I’m so excited about this new cookbook and the fabulous Yummy Mummy behind it! Marina is one of my favorite bloggers. She is absolutely gorgeous inside and out, a rockstar mom, brilliant food photographer, and healthy cook!
Marina so kindly sent me a copy of her new cookbook ‘The Yummy Mummy Kitchen: 100 Effortless and Irresistible Recipes to Nourish Your Family with Style and Grace‘ and I must say it’s going to be a go-to for recipe inspiration. She also offered to giveaway 1 copy to a lucky reader! Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.
There are certain cookbooks that you use over and over again because the recipes are always delicious and easy to make and this is one of those books. It will be an instant family favorite for sure! What I love most about The Yummy Mummy Kitchen is the connection Marina has both with her family and herself. She shares wonderful life tips on how to balance life as an individual, a mom, and a wife.
“Yummy Mummy is a British term for an attractive, stylish mother. In my definition, however, a Yummy Mummy is a loving and dedicated mother who embodies a healthy lifestyle, while not losing a sense of the person she was before having kids. A Yummy Mummy laughs off spit-up down the back of her shirt and smashed Cheerios at the bottom of her purse. She holds onto her style and grace even with small children at home and in the most unglamorous times. A Yummy Mummy is not a high-maintenance mom. It does not mean weekly manicures, grocery shopping in stilettos, or nannies. It’s about putting the kids first, but taking care of herself and finding a balance in what can feel like chaos. Putting on a coat of mascara and lip gloss takes just a minute and makes us feel beautiful or “yummy.” Similarly, a simple meal can go from boring to special with just a little effort. A Yummy Mummy knows that adding a touch of glamour to everything: self, home, meals, and entertaining, makes life more fun and it’s a special way we can take care of ourselves and our families. Modern moms can be both Mummy and Yummy, and it doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming.”
Marina also passes on the wisdom she learned from her mother and grandmother on how to be a Yummy Mummy.
“Original Yummy Mummy Tip: Exposing kids to entertaining is a good thing, as it’s an opportunity to teach manners and important social skills. Teaching our kids etiquette and proper table manners is a gift they can use their whole life. Tai Tai had her three children set the table every night and politely greet guests at the door when they had company. Tai Tai, and later my mom, reminded her children even during casual weeknight family dinners at home of proper etiquette. I’m thankful to have acquired this knowledge as a child, as I have always felt comfortable eating at friends’ houses, in upscale restaurants, and while travelling abroad, because I had been brought up knowing how to be polite in these situations.”
I’m so thrilled about this cookbook and I know you will be too! It has over 100 mouth watering recipes and beautiful photography on every page. The recipes are clean, simple, and delicious. Today is the official launch date so head over to Amazon to pick up your gorgeous copy. You will be so glad you did!!
Marina has also been so kind to giveaway 1 of her fabulous cookbooks for free!! To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment in the comments section below telling us what information/characteristics you look for most in a good cookbook. The lucky winner will be announced next Tuesday April 9th! Good Luck!! xo
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