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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.

Monday, June 7, 2010

It's Breakfast time again, hip hip hooray!

A very happy Monday to you all!

What a busy weekend it's been for #tweettreat.  Thanks to the concerted efforts of many, many people who've spread the word about this project all over the Twitterverse, the recipes have been coming in thick and fast.  We've also had contributions from some very well known names indeed!

68 new recipes came in over the weekend, bringing the total number of recipes received to 944. We're very close to cracking the 1,000 mark, and we're flying towards our goal of 1,200.

Some of the names who joined us this weekend need no introduction.  They include:
@swannyg66 (Graeme Swann)
@joannechocolat (Joanne Harris)
@Beathhigh (Ian Rankin)
@campbellclaret (Alistair Campbell)
to name but a few! Thanks again to everyone who helped to stalk - I mean, ask - various celebrities for their help. ;)

Now, today's challenge was for breakfast dishes, and some lovely ones came in.  The two that leapt out at me, though, were these:

"Split a roll n toast inner surfaces. Fry an egg so it crisps at edges but yolk stays soft. Red/ brown sauce. Messy/delicious"

and this one:

"Rebus's Scotch Eggs: boil 2 free range eggs. Pour yourself a malt while you wait. Discard the eggs and keep drinking."

Both are from @Beathhigh - Ian Rankin himself - who is today's rockstar of #tweettreat!

Tomorrow's challenge is for TV/movie snacks - what do you nibble while ensconced before the screen?  As ever, best one will be tomorrow's rockstar. :)

This project relies so much on all of you - I could never have come this far without you. Please keep spreading the word and hounding your friends for recipes.  Remember, it's all in aid of Medecins sans Frontieres - a good cause if ever there was one. :)

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