Nourishing the New Family

 

‘The first forty days is a period of time unlike any other. It is a short season of life that follows the delivery of your child – an almost six-week-long period that arrives after many weeks of pregnancy and who knows how many hours of labor – in which you recover from birth, your baby unfurls slowly into the world of bright lights and sounds, and together you devote yourselves to forging your relationship outside the womb.’  Heng Ou

 

Our menus are based of the post-partum philosophy laid out in Heng Ou’s ‘The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother’. Our recipes are designed to be rich in iron to rebuild blood, protein to repair tissues & support hormones, fatty acids to enrich the breast milk, vitamins & antioxidants to speed tissue healing, & therapeutic herbs & spices to counter inflammation, if needed.

Our Menus…

Our scratch-made meals are prepared on a 3 week rotation, ensuring that you receive a variety of delicious options.
Click on the calender to check which menu will be available on your chosen date.
(Delivery is limited to within a 10 mile radius of York City Centre, otherwise will require collection.) 

Meat-Eaters Menu 1

1 Beef Broth

1 Chicken & Ginger Soup

1 Beef & Kale Stew

1 Poached Chicken, Leek & Polenta Mother’s Bowl

1 Roasted Veg & Almond Cous Cous Mother’s Bowl

1 Spinach & Coconut Dhal

4 Raisin & Pumpkin Seed Bran Muffins

1 Coconut & Dried Fruit Mother’s Muesli Mix

Vegetarian Menu 1

1 Mushroom Broth

1 Squash & Red Lentil Soup

1 Bean & Kale Stew

1 Balsamic Roasted Vegetable & Polenta Mother’s Bowl

1 Vegetable, Almond & Cous Cous Mother’s Bowl

1 Spinach & Coconut Dhal

4 Raisin & Pumpkin Seed Bran Muffins

1 Coconut & Dried Fruit Mother’s Muesli Mix

Meat-Eaters Menu 2

1 Chicken Broth

1 Beef & Barley Soup

1 Chicken & Green Olive Stew

1 Meatballs, Tomato Gravy & Polenta Mother’s Bowl

1 Roasted Veg & Almond Cous Cous Mother’s Bowl

1 Roast Aubergine & Coconut Dhal

4 Raisin & Pumpkin Seed Bran Muffins

1 Coconut & Dried Fruit Mother’s Muesli Mix

Vegetarian Menu 2

1 Root Vegetable Broth

1 Sweet Potato & Cumin Soup

1 Lentil & Mushroom Stew

1 Roast Veg, Tomato Gravy & Polenta Mother’s Bowl

1 Roasted Veg & Almond Cous Cous Mother’s Bowl

1 Roast Aubergine & Coconut Dhal

4 Raisin & Pumpkin Seed Bran Muffins

1 Coconut & Dried Fruit Mother’s Muesli Mix

Meat-Eaters Menu 3

1 Bone Broth

1 Chicken Noodle Soup

1 Sausage & Potato Stew

1 Braised Beef & Polenta Mother’s Bowl

1 Roasted Veg & Almond Cous Cous Mother’s Bowl

1 Sweet Potato & Coconut Dhal

4 Raisin & Pumpkin Seed Bran Muffins

1 Coconut & Dried Fruit Mother’s Muesli Mix

Vegetarian Menu 3

1 Tumeric Broth

1 Tomato & Basil Soup

1 Sausage & Potato Stew

1 Braised Mushroom & Polenta Mother’s Bowl

1 Roasted Veg & Almond Cous Cous Mother’s Bowl

1 Sweet Potato & Coconut Dhal

4 Raisin & Pumpkin Seed Bran Muffins

1 Coconut & Dried Fruit Mother’s Muesli Mix

Our Calender…

 (Please be sure to place your order by 9am Friday in order to receive your meals on that Sunday’s delivery/collection schedule.)

SEPTEMBER 2021

5th September 2021      –     MENU 1

12th September 2021    –     MENU 2

19th September 2021    –     MENU 3

26th September 2021    –     MENU 1

OCTOBER 2021

3rd October 2021      –      MENU 2

10th October 2021    –      MENU 3

17th October 2021    –      MENU 1

24th October 2021   –      MENU 2

31st October 2021    –      MENU 3

NOVEMBER 2021

7th November 2021      –     MENU 1

14th November 2021    –     MENU 2

21st November 2021    –     MENU 3

28th November 2021   –     MENU 1

DECEMBER 2021

5th December 2021      –      MENU 2

12th December 2021    –      MENU 3

19th December 2021    –      MENU 1

26th December 2021   –      MENU 2

1 Week of Nourishment

£45 (Delivery Sunday)

‘Broth is the first thing I feed a new mother in the days after birth. A sip of this hot and savioury liquid will replenish lost energy and bring back some of your power. Time slows down a little. Muscles relax. Heat returns. Everything feels doable again.’  Heng Ou

This is the foundation of postpartum eating – drunk on it’s own or thrown in with veggies, protein or rice results in an instant ‘hug-in-a-mug’ that is perfect for that moment you’ve been up for hours & you need a lift.

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Please be sure to place your order by 9am Friday in order to receive your meals on that Sunday’s delivery/collection schedule.

Delivery is limited to within a 10 mile radius of York City Centre, otherwise will require collection.

2 Weeks of Nourishment

£75 (Delivery Each Sunday)

‘Turn to one of these bowls on a day that you feel scattered or jittery, anxious or irritated. The sustaining power of protein, the rooting effect of root vegetables, the brain-calming effect of fats are grounding. This meal will help you stand in your role as the pillar of the family, baby in your arms and your feet on terra firma.’ Heng Ou

Say Hello to the Mother Bowl – just the ticket when you need something earthy, instant & utterly delicious. Simply heat & throw over the toppings for a meal that is full of nourishing flavours & textures.

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Please be sure to place your order by 9am Friday in order to receive your meals on that Sunday’s delivery/collection schedule.

Delivery is limited to within a 10 mile radius of York City Centre, otherwise will require collection.

3 Weeks of Nourishment

£115 (Delivery Each Sunday)

‘Soup is the food that makes a new mother feel loved.  It’s the simplest nourishment, yet it has such an impact. Delivering a container of homemade soup for a woman who’s alone with her newborn is like putting TLC into edible form.’  Heng Ou

All of our meals are scratch-made with the freshest ingredients we can find, carefully packaged, & labelled with easy to follow reheating instructions to ensure that a sustaining meal is minutes away.

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Please be sure to place your order by 9am Friday in order to receive your meals on that Sunday’s delivery/collection schedule.

Delivery is limited to within a 10 mile radius of York City Centre, otherwise will require collection.

6 Weeks of Nourishment

£230 (Delivery Each Sunday)

‘Eating well can be the first thing to get sacrificed when time, energy, and resources are lacking, yet – paradoxically – the demands of postpartum require you to stay very well fed. You have to refuel after the massive effort of birth…’  Heng Ou

Our six-week food service ensures that for your first forty days, your meals will be delivered to your door so that your refuelling needs don’t require you to have to ‘think’ about what to eat next while nurturing yourself & your newborn.

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Please be sure to place your order by 9am Friday in order to receive your meals on that Sunday’s delivery/collection schedule.

Delivery is limited to within a 10 mile radius of York City Centre, otherwise will require collection.

FANCY SOMETHING SWEET?

 

‘Mothers deserve to be celebrated! Gorgeous, curvy, loving, tender, and strong – a woman with her child is a beauty to behold. But sometimes in the shuffle of diapers, the reality is that she feels anything but.’  Heng Ou

Why not add something sweet to your order for those moments when you need a hit of something sweet, but don’t want to reach for over-sugared treats.

 

All Vegetarian Treats

9 Gooey Chocolate Brownies

9 Peanut Butter & Honey Rice Crispy Treats

6 Frosted Coconut Cake Squares

6 Frosted Chocolate Fudge Squares

500ml Chocolate Mousse

£12 each

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What if I'm allergic to something?

If you have any allergies or intolerances, please state these in the comments section while placing your order.

Can I substitute some meals if I don't fancy them?

You may substitute 1 meal per weeks of order (ie: 1 substitute on 1 Week of Nourishment, 2 substitutes on 2 Weeks of Nourishment, and so forth).  Please fill in substitutes in the comments section while placing your order.

Can I order these meals for a friend or family member?

Of course you can, we are happy to assist in such a thoughtful gift.  Please fill in your recipient’s details in the comments section when placing your order.

Do you deliver?

(Delivery is limited to within a 10 mile radius of York City Centre, otherwise will require collection.) 

Is there a deadline for ordering or can I order Saturday night for Sunday delivery/collection?

Please be sure to place your order by 9am Friday in order to receive your meals on that Sunday’s delivery/collection schedule.