Crispy Tortilla Breakfast Bites

Crispy Tortilla Breakfast Bites by Katie Bryson on

These Crispy Tortilla Breakfast Bites make for a delicious family-friendly breakfast that’ll give you and the kids plenty of energy to tackle the day ahead. This recipe ticks the box of being a bit different to the usual cereal and toast combo that my boys generally roll their eyes at. Being a food blogger can […]

Seven Speedy Picnic Recipes

Vegetarian Jerk Spiced Scotch Egg - Allotment 2 Kitchen

So it was packed lunch ideas yesterday, and today i’m bringing you the round-up of super-quick recipes perfect for picnics from August’s round of Speedy Suppers, hosted by myself and the very lovely Sarah at Maison Cupcake. The weather seems to have warmed up again, so fingers crossed there might still be a bit of […]

How do you keep kids’ lunch boxes interesting?

Packed Lunch Box from YumBox

Packed lunches can be a pain in the proverbial, from finding the time to make them in the first place, let alone trying to fill them with varied, healthy and fun food. Do your kids even finish what you give them? Our boys are so keen to get out to play with their friends that they […]

Top 10 tips for a junk free picnic

Top 10 tips for a junk free picnic

The sun comes out and we’re embracing the picnic blanket, but eating al fresco doesn’t always mean we put a lot of thought into the food. Picnics are often spur of the moment and see us dashing to the shops and grabbing the nearest ready-made treats you can just break open and thrust into the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Leek and cheddar quiche with coleslaw

Leftover Lunches: Leek and cheese quiche with crunchy coleslaw

A comforting lunchtime treat of shortcrust pastry tart filled with buttery leeks and mature cheddar with a light crunchy coleslaw on the side. I’m still on a mission to banish boring lunchtimes, and have been working in association with to develop a recipe for under £10 that not only perks up a dismal January […]

Asian turkey picnic wraps

Asian turkey picnic wraps

I’ve been challenged to use fresh turkey as an ingredient in a family picnic-friendly recipe that costs under £10 by the Lean on Turkey campaign. Turkey is well suited to a nice soak in a marinade of an evening, it tenderises the meat and infuses flavour. So for my recipe I opted for a Japanese-style […]

Toddler friendly picnic recipes

toddler friendly batch baking recipes

Parentdish asked me to come up with some baby-friendly recipes aimed at parents weaning their little ones and also finger food for toddlers. I’ve moved on a bit from this stage with my strapping 4 and 7 year olds, but these recipes are equally at home in summer picnic bags… bake a batch, fill your […]

Rhubarb and orange mini loaf cakes

Rhubarb and orange mini loaf cakes

I love cooking with rhubarb – it’s such a beautiful ingredient that brings a mouth whalloping tang along wherever it goes. I don’t have a super sweet tooth, so really enjoy the sourness of rhubarb in desserts. Sara Buenfield’s recipe for rhubarb and orange cake in May’s Good Food Magazine has been on my to-bake list […]