11 reasons to get your copy of Easy Food March

    Easy Food magazine new issue 154 March 2021

    Our March issue is always one of our favourites — the one where we really shout about our Irish heritage and the fantastic foods produced on this little green island. This one is hitting the shops this Friday, so be sure to get your hands on a copy!


    1. Land of plenty

    It’s never been more important to support this island’s small producers, so we’ve filled our regular guest editor slot with a collection of inspiring stories of just some of those who have pivoted to survive during covid, along with suggestions of fabulous Irish foods you can order online, and a few recipes, too.

    Hake with creamy bacon and cabbage Easy Food

    Meanwhile, Deputy Editor Jocelyn is ordering fresh Irish fish straight to her door in her Eat Ireland column, and our butcher pal Michael Fleming is helping us cook the very best Full Irish of our lives.

    Best ever Full Irish Easy Food

    2. What’s up, doc?

    We’ve been getting very crafty with spring carrots, making fun foods from carrot dippers to “hot dogs” to these droolworthy carrot and potato röstis. In keeping with our Irish theme, we’ve also pulled together some tasty new dinners using leeks, cabbage and potatoes.

    Carrot and Potato Rosti with Egg Easy Food

    3. Inspect our gadgets

    We’re sharing some of the kitchen tools our Test Kitchen can’t do without, plus our top tips for buying and using them — and some tasty recipes, of course.

    4. Easter parade

    Your Easter dinner might have fewer in attendance than usual, but there’s no reason you can’t still treat your household to a delicious Sunday dinner. With a fresh and herby carrot tart, a stunning roast leg of lamb with gremolata roast potatoes, a zingy lemon meringue roulade and an easy cocktail, you’ll be very well-fed indeed.

    Roast leg of lamb Easter dinner Easy Food

    5. The best of the zest

    Resident cake queen Shannon’s got a mouthwatering selection of citrus-inspired baked goods guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.

    Orange Polenta Cake Easy Food

    6. Mussels

    Seafood lovers can finally learn to cook mussels at home. Delicious, sustainable and very, very good for you, they’re the ideal healthy treat, and much easier to prepare than you’d expect.

    7. Get the low-down

    We’ve got a selection of ideas for healthy dinners that are low on sodium to keep you feelin’ fresh.

    Thai Turkey Lettuce Cups Easy Food

    8. Hot cross buns

    Patrick Ryan of The Firehouse Bakery is generously sharing his recipe for perfect homemade hot cross buns in time for Easter.

    9. Layer those flavours

    Lasagne fans are in for something very special with our creative new takes on this comfort food classic. From a slow-cooked beef brisket lasagne to a hearty vegan version, there’s sure to be one here you’ll love — including the ratatouille-inspired dish below.

    Ratatouille Lasagne Easy Food

    10. Celebrating the Mums

    Mother’s Day falls on March 14th this year, so don’t get caught out. If your Mammy is in your household or support bubble — or you’re a Mammy in need of a treat yourself — then you’ll want to have a look at our gorgeous brunch board.

    Mother's Day pancake brunch board Easy Food

    11. Budget-friendly cooking

    Your everyday dinner dilemma is sorted in our regular menu planner, with a week’s worth of family meals (plus easy weekend desserts!).

    Korean Chicken Tacos Easy Food

    The March edition of Easy Food hits the shops this Friday 26th — don’t miss out!

    Easy Food magazine new issue 154 March 2021 front cover