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“Organically raised” by Anni Daulter

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Organically Raised by Anni DaulterEven with my nine year old ‘baby’ there was still plenty to excite me in Anni Saulter’s “Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers” book.

The cover is amazing and makes you want to pick up the book and read through straight away and the inside pages are no disappointment. Recipes are photographed beautifully; which is a MUST with any cookery book with stunning pictures of the food and children enjoying it in peaceful surroundings makes you want to head straight to the kitchen.

With a passion for seasonal, healthy, organic food and the understanding that the energy and love we put into our food effects the people who eat it, I was hooked from the first paragraph. Indeed, according to Anni, the first ingredient in the kitchen is mindfulness – this is the essence of conscious cooking. As she says “When you start cooking with a sense of the sacred in mind, you begin to see how your love for everything wells up in your heart”.

Doesn’t that make your mouth water?

I’m always on the lookout for delicious sugar free recipes for Little Miss Green, which means some of the recipes in the toddlers and pre school sections are still useful to me. For example, the baby cupcakes sweetened with agave syrup and apple puree and the amazing sounding fig spread on toasted bread with warm honey drizzle are sure to become firm favourites.[amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]1605296430[/amazon-product]

If you’re new to parenthood and want to make nutritionally balanced, healthy meals for your children, then this book will guide you; even if you feel you know nothing. The information is easy to read and understand, there is no baffling language or complicated routines; this is about simplyfying and creating healthy meals with minimal fuss. It’s like having a chat with a friend who knows her subject.

Now, I have to admit, my baby days are over, but this book had my ovaries spinning like two wild things. The babies are as delicious looking as the food and yes, I used several jars of shop bought crap, albeit organic, but still, what a compromise! With this book at my side the lure of great looking, great tasting food would have been too great to resist I’m sure.

As they say across the pond; Good Job Anni – this is a wonderful book! I was going to run a giveaway, but you know what? I’m just going to keep this marellous book to myself and let my family benefit from it.

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