Northumbrian Steak and Ale Pies

Northumbrian Steak and Ale Pies by for Waitrose #AutumnWarmers

Meltingly tender chunks of Northumbrian beef slowly cooked in Alnwick Ale and topped with a golden puff pastry crust – what could be better to come home to as the nights start to draw in ready for the cold season?! I’ve created this traditional dish using local ingredients as part of the Waitrose #AutumnWarmers campaign […]

12 vegetable-filled recipes for autumn

12 vegetable recipes for autumn on

This collection of vibrant and healthy vegetable recipes should make ticking off your 5-a-day a total cinch this autumn. Thanks to everyone who submitted their gorgeous dishes for September’s round of Extra Veg – Helen and Michelle’s blog challenge which i’ve hosted this month, that celebrates adding an extra portion of vegetables to what you’re cooking. […]

Smoky Bacon and Tomato Gnocchi with Zesty Green Bean Side

Smoky Bacon and Tomato Gnocchi with Zesty Beans on

I’m hosting September’s round of Extra Veg for Utterly Scrummy’s Michelle and Fuss Free Helen, to promote eating an extra portion of vegetables with each meal. September is harvest time, so is perfect for enjoying a variety of locally grown produce. My dad recently visited, and as usual stuffed some goodies from his beloved vegetable patch into […]

Seven simple after-school suppers

Serving chorizo pasta bake

With the kids going back to school you’ll be needing some speedy after-school supper ideas to get you back into a routine after the very loose structure of the summer holidays. As much as I look forward to sending the boys back to the classroom, it always feels like a bit of a shock to […]

Sweet Potato, Chickpea, Lime and Coriander Burgers with Crunchy Slaw

sweet potato, chickpea, coriander and lime burgers with crunchy slaw by Katie Bryson for Channel 4

Sweet potato flesh is brilliant for making veggie burger patties, and this spin is bulked up with chickpeas then hit with chilli, garlic, coriander and lime to turn up the flavour. The crispy polenta crumb holds things in place and you just lightly pan fry to golden perfection. These are NOT burgers you want to […]

Griddled Peach and Feta Salad

Griddled Peach and Feta Salad by Katie Bryson on

Some of my earliest memories of summer food are the juicy peaches my parents would grow up the side of our house when we lived in sunny Buckinghamshire. That first bite of perfumed fruit would usually result in a lot of juice dribbling down my chin and very sticky hands – but boy were they […]

Quick and Easy Asparagus and Parmesan Tarts

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These ridiculously easy asparagus and parmesan tarts look ultra impressive, so are perfect for showing off without going to a lot of effort. Lazy? Me? Yep! Ideal for dinner party starters or family lunches when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare. Serve with a whole heap of salad leaves and you’ve got yourself a […]

Fresh and Punchy Beetroot Burger Relish

Punchy Beetroot and Horseradish Burger Relish by Katie Bryson on

This easy burger relish uses the simplest of store cupboard ingredients to make a cracking finishing touch to your barbecue. A delicious grilled beef burger is the blank canvas for all manner of treats and toppers, so I opted for earthy beetroot and punchy horseradish for a great flavour match. The beauty of this recipe is that you […]

Jerk Spiced Chicken Thighs With Cornbread

Jerk Spiced Chicken Thighs With Cornbread by Katie Bryson for Channel 4

These budget-friendly spiced and juicy chicken thighs will help turn up the heat if you’re feeling a bit chilly while braving British BBQ season. The jalapeño corn bread is a ridiculously faff-free side that makes a tasty change from the usual array of bread hastily grabbed from the supermarket when the sun has made an appearance. We’ve not […]

Spinach, Honey and Thyme Roasted Parsnips with a Cheddar Walnut Crumble

Spinach, Honey and Thyme Roasted Parsnips with a Cheddar Walnut Crumble by Katie Bryson on

A side dish of honey and thyme roasted parsnips sitting on a bed of spinach with a cheddar and walnut crumble topping flashed under the grill.  It’d be lovely served with roast chicken for a delicious summer’s lunch. I’m using Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar for this recipe, one of those cheeses that’s so full […]