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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.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Starters for Ten

Howdy all,

Things continue to go swimmingly in the #tweettreat camp.  We now have 1029 recipes, and have been joined by yet more well-known names, such as:

@austen_addict  - Laurie Viera Rigler, auther of Confessions of an Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of an Austen Addict
@wendytalksback - Wendy Austin, BBC Radio Ulster anchor
@RFLong - fantasy writer, author of The Scroll Thief and others
@ClaireAllan - bestselling author of Rainy Days and Tuesdays and others

Again, they're just the well-known names who joined the ranks of #tweettreat today. :)

Now, our latest challenge was for starters or appetisers.  As usual you didn't disappoint, I received lots of lovely recipes. Here's my favourite:

"My fave starter-steam asparagus, wrap in prosciutto & grill, serve w/flakes of parmesan, pine nuts & balsamic vinegar"

I chose the above cos it features several of my favourite foods! And today's rockstar of #tweettreat is @RFLong! Well done and thank you. :)

Now, @mduffywriter has very kindly been mounting a campaign to drive up the followers on this blog - so if you're reading this and you don't already follow it, please click the follow button now. We need to drive the numbers up to help spread the word about #tweettreat.

And, in the spirit of spreading, that's your next challenge - spreads! It can be anything at all that's spreadable, such as jams, preserves, pates, chutneys, etc. etc.

I'm also aiming to beat the 1050 mark tomorrow - can we do it? Yes we can! :)

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