Christmas Food

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 26.12.2013 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

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Top Tasty Christmas Foods By Celebrity Chef

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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Don't Be A Turkey: Here's How

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

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Fool-Proof Christmas Dinner? Yes, You Can

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Maybe I Don't Want My Christmas to Be a Pissed-mas

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice E. Vincent

I'll toast a notional glass of fizz any day, but being prevented from eating another pig-in-a-blanket by any reason other than sheer food-based gluttony? Ridiculous. There's no way a house double vodka and being bored by one's old lab partner is going to get in the way of my festive feeding.

Eat Your Way Through Your Festive Five-A-Day

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Eating your five portions of fruit and veg a day is hard enough as it is, but with endless temptation of tasty Christmas food, it's even harder to sti...

Recipe for a Silent Night - Food Tips to Help Kids Sleep on Christmas Eve

Neil Sinclair | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

This blog was written in conjunction with Rachel Jessey, a qualified nutritionist, member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutriti...

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The Truth Behind Your Christmas Dinner Revealed...

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

From the number of years it takes to master the perfect turkey roast with all the trimmings to the real reason people hate Brussels sprouts, plus the ...

Brussel Sprouts Are Getting The Chop This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Love them or hate them, the humble brussel sprout has always been regarded as a Christmas dinner staple. But despite this year's bumper crop, it would...

Gilded Gourmet - Food Finish your Christmas Dinner

Miss J Bijoux | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Miss J Bijoux

Anyone who knows me well will be aware of my mild obsession with edible glitter. However it seems glitter is so last year with this new make-food-glis...

How Can We Avoid the Stress of Christmas Present?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

For many people Christmas and the run up to it can be a really stressful time. There are presents to be bought, the kids are on holiday and need to be entertained, huge meals are to be cooked, finances juggled to pay for it all, and to top it off we are expected to have lots and lots of FUN!