I blog information, news and recipes about gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, alcohol-free and vegan cooking. Right now I've been working on an exciting project where I avoid refined sugar and create recipes using a range of healthier alternatives.

Happy cooking!

ps. ask all guests if they have an allergy (because the recipes use some unusual combinations and they may not expect to find citrus and soya in the chocolate cake, for example).
pps.if you are cooking for someone with an allergy, please read my allergy page first.

Thousands lack recipe ideas for vegetarians and those with allergies

According to a story in yesterday's Daily Telegraph, more than one in 10 people would avoid asking loved ones to dinner parties, Christmas lunch and even weddings if they have different dietary needs. The research was done by Warburtons and studied 2,067 adults. Chris Hook (their 'free-from' business unit director)  said: "It's shocking that so many people consider not inviting friends and family with dietary requirements to social events."

Apparently two-thirds said guidance from their guests on how best to cater for their needs might give them enough confidence to prepare special meals for them - and that's where Wide Circle Cooking comes in!