Meet Jacqueline

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 veggie son and my vegan husband 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 needed 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 28 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 son 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 in my recipe index.


My first book Living on the Veg: A kids' guide to life without meat was co-authored with Clive Gifford and published by Wayland. It is a fun guide to a vegetarian lifestyle with twelve easy recipes.


In 2017 Tinned Tomatoes was nominated in the Veggie Awards 2017, a finalist in the Quality Food Awards (winner still to be named) and Jacqueline was runner up in the Good Housekeeping Best Food Blogger Award 2017.


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