Whether you are a Mum, Mummy, Mom, Stepmum, Mama, or any other name your kids have given you, the one thing that makes your heart contract is when one of your kids says ‘thank you’. When they are small they don’t know that they should, and as they grow up, it’s not always the first thing they think of, before saying ‘where is my ….?’ (delete as appropriate!). As we get older we begin to appreciate the sacrifices, the hard work and most importantly of all, the love, that goes into raising children. So this Sunday in Australia we say ‘Thank you’ to all the mums, you rock and we appreciate everything you do.
Here at The Healthy Gut HQ we are a band of women who know that the solidarity of women is a powerful thing and that it can help you achieve amazing things when you want to. We’re not leaving the boys out by the way, we’re similarly proud and thankful for our Dad’s! Roll on Father’s Day.
So what does the word ‘Mother’ mean to us? We all need and get very different things from our relationships with our mothers. For some she’s our best friend, the one we turn to for fun and adventures, for others she’s the sage and insightful one who ensures that we stay on track, or she could be the mum who organises your life to the eighth degree ensuring you always have clean washing. Whatever your relationship with your mother is, it will be important in a way that is personal to you and you alone.
For Yedah her mum has managed to bring up her two girls alone. ‘I come from a single parent family, my mum has always made a super effort to ensure that my sister and I had everything we needed to be happy. When I was 12 computers were ‘weird machines from outer space’, I loved them at first sight! I told my mum that I wanted to design with computers, and she bought me one (a big purchase for her). My love affair with Graphic Design started right there. She has supported me in all the big decisions I have made in my life. She has helped me out countless times. I’m starting to recognise that we share a lot of personality traits as I get older and I love that’.
What will you be cooking her this weekend? My mum has a lot of allergies but the chocolate mint slice from the SIBO Christmas eCookbook is something she will love to eat.
For Kate her Mama is her sounding board, ‘whenever I’ve got something to think through I talk it through with my Mama, before talking to anyone else. ‘My Mama lives on a different continent so we have to make the most of our time on the phone. Sometimes there are times that I just want her here, when I’m sick, when my own kids are playing up, or just when I need a good old natter and a glass of wine! She brought my brother and I up on her own, it’s only now I have my own kids that I realise how hard that would have been for her, I’m very proud of her’.
What will you be cooking her this weekend? We won't be together, but as she lives in the desert it needs to be cool and refreshing. I think we'd both enjoy the Salmon Tartare from the SIBO Summer Cookbook.
For Rebecca, her mum is her biggest supporter. ‘My start to life was traumatic, with me coming two months premature and nearly killing both myself and my mum. I also gate crashed my mum’s birthday party, so for the past 39 years Mum hasn’t had a birthday on her own. However this eventful start in life didn’t deter her from being incredibly supportive and loving, making sure I was given great opportunities in life, from ballet lessons from the age of five, to the best birthday parties a little kid could want, through to housing me in later years after my return from the UK to being sous chef, kitchen hand and photography assistant when I’m in cookbook creation mode.
What will you be cooking her this weekend? My mum loves chocolate, so I will be making her my Chocolate and Pomegranate Tart from the SIBO Family Favourites Cookbook
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The SIBO Family Favourites eCookbook is crammed full of family-friendly meals that the whole family can enjoy together. All recipes are based on the SIBO Bi-Phasic diet by Dr Nirala Jacobi ND and clearly list what phase they are suitable for.
All recipes are 100% gluten-free and soy-free. There are dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free and low FODMAP options available.
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