I’ve been thinking about writing this for a little while but self doubt has dragged me down somewhat. Its a rubbish idea. I’m not a big enough blogger, not high enough up in the community, blah blah blah. And then just now I thought meh, just do it anyway and if it falls flat on its face so what. So here goes.
Tonight is the third night in a row where I’ve not had a clue what to feed my son. I am absolutely bored rigid of making pasta with a bolognese sauce, especially since he’s gone off it again and will only eat the strawberries I’d got him for dessert. I have tried every baby food cookbook out there but they all seem a bit stale to me, and to be honest I don’t really trust anything without a recommendation. So, what I’d like is if you have a meal which you make and your child will eat (the two often being rather different things round here!) send it to me and I’ll try it out, blog it and give you big sloppy cyber snogs in the forms of links, facebook and twittery love.
All the recipes which are sent to me will then be put in to an ebook and put up for sale with every single bit of profit going to Save the Children, because I appreciate that there are parents out there whose main concern about feeding their child isn’t if they like hummus or not. Every year, 3.1 million children die from malnutrition-related causes – accounting for 35% of children’s deaths. 3.1 million is one of those numbers that is so big I can’t actually get my head around it. 3.1 million children, kids like mine and yours actually die because their diet is so rubbish. If you can help please do, bloggers big and small, non-bloggers (I know who you are!!) and heck, even those of you without kids if you knock up lush cakes!
Will you help me? Pretty please?
The ‘rules’ are simple:
All food is welcome. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, whatever works for you and your kids. My son is a toddler, but if you have a fantastic puree that your baby adores or an amazing prawn vindaloo that your teenager wolfs down I’d love to put it in the book, I’m just not going to try it out on my son for umm… obvious reasons.
Email your recipe to email@example.com, I’ll let you know when its going to be blogged and will give you as much loving as I can without looking a bit mental.
Please make sure it’s your own recipie otherwise I’ll get my behind kicked by the copywrite police. As I understand it, if you change anyone else’s recipe it has to be by at least 20% to be classified as your own. Likewise, if you do email me a recipe then you are doing so on the understanding that I will be putting it into a book and that all profit will be given to Save the Children
I am a total luddite and don’t own a microwave, so please don’t do a ‘oh, I make this for me and the husband and then just zap it the next day’ meal as I will cry
If you would like to sign up to know as soon as the book is completed so you can buy a copy (Please! I’m not ashamed to beg!) please enter your email address here
Thank you, love kate x