The Best Of Christmas Recipes

 

With Christmas just a few days away, I would like to introduce you to a collection of my favourite foodie sites & blogs and their festive delights that are not only healthy but they look and taste out of this world too - be inspired!

Christmas Spiced Parsnip Cake

Christmas Spiced Parsnip Cake by Green Kitchen Stories

Christmas Spiced Parsnip Cake by Green Kitchen Stories

The Green Kitchen Stories is a hugely successful blog run by a young couple, David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl, who come up with original, healthy and vegetarian recipes using whole food and organic products. All accompanied by a beautiful photography, they share many of their favourite family recipes and love for travel in their two books "The Green Kitchen: Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day" and "Green Kitchen Travels: Healthy vegetarian food inspired by our adventures" - you'll soon become addicted.

Raw Vegan Eggnog

Raw Vegan Eggnog by My New Roots

Raw Vegan Eggnog by My New Roots

Inspired by her wildly popular blog My New Roots, holistic nutritionist and natural-foods guru Sarah Britton reveals 100 gorgeous, healthy, vegetarian recipes in her first cookbook. With options that are free from dairy, sugar and gluten, low-carb and alkaline-rich, these dishes will satisfy your appetite and make you feel fantastic.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by Deliciously Ella

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by Deliciously Ella

Deliciously Ella is a all about making plant-based, whole foods exciting and delicious. Through her blog Ella Woodward wants to inspire people to love healthy eating, to seeing it as a wonderful way of life, not as an imposition. All her recipes are gluten, dairy, sugar & meat free, using the purest, most natural foods to create the most delicious meals.

Malaysian Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Malaysian Spiced Pumpkin Soup by The Detox Kitchen

Malaysian Spiced Pumpkin Soup by The Detox Kitchen

The Detox Kitchen's team of experts create and deliver a nutrient dense, delicious, well-balanced diet and take away the stress of planning, shopping and cooking healthy meals. You wake to find a new day of healthy tastes ahead of you with delicious food combinations that taste great and make you feel even better. Simply select one of the packages or browse through their website for some DIY inspirations...

Spicy Seedy Salty Chocolate Bark

Spicy Seedy Salty Chocolate Bark by The Year In Food

Spicy Seedy Salty Chocolate Bark by The Year In Food

Kimberley Hasselbrink is a food photographer, writer, and creator of the acclaimed site The Year in Food. In her new book "Vibrant Food" she invites you to look at ingredients differently and let their colors inspire you. Featuring photo pairings that celebrate not only the finished dishes but also the striking ingredients that create them this book reveals an artistic picture of whole foods eating.

Moroccan Spiced Couscous with Cherries

Moroccan Spiced Couscous with Cherries by The New Potato

Moroccan Spiced Couscous with Cherries by The New Potato

The New Potato, a food, fashion and lifestyle destination – founded by sisters Danielle & Laura Kosann. The two used their combined experience in fashion, design and entertainment to create an online magazine that presents the world through the lens of food, profiling everything from the health routines of the very biggest celebrities all the way to dinners in the homes of your favourite tastemakers. 

Green Beans, Red Peppers and Wild Rice

Green Beans, Red Peppers and Wild Rice by Salad Pride

Green Beans, Red Peppers and Wild Rice by Salad Pride

With fresh ingredients, minimum preparation and maximum flavour, Salad Love shows you David Bez's simple approach to ensure your desk lunch will never be the same again. For the past three years, he has created a new salad at his desk, every workday, as a challenge. He has developed a winning formula for composing salads by base, vegetable or fruit, fresh herbs, protein toppings and dressings.

Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Oregano and Sage

Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Oregano and Sage by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Oregano and Sage by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Healthy Seasonal Recipes is an inspirational food blog by pro recipe developer and recovering food stylist Katie Webster. Cook what's natural and in season - Katie's recipes are fast, healthy, doable and yummy. Her beautiful food photography will awaken your taste buds way before you get into the kitchen. 

Mince Pies

Mince Pies by Honestly Healthy

Mince Pies by Honestly Healthy

Honestly Healthy is an original alkaline diet book & blog with over 100 mouthwatering recipes from gourmet vegetarian chef Natasha Corrett, all designed with nutritionist Vicki Edgson to help your energy levels soar, split into breakfasts and smoothies, starters and soups, mains, snacks and treats, and desserts, you will find everything you need.

Holiday Slaw with Roasted Shallot Dressing

Holiday Slaw with Roasted Shallot Dressing by Sprouted Kitchen

Holiday Slaw with Roasted Shallot Dressing by Sprouted Kitchen

Sara Forte is an author of award winning blog Sprouted Kitchen and her goal is to inspire people to eat well through produce focused, simple recipes. Through her experience in working on an organic farm, at a bed and breakfast in Italy and by trial and error in her own kitchen, Sara writes delicious recipes that keep fruits and vegetables at the center of your table.