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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!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Name of the Game

Hello wonderful, clever Twitterversians and Blogosphericals! I am in need of your assistance.

I'm currently beavering away at a book proposal for TweetTreat, and it has been pointed out to me that our title so far - TweetTreat - is a little unwieldy on the tongue. Therefore, I'm looking for an alternative title, or a subtitle, for the book.

As far as I'm concerned, the important details to bring out in the title are: 1) the recipes are short, 2) the recipes are easy, 3) the book is a bit of fun.

There are many popular cookbooks out there with titles like Meals in Minutes, so I want to play on that idea; but while not all Tweettreat recipes are for quick meals, all the recipes themselves are quick. Do you follow?

Anyway, I'm throwing my poor brain on your tender mercies, to see if you lot can come up with a better title than I have so far. Best one will be a new rockstar for the day, and will get credit in the book! Can't say fairer than that... ;)


  1. Argh, difficult becaust TweetTreat is so fixed in my brain. Will think on it more, but at the moment can only come up with "Treats from Twitter: fun, tasty recipes fresh from the Twitosphere"...which even I will admit, is a bit shite. Don't judge me... :-D


  2. A meal in a tweet / Tweet-up your meal / Tweet it or eat it / From Tweet to Meal / Tweet a treat to eat / A treat of tweet to eat.
    I can't think any more right now, but I'll keep the brain churning. This is so much fun.

  3. Ooh, I like "A meal in a tweet"!

  4. #recipe140, Tweet'n'eat, TweetMeal, 'Here's one I tweeted earlier...'

  5. How about
    Twecipes - Food in 140 Characters.

    Tasty Twitterati

    Twitter Morsels - Food in 140 Characters

    From Twitter to Table - Food in 140 Characters

    Twitter Tuck

    A Twitter Tuck-In

    Tuck In with Twitter - Recipes from the Twitterati

    Edible Tweets - Recipes in 140 characters

    You could play around with this of course but it's a start!

  6. Something along the lines of Byte-size? A reference to the length of the recipe and the Internet basis?

    Hmm this is tricky, I don't really do titles. I don't suppose "How to Relate a Recipe in 140 Characters, Even By Celebrities" would work, would it?

  7. Thanks everyone for your suggestions so far, some good ideas there. I should state that the title needs to avoid being too Twitter-based, for fear of alienating non-twitter people.

    That said, I really like the idea of Byte-size recipes as suggested by @thornae earlier. I really want to emphasise the short, easy nature of the recipes. :)