Organic Menu for 8

Festive Glazed Ham by Katie Bryson on

When you’re at the supermarket, what would move you to spend that little bit more and opt for organic? It’s generally a bit more expensive, and in this cash strapped climate when we’re beating a path to Lidl and Aldi to get more in our trolleys for less, I wonder how high on the agenda […]

Mulled Wine in the REDMOND multicooker

Mulled Wine in the REDMOND multi cooker on

It doesn’t feel like Christmas until you’ve had your first glass of mulled wine. Those intoxicating wafts of cosy festive spices as you squeeze your way into a bustling Christmas party are the perfect welcome for chilly guests. Or perhaps as a rescue remedy after a visit to the School Christmas Fair which can very quickly turn […]

Top 10 junk free Halloween recipes

Halloween Kebabs with Monster Blood by Katie Bryson for

Sugar, artificial colours and flavourings… that’s the nutritional horror story at Halloween right? It’s enough to make your teeth fall out. Over 81% of UK mums feel pressured to buy their kids unhealthy sweets at this time of year, according to an Organix No Junk Challenge Survey, and 46% don’t even dare look at the […]

Pumpkin, Ginger and Orange Traybake

Halloween Pumpkin, Ginger and Orange Traybake by Katie Bryson for

An easy seasonal bake full of warmth and flavour, topped with fluffy citrus cream cheese frosting it’s hard to stop at one slice. You can use the flesh of pumpkin or butternut squash, with the overall texture being very similar to carrot cake. I put this treat together for a local coffee morning my friend was […]

Goats Cheese Toasts with Roast Hazelnuts and Chilli Honey

Quick party canapé: Goats Cheese Toasts with Hazelnuts and Chilli Honey on

The perfect party canapé, these tasty little goats cheese toasts are topped with roasted hazelnuts and drizzled with lashings of chilli honey. I made them for a friend’s leaving party and they went down well with the crowd and were especially great with a chilled glass of wine. They really are quick to put together, and […]

Quick and easy summer desserts

Strawberry Oat Bars by Katie Bryson

If you’re hankering after some summer dessert ideas to take to a party or along to a picnic, then i’ve got a couple of easy recipes for you in association with Flora. Let’s kick off with these easy peasy Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Pots, with a divine crunchy hob nob biscuit base topped with home-made fresh […]

Arlo’s One Direction birthday party

One Direction Party supplies from Tiger Feet Party

We threw Arlo a birthday party at the weekend. You know just a quiet affair. 32 children raging around a very humid parish hall  to the sounds of One Direction. Arlo had planned his party way back in February, and has been telling his classmates all about it for months. “One Direction are coming to […]

BBQ burgers and chunky wedges

BBQ Burgers for Weight Watchers - photo by Katie Bryson

I’ve been super strict with myself this week and dropped a brilliant 3 pounds, taking me to a total loss of 9 pounds in the 3 weeks that i’ve been following Weight Watchers #stepintosummer. Again the success is down to logging exactly what i’m eating plus being organised which brings me nicely on to this […]

Pizza Birthday Cake

Pizza birthday cake on

I’m sure i’m not alone in the birthday cake dread. What will your child request this year? We’ve had tractors, zombies, Star Wars, monster trucks… you name it! When you write about food for a living there’s a certain expectation that you’ll deliver something amazing. No pressure. No not at all. It doesn’t help that […]

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes with tomato dip

Mini baked spaghetti omelettes

These bite size spaghetti omelettes are perfect for serving up at Christmas parties with a little dip on the side for dunking, or even for a children’s tea. They’re also a great way of using up leftover pasta. I’ve flavoured mine with chopped sundried tomatoes, but you can add whatever you’ve got to hand, ham, […]