It’s a week after book launch and I can honestly say it’s been manic! The interviews and reviews started a couple of week’s before launch and it’s been non-stop ever since. It’s been fab though and totally worth it! I’m super pleased to say the book is going really well!! I’ve had some simply fabulous reviews from Gurgle magazine, Reveal magazine, and from mummies who have tried and tested the book. You can read some of their views on it here:
Let Them Be Small
I was also lucky enough to appear on the BBC Asian Network on Wednesday to talk weaning, and ‘Flavour-led Weaning’. I was on The Big Debate show with Qasa Alom from 12pm. It was great fun, and a lovely listener from Scotland even called the show to say how great it was that I was focusing on weaning with aromatic flavours and spices, as she too couldn’t find any sort of guidance when she was weaning her children.
If you didn’t catch the interview on the BBC Asian Network (12.15pm on Wednesday 8th March) , you can hear it here. Approx 15 minutes in length.
2014 has been a great year for me – over 13,000 ebook downloads, an award win, fab reviews and so much more! I couldn’t have asked for a better year! Thanks so much to all of you who made this happen! Here’s a quick overview of my year in pictures.
Wishing you all a fabulous 2015!! Happy New Year!!
Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family Launches
Awards and Shortlist
Most Popular Recipes
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries (v) – finger food
Indian Cauliflower Cheese (v) – Stage 2: 7 months plus
Chicken Pilaf with Vegetables – Stage 3: 10 months plus
Sweet Red Pepper Chicken Curry – Stage 4 (family meals)
Super Quick Bombay Potatoes (v) – Quick Kids Snacks and Meals
Indian Meatballs in a 5 Minute Marinara Sauce – Stage 4 (family meals)
Well yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind! Up by 5am, spent 3 hours in the car down to London and straight into the studio for my interview with Nihal at the BBC Asian Network at 11am.
I was initially nervous but my goodness – what a blast! Nihal was lovely, the callers were lovely and even the texts I received were great too! Everyone was really supportive, and the feedback I received was extremely encouraging. Thanks to all who got in touch!
I was really pleased to hear during my interview that my book was also storming up the Amazon charts! By the end of the day I couldn’t believe Amazon had sold out!! But not to worry, I believe more books are on the way. You can also order your copy from Amazon even if they don’t have any books in stock at the moment, they’ll post them out to you as soon as they arrive.
For those of you who missed my interview you can hear it on BBC iPlayer here. My interview is 1 hour, 12mins into the show. It will be available for one week.
Here’s a round up of yesterday in pictures:
Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family is available to buy now from Amazon.
Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby
LAUNCH DAY IS HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE!!
You can FINALLY get your hands on a copy of my book Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family! Whoop whoop! Buy the hardcover from Amazon, Waterstones and from all other good bookshops now.
The ebook version for tablets and mobiles is also available too if you prefer something a little more portable. Handy if you’re out shopping and want to buy some of the ingredients. It’s also available from all Amazon sites worldwide.
I hope you and your little munchkins enjoy the meals that come from this book. These are the recipes I fed Aaliyah from 7 months when she was just one month into weaning. I like to think of this book as her food journey or rather her weaning journey as she progressed from one weaning stage and onto the next. She has personally given her little stamp of approval on all of the recipes. She’s also a great eater because them; not fussy at all and sometime eats TWO dinners at nursery! Much to the nursery staff’s amazement.
And if your kids are slightly older (like Aaliyah – she’s three now), there’s a nifty chapter at the end called Quick Kids SuperMeals which has some excellent, tasty recipes – ready in 15mins or less. Again all Aaliyah approved and perfect now the kids are back to school.
Finally… I’m really excited to add you can catch me on Nihal’s show on the BBC Asian Network today from 11am where I’ll be having a chat with him live about the book. If you’re free – tune in.