Roasted Tomato and Basil Filo Quiche

Roasted Tomato and Basil Filo Quiche by Katie Bryson on

I’m a huge fan of the quiche, but i’m really trying to be mindful of my diet at the moment. Pastry, cream and cheese are delicious, but can leave you feeling bloated and uncomfortable. So i’ve given my favourite pastry dish a lighter makeover, hopefully without compromising on flavour. I adore the crispness of filo pastry, […]

Easy Entertaining: Stuffed Pasta Shells

Easy Entertaining: Stuffed Pasta Shells on, photo by Sharron Gibson for UKTV

An easy but impressive pasta dish that’s great for a weekend lunch with friends. It’s a Gennaro Contaldo recipe for the Good Food Channel website that was part of the Spring photoshoot I cooked for last month. I got a bit stressed about not being able to source giant pasta shells, so in the end my […]

Bacon and Egg Puff Tarts

Bacon and Egg Puff Tart on

Where would we be without the great British staple of bacon and eggs? If we’ve ever feeling low in this house, that’s our go-to fill the frying pan meal! Me and the boys go streaky, Matthew has his weird veggie bacon, but we’re all happy I’ve taken the classic and i’ve made it into puff […]

Lemon, honey and mustard chicken drumsticks

Lemon, honey and mustard chicken drumsticks by Katie Bryson for

These chicken drummers are simple to prepare, have bags of flavour and can be served up with any number of sides depending on your family’s tastes. I think they go well with crusty bread to mop up the juices and a big bowl of fresh green salad, but they’d be equally at home with fluffy […]

Cheese and apple quesadillas

Cheese and apple quesadillas by Katie Bryson for

After school snacks are essential in my house, if calories don’t get injected into my boys as soon as they’re out of the playground we get meltdownage, and I mean BIG TIME MELTDOWNAGE ON A THERMO NUCLEAR SCALE. Arlo is still adjusting to his first year of school, and being a summer baby the tiredness […]

Zesty salmon goujons

Zesty salmon goujons by Katie Bryson for

Making your own fishfingers might sound like an ordeal, but it’s a little bit of mess and about 10 minutes of your time. For this slight inconvenience you’ll be rewarded with luxurious chunky goujons instead of the skinny minnie versions that come out of a packet when you’re knackered on a Thursday evening. I’m a […]

Pasta Please #14 February round up

Pasta Please February Round Up

I hosted a round of Pasta Please for Jac from Tinned Tomatoes in February and asked everyone to contribute with their ideas for recipes using spaghetti. It’s such a staple in our house, but if i’m honest I don’t branch out further than using a handful of recipes, so it was great to get some inspiration from […]

Speedy Suppers #2 and round up

Speedy suppers

  Busy family cooks need a repertoire of speedy suppers up their sleeves, so Sarah at Dinner with Crayons and I have introduced a new blogging event challenging folks to share their latest 30 minute (or less!) rapid meal ideas so we can all be inspired and cheer up our weekly meal plans. Here are the tasty […]

Endives au Jambon

Endives au jambon

Now before you get confused and think i’ve started focussing on French Cuisine, I’d like to introduce my lovely friend Hélène who writes over at the very lovely blog Croque-Maman. I met Hélène on the food photography course at Leiths before Christmas, and we instantly bonded fiddling with camera settings and composition. Turns out the […]

Creamy tomato rigatoni with veggie meatballs

Creamy tomato rigatoni with veggie meatballs by

I’ve created this quick and easy vegetarian family supper to celebrate the release of Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 on Blu-Ray and DVD on 17th February. I wish it would rain meatballs… it would make a very pleasant change to all this chuffing rain that is making us all so damp and miserable. My […]