Oh my goodness thank you for your support! I've had over 300 visits and people are looking at an average of 2 pages! I know I plugged my page on a few community pages on Facebook which definitely helped boost my numbers, but on average each recipe seems to attract around 15 new visitors! It's so exciting! I would love your feedback if you have tried any of my recipes.
My favourite meal this week were my Shiny happy meatballs. Looking ahead for the weekend I really want to make a low sugar cake that we can all eat and also launch my treats page. For her birthday I made a standard carrot cake, but as it had sugar it was a super special treat and a complete one-off. I am not entirely sure at what age it's ok for little ones to eat a normal sugar laden cake every so often? When I researched this I got so many different responses that I think there are no hard rules, but to me she feels too young to be eating sugar loaded cake, so at least until she is 2 years old I am going to stick to low sugar cakes and treats. I hope to develop an orange cake of some kind.
Next week I plan to make Brazilian fish cakes, a tagene (that I never got round to making this week), tarka dal pancakes, Peru vegetable burger, roasted Moroccan chickpeas , Thai spiced carrots, salmon tom yum - don't worry I will think of interesting names. If you are wondering how spicy hot I make my dishes. I started of with aromatic spices at 6 months with Zahara’s weaning and now I have started adding mild heat, hence the hot and sour salmon tom yum on the menu. I wouldn't give her super hot until I could explain that it's hot and she could understand what hot is. But I don't shy away from strong tasting food, I think it's important she experiences the full spectrum of flavour, hence cake going on the menu too!
We are going on holiday soon so I am writing a small piece on holiday eating when doing blw for the monthly newsletter, sign-up if you haven't already. The newsletter will go out on the webpage but 2 weeks after being emailed to those who have signed-up, so if you want to get in early then sign-up.
Anyhow, I better go and start making a shopping list, no doubt I will deviate from what I have planned, I always do, that's just what I call creativity, my husband calls it “you are off plan again”.
11 May 2017
I have only gone and made a website - very nervous - I am quite a shy person but think baby-led fed is something I would love to carry on and do professionally, with a book or something in the future, so hubby said 'it's time to go digital', so here we are, gitter, clatter, my nerves! I will be transferring Instagram/Facebook posts in due course and also loading up new dishes! I also plan to issue a monthly newsletter with bits of useful info on, a synopsis of a months food research etc., so do sign-up for that. On food news I am prepping for my Chicken Za'atar dish tonight and also looking at different Japanese dishes, as I loved my Katsu curry last week. For my original social media followers, Zahara is over the worse of Scarlet Fever, and fingers crossed I haven't caught it.