Veggie Packed Lasagne

Veggie Packed Lasagne on

A hearty vegetarian family supper using Quorn mince and borlotti beans to pack the protein in, and a whole bunch of lovely vegetables blitzed into the sauce. My boys love vegetables, but if i’m making a sauce for pasta they prefer it smooth. The texture of food can be a touchy subject – so if […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spicy Thai noodle soup

Thai noodle soup on

A tasty Thai inspired soup packed with noodles and pak choi in a light coconut milk, ginger, lime peanut butter and coriander broth… The firefighter’s shifts have meant he’s been around daytimes during the week lately, so i’ve been celebrating this fact by making an effort with bounteous lunches. I spotted a fabulous looking Thai […]

Lemon and pesto gnocchi with turkey

Lemon, pesto and turkey gnocchi

Finding uses for leftover Christmas turkey is never going to go out of fashion, and on that note I’ve been challenged to do just that in a family-friendly recipe that costs under £10 by the Lean on Turkey campaign. When we’ve had a roast turkey or chicken I routinely strip the bird of any leftover meat, wrap […]

Autumnal family suppers

Warming sausage casserole, Katie Bryson for

If you’re looking for easy weeknight suppers that’ll feed the whole family, then hopefully you’re going to love my latest round of recipes I’ve done for Parentdish. I created them with Bonfire Night and Halloween in mind, coming in from a chilly evening out and about to a delicious warm pot of good food. Warming […]

Sausage and apple toad in the hole

Sausage and apple toad in the hole on

Waitrose are championing the British apple this month, and will be stocking loads of home grown varieties that you may  not have heard of like Estivale and Suffolk Pink. Do you tend to stick to the same varieties no matter how far they’ve travelled? Well I’ve been challenged by Waitrose to try using a British […]

Crispy filo Greek cheese pies

Greek cheese pie

We’re just back from a dreamy week on the Greek island of Zakinthos aka Zante, vivid blue seas, shingle beaches, and delicious delicious food… the culinary highlights as always were the juicy tomatoes and feta cheese, tzatziki, kebabs, greek yogurt drizzled with honey on top of freshly cooked waffles, baklava and of course, Greek cheese […]