Who are the meals designed for?
Our meals have been created with the new mother in mind - and while there is specific thought around their requirements from a western naturopathic nutrition, as well as TCM and Ayurvedic point of view - at the core they are just yummy, nourishing whole food meals that anyone can enjoy!
Do I need to have just had a baby to order your meals?
Absolutely not. You can order no matter if you have just had a baby, had a baby 5, 10 or 50 years ago, don't have children, or some other variation of this! Anyone is welcome to order our meals and we think they can be enjoyed by everyone.
Are the Ayurvedic Mumma Love Cookies safe to eat if I'm not breastfeeding?
Absolutely, they are fine to be enjoyed by anyone - breastfeeding or not, and certainly aren't strong enough to INDUCE lactation. We would encourage caution if you are navigating an oversupply or are weaning for any reason, but otherwise enjoy! They are also safe to consume during pregnancy, and also for bigger kids (and dads!) at home.
What is your food philosophy?
Our meals are based around a wholefood naturopathic nutrition approach, incorporating elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. You can read more about our philopshy HERE.
Where do you source your ingredients?
We have a number of suppliers that we work with and try to use organic and local ingredients where possible. You can read more about our food philosophy and suppliers HERE.
Can you cater for individual dietary requirements
Not at this stage. Our menu is predominantly free from gluten (with the inclusion of some gluten tested oats), dairy (with the inclusion of some ghee), and soy). The vegan pack is entirely gluten free, soy free and vegan, and the meat back is gluten and soy free with some bone broth and ghee.
We hope that structuring it this way will cover off most intolerances, but please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will do our best to accomodate if possible.
Who prepares your food and where?
Mike is our head chef and is personally preparing all of your food in our commercial kitchen at 61 Robert Street, Wallsend.
Why should a new mum order your meals?
Firstly, because we think they are delicious! In all seriousness, there are two main reasons.
1. When we surveyed our community of mums to find out what the number one most appreciated gift was postpartum it was unanimous that FOOD was the way to go - except for one lovely mumma who most appreciated the bell she received so she could ring for her husband to make her food when she needed! haha - genius!
2. The early postpartum period or fourth trimester is a time for mums to rest. This precious time has traditionally been honoured in other cultures, but many of those practices and traditions have been lost in modern life. Our meals allow mums to rest and know they will be nourished and nurtured while they nourish and nurture their new baby. We truly believe that when mum is thriving the family can thrive, and food is such an integral part of this.
Can i order multiple weeks at once?
You sure can, just add each week you would like to receive to your shopping cart and we will take care of the rest - or you can order 4 weeks at once at a discounted price by selecting the 4 week bundle.
What do i do if my order is a gift?
You can enter a gift message in the box on the cart page, and we will hand write this on a card to include with your order. If you please enter the recipients details in the "shipping" section and your own details in the "billing" section we will take care of the rest! Alternatively you can purchase a gift card and allow the recipient to order when they are ready.
What is your cut off time for orders?
Orders must be placed by 3pm on Sunday for delivery the following week.
Where do you deliver to?
Our meal packages can be delivered to Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Stephens, Maitland and other areas of the Hunter region. You can check whether we deliver your postcode HERE.
Our other items can be posted Australia wide.
When do you deliver?
We currently deliver on Wednesday each week.
How much does delivery cost?
Our delivery fee is based on location, but we have tried to make it free to as many areas as possible. You can view the three delivery tiers HERE.
For posted items the fee is $10 for standard and $15 for express post.
What time will i receive my meals?
Our delivery run starts early, so depending on your location you may even have your order at your door before baby wakes! Most people will receive their orders before 10am, but if you live further away from Newcastle it could be a little later depending on the run for that day.
What happens if I'm not home to receive my order?
As per our T&Cs - all orders require an authority to leave. If you have any special instructions for our delivery driver, then please let us know by email or when you place your order. And don't stress if you're not home or not able to come to the door right away - all orders come packed in an insulated box that will keep the food cold for 24 hours (although we recommend getting it to the fridge ASAP!).