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Leah Garrad-Cole Author of It All Begins with Food

Originally Aired: May 11, 2017

Leah Garrad-Cole Author of It All Begins with Food

It All Begins With Food is the Love Child Organics motto, a philosophy that was born of the desire to provide delicious and nutritious foods for babies and children and to encourage a lifelong love of healthy eating. Leah Garrad-Cole’s cookbook expands on this mission, providing simple-to-make, healthy recipes for everything from baby foods to baked goods, and finger foods to family meals. You’ll find inspiration for preparing the everyday essentials—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and innovative ways to create healthier versions of processed foods and celebratory treats for special occasions, as well as tips on stocking your pantry so you’re ready for anything. Leah’s own experience as mother, special education teacher and founder of the much-loved brand of baby food and children’s food, Love Child Organics, have taught her how and what kids like to eat best. With an unwavering focus on replacing ingredients that have little nutritional value with ones that are nutritionally dense, the book includes a range of delicious recipes, from Cheesy Veggie Mash, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries, Mini Baked Frittatas, and Chunky Chicken Noodle and Superfood Soup, to Overnight Strawberry Cocoa Oatmeal, Omega Monkey Milkshake, and Raspberry Vanilla Heart Cookies. Leah also provides recipes for supermarket favourites, like Cheesy Little Crackers, allowing families to consume homemade versions of everyday staples without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. Her adaptable, easygoing recipes and tips will be invaluable to anyone with young children. Leah is having a public book launch on Friday May 12th at 7 pm at the Thornhill Real Estate Reception Room ( Creekside Village, 2063 Lake Placid Rd #325) in Whistler