My aim in this book is to help you to enjoy cooking, to minimize stress levels, to show how simple meals are possible and to inspire you to cook from fresh ingredients. Sometimes, we can get into the rut of cooking the same things over and over, or reaching for the ready-made meals. This book is full of fresh, new ideas, all of which are easily attainable. For those of you with younger children, there are some tips on getting them to eat and not getting stressed when they don't! Also simple snacks for kids and kids' parties. There are recipes designed to encourage your children into the kitchen and for when the funds are low. All are designed with busy lives in mind.