About Me

My name is . I'm a food writer and recipe developer who specialises in easy family vegetarian and vegan meals.

I live in Scotland with my little boy and my vegan husband Graham who likes to stay as far away from the kitchen as possible, unless I'm passing him some food.


So you're wondering why I called my blog Tinned Tomatoes?

No, I don't include tinned tomatoes in every dish I make and I definitely don't bake with them.

When I started this blog in 2007 most of my family favourites recipes started with a tin of tomatoes. I realised I need to challenge myself more and try new recipes and so the blog was born.

Tinned Tomatoes was my starting point but also a reminder to myself to be more creative.


I became vegetarian 25 years ago, but for the last few years I've leaned more heavily towards vegan dishes, as my husband decided to move to a vegan diet. My little boy and I still occasionally eat dairy, so there's a mixture of both on my blog, but most of my veggie dishes can be easily adapted for a vegan diet and all my purely vegan recipes are marked with a (v) in my recipe index (on the sidebar).


I write a monthly column called Veg on Wheels (veg box inspiration and recipes) for Vegan Life Magazine (print), a weekly article for BabyCentre UK (online), a monthly article for Readers Digest (online) and I occasionally create recipes for Great British Chefs (online).

I create recipes for some of the top food brands in the UK including Baxters, Quorn, Waitrose, Iceland and Tesco.


To discuss recipe development, reviews, articles, giveaways or sponsored posts, email me and request my media pack. Have a look at some of my recipe development for brands on this muted Pinterest board.


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Daily Record - 15 October 2016 Vegan Life Magazine - Monthly column 2015-2016 Metro - October 2016
STV News - June 2016 Metro - May 2016


The Scotsman - Aug 2015 Holland & Barrett - Jun 15 Foody Direct - April
Cook Vegetarian - March Metro - March
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The Independent - December STV Dundee - December STV Dundee - October
The Guardian - September Metro - July The Guardian - July
The Guardian - June Vegetarian Living - February STV Dundee - January


Metro - December Linwoods - November Woman's World - July
Good Food Channel - June Good Food Channel - June Vegetarian Living - June
Daily Mail - April She Knows - February Tesco - February


Innocent - December Woman & Home - November Kids Health & Wellbeing - November
Woman Magazine - October Vegetarian Living - August Daily Record - August
Vegetarian Society - July Red Magazine - June dotcomgiftshop - April
Take A Break Magazine - March