Let's get festive!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and at Fresh Living we’re cooking up a storm…obviously!

Master every kind of roast, entertain with ease and spend less time in the kitchen so you can spend more with your loved ones. We’re also cooking delicious vegetarian festive feasts and, of course, the classics we all know and love: impressive trifle recipes and loads of great ways with gammon, too.


and the cooking is easy!

Rule the roast with Food Editor Liezl Vermeulen’s 3-step game plan to crispy gammon with a shimmering, sticky-sweet finish. Christmas (and gammon) comes but once a year, so brush up on your gammon game plan.

Level-up your roast chicken this festive season. It’s all about keeping it juicy, tender and golden. Our foodies let you in on two secrets – brining and buttering under the skin – to give you the crowd-pleasing classic, made even juicier.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… for dessert! Food Editor Liezl Vermeulen shows us how to make this incredible 4-ingredient, no-bake chocolate Christmas dessert that’s perfect for summer.

No-bake cookie houses

Set up a decorating station with royal icing and sprinkles so the kids can decorate their own houses.

Christmas tree cupcakes

You can use a giant muffin pan or a regular, smaller one – just make sure your ice-cream cones are the appropriate size.

Dressed to impress

Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard work! Impress your friends and family with our collection of glam festive recipes. Delicious snacks, fancy canapés and refreshing cocktails; everything you need for easy entertaining is right here.

Crispy Brussels sprouts and beans

A quick and easy side ideal for the festive season, these crispy Brussels sprouts are loaded with crispy beans and a squeeze of lemon juice for freshness!

Cook like a Pro

Wondering how to score a pork belly? We have a pictured step-by-step so anyone can nail it the first time round!

From trussing your turkey – that’s when you tie it up with string – to keeping it moist and knowing when it is cooked, this is your one stop turkey masterclass.

Daunted by Christmas gammon? Don’t be! We break it down for you and make it easy as 1-2-eat!

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