Miso roast squash and potatoes with kale and almonds

Francesca

We’re into December! Time for the festive recipes to start. Starting off nice and easy with this gorgeous dish is by Anna Jones, veg cookery maestro. If you can’t get hold of a butternut squash, go with a dark green/grey-skinned squash with the rich orange flesh. You could even try seasonal sweet potato instead.We want to feature the ultimate festive …

Plum cake with coconut and almond

Lisa

Don’t be deceived by its modest appearance. Once tasted, the only word is… swoon! This recipe is adapted from one by the wonderful Ottolenghi. We used red-fleshed plums but other summer stone fruit (nectarines, peaches, apricots) would be lovely too. Great as a pudding but forget the cream – no embellishing needed.