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About The Book

Mila’s Meals: The Beginnings & The Basics is a collection of nourishing wholefood recipes and food ideas for baby’s first years (and the rest of the family too). Free from gluten, refined sugar, dairy and artificial additives.

Created, written and published by: Catherine Barnhoorn.
Photography by: Alfred Lor

Inside you’ll find

Colour photos for every single recipe & a wealth of information including:


The Why

The truth behind common infant food fallacies; The why, what and how to begin your little one’s life-long relationship with food; An expose of what is really in that convenient, ready-made food and the affect it has on your child physically, mentally and emotionally; The importance and maintenance of gut health; Why not gluten, dairy and sugar.

The What

Essential nutrients, the role they play, and where to find them; A detailed glossary for every ingredient used in the book.

The How

Over 100 (mostly) uncomplicated recipes made with easy-to-find ingredients; A re-introduction of essential traditional foods & food preparation techniques (like sauerkraut, slow-cooked bone broths as well as how and why to soak grains); ‘Do-able’ meals for working parents – all the food can be made in bulk and frozen.

The Recipes

The book has over 100 recipes – all gluten-free, sugar-free & dairy-free.

Click here to see a preview of the recipes in each chapter.

Follow this link for a full Recipe Index.

Where to purchase

If you would like a personalised copy then please buy from our online shop.

Brick & Mortar – South Africa


Rawganic, Knysna

Knysna Health, Knysna

Mon Petit Pain, Knysna

ChiroLife, Knysna

Hands Design, Knysna

Food Lovers Market, Knysna, Knysna

Metelerkamps, Knysna

Vitali Integral Health Centre, George

Health & Living, George

Healthy Life, Plettenberg Bay

Village Bookshop, Plettenberg Bay

Cassia & Clove Health, Laingsburg

The Real Food Co., Somerset West

Wellness Warehouse, Kloof Street, Cape Town

Kids Living, Greenpoint, Cape Town

Organic Zone,  Lakeside, Cape Town

Organic Living, Constantia, Cape Town

The Healing Tree,  Sea Point, Cape Town

Gogo’s Meat & Biltong Deli, Newlands, Cape Town

The Health Path, Hout Bay, Cape Town

The Organic Natural & Whole Food Emporium, Bryanston, Johannesburg

The Bub Hub, Broadacres, Johannesburg

Fresh Earth Food Store, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

The Book Boutique, Amanzimtoti, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Online – Internationally



Barnes & Noble.com

Book Depository.com

Indie Bound.org

Amazon.com (& all other Amazon sites)

Reviews & Feedback

Please the Reviews & Feedback page to read all the book reviews and feedback from excited mama’s.

The book has been very well received by the media. Take a look at our press coverage here.

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