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New Weaning Cookbook – Pre-order today!

I’m very excited to say my new revised and updated edition of Easy Indian Super Meals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family (Ebury press) is now available for pre-order from Amazon UK (released 7th July 2016). This edition includes:

  • Updated UK Department of Health guidelines
  • Updated weaning advice
  • Updated nutritional information
  • NEW one week meal plan – transition your baby safely over from stage 1 weaning, to weaning with baby-friendly spices and new flavours.

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Prima Baby Awards 2015 – Shortlisted

FB Prima Baby ShortlistWow! What a week this has turned out to be! Earlier this week I was lucky enough to win a BizzieBaby GOLD Award for my cookbook – Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family. Read the award-winning reviews here. And if that wasn’t AMAZING enough I also found out my book has been shortlisted for the Prima Baby Awards 2015 in the best family cookery book category!! How amazing is that?!

Here’s a photo of the shortlist in the magazine and yes they did spell my name wrong! Oh well 🙂

Shortlist photo

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To celebrate the award win earlier this week, and the fab news of my award shortlist with Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine, I’m running a giveaway on my Facebook page offering you the chance to win 1 of 2 copies of my book.


How to enter
:

  • Like my Facebook page and ensure you’ve entered the giveaway by leaving a comment on the Prima Baby Awards competition post stating why you’d like to win.
  • Ends Thurs 11th December 2014.

Winner will be drawn at random after the closing date and contacted via Facebook. Good luck!

Full t&cs here.

Hardcover Book front and back_BizzieBaby

 

 

Easy Indian SuperMeals – Launch Day Round-Up

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:

BBC studio arrival                           Me and Nihal

#3 Amazon bestseller

 

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Hardcover front coverEasy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family is available to buy now from Amazon.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby

 

 

Easy Indian SuperMeals – Release Day!!!

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.

Easy Indian SuperMeals

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.

#NoMoreFussyEaters

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Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk (V)

This is the final recipe I’ll be sharing from my book before it’s out next Monday. This recipe is suitable for babies from 7 months and up. It’s REALLY simple to cook and only takes 20mins (including the prep time!).

Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk in book

For those of you outside of the UK, you can also buy a copy of the book where you are, but as an ebook version. It will be on sale next week (Monday 8th September) from all Amazon sites worldwide. 🙂

 

Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk (V)

UK healthcare professionals actively campaign ‘breast is best’ for newborn babies due to the perfect nutritional content of breast milk, and its immune-boosting compound ‘lauric acid’. Only one other natural source exists close enough to match the lauric acid content found in breast milk, and it can be found in coconuts. Although coconut oil is by far the most concentrated source, it can be found in desiccated coconut and in coconut milk. So feeding your little one this creamy scrummy curry should help to keep infections at bay.

Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk

Total preparation and cooking time: 20mins
Makes 6 servings
Suitable for freezing

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion – peeled, chopped
½ tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp minced ginger
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of ground coriander
1 medium parsnip – washed, peeled, chopped
70g (3oz) green beans – washed, ends chopped, halved
200g (7oz) cauliflower florets – washed, chopped (no stems)
100g (3½oz) tinned sweet corn (no added salt) – drained
250ml (8fl oz) unsweetened coconut milk

Heat the oil in a pot, add the onion and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft golden. Turn to low heat and add garlic,
ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander and stir-fry for a further 30secs-1min.

Add all of the remaining vegetables to the pot along with the coconut milk and stir. Bring to the boil and simmer (covered) on a medium-low heat for 6-8mins until all of the vegetables are tender. Once cooked, mash the vegetables to a soft lumpy consistency using either a masher or blender using a pulse motion. Serve to baby warm or for toddlers serve with rice or roti for a heavier meal.

 

Hardcover front cover
Recipe extract from Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family available to buy from Amazon.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby

Easy Indian SuperMeals – Veggie Korma (V)

With just THREE weeks to go until Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family is released, I’ll be sharing an exclusive recipe from the book with you each week until RELEASE DAY! (Mon 8th Sept).

The first recipe is my Veggie Korma recipe. This recipe was much loved by Aaliyah in the early stages of weaning when she was just 7 months old. It’s so easy to cook and you can freeze the remaining servings for a later stage. Yum! It’s a very flavoursome meal and is perfect for introducing subtle, new flavours into your little one’s diet. As mentioned it’s suitable for weaning babies from 7 months and up.

veggie korma in book

Veggie Korma (V)

I love this recipe! It’s simple, nutritious and includes the subtle and naturally sweet taste of the exotic coconut. Not widely accepted as a SuperFood just yet due to its fat content; coconuts are antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal (great for nappy rash protection) and boost energy and immune system function. Equally coconuts are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. With all of these health benefits and more, coconuts are definitely SuperFoods in my opinion.

Veggie Korma

Total preparation and cooking time: 30mins
Suitable for freezing
Makes 4 servings

 

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tomato – washed, deseeded, grated
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground cumin
¼ tsp minced garlic
1 medium white potato – washed, peeled, cubed
2 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut
200ml (7fl oz) of water
1 medium carrot – peeled, washed, chopped
40g (1½oz) peas – frozen, washed

 

Heat the oil in a pot and add the tomato, turmeric, cumin, garlic and stir-fry for 1-2mins. Add the potato, coconut and water. Stir and bring to the boil. Simmer (covered) on low heat for 15-20mins until tender. Then mash and set aside.

Whilst the potato is boiling, steam the carrot and peas in either a steamer or in the microwave by placing them in a microwavable dish and adding 2 tablespoons of water. Cover the dish with either a lid (leaving a small vent) or cling film (piercing a few holes), and steam on high for 1-1½mins. Drain and add to the mashed potato. Further mash or blend as necessary using a pulse motion. Serve to baby warm.

 

Hardcover front cover
Recipe extract from Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby.