Cook and Clean with Kate

My Philosophy
Life is all about balance. Eat clean, nutritious food 80% of the time, leaving room for fun for the other 20%.

I have forever been a ‘foodie’. From a young age, my favourite programme was ‘Ready Steady Cook’ and I have always loved creating, eating and talking food. However, as I got older, I started to make connections between food and health, and realised that simple changes in eating habits could lead to a much healthier, more energised and ultimately happier life.

I have three children, a husband and a dog and on top of running a hectic household, I also have a super busy life. This is at the heart of my approach to cooking and eating as I understand the pressures of every day family life. Our busy lives mean that it isn’t always practical for meal planning and cooking to be at the top of the ‘to do’ list and lack of time often pushes us towards convenience food. I devise practical and clean eating recipes for busy families – for working parents and their kids. Quick and healthy meals which are big on taste and which will delight even the fussiest of eaters, young and old alike.

There are a multitude of healthy eating books and bloggers ‘out there’. Many are written by gurus that don’t necessarily operate in the real world – they don’t have children or don’t hold down regular jobs.  Their books and Instagram posts are beautiful but I question whether people really change their eating habits as a result. Many also promote such a strict regime that there are no pleasures left in life. I like to think that I am fun-loving, with a bit of a naughty side, and instead of ‘preaching’, I want to share my ‘no aggravation’ approach. I am passionate that clean eating should not be the remit of a ‘trendy’ minority, and my wish is that people from all walks of life feel that long-term healthy eating is achievable. I’m also supportive that people with food intolerances, or people who just don’t want to eat certain foods, (such as wheat, dairy and refined sugar) have some real options for wholesome, tasty recipes suitable for the whole family. I write my books and blogs because I want to share the knowledge I have gained through years in the health and fitness industry. I want everyday people to know that creating quick and healthy meals is totally achievable once a few store cupboard ingredients have been purchased and that no fancy cookery expertise is required.