Reviewed by Caroline Adamson
This book gives information on how to wean your baby using the freshest organic products. It gives details on how to source organic food and explains why organic is best for your baby. It also gives information on how the equipment required making the purees. This is explained in the few chapters. Chapter 4 gives great recipes for making your baby’s first foods such as homemade rice cereal, cucumber melon mash up and my favourite peachy mango rice cereal. At the end of each chapter a 4 week menu is provided. Chapter 5 gives you ideas on proving more flavour combinations and introducing lumpier textures to your baby such as cinnamon-apple-sweet potato surprise, turkey-sweet potato shephers pie and blueberry pomegranate parfait. Chapters 6 and 7 are aimed at older babies, 10-12 months and then 12 months onwards respectively, progressively chunkier textures and introducing more spices. Underneath each recipe it tells you if they are family friendly, freezeable and if the contain “super foods”
As a first time mum of 18 week twins I thought the book was great. It explained why organic is best and the recipes are quick and easy. My twin’s love the peachy mango rice cereal and I am very happy that I know exactly what they are getting as it is all homemade. The only downside to the book is that I felt it was aimed at the American market as the information provided regarding organic labelling uses the American guidelines from The United States Environmental Protection Agency. I would recommend this book to any parent wanting to give their child home cooked organic foods and also for anyone who is looking for inspiration for different flavours to try for their child.
Available to buy from Amazon here.