The February issue of Easy Food is on its way to a shop near you! Read on for a little taster of what’s in store…
1. Food is love
We’re not particularly big fans of Valentine’s Day in the Easy Food office, but we WILL take any excuse to cook something extra special! If you’re leaning into the occasion, try our easy yet elegant French menu that’s bound to win over the object of your affection.
2. Sweet like chocolate
If you’re not interested in a full dinner, you can always head straight for the chocolate route! Our gooey chocolate fondants are pure decadence.
3. Eating Ireland
If you’re on the hunt for a special drink to complete your romantic evening, Deputy Editor Jocelyn is giving the low-down on Ireland’s first-ever vermouth — this is something really special.
4. Flippin’ fantastic!
Valentine’s isn’t the only occasion worth cooking for this month — we haven’t forgotten about Pancake Tuesday, either, with back-to-basics recipes and inspired topping ideas.
5. Midweek magic
In between those special occasions, there’s still the matter of everyday meals, and there’s plenty included in this issue to lift you out of that midweek rut.
In addition to our usual whole week’s worth of budget-friendly family meals, we’re also including new favourites using just five ingredients.
6. On a little dishy
Our butcher pal Michael Fleming is giving us tips for everyday family cooking with heart-healthy fish.
7. Make the perfect…
We’re sharing a step-by-step guide to making a classic carbonara! On the table in 30 minutes, this is a fantastic comfort food dinner to have in your repertoire.
8. Send noods
This month, we’ve been finding inspiration in the different varieties of different noodles — get ready for some slurping!
9. Seasonal favourites
If you’re feelin’ those winter veg, we’ve got you covered! Find delicious new ways to enjoy parsnips and in-season green veggies. Just LOOK at this parsnip tartiflette…
10. Meat-free magic
If you’ve been looking to cut down on meat, you’ll love our vegetarian dinner ideas ideal for meat-free Monday or any other day of the week.
11. Bowled over
There’s nothing better than a weekend afternoon set aside for some fun in the kitchen. We’ve been making edible bowls and filling them with hearty, flavour-packed dinners.
12. Go nuts!
Food Stylist Shannon has been creating the most beautiful baked goods using nuts, from a sticky cashew cake to some nutty chocolate and caramel squares.
13. Snack attack!
Our clever homemade dairy-free snacks are designed for kids, but we guarantee the grown-ups will want some, too.
The February issue of Easy Food hits the shops on January 22nd. Whether you’re in the market for midweek dinners, Valentine’s Day treats, fun pancake ideas, baking inspiration or fresh veggie options, you won’t want to miss this one.