ABOUT THE BOOK
Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is an award-winning 500-page collection of over 100 gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby's first years (and the rest of the family too).
Part cookbook, part nutrition encyclopedia, part journal of the author’s journey into motherhood, Mila's Meals is a call to action for every parent to be conscious of what they are feeding their little ones, providing a guideline on how to go about this as effectively, effortlessly and joyfully as possible. It is as much about learning how and what to feed your little one, as it is about RE-learning how to feed yourself.
Gourmand ‘Best In The World’ Award – First Book Category
Next Generation Indie Book Award – Health/Wellness Category
Reader’s Favorite Award – Non-Fiction Cooking/Food Category
Living Now Award – Cookbooks Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian Category
Gourmand World Cookbook Award – Self-Published Category
London Book Festival Award – Cookbook Category
Created, written and published by: Catherine Barnhoorn. Photography by: Alfred Lor
Colour photos for every single recipe & a wealth of information including:
- The truth behind common infant food fallacies
- The why, what and how to begin your little one’s life-long relationship with food.
- An expose of what is really in that convenient, ready-made food and the affect it has on your child physically, mentally and emotionally.
- The importance and maintenance of gut health.
- Reasons to avoid gluten, dairy and sugar.
- Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them.
- A detailed glossary for all 156 ingredients used in the book.
- Over 100 (mostly) uncomplicated recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients.
- A re-introduction of essential traditional foods & food preparation techniques (like sauerkraut, slow-cooked bone broths as well as how and why to soak grains).
- ‘Do-able’ meals for working parents - all the food can be made in bulk and frozen.
“At last, a wonderfully creative and thoroughly well researched work of immensely helpful and beneficial guidance, for us as parents! Food and health are inseparable. In today's information age nutritional concepts can be all too confusing, especially when the information is focused on 'what' to eat, rather than exploring and understanding the 'why'. This book introduces important and comprehensible 'why's' of applying food as your medicine, while at the same time, offering truly sumptuous and easy to follow recipes to give our little genetic investments vibrant health and a greater connection to nature, of which we are all an integral part.” - Dr. Jon Morley (MBChB)
“This massive book is a mother-daughter team work. It shares much nutrition information and tips, plus one hundred recipes. The photography is delightful. This is an excellent book.” - Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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About the Author
Catherine is deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves, and she firmly believes that food can be "the best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison." Catherine sees her, and her daughter's, food intolerances as a blessing which has led them down a path of learning, discovery and good health - which will hopefully stand them in good stead for years to come.
Table of Contents
Foreward Introduction Unlearn: Infant Food Fallacies o Essential Nutrients o What nutrients baby needs and when o Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them o What to eat when Feeding with Awareness o Allergens o Convenience vs. Conscience o Toxins o Whole Foods vs. Refined & Processed Foods o Chemical Cuisine: Food Additives o Raw vs. Cooked... which is better? o Eat from the rainbow o Enzymes, Nutrients and Anti-nutrients o Anti-Nutrients o Meat: Organic, Free-Range, Pasture-raised, Grass-fed & GMO. o Fruits and Veggies: Organic, Conventional & GMO. o Why not Gluten, Dairy and Sugar? o What can I eat? Gluten, sugar, & dairy alternatives. o Nutrient Enhancers: my kind of food additives! o Mess o Soul Food Food preparation and storage Recipes o Thirsty o Off the spoon o Out & About Finger Foods o Eating In Finger Foods o Dip Dips & Spreads o From the Fork (or spoon) o Party Food & Something Sweet o Pantry Items Don't Just Eat Food! Glossary of Ingredients Equipment Conversions Charts Say Who? Appendix References Index Recipe Index
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Food is a basic essential of life. But when food becomes toxic to the body, then it is time to re-evaluate what is in the food. Even so-called fresh produce can be laced with pesticides and GMOs, which can be, and is, terribly toxic to a lot of people, especially small children who are just beginning to grow and develop. With the increasing use of pesticides and the preference by governments, farmers, food manufacturers and grocers to promote GMO foods, learning to eat wisely and safely is a quagmire of obstacles and unknown variables. What’s needed? A useful, informative guide to help young mothers feed their children healthy food alternatives, food that not only is safe for the child, but looks good and tastes delicious. That’s where this book comes in handy. Catherine Barnhoorn had to heal herself from many autoimmune conditions and, when her newborn, Mila, started showing unusual and concerning symptoms, this young mother started researching and implementing a healthier, safer diet program for both herself and her new baby. As she researched and developed hundreds of recipes, she started to develop an idea of an extensive health guide that would not only explain the perils we now face with trying to eat healthily, but also the many options available to improve our eating habits. The result? Her 500-page book, Mila’s Meals: The Beginning and the Basics. This is a must study, must enjoy, healthy eating alternative not only for feeding children, but also for feeding ourselves as adults. Everything you could possibly ask about the difficult food industry is answered in this book. Beginning with her own story, Catherine leads the reader through her experiences and sets us up with a course of action: first and foremost, read the labels and be aware of what you are eating. She complements her discussions with concise charts of the good and the bad in different food groups. She lays out the research compiled on the subject of food intolerances and allergies, and she provides a great resource of recipes, from snacks to main course meals to yummy desserts, and all that you could possibly want in between. The glossary is succinct and very thorough and useful. This is a must have guide for all young mothers and for anyone who wants to eat healthily and stay healthy. Well done! A great resource. Love the photos of Mila.