also prepare on Christmas Day.

I've posted three recipes for Christmas Cake, the one below is a gluten free Christmas Cake.

Finally, I created a gluten free AND vegan Christmas Cake.

One of the most popular recipes on my blog is the grain free gingerbread men recipe. I've already made a batch this week.

The Chocolate Clusters recipe below is one I posted on my blog recently and is easy to make.

Lastly, the grain free Christmas Sundae is a huge favourite and is made using left over Christmas Pudding and is suitable for The Specific Carbohydrate Diet, well all diets really!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, I'll be posting new recipes in the New Year.

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This recipe is linked to Hearth and Soul Hop,


  1. Oh wow Vicky, all these recipes look so delicious! I've especially got my eye on that Christmas Sundae. That could make a delicious dessert for Christmas Day Supper ♥
    I'm way behind with my food preparation too. I have baked the cake and made some chocolate truffles & bark this week, but that's it! I'm not feeling pressured though as we're having Christmas at home. For the first time ever, it's just going to be the three of us. It'll be very laid back! I'm looking forward to lots of board games, films and festive walks :D
    Here's wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy 2015. Have Fun! xx

    1. Hi Sharon! Hope you've had a lovely Christmas. The Sundae is fabulous. This year I made a cashew coffee ice cream to go with the cake. The vegan gluten free cake I made turned out perfect as well as the SCD one and the sundae is awesome with the coffee and cranberry flavours!

      We've had a relatively quiet Christmas too but catering for different diets makes the process so much more complicated but all was successful and we're enjoying a bit of down time now.

      Cake, bark and truffles sound delicious to me. I've avoided most of the sweet stuff this year apart from a little chocolate and a bit of cake and feel so much better for it!

      Happy New Year!

  2. Everything looks fabulous! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish you all the best in 2015! xo, Carol

    1. Thank you Carol! Hope your Christmas was good too! Happy New Year!

  3. This is a wonderful collection of recipes, Vicky! All of them are wonderful for family dinners and entertaining and so perfect for the holidays. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. I've pinned this post and shared it on Twitter x

    1. Thank you April and a Happy New Year to you and your family xoxo

  4. Delicious collection of recipes, vicky, hope you had a wonderful christmas,wishing a prosperous happy new year too. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning

    1. Thank you Swathi! We had a lovely Christmas, thank you! A very Happy New Year to you too and your family x

  5. These are so pretty and rustic looking! You really need to cook for me!! ;-) -

    1. Thank you Gingi, I would if I could!