Family food writer Katie Bryson - photo by The Image Garden

I’m Katie Bryson – freelance food writer, wife of a strapping 6 ft 2 vegetarian and mum of two boisterous boys – keeping them all fuelled and trying to stay sane is a daily challenge so I thought I’d share my experiences on this blog.

Tinkering about in the kitchen has always been my form of therapy, so I hope I can pass on recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth they’re going to cook for tea!

I’d like to point out that I’m not trying to be all gourmet here and use a gazillion different ingredients and fancy techniques. If I had all the time and money in the world, I would! But the reality of being a mum of two high energy hungry boys is that meals must be rustled up in a matter of minutes, or I have a very loud protest on my hands that raises my blood pressure in a nanosecond!

I want to pass my passion for food onto my children, so I scratch cook most meals and get them cooking alongside me whenever I can persuade them.

I plan what we’re going to eat every week in advance so I can shop for the ingredients and then just choose what we’ll have on the day. It’s a godsend when I can’t see the wood for the trees and making decisions about lunch can send me into a tailspin.

Anyway I hope you enjoy the recipes!

Katie x