Christmas Food

Have You Got The Festive Fear? What You Can Do About It

Malminder Gill | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

I'm using the 'festive fear' as a collective term for negative feelings of stress, anxiety and irrational thoughts during the Christmas period. These could be feelings of financial stress, anxiety about seeing family members who've had rifts with in the past or perhaps obsessive irrational thoughts concerning your hosting skills or the gifts you've bought.

Hot Chocolate Porn That Totally Put Starbucks Christmas Cups In The Shade

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Everyone else might be banging on about the return of Starbucks Christmas cups, but we are here to remind you about the best of all winter drinks - th...

Spaghetti Carbonara with Shredded Sprouts and Pancetta

Beth Thomas | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

I've been trying to come up with a recipe that celebrates the good old sprout and uses up Christmas leftovers. Sprouts with bacon and cream is my favourite side dish (I think I prefer it to turkey... shhh) so what better than a carbonara to use up those green little gems.

Mulled Wine Poached Pear and Berry Cheesecake

Beth Thomas | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Cheesecakes are a fantastic, easy dessert to rustle up when you're entertaining. Although not typically a Winter sweet, my version is perfect for the chilly winter months, combining the classic biscuit case and cream cheese topping with all of the delicious flavours of the Christmas season - red wine, cinnamon, orange and cloves.

Easy Egg Nog Truffle Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I really hate it when people waste 15 precious minutes talking about their stress when they could be tacking their to do list. So I won't. Instead I will just offer up something that is simply amazing. I don't even like egg nog (the drink) but I do like these. Oh yes I do...

Recipe of the Week: Chestnut Risotto

Theo Randall | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a real Christmas treat! Chestnuts are fantastic this time of year and this is a really easy and tasty way to use them... Have a great week!

Which Supermarket Won The Christmas Pudding Blind Taste Test?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It just goes to show that spending more doesn't always get you the best - in a blind taste test of Christmas puddings and Champagne, Morrisons and Sai...

Carbonade Flamande (Pie Optional)

Linda Duffin | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Carbonade Flamande - or Beef in Beer - is a succulent, meaty casserole that provides a complete contrast to what many of us have been eating over Christmas.

Christmas Food Bank Use Triples In Just ONE YEAR

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The number of people using food banks this Christmas has tripled compared to last year, according to a charity which runs 400 across the UK. Over t...

LOOK: How Many Calories You Consume On Christmas Day

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In case you didn't feel greedy enough already (those office chocolates didn't eat themselves), here is a breakdown of how many calories the average pe...

What Xmas Treats Should You NOT Feed Your Dog?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The "Ah go on, it's Christmas" rule that covers a multitude of eating and drinking sins also extends to our pets this Christmas as we feed them extra ...

Happy Christmas - Here's One I Made Earlier

Annabel Karmel | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Karmel

From chutneys to truffles, jams to gingerbread houses, research is showing that two thirds (67%) of families are getting their bake-on for friends and family. Kids are leading the Christmas cooking charge as Mum is revealed to be the top target for a homemade gift, closely followed by teachers, then grandparents.

Christmas Food Swaps

Hayley Newton | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hayley Newton

Christmas is a time for enjoying yourself and relaxing but that doesn't mean that you have to gain weight. Here are some 'cheat' ideas to help you avoid piling on the pounds WITHOUT feeling that you're missing out! It can be done and here's how...

How To Make The Perfect Mince Pies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mince pies might seem like they're tricky to make, but as Christmas treats go, they are pretty straightforward. We collected four recipes from the...

A Foodie's Guide to Christmas in Europe

Andrew Matthews | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

During the festive season, it's not likely that any of us need much encouragement to start nibbling on Christmas treats, and it is a festive fact that we tend to eat more than we should with all the mince pies and roasted chestnuts coming to town. However you don't need to stick to the same old thing.

Talking Turkey: Holiday Food

B.J. Epstein | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

Let's wish people "happy holidays" instead of, or in addition to, "happy Christmas". And let's learn to cook Hanukkah sufganiyot, Pancha Ganapati shakkarpare, or Yule wassail, along with the Christmas pudding.

Make Do and Mend the Bank Balance this Christmas

Harbir Kaur | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harbir Kaur

Gifts that show you care about your loved ones and your bank balance.

Christmas Food 2012: Festive Hamper Gifts For Foodies (PICTURES)

the | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Treat the foodie in your life to a delicious gourmet food hamper this Christmas. From fine foods, bespoke wines to tailor-made gastronomical treats...

The C Word: Christmas and the Spiral of OverIndulgence

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

Since when did Christmas become about stuffing ourselves with Christmas cheer? To celebrate family and friends and to see how much we can eat without being sick? And then exercise and starve like a maniac to lose all the weight we've piled on in the name of fun?

How To Resist The Post-Christmas Sugar Cravings

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hands up who has binged on every sweet treat, calorific pud and tin chocolate going? Roughly over half of Brits would have piled on around half a ...

How To Transform Your Christmas Dinner Leftovers

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up of turkey sandwiches on Boxing Day? Transform your Christmas dinner leftovers into a veritable feast with these tasty recipe ideas from food bl...

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How To Counteract Those Indulgent Christmas Calories | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas is a time for indulgence, but sometimes, it's easy to go oerboard and gorge on the endless supply of chocolate treats and festive nibbles. ...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Top Tasty Christmas Foods By Celebrity Chef | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

So, you've got the Christmas dinner essentials but what about the delicious extras? TV chef and Saturday Kitchen frontman James Martin gives us his to...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Don't Be A Turkey: Here's How | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it - the turkey is the main attraction on the Christmas Day dinner table. So make sure you don't let your hungry guests down and follow ...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

Fool-Proof Christmas Dinner? Yes, You Can | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking a delicious festive feast for the family can be a challenge to say the least. So, if you've been lumbered with the pinny and are preparing...