What the readers say
"Tarja Moles' new book is just as yummy as it sounds!"
"Very easy to follow recipes"
"I love these recipes - clear, simple and imaginative"
How did you become interested in food writing and developing recipes?
I had to cut out gluten, sugar and yeast from my already low-lactose diet in 2002. As a consequence, I had to relearn how to prepare food for myself. Because I have such a sweet tooth I was particularly keen to experiment with how to make sweet treats – and that’s how No Naughties® was born.
How long does it take to write a book?
It depends on a book and how many times you have to try the recipes. No Naughties®: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast took several years; the pancake mini book and the Christmas mini books took a couple of months each.
What’s the best thing about being a food writer? And the worst?
The best thing about writing recipes is that you get to try so many yummy treats! The worst thing is the frustration when a recipe doesn’t quite work and you just keep on trying and trying and trying... But usually it’s not too bad: often you can make something completely different out of a failed plan and the result actually ends up being much more interesting than the original recipe.
What do you like to do when you’re not testing recipes and writing?
I have a lot of interests, but riding is definitely my favourite hobby. I love riding on Dartmoor!