Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics

Mila's Meals: The Beginning & The Basics

500 pages
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Catherine and Mila are a mother-daughter team on a mission to bring you the beginning and the basics about food intolerance and how to deal with it in a nutritious and tasty way. They cover all the bases – sugar, dairy and gluten-free. A handy guide packed with the what, why and how in one convenient place for new parents trying to negotiate the tricky business of feeding their little ones nutritious meals they will love, minus the allergens, especially in that delicate stage of your baby’s first year.

  • Proudly South African

  • A guide to eating gluten, sugar and dairy-free the delicious and nutritious way
  • A what, why and how put together from Catherine and Milas own research and experiences in the kitchen
  • Perfect resource for those with babes and kids with food intolerances
  • Basics on how to make breads, pizza bases, pasta, porridges, muesli, and sweet treats minus gluten, sugar and dairy
  • Essentials on healthy traditional food preparation
  • Learn about harmful additives in convenience foods and how they affect you and your children
  • Over 100 recipes
  • Caters for those ‘fussy eaters’
  • Learn about superfoods
  • Re-learn how to feed yourself
  • Some advice for feeding the soul too!
  • 500 pages

Product Specs

  • Soft cover
  • 500 pages, full colour
  • Printed on 105gsm cartridge
  • Dimensions: 280mm x 216mm x 33mm
  • Weight: 1,57kg
  • ISBN Number: 978-0-620-68276-3    

About the Author

Catherine Barnhoorn is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She is deeply passionate about empowering parents to make informed decisions with regards to what they feed their children and themselves, and she firmly believes that food can be “the best form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”  Catherine sees her, and her daughter’s, food intolerances as a blessing which has led them down a path of learning, discovery and good health – which will hopefully stand them in good stead for years to come. 

Mila’s Meals: The Beginning & The Basics received two international book awards:

*2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards - Winner - Self-Published Category
*2016 London Book Festival - Runner Up - Cookbook Category



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Overall Rating
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  • Essential reading for moms!
    19 Sep, 2016, By Jenna This is my bible when it comes to preparing food for my little one. So much information, so many great ideas, a phenomenal glossary. I would say that every single mom-to-be should read Catherines book (not to mention any adults suffering from auto immune issues!). Her gentle approach to introducing solids without falling prey to societys obsession with unhealthy reats for babies and toddlers is refreshing and inspiring. Gut health starts from birth and will effect your childs health throughout his/her life. It is time we start taking this seriously. Buy it!

  • Great book for great price!
    27 Jul, 2016, By Melissa Firstly let me point out that Faithful to Nature offers this book for an excellent price. I compared it to several other online stores and on one of them, it was almost double what Faithful to nature charges! The book is a hefty one, nearly 500 pages!! It is chock full of nutritional information -for babys first year as advertised- but really is helpful for all ages. Lots of wonderful recipes and I really like the layout of this book. Very pleased with this purchase!

  • Worth every cent!!!!!
    14 Jun, 2016, By Lindsay Incredible. Phenomenal. Amazing. Honestly - one of my greatest purchases! Every single mother should have this Encyclopedia/Recipe book at hand. Catherine has done the groundwork and research for all of us and she has lovingly chosen to share not just her recipes, but every tiny bit of information she has learnt along her journey. From details regarding enzymes, to enlightening information on antioxidants, to stating at what age each meal is suited to, to explaining each vitamin or nutrient in a simple table format, and even how long one can store each recipe and every ingredient (all 156!) This thick 500 page book is unbelievably amazing and beautifully written with such love and passion to help other mothers understand what food can and will do to your children.

    So many mothers take so much time decorating nurseries or childrens bedrooms, or choosing the cutest outfits. I feel it is absolutely tragic that often, unless your child displays some form of dairy intolerance or food allergy, one does not think to pay as much attention to what they put in their childs body. Personally, I would rather decrease my childs chance of developing depression or cancer and optimising their true potential than have those tiny cute pair of All-Star baby shoes. Great to have both if you can though ;)

    So please, don even doubt to purchase this book. It is worth every single cent. Then I challenge you to find the passion in yourself that wants the best for your child and start learning these new food names and start cooking.......the recipes are uncomplicated and so detailed even the most inexperienced cook would be able to make them!

    Someone once said live as if you have had a heart attack or stroke and you never will. I think we could all take a leaf out of this book (pardon the pun!)

  • Fantastic
    29 Jan, 2016, By Robyn This is a delightful and well-informed feast of a book that is especially written for children that suffer with food intolerances. Although my son Cassian is able to eat everything, I absolutely devour recipes that are free of the usual culprits like dairy, sugar and gluten. Catherine, the author, is especially mindful of gut health, too. The book comes with some great advice on eating for the soul

  • Excellent recipe book
    27 Jan, 2016, By Lisa I ordered this book apprehensively because I love seeing a recipe book before I buy it. I usually only buy it once there are at least a dozen recipes that appeal to me.

    It was the authors philosophies that convinced me to buy this book: that all disease starts in the gut, we shouldn be eating dairy or sugar and that with the right meal prep eating right can be possible for a working family.

    This book has delivered over and above what I expected! I haven tried any recipes yet (I only just got the book), but every one has appealed to me so far. I love that its written by a South African so she uses produce that isn impossible to source or too expensive to afford. Nearly all her recipes can be frozen with handy instructions on how long theyll last in the freezer.

    Its informatively written, easy to read and has exquisite photos. Everything about this book entices you. Im so excited to get stuck into the recipes. If you e deliberating on buying this book, just do it! Itll make a wonderful gift for anyone wanting to eat healthy (not just moms).

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