15 ways Easy Food May will rock your world

    Easy Food magazine issue 156 May 2021

    Are you ready for the May issue of Easy Food? With all the sweet and savoury recipes you could possibly need for the start of the summer, we have some real treats in store. Read on for a taste of what’s inside this issue…

    1. At home with Neven

    Our special feature is packed with clever midweek dinner recipes from previous Easy Food guest editor Neven maguire. We’re huge fans of Neven’s no-fuss, big-flavour approach to family meals, and his latest release is no exception.

    2. So fresh and so green, green

    Healthy eating has never been so appealing! We’re feeling the crunch with some fresh, inventive cucumber recipes — did you know you can cook with them, too?

    Spicy beef and crushed cucumber stir-fry Easy Food

    3. Sweets for our sweets

    Food Stylist Shannon has been going full Willy Wonka and creating her own homemade sweets! Turn your kitchen into a sweet shop and make your inner child very happy indeed.

    Homemade sweets Easy Food

    4. As seen on TV

    This month, we’ve especially enjoyed recreating some iconic dishes from a few of our favourite TV comedies, including the Moist Maker from Friends and that BIIIIG salad from Seinfeld. We hope you have as much craic making (and eating!) them as we did!

    Moira Rose's chicken enchiladas Schitt's Creek Easy Food

    5. Duck and roll

    Whether you prefer duck, prawn or veggie, deep-fried or fresh, you’re going to love our feature packed with stunning homemade spring rolls and easy step-by-step instructions.

    Homemade spring rolls Easy Food

    6. You bready for this?

    Deputy Editor Jocelyn Doyle took a (virtual) trip to Ireland’s only remaining water-powered flour mill to find some truly traditional stoneground wholemeal flour. And then, obviously, we made bread. We’re never not making bread.

    Best wholemeal soda bread Ballyminane Mills Easy Food

    7. Meat well

    Our butcher pal Michael Fleming is sharing his tips for incorporating meat into your diet in a balanced, healthy way, including this gorgeously summery recipe for pork medallions.

    Pork medallions with ratatouille Easy Food

     8. Feed the family

    As always, you can rely on us for a full week’s worth of easy family meal ideas, all of which you can have on the table in no time.

    Fish Cakes Easy Food

    9. Gluten-free and easy

    This month sees Gluten Awareness Week here in Ireland, so we’ve included some gorgeous gluten-free recipe inspiration for breakfasts, dinners and treats.

    Chicken and Butterbean Traybake Easy Food

    10. Make the perfect… risotto

    If you have yet to master the art of a homemade risotto, we’re laying out a foolproof recipe as well as the insider tips you need for a creamy, soul-satisfying result every time.

    Make the perfect risotto Easy Food

    11. Inspector gadget

    Our Test Kitchen experts are giving the low-down on another kitchen gadget we use frequently, and using it to whizz up a pretty-in-pink twist on lemonade.

    12. Take another little piece of my tart

    Feeling elegant? In this issue, you’ll find a collection of beautiful sweet and savoury tarts made for early summer; these make lovely dinner options, but are also ideal for slice-and-serve lunches throughout the week — or simply a beautiful treat.

    Rhubarb Custard Tartlets Easy Food

    13. Roll with it

    You won’t need any more trips to the deli counter with our drool-worthy filled roll ideas, ideal for lunch or dinner.

    Meatball sub Easy Food

    14. Love your lunchtime

    Looking for some new midday meal inspiration? We’ve pulled together a selection of quick and easy wrap or flatbread toppings that you can be enjoying in minutes.

    Flatbread tortilla wraps Easy Food

    15. Don’t be a square

    Enjoy some easy weekend baking with the kids with our nutty twist on classic Rice Krispie squares.

    Peanut butter Rice Krispie squares Easy Food

    The May issue of Easy Food is on sale from May 7th — don’t miss out!

    Easy Food magazine front cover May 2021 issue 156