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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?

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Food for a Fiver

Hi all,

Todays challenge - as set by the lovely @rebeccaebrown - was Food for a Fiver, or budget family meals.

The great news is that we've passed another milestone, that of 1,100 recipes - we now have 1,102! Thanks again to all of you, old hands and #tweettreat newbies, for putting up with me and continuing to produce the goods. :)

And so, on to today's rockstar, which is this:

"Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding: 
Slice+butter stale bread. Layer in dish w/chopped onion+ham. Add beaten eggs/milk/blk ppr. Top grtd chs. Bake 180 till golden."

Today's winner is @helen_kara! Well done, that dish could't come to more than £2.50, never mind a fiver. :)

Tomorrow's challenge is for typical dishes for your country/region. I've received some great recipes over the weeks from various different countries, many of which I'd never heard of before, and I'm interested to read more.  It doesn't have to be an official, national dish; just something that's popular in your neck of the woods.  (For all you English followers that'll be curry, then?) ;)

As ever, the best recipe tomorrow will win rockstar status for its tweeter.  Let's try to hit the 1,125 mark tomorrow, ok?

And now, to leave you on a light note, have a read of this - I think it's the funniest food/recipe related blog post I've ever read, courtesy of @PenguinGalaxy.  

Till tomorrow!

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