Food is an essential and significant part of everyone’s life, can’t argue with that. On the other side, everyone should be more aware that what we eat has a big impact on our physical and psychological health and on our planet. We are what we eat.
There are a lot of conflicting informations out there about what meant by healthy and quality. Scaling foods that harm or heal, freeing ourselves of possessions we don't want or need can be complicated and overwhelming. But choosing well can help prevent a lot of problems. Leading to an improvement in many things, most importantly in maximizing our well-being.
Imagine watching yourself and | or your family, friends eat a meal you prepared or ordered that has the optimum nutritional value, free of anything else that’s potentially harmful. We are striving for this but it can take some time.
I’m personally very picky what I eat by my nature. I love vegetables and fruits, I don’t like meat. So the journey began in my childhood. Minor health problems and intolerances were diagnosed as well. It was the time I thought there must be another way. I went pesticide and chemical free in my whole household. I am looking constantly for new recipes, methods, herbs, vegetables, fruits what I can adopt into my kitchen since then. I try to buy everything seasonal on the local markets from farmers who are living in the close neighborhood.
Reading books, watching documentaries, volunteering led to a disappointment in our food system. It was kind of motivation to eat more responsible. So the journey continues to prevent a lot of things from happening again. We have changed our diet and our cooking has changed focus heading towards a healthier alternative. Sustainable and socially responsible food purchases is my aim everywhere at anytime.
We believe in good, local and seasonal ingredients, protecting our environment, nurturing our body, mind and soul. We spend time and effort sourcing them. It means making sure that every single process from who is the supplier | producer, quality of fresh produce, storage methods, condiments, cooking techniques must be carefully considered. We choose to make our food from scratch and with fresh, ‘recognizable’, clean ingredients.
You can also choose to avoid processed | junk food. Take a look at the ingredients the next time you want to buy any processed food and see how many listed items can you recognize. Very often, it’s only a few. Again: Less is More. One of the biggest complaints about eating well is that it costs too much. In turn, we would like to ask if you ever think about how most ‘fast’, processed and junk food can cost so little?
“To avert the coming famine we all need to start paying its true price–not blindly transferring the cost of what we consume today to our grandchildren tomorrow.”
What if we eat less?
What if we eat as simple as possible?
Our kitchen is also free from processed ingredients and artificial preservatives. No pre-cut, no pre-packed or processed food, no microwave. Last (but not least), because it’s not good for everybody body type, we are meat, dairy, sugar, gluten free. I’m not supporter of diets, I go for a personal healthy lifestyle change instead, that I can sustain for the rest of my life. We certainly do not think it is simple to transform. It takes passion and time. The truth of the matter is there are not many shortcuts to good quality food nowadays and compromising is not an option. We think these steps are necessary in creating a menu with ingredients that are totally consistent with our philosophy of clean ethical healthy food.
The food items may just be names to you but there are stories behind every single one of them - just like behind any other product. It’s always worth to get know the story instead of making assumptions.
Many "healthy" establishments would simply just put up a misleading banner. Yet ironically, you will find that they are using many unbelievable stuff. It takes little more time and effort to find the real businesses but simply just by knowing what goes into our table outside home makes it worthwhile.
Though some habits remain, some progress has been made, but it is a work in progress. So we want to share these triumphs and passion with others, and hope you too can share your knowledge and expertise with us. We are independent from health and food associations, institutes or ministries and we are not influenced by trends, religions or politics. Instead, we spend our time being informed about where and how our food is produced. While actively supporting local producers by buying their products, therefore becoming part of the integral production process. We believe everyone has an important role and maybe small actions can one day reap big rewards.