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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, September 12, 2011


Afternoon all!

I know you haven't heard much from me for some months now, but I have been sworn to secrecy. *pious face* Now, however, I can reveal all - Tweet Treats will be out soon! Those fantastic folks at The O'Brien Press are publishing Tweet Treats, which will be released on 10th October, four short weeks from today. You can pre-order it here or here or here... or look for it in any good bookshop from Oct 10 :)

In addition, the good people at Knorr have agreed to sponsor the book, and the superstar who is Marco Pierre White has very kindly donated the foreword! As you can imagine, I am currently dancing like this. :)

As I always planned, I'm still donating all royalties to the incredible organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). They are on the ground at the moment in disaster-struck places like Somalia, and every copy of Tweet Treats sold will directly benefit them.

I want to thank once again every single one of you who donated recipes, told other people about the project and helped to spread the word. Now it's time to ask you all to dig deep once again - buy a copy of Tweet Treats! Hell, buy two. Or ten. Give them to everyone you know for Christmas! G'wan, you know you want to :)

And watch this space for updates!


  1. Hooray! *claps wildly* Well done you! It's going to be huge! Can't wait to get my hands on one! Congratulations. xx

  2. Thanks Maria! And thanks again for all your help with it, you sleb-slut you :)

  3. Well done, Jane! Delighted for ya. Sounds like a great book and for a great cause :-)

  4. Thanks Derek! I couldn't have done it without huge amounts of help from all my twitter friends. Hats off to them all :)

  5. Excellent! The news out. Well done Jane. Anything with the word 'treat' in the title sounds like my kind of book! Looking forward to getting my copy in October.

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  7. Woot! So pleased this project has come to fruition, an inspired idea from one of lifes most wonderful & generous souls, go dance Jane, enjoy every minute of all your hard work!

  8. Aw, thanks Vanessa! Couldn't have done it without you :)

  9. Fabulous!!!! Really, really well done! :))))

  10. Thanks Ciaron! I've seen your videos on YouTube, you're one talented little guy :)