In our opinion, January should always mean hibernation, cosy socks and comfort food.
Sure, it’s cold, and we’re broke, and there’s still a pandemic out there. But look on the bright side: cooking and baking make great hobbies, and afterwards, there’s food! Here are just some of the delicious reasons to pick up a copy of Easy Food January and snuggle up with the foods that make you feel good.
Root for veggies!
Food Stylist Shannon has been experimenting with adding vegetables to her baked goods, with surprisingly tasty results. (Look, we know they probably don’t count toward that seven-a-day, but we promise they’re well worth eating anyway!)
If you’re on the hunt for something comforting, savoury and satisfying, you’ll definitely want to check out our collection of hearty pies or this deeply rich, flavoursome beef stew.
From light and healthy veg-packed curries to luxurious cheesy creations, we’re celebrating all things cauliflower this January.
Feeling a little sluggish after the December indulgence? Never fear! Ditch the diets and instead focus on getting enough nutrients and nourishing your body. From new ways to include more heart-healthy fish in your diet to inventive dishes using fibre-rich brown rice, we’ve got you covered.
Deputy Editor Jocelyn has been experimenting with Broighter Gold, a top-quality and very versatile Irish rapeseed oil rich in omega-3s.
I want to bake free
For those following a special diet, we’ve included gluten-free breakfasts, lunches and dinners, plus dairy- and egg-free bakes ideal for when you’re in need of a treat.
Cheap and cheerful
Are you broke every single January? Us too! Luckily, Aisling Larkin is here with a special recipe feature of affordable, healthy and family-friendly meal ideas, and we’re including our usual no-fuss weekly menu planner. We’ve also been getting creative with porridge, that cheap-as-chips breakfast option that keeps us going till lunchtime.
Party of two
If you fancy making the most of a quiet New Year’s Eve in this year, make sure you’ve got all the nibbles you need.We’ve put together an easy selection of sharing plates for two — plus a espresso martini recipe to keep you up until 2021 rolls in!
Jamie’s in the house
If you love Jamie like we do, we’re sharing some of his newest recipes so you can get cooking up a storm.
Kids in the kitchen
Make the most of the Christmas holidays by getting the kids involved in making recipes they’ll be proud of, with tips and recipes from a children’s culinary instructor. Plus, how cute are our miniature toads-in-the-hole?
The January issue of Easy Food is on sale from December 17th. Be sure to pick yours up and let us ease you into a cosy new year.