11 ways to warm up with Easy Food October

    EF160 Easy Food issue 160 October 2021

    The October issue of Easy Food is on its way to a shop near you! Packed with everything from serious comfort food to Halloween goodies, read on to find out what’s in store…


    Vegetarian shepherd's pie Easy Food

    1. Comfortably yum

    Our collection of hearty meat-free comfort foods will see you right through winter, whether you’re a permanent veggie or simply looking for some new meat-free Monday inspiration. We’ve also included ways on how to turn any leftovers into a whole new meal — and they’re well worth cooking extra!

    Toad in the hole Easy Food

    2. No meal left behind

    Speaking of leftovers, we’ve been finding new ways to use up some of those fridge favourites to create tasty new meals. From mashed potato to that sad-looking head of lettuce, these recipes will help you cut down on food waste and find new favourites in the process.

    Bacon and potato cakes Easy Food

    3. Keeping cosy

    The evenings are growing ever darker, and we’re definitely ready for some serious comfort food! Jamie Oliver is back with a new book, Together, with menus designed to share, and has given us a sneak peek into his sumptuous Curry Night feast with mouthwatering recipes.

    4. Feelin’ hot, hot, hot

    If you’re in need of something spicy, you’ll love our latest selection of fiery favourites. Whether it’s quick-fix tacos or a hearty veg-packed tagine, you’ll find something to keep those fires burning!

    Spicy Pork Soup Easy Food

    5. Everyday eats

    As always, we’re answering that daily “what’s for dinner?” question with our regular meal planner, bringing you from those dreaded Mondays all the way through to the weekends — dessert included!

    Cheesy Butternut Squash Tagliatelle Easy Food

    6. Cupcake cuteness

    For a sweet treat as visually gorgeous as it is delicious, Food Stylist Shannon has been creating some seriously Insta-worthy cupcakes. Whether you’re baking for a special occasion or simply want to indulge in something cute, cupcakes are always the answer!

    Vanilla cupcake Easy Food

    7. Spooky season

    Throw your scariest-ever Halloween party with our ghoulishly ghastly goodies… be afraid, be very afraid!

    Halloween fudge Easy Food

    8. Inspector gadget

    Learn about one of our Test Kitchen reliables and how we use it to make meal prepping, storing and serving a breeze.

    Pyrex Butternut squash Mac and cheese Easy Food

    9. Apple of my eye

    We’ve been experimenting with in-season apples and creating a delectable range of new sweet and savoury recipes, from cakes to fritters. (Fancy some homemade custard to go with that old-fashioned apple cake? We’ve got that, too!)

    Apple Fritters Easy Food

    10. Game on!

    It’s also wild game season, and if you don’t know your pheasant from your venison, our local butcher is here to talk us through game for beginners — plus, we’ve got a recipe for venison Bourguignon, an impressive but so-simple dinner party main that only gets more delicious if you make it ahead of time.

    Venison Bourgignon Easy Food

    11. Eating Ireland

    Deputy Editor Jocelyn has been on a culinary journey to Ireland’s wild Atlantic coast for this month’s edition of Eat Ireland, finding new ways to celebrate our heritage by cooking with seaweed. We’ve used this dillisk butter on a lovely piece of lemon sole, but it’s also gorgeous with roast chicken, fresh bread, baked potatoes or tossed through pasta.

    Lemon sole with dillisk butter Easy Food

    The October issue of Easy Food is in shops from October 7th — don’t miss out!

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