As we approach the end of the year, we feel the festive holiday atmosphere in the air. We look forward to sharing the festive goodwill with family and friends over a vegan dinner while enjoying the traditional vegan feasts we are blessed with. One such traditional delight is the vegan Wellington.Our veganised Wellington uses plant-based protein as the filling wrapped in vegan puff pastry. The pastry complements the flavorful filling while giving it a flakey, crispy, and buttery texture. This is a versatile dish, and you can create your filling to your own personal taste with various and interesting combinations. We will use mushrooms as the main ingredient in this recipe. We use the following ingredients for the filling: two large Portobello mushrooms, two cups of white button mushrooms, one cup of cubed fennel bulb, one cup of cubed carrots, one cup of cubed red bell peppers, one cup of cooked quinoa, half a cup of breadcrumbs, three tablespoons of olive oil, four sprigs of thyme leaves for garnish, salt and pepper to taste, 300 grams of baby spinach, one tablespoon of vegan butter, one and a half teaspoons of liquid aminos or soy sauce, and one sheet of ready rolled vegan puff pastry. Let’s begin by cooking the filling. Now all the veggies are soft. Add the cooked quinoa and mix well. You can substitute quinoa with cooked rice, couscous, barley, or chickpeas. Finally, add the vegan breadcrumbs and mix again. Breadcrumbs help to hold the ingredients together and add volume to the dish.Spread half of the cooked spinach over the middle of the pastry, making sure to leave an extra three-quarters of an inch border at the edge of the pastry. Then spread half of the vegetable mix on the layer of spinach before arranging the sliced portobello mushrooms on the top. Repeat the layering process in the same order with the remaining spinach, vegetable mix, and sliced portobello mushrooms.Now, let’s use vegan glaze to give our vegan Wellington a shiny finish. We will make our own vegan glaze by pouring one tablespoon of almond milk to one tablespoon of vegan butter, then whisking both ingredients together. Lightly brush the pastry log with a coat of vegan glaze. Place the vegan Wellington in the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until it turns golden brown and flaky. You may garnish it with some thyme or any of your favorite herbs. You also can put thyme in the filling, which gives a fragrant accent.