improvise nourishing meals beyond rules & recipes


improvise nourishing meals beyond rules & recipes

ditch the recipes
take the pressure off meal times

feel good about cooking again

Workshops at Llanrwst Library
next session: Sat 1st April
at 10.15am (approx 2 hours)

Tickets cost just £10!

Alternatively book in person at the Health & Food shop at 8 Denbigh Street, Llanrwst.

Fed up with the daily ‘what’s for dinner’ stress? Bored with the same old meals? No time for fancy recipes? Tired of rushing around the supermarket? Tight budget? Hate meal planning?

Time to breathe a sigh of relief...

In this live workshop you'll learn how to make no-stress tasty and nourishing meals from simple ingredients you can keep in your cupboards. No need for recipes!

Learn a super simple 3-step method for creating quick, easy and flavourful weekday meals. Decipher the pattern behind every recipe and free yourself from  their rigid rules. Master the art of layering of flavours for delicious results every time.

For 'stuck in a rut' home cooks who want to feel good about cooking again.

Guess what...

More recipes are not solving the problem of feeling stuck and uninspired in the kitchen. The world doesn't need more recipes...

Instead, learn to tap into your very own intuitive sense for nourishment and change the way you think about cooking forever. 

Enter the 'patterns not recipes' method:
a fool proof system to no-stress everyday meals (no recipes required)

This simple 3-step method breaks down the cooking process into an easy-to-follow structure, based on the timeless principles of flavour. When you follow structured patterns instead of recipes, everything you do in the kitchen becomes easily adaptable to match your preferences, your budget, your fridge contents and your time, day after day.  Once you recognise the simple, repeatable steps that are the building blocks of almost any recipe, cooking becomes effortless, creative, and even fun again! 

Workshops at Llanrwst Library 
next session: Sat 1st April 
at 10.15am (approx 2 hours)

Tickets are just £10!

"Your workshop has really inspired me to get back into cooking. I've had tasty results, and I'm having fun again!" - HELEN

"Absolutely brilliant! I really feel more confident to experiment, be more intuitive and to enjoy cooking more."

Some of the topics we'll cover 

  • The 3-step method to simple delicious meals
  • Cooking by pattern (not by recipe) 
  • The art of seasoning 
  • Layering flavours for maximum taste 
  • How to adapt & substitute with ease 
  • Easy weekday meal templates to follow  
  • Jazzing up your leftovers with flair 
  • My favourite tricks to tweak or upgrade any recipe
  • Top tips for shopping and stocking your kitchen 

What's included

  • Live workshop (2 hours approx)
  • Includes taste experiments & a cook-along (ingredients provided)
  • Places are limited to ensure an intimate live experience 
  • BONUS: Notes & cheat sheets to download
  • BONUS: An opportunity to join Katerina's virtual cooking club with a discount for ongoing support & inspiration.

"The workshop changed how I do my shopping and how I cook. As a result, life got a bit easier, and a lot more flavourful!" - EGLE

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m Katerina, a Greek girl now living in a Conwy valley in the UK. If you are local you'll know me as the co-owner of the Health & Food shop in Llanrwst. I’m a home cook just like you, not a chef. I am passionate about real, simple, tasty food everyone can make at home without the need to rely on recipes. I believe that all humans have an innate instinct for cooking and I’m here to help you unleash that inner chef and rediscover the ‘can do’ mindset of curiosity and fun that lies at the heart of all effortless cooking.

The workshop is anybody feeling stuck or stressed cooking at home, curious to rediscover a sense of calm and ease (and even fun!) in the kitchen.

Most of us don’t! The framework I teach is based around simple meals that can be prepared with minimal fuss and practically zero planning, saving you both time and headspace.

Yes! Everything you will learn in this workshop is 100% flexible and adaptable to any style of eating.

Absolutely. Building your cooking skills on principles rather than recipes early on is the best grounding you can get to blossom into the relaxed and confident cook you want to be.

I'm pretty sure you will. In my experience many confident cooks are still relying on recipes (those they know well, and those they try new) and very much enjoy the freedom and creativity to go beyond after taking one of my courses.

No, if you are looking for recipes this is not the right place. This workshop is based around patterns and principles behind the recipes, so that you no longer depend on having to follow them. If you have a lot of cook books already, you’ll learn to use them as a source of inspiration as you hone your intuition in the kitchen.

"The workshop changed how I do my shopping and how I cook. No more pressure to do it 'right'. As a result, life got a bit easier, and a lot more flavourful!"

"The idea of becoming confident to cook without recipes seemed too good to be true - but it's working! Katerina's approach has actually left me enjoying a task I used to find a chore."

What's the value

A reliable system for putting together easy and delicious meals that will last you a lifetime, and the satisfaction of nourishing yourself and your family... for less than the cost of a take-out meal!

£10 for a lifetime of better cooking!

"Love your approach. I never thought I could actually have fun cooking." - MARY

Tickets are just £10

Tamar Adler