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‘Two decades as a vegetarian has left me ill-equipped to whip up a protein-rich meal for my baby’


by Hannah-Louise Dunne
02nd Jul 2022
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I find myself wading through mountains of cookbooks, blogs and Instagram accounts searching for the best way to feed my son as I long for the flavoured bottled purées of my youth. There is no end to advice, it seems, but no one right approach to take and I’ve limited culinary talent.

In the early months of my pregnancy, hunger was my constant companion. I was insatiable. Filled with lust for any and every carb. It was a rapid turn of events that was both a revelation and a shock, as propelled by the need to keep a constant threat of nausea at bay and a newly urgent hunger, I gobbled up every starchy item in sight.  At first, I worried that in time my curved abdomen...

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