This weekend, something bad happened. My new book, “Little Foodies – how to teach your kids to eat real food” got a pretty bad review in one of the largest Danish newspapers.
The critic (male, 50 something) said it was like “reading a fairy tale where kids would eat everything served for them with no TV in the background and that every mom would feel more inferior and useless after reading it”.
Ouch… Can you imagine? Spending so many months working on your little darling only to find some critic slaying your work in the paper. And I even worked so hard to make the book NOT judgmental but only inspirational and helpful offering my advice and experience. Not funny!
But then something amazing happened!
I wrote about the review on my Danish blog og suddenly the comments just started coming. All these people telling me how much they loved the book and how it didn’t make them feel one bit inferior and how it was such a great help and inspiration for them.
I was so moved. By the end of the day, my blogpost had been read by more than 10.000 people and more than 170 left a comment on either the blog or Facebook.
I’m still annoyed about the review but hearing my readers words definitely made my day. What really bothers me though is that the critic actually wrote briefly towards the end of the review that he found the book to beautiful in its layout, the recipes to be interesting and delicious, and the text offered about health, nutrition and picky eaters to be both good and relevant. And that basically covers the whole book. So what didn’t he like? Me, I guess.
It’s hard not to take that personally.
ONLY 2 INGREDIENTS
I don’t know if this is too simple to call a recipe but none the less. It’s so delicious!
It’s made with coconut butter (which is not the same as coconut oil) and raw cacao powder. And that’s it!
You can buy coconut butter in your local health store or make it yourself like you make other nut butters, like almond butter or peanut butter.
To be honest, I haven’t made it myself just yet. I often read blogs describing how easy it is but I can’t seem to tranform my desiccated coconut into coconut butter without crashing my very expensive Vitamix blender. If there’s a secret tip, please share it with me.
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- 200g of coconut butter
- 1-2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- optional: a few drops of stevia. I used no sweetener in mine.
2. If your coconut butter is rock solid, you can melt it gently in a little sauce pan and then stir in the cacao powder.
3. Pour the whole thing into a storing jar.
Mine is fluent at room temperature as you see on the photo and rock solid when stored in the fridge.