Mila's Meals: The Beginning & the Basics (Paperback)

The Beginning & the Basics

By Catherine Barnhoorn

Catherine Barnhoorn, 9780620682763, 500pp.

Publication Date: April 16, 2016



*2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards - Winner - Self-Published Category
*2016 London Book Festival - Runner Up - Cookbook Category

Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is a 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 achieve this as effectively, effortlessly and joyfully as
possible. It is as much about learning how to feed your little ones, as it is
about RE-learning how to feed yourself.

Having healed herself from various autoimmune conditions through diet and
organic, holistic living and having to raise a child with food intolerances,
Catherine set to work educating herself and getting creative in the kitchen.
Now an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, her passion to empower parents to
make informed decisions with regards to how they nourish their children (and
themselves) is captivated in this honest, soulful, wholesome book.

If you are a new Mama or know anyone who is; if your child has food allergies
or intolerance's; if you plan to raise your children on a 'free from' diet or
if you would simply like to nutritionally educate yourself then this is the
book for you.

Color photos for every recipe and a wealth of information including:

The Why
* 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.
* Why not gluten, dairy and sugar.

The What
* Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them.
* A detailed glossary for every ingredient used in the book.

The How
* 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

About the Author

Catherine is Mom to Mila and a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.
Catherine healed herself from various autoimmune conditions through diet and
organic, holistic living. She is deeply passionate about empowering parents
to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and
themselves. 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.

Praise For Mila's Meals: The Beginning & the Basics

"At last, a wonderfully creative and thoroughly well researched work of
immensely helpful and beneficial guidance, for us as parents!
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."
- Dr. Jon Morley (MBChB)

"This well-researched and masterfully created book is a true gift to aware
parents who want to give their children the best start to life."
- Dr Hanna Grotepass (MBChB), Homeopath, Synchronization Harmonics

"Catherine has managed to fit a veritable encyclopedia worth of knowledge and
wisdom into this beautiful book.
As a mother, I will value this resource for referring to time and again when
preparing food for my family. I will turn to it when deciding on the best
choices, in terms of personal and environmental health, while shopping and
preparing delicious, healthy meals for my loved ones." - Esme Morley (a Mom)

"This massive book is a mother-daughter team work. Itshares much nutrition
information and tips, plus one hundred recipes. Thephotography is delightful.
This is an excellent book."
Edouard Cointreau, President of the Jury - Gourmand World Cookbook Awards