15 reasons why you need Easy Food February in your kitchen


    The February issue of Easy Food arrives on shelves this Friday 25th January. Here’s why you don’t want to miss out…

    1. Real bread
    Is there honestly anything better than the smell of proper bread fresh from the oven? Firehouse Bakery guru Patrick Ryan shares some of his tips and recipes with us, and even teaches us how to make our own sourdough starter.

    Baguette Patrick Ryan Firehouse Bakery Easy Food guest editor February 2019

    2. A taste of China
    We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year with a bumper feature of really, REALLY tasty dishes. Seriously. Look at the pork recipe on the cover, for cryin’ out loud! That was one good day in the Test Kitchen. (*dreamily stares into the distance)

    3. Dumpling DIY
    Traditional Chinese dumplings can be tricky to make, so we spent time putting together a step-by-step to make them achievable at home.

    Steamed Chinese dumplings Easy Food

    4. Free from and fabulous
    Allergy-friendly eating is a cinch with these new ideas for egg-, dairy- and gluten-free dinners.

    5. Perfect pancakes
    With Shrove Tuesday just around the corner, we’ve been flipping out over some seriously gorgeous pancake creations, both sweet and savoury.

    Pancake Tuesday Easy Food

    6. Date night
    We’re not really into Valentine’s Day, but we ARE into any excuse to treat our loved ones and ourselves. Between our special steak dinner and this ultimate chocolate cake, there’s plenty to get you in a romantic mood.

    Decadent flourless chocolate coffee cake with Baileys whipped cream Easy Food

    7. Just for one
    We’ve concocted the perfect small-batch treat for those chocoholics flying solo this February 14th — or any other evening!

    8. Tinned tomatoes
    Healthy, versatile, tasty and oh-so-cheap, we’re out to applaud tinned tomatoes as one of the absolute best storecupboard staples out there — and to use them in delicious recipes, of course.

    Amped up tomato soup Easy Food

    9. Winner, winner, chicken dinner
    Quick-fix chicken dinners using just five main ingredients.

    10. Protect your heart
    Taking care of your heart has never been easier than with these fab recipes.Vegan tofu satay bowls Easy Food

    11. Mushroom magic
    We love mushrooms, and so will you with these flavoursome recipes.

    12. Get my goat
    In her monthly Eat Ireland column, Recipe Editor Jocelyn Doyle checks out Broughgammon Farm and asks why Irish people don’t eat more goat.

    Goat curry with Irish flatbreads Jocelyn Doyle Eat Ireland Easy Food Broughgammon Farm

    13. Cheers, big ears!
    We take a closer look at gin, from how it’s made right through to easy recipes for classic cocktails.

    14. Take the biscuit
    Baking boss Shannon has been filling the biscuit jar with jammy dodgers, bourbon creams and more! Stick the kettle on.

    15. Everyday eating
    Some days you don’t want anything special, fancy or complicated. Some days you just want a truly tasty dinner that’s on the table in no time (like the carbonara pizza pictured at the very top of this post!). Don’t worry. We got you.

    The February issue of Easy Food is on sale now – pick up your copy today!

    Easy Food February 2019 cover


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