11 ways to stay snug with Easy Food January

    Easy Food magazine issue 161 new January 2022

    The December-January issue of Easy Food is on sale from December 14th, packed with Christmas leftover ideas, budget-friendly comfort food, so-simple dinner ideas, easy bakes, a relaxed but impressive New Year’s Eve menu, healthy lunch inspiration and much, much more. Read on for a little taste of what’s in store…


    1. The Christmas comedown

    Are you “over” Christmas once Stephen’s Day has come and gone, or do you try and bask in its lingering glow a little longer? Whatever your post-festive vibe, make good use of your leftovers with our clever recipe ideas.

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    Christmas Quesadillas
    2. Soup’s on!

    If, like us, you’re in a near-permanent state of hibernation — think cosy socks and blankies, a roaring fire, endless cups of tea and only the most comforting of foods — then you’re going to love the new cookbook from Rachel Allen, Soup Broth Bread. We’re delighted to be sharing some of her favourite recipes from this new collection, and have even thrown in a few of our own soup ideas, too!

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    Chunky vegetable soup
    3. Budget-friendly comfort food

    Our butcher pal Michael Fleming has been giving us advice on creating the best winter warmers on a budget, including a back-to-basics chicken stew that gives us all the cosy, nostalgic feels.

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    Back-to-basics chicken stew
    4. Broke as a joke

    Speaking of budgets, is anyone else’s account balance looking a little… sparse? Luckily, we’ve included our usual simple, quick family dinner ideas as well as new ideas for dishing up easy five-ingredient meals and creating hearty, wholesome new favourites with tinned beans.

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    Baked sweet potatoes with spicy beans
    5. Rooting for celeriac

    Celeriac might not be the best-looking vegetable around, but we’re suckers for its delicate flavour and versatility. We’ve been having great fun creating new ways to enjoy this wholesome winter veggie.

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    Celeriac and barley broth with pancetta and thyme
    6. Ringin’ it in

    When you’re ready to start thinking about New Year’s Eve, we’ve pulled together a relaxed, casual dinner menu that’ll have everyone impressed.

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    New Year’s Eve feast
    7. Free from and fabulous

    Food Stylist Shannon has been busy creating a range of gluten-free bakes, ideal for anyone looking for a sweet fix.

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    Apple polenta cake
    8. Eating Ireland

    Deputy Editor Jocelyn has been joyously experimenting with the completely unique Irish garlic from Drummond House and creating a toasted sandwich you will not want to miss.

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    Roasted smoked garlic and mushroom cheese toastie
    9. Easy as one, two, three

    If you’re in need of a treat but can’t face a trip to the shops, don’t worry — we’ve got a selection of fun bakes that need just three ingredients, so you’ve got a good chance of having everything you need.

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    Nutty chocolate clusters
    10. Test Kitchen showdown

    If you’re still on an entertaining buzz, you might want to whip up one of our gorgeous lemon cheesecakes — are you Team Classic or Team Vegan? There can only be one winner…

     11. The light touch

    If you’re craving something a little lighter after all of that decadent festive fare, try one of our healthy lunch ideas, or rope the kids in to making our Easy Juniors veggie rolls.

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    Vegan chickpea Caesar salad


    The January issue of Easy Food is on sale from December 14th; don’t miss your copy for all the cosy, budget-friendly cooking you could ask for.

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