Hi my name's Claire Wade, I have ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I became severely affected when I was 16, and was bedbound for six years.
I first developed swallowing problems after a chronic sore throat which lasted over a year. To suddenly go from being able to eat normally to only be eating yoghurt or pureed fruit was really hard and I very quickly became bored with the limited range of foods I could eat.
Food stopped being a pleasure and instead became a chore. I got my brother to search the web for recipes for different meals; but the recipes were spread out over hundreds of different pages which is why I decided that when I was well enough I would put together a site of my own, a one stop recipe shop!
I'd like to thank all the chefs who have donated recipes, none of this would have been possible without the precious time they gave up to help me. I'd also like to thank the people who left recipes on various message boards, I am really grateful!
Living with swallowing problems is extremely difficult; but just because you have problems chewing or swallowing, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the taste of good food. I hope you find something here that tempts you.