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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.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Start Spreading the News!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the shiny new-look #tweettreat blog! (With grateful thanks to @ukegnome who saved my sanity at one point, and didn't even raise his voice.) ;)

You can now see a list of the luminaries who've joined us at #tweettreat down the right-hand-side of the page, and details of how to get involved are further down on the right. I hope you all approve? :)

Anyway, today's challenge was spreads, since we're spreading the word so well about this project (with heartfelt thanks as ever to #teamtweettreat).  So without further ado, you may all drool over this:

"Small piece poached salmon add mayo lemon juice black pepper salt. Whiz in blender. Spread on sliced toasted baguette."

And today's rockstar is none other than the very lovely @austenonly! Well done Julie. :)

Now, since we're all going to be stewing over the weekend anyway, your challenge for Monday is stew.  You can stew anything you like, from meat, fish, or vegetables to fruit. You can even stew your tea, if that takes your fancy. And if you can make an interesting #tweettreat out of it. :)

Remember, if you try any of the recipes, let us know here in the comments or on Twitter. Also, please let me know what you think of the new-look blog in the comments!

Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks again to you all for your help and support. :)


  1. I love this, and although I am not a luminary, I have sent you a few tweettreats. This is a wonderful idea! molly

  2. Thanks Molly - you may not be a luminary (yet!) but your #tweettreats are great. Keep them coming! :)

  3. Gorgeous new-look site! What an impressive list of the great and good who have contributed too.

  4. Thanks Rebecca! I hope to make that list even longer and even more impressive - thanks so much for your help. :)