Well launch day for my new cookbook, ‘The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook’ is finally here. I’m super excited and scared to say the least! I’ve worked really hard on this book and I hope you all find it useful for your weaning journeys.
Here’s a little video of my Apple and Ginger Puree to celebrate the launch. Hope you like it. And to find out more about flavour-led weaning click here.
The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, is available to buy now from all good bookshops including Amazon.co.uk, WHSmith and Waterstones. Also available from Amazon.com.
Super excited friends! My brand new weaning cookbook – The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, will be released in just a few weeks time (2nd March)! So I thought I’d give you a taster of some of the recipes. Starting with some delicious, puree recipes.
This Kiwi, Mint and Lime puree recipe is suitable for babies from 6 months, after first tastes and mixed-ingredient purees have been accepted.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one! It’s a beautiful puree – fresh, sweet, sour and uplifting. Kiwis and limes are an excellent source of vitamin C, necessary for cold and flu protection. The mint is fresh-tasting and aids digestion. A wonderful combination of flavours.
Flavour-led weaning, as I now call it, developed as a result of weaning my daughter Aaliyah a few years back. Of course I didn’t realise at the time that’s what I was doing. The closest I could get to explaining it was referring to it as Indian Baby Food – weaning with aromatic flavours, herbs and spices. But actually, I was doing more than that. I wasn’t only feeding my little one Indian food (those of you who have my first book ‘Easy Indian Super Meals’ will know this), I was feeding her a range of different cuisines – Spanish, Italian, British, but all with an aromatic-Indian twist based on my culinary heritage, to keep Aaliyah’s palate as broad as possible, and to keep mealtimes fun and interesting.
I developed flavoursome weaning recipes because the weaning books, websites, blogs and forums I was researching when I started Aaliyah’s weaning journey were quite frankly, bland, boring and nothing like family meals I cooked at home. It seemed strange, to me, to wean her with meals that were completely unlike meals I would be feeding her in the future, and was convinced I would have a battle on my hands when I transitioned her over to our family meals – offering her flavours she had never tried before, and yet expecting her to eat them with no protest.