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Mila’s Meals The Beginning & The Basics wins Living Now Book Award

Mila's Meals wins Living Now Book award

I am delighted to announce that Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics has won a Living Now Book Award!


Books for Better Living!


“We’ve all heard the expressions, “This book changed my life!” and “Changing the world, one book at a time.” The Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor those kinds of life-changing books, and to bring increased recognition to the year’s best lifestyle, homestyle, world-improvement and self-improvement books and their creators. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling lives for ourselves and for the planet, and books are very important tools for gaining knowledge about how to achieve these goals for ourselves, our loved ones, and for Planet Earth.”Living Now Awards


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With the increasing use of pesticides and factory farms and the preference by governments, farmers, food manufacturers and grocers to promote GMO and mass-produced foods, learning to eat wisely and safely is a quagmire of obstacles and unknown variables. Where can we turn for encouragement and information about how to bring positive change to the world?


Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Living Now Book Awards, designed to recognize the year’s best world-changing books. For the ninth year, “books for better living” were chosen for their unique ability to enrich readers’ lives and promote global sustainability. This year’s contest resulted in an exceptionally impressive list of inspiring books, a testament to the dedication of authors and publishers today.


104 gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to books in 34 categories, ranging from cooking and coloring books to metaphysics and meditation. “This year’s medalists demonstrate how inspirational a good book can be,” says Awards Director Jim Barnes. “Books are a lifeline in a storm, giving readers solid, helpful information when they need it most.”


Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics by Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Catherine Barnhoorn was awarded a Bronze Living Now Award in the Cookbooks – Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian Category


“My daughter Mila is the great inspiration behind Mila’s Meals,” Catherine explains. “With the growing prevalence of conditions like celiac disease, IBS, lactose and gluten intolerance, ADHS and diabetes, parents have been facing the growing problem of what foods are safe for them and their growing children. I wrote Mila’s Meals as a tool for parents and health practitioners who are having to deal with these conditions. I am incredibly honoured by this award, and by the positive impact the book is having in people’s lives.”


Three and a half years of exhaustive research and many trial recipes resulted in Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics. It is a 500-page collection of over 100 gluten-, sugar- and dairy free, nourishing, wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too). The stunningly appetizing images were taken by photographer Alfred Lor.


Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics has received five other international book awards:



To see the full list of Living Now medalists, visit the results listing here.


To find out more about Mila’s Meals, https://milasmeals.co.za/



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The Living Now Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the year’s very best lifestyle books and their creators. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives, and books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about how to achieve these goals for ourselves and our loved ones.


Lifestyle publishing categories such as home, family, wellness and personal development are the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today. The Living Now Book Awards help demonstrate the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace.


The Living Now Awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan, a book packaging and marketing firm dedicated to promoting books, as well as IndependentPublisher.com, a publication intended to promote the work of indie booksellers, publishers, and authors.




Mila’s Meals: The Beginnings & The Basics is self-published and retails for R480-00 and is available from Faithful-To-Nature, Takealot, Loot, Yuppie Chef and www.milasmeals.co.za. More information on the book, and a complete list of stockists, can be found at www.milasmeals.co.za.




Catherine Barnhoorn, Author & Publisher:

Email: Catherine@milasmeals.co.za; phone:  +27 84 823 6273


Jim Barnes, Awards Director:

phone: 1-800-644-0133 x1011; email: jimb@bookpublishing.com[/vc_column_text]



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