Intro

What's WIDE CIRCLE COOKING about?
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.

The easier way to find specialist foods

If you're having trouble tracking down gram flour or are worried about which brand of baked beans to buy, then check out Foodsyoucan.

I can totally recommend this brilliant website. Not only can you use a bespoke food search to find the foods you can eat from among the enormous choice in our supermarkets, it will even tell you where to buy them - whether online or in the actual real world! This means if you need something without sesame or soya, or without MSG or sugar - or all of them, just click on the relevant tick boxes and away you go. There's even a price comparison facility. The site also caters for religious diets, vegans - in fact, you name it, it's probably there.

Even better, there's a dining out/holiday bit, and a page dedicated to mums and tots, and of course recipes too. Genius.

Love on a plate


If you or someone you know has trouble living with someone because they don't share their food allergy/conviction, then check out some of the dating websites that have sprung up - catering (no pun intended!) specifically to people who have special dietary requirements. According to a piece in The Times yesterday, whether you're e.g. a vegan or just can't have peanuts, it's now easier than ever to find someone to cook for and with. Check out singleswithfoodallergies.com or veggiedate.org for more details!