SIR – As the Christmas season approaches and readers begin planning their festive food, veggie group Viva! is here to say catering for a vegetarian or vegan guest has never been easier!

With over 32 million people in the UK reducing their intake of meat, offering a delicious veggie dish this season is guaranteed to bring a smile to more than one special person in your life.

Viva! has plenty of mouth-watering free recipes available on their Christmas pages online, including: a luxury festive roast, chestnut pate en croute, mini Yorkshire puddings and roasted stuffed mushrooms to name a few.

All the recipes have been put together in a handy mini guide to a veggie Christmas, which is available to download for free from the website or for £1 for a hard copy.

Visit or call (0117) 9441000 for more information.

Let’s help this Christmas be the kindest, greenest and most enjoyable of all!

Helen Rossiter, Viva! cookery writer, Viva!, York Court, Wilder Street, Bristol