Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics.
Affectionately, and sometimes frustratingly, known as ‘The Book’, Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics is my first cookbook (or book for that matter). Part cookbook, part nutrition encyclopaedia, part food journal – it is a journey through three and a half years of me and my daughter’s life.
My goal was to have all the information a gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free mom or dad would need as they begin feeding their baby solid food – the why, the what and the how of it. To have all of it in one place – a comprehensive resource that tired ‘mushy-brained’ moms could be referred to time and time again, as opposed to bookmarking (and losing) various website pages.
Furthermore, I really wanted to show people that ‘free-from’ food is both delicious and nutritious. That it is do-able and even enjoyable. That food intolerances are a blessing, not a curse – a welcome message from your body. And that life is still sweet without sugar!
The book took me three and a half years to finish – which I am grateful for. Every twist and turn along the way taught me something valuable which was then included in the book. It also made for a book that can be used for a 6 month old baby as much as for school lunch boxes and the mama’s and papa’s too.