A page-turner for the whip-it-out crowd.

14 Mar

Where all my time has gone of late.

I recently continued my tentative foray into self-publishing with a new miniature cookbook entitled The Little Book of Breastfeeding Recipes: Delicious Meals for Nursing Mothers and Their Wee Ones.  It’s nothing fancy – Martha Stewart, it ain’t! – but it’s a very utilitarian little collection of yummy recipes that my friend Carrie Squires and I put together to keep our sensitive-tummied babies happy.  A little glimpse at the forward:

When I gave birth to our son, I did not expect that my eating habits might have to change, to say nothing of my cooking habits. At the hospital, as the nurses walked me through all the many foods I would need to avoid to keep my breastfeeding boy happy, I nearly wilted. No broccoli? No chocolate? No spices?

Doing my best to avoid the myriad do-not-touch foods on their list, I realized that dry turkey sandwiches and pretzels would comprise the majority of my food intake. At a time when everything changes so violently, when sleep is nowhere to be found, and when hormones are in upheaval, it seemed criminal that I should be forbidden from the singular joy of eating well.

Here’s the part where I have to promote myself without shame:

You need this book.  It is a sweet addition to a friend’s baby shower gift, or bundled up with dinner for a family trudging through the first weeks of new babyhood.  Even if the mother doesn’t end up breastfeeding, recipes like Fresh Herb Potato Salad, Grilled Chicken Eggplant Kebabs with Quinoa, and Harvest Flatbread will be appreciated by anyone who simply likes to eat.  In other words, every recipe is adapted for maximum flavor and minimum baby tummy irritation.  To buy the book, follow this link.  And for those of you feeling lucky, leave a comment by Wednesday, March 16 at 9am and be entered to win a free copy!

Okay, I have my shame back.  But seriously: thank you for supporting this project.  All revenue from the sales of this book is going toward getting professional photos taken of our sweet Seabass!  So you know it’s a good cause.

And speaking of Seabass, thank you, little guppy, for all your good napping that allowed me to write this.  I love you.

8 Responses to “A page-turner for the whip-it-out crowd.”

  1. AKeo March 14, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    This is a great idea. I was the same when told to avoid those foods – panic and anxiety took over. And milk too! I drank 2 gallons a week when I was pregnant!
    I hope the book does well – I don’t think it is a market yet tapped by the cook book world.
    If I don’t win the free copy I’ll buy one… but I’ll wait until March 17…

  2. Sara Nesper March 14, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    This is really cool. I definitely have a few friends who would appreciate it….or maybe if I win I’ll keep it in a safe place until the time comes for me to use it.

  3. Steph D. March 14, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Awesome Jaime! And I love the pic of Seabass on the cover!

  4. chefshellina March 14, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    A HUGE kudos to you for self-promotion! In this day and age- you only get noticed if you ask for it. I’m proud of you- a book! That’s awesome! Keep up the good work, and as long as we’re all for self-promo: I hope I win a free copy! 😉

  5. g March 14, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I especially like the sign out line. $10 is a great deal for a little less baby puke. Nice work Jaime!

  6. M March 15, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    I can’t believe you had the time to pull this together! I barely have the time to pull myself together =) My best friend is due in September so if I don’t win it I plan to buy it this summer (that is if they’re not already all sold out!)

  7. Becka March 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    What a great idea!


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