Thursday, 22 September 2016

Never trust a skinny cook!

Hello there!  Thanks for joining me today. 

My name is Leigh and I am a passionate cook, baker and advocate for food, glorious food. 
We all need to eat and whereas some (bizarre) people eat to live I most certainly live to eat.  But I'm one of the very lucky ones in that I can eat pretty much whatever I want but did you know that there millions of people in the UK alone who suffer from at least one food-related allergy (https://www.allergyuk.org/allergy-statistics/allergy-statistics) and the numbers are increasing. 
I'm not here to discuss the how's and why's of these statistics.  No, I'm here to offer a silver lining to an otherwise very dark and sad cloud.
There are many different types of food allergies or intolerances, but there are also many individuals who cannot eat certain food groups due to personal beliefs, religious expectations or medical conditions and this is where my blog will hopefully come in handy.
I want to enable everyone to enjoy honest, good, indulgent, decadent and sometimes naughty sweet treats.  From gluten free to low sugar to vegan to dairy and egg free to no nuts or soya I hope that my blog will provide hope to those who thought that all sweet treats were beyond their grasp.
Who doesn't love a warm gooey mega chocolate brownie straight from the oven? ....


... or the yummy citrus zing of a lemon meringue pie?





My blog will provide useful hints, tips and recipes that will hopefully inspire and enable those who have dietary restrictions and allow them to again enjoy (and devour) some of life's greatest pleasures.
 

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