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The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook – Out Now

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.

 

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Kiwi, Mint and Lime Puree for Babies

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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.

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What is Flavour-led Weaning?

For the past few weeks I’ve been talking about my brand new cookbook ‘The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook’, which is due for release on 2nd March. So I thought I’d tell you a little more about what I mean by ‘flavour-led weaning’.

Flavour-led weaning is something that developed as a result of weaning my daughter Aaliyah. Of course, I didn’t realise at the time that’s what I was doing. The closest I could get to explaining what it was, is by referring to it Indian Baby Food – weaning with aromatic flavours, herbs and spices. But actually, I was doing more than that. I wasn’t only feeding her 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 Indian/ aromatic twist, to keep her palate as broad as possible, and to keep mealtimes fun and interesting.

I developed these recipes because the weaning books, websites, blogs and forums I was researching when I started Aaliyah’s weaning journey a few years ago, were quite frankly, bland, boring and nothing like the meals I cooked at home. It seemed strange, to me, to wean her with meals that were completely unlike what I would be feeding her in the future, and was convinced I would have had 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.

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