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Three and a half years ago I became vegetarian. Three and a half weeks ago, anticipating a certain health diagnosis at any time, I also gave up all added sugar in my diet. My mother is of a certain generation and, although a very good cook, struggles to know what to offer guests with specific dietary restrictions. She once had a vegetarian and a coeliac for dinner at the same time, and nearly lost her reason! So, the idea for this blog was born. Every recipe that features here will be vegan (and, obviously, vegetarian), gluten free, sugar free, lactose and dairy free, and suitable for people on a low sodium diet. That's right, you read that correctly. Even if you have guests with each of these restrictions coming to the same meal, everything here is safe for them. And, before you expect weird and wonderful ingredients to make an appearance, everything I'm using can be bought in larger branches of all major supermarkets - you don't even need to visit health food stores. Try the recipes and tell me what you think!

So What's This Tweet Treats Thingy All About?

Watch the brilliant 30 second trailer below and all will become clear!

Tweet Treats Trailer from Catherine Ryan Howard on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Today's Rock-Star of Tweettreat

Greetings all,

I have decided to award the title of Rock-Star of #tweettreat on a daily basis to one recipe contributor, based entirely on arbitrary whims of my own. ;)

Today's award is for a very good reason, which I'm sure any of you can understand - it is for outstanding contribution to the cause.

(Drumroll maestro) Aannnnddd the winner is - @helen_kara!  @helen_kara has submitted an incredible 24 recipes all on her ownio, and the vast majority of them look absolutely mouth-watering.  Thanks in no small part to her, today's total is 334.

Great work tweeple, keep them all coming!

Now to whet your appetites, a little alphabetical challenge.  Tomorrow is brought to you by the letter A.  I want recipes for artichokes, avocado, asparagus, aubergine, apples - anything really, so long as it begins with A.  The decider will be the dribble factor, ie. whatever recipe makes me drool most.  Though my keyboard may not thank you, #tweettreat certainly will!

Remember, although comments are open, they are not the place to post #tweettreat recipes! Do that on Twitter, either addressed to me or using the #tweettreat hashtag.  All recipes must have been tweeted to qualify.

So get your silly looking white chef hats on, and get thinking!  The daily Rock-Star of #tweettreat gets fame, adulation, money... well, no. But they get mentioned here, plugged on Twitter, and get to help a great cause.  Isn't that prize enough?


  1. I wanna be a rock star! When you say recipes have to begin with 'A' do you mean every ingredient?? Explain Ms Travers!

  2. Not every ingredient, no! Just the key ingredient; like a dressing for asparagus, an apple pie, an artichoke dip, etc.

  3. In a DM to me, @helen_kara said:

    "Wow, thanks, I've never been a rock star before! Shall do my best to come up with some A grade recipes for you today!"

    Keep up the good work, Helen!