13 tasty reasons to pick up Easy Food August

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    Easy Food August 2021 issue 158 new

    The August issue of Easy Food is en route to a shop near you. Read on to find out what’s on the menu this time…

    Chicken Roast Veg Tart Easy Food

    1. The livin’ is easy

    First things first: whip up a nice chilled batch of one of our stunning summer cocktails, and enjoy a lazy evening in the garden.

    Summer cocktails Easy Food

    2. Playing chicken

    There’s nothing more satisfying than finding creative new ways to make delicious meals from what you’ve already got. We’ve been busy finding summery new ways to give leftover roast chicken a new lease of life, from fresh salads to hefty Caesar salad wraps and irresistible summer sandwiches.

    Chicken Sandwich Easy Food

    3. That Fryday feeling

    We’ve had great craic pretending to be a seafood-themed food truck this issue, with a selection of mouthwatering fishy delights. The salmon rolls are not to be missed!

    Fish truck favourites Easy Food

    4. The kids are alright

    If you need to keep the kids entertained during the last of the summer holidays, never fear — we’ve included some cute recipes they’ll love to make for themselves.

    Barbecued banana boats Easy Food

    5. Slam dunk

    Food Stylist Shannon is teaching us how to bake our own biscuits from scratch, from Jaffa cakes to fig rolls — get the kettle on!

    Homemade Jaffa Cakes Easy Food

    6. What’s in season

    This month’s special seasonal feature is celebrating the purple power of aubergines, one of our favourite summer veggies and one that often gets overlooked. We’re also bringing you some lovely new ideas for cooking with courgettes, green beans and lettuce – all the goodness of the garden, fresh to your plate!

    Quinoa-stuffed Aubergines Easy Food

    7. Stay healthy with Trisha!

    Healthy living Instagram sensation Trisha Lewis is sharing some of her favourite recipes and tips for lighter summer eating.

    8. Everyday eats

    As usual, you’ll find our old reliable weekly menu planner, giving you fresh inspiration for those everyday dinners.

    Falafel Pitta Slaw Easy Food

    9. From the butcher’s block

    Confused about when to roast and when to pan-fry? Our butcher pal Michael Fleming is talking us through the different methods used to cook meat.

    Soy steak with mango chilli salsa Easy Food

    10. Wok and roll

    When it comes to stir-frying, we all know a wok is the best tool for the job, but did you know it can be used in other ways, too? Find out why a wok might be a smart addition to your kitchen cupboard.

    20 minute prawn stir-fry Easy Food

    11. Eat Ireland

    Deputy Editor Jocelyn has been enjoying an all-Irish cordial with a much lower sugar content – and using it to make cocktails, obviously!

    12. Start as you bean to go on

    Our tasty dishes using tinned beans will give you a new respect for this nutrient-packed, budget-friendly cupboard staple.

    Creamy Chickpea Pasta Easy Food

    13. Green machine

    Master the art of fresh homemade pesto with our easy guide – it really is good on everything.

    The August issue of Easy Food is in shops from July 31st. Run, don’t walk, to get yours!
    Easy Food August 2021 new issue 158 front cover