Going Back to our Food Roots…

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Ingredients

Back in the Estella Grace days I would like to believe diet was a lot more simple. Foods were made from scratch, and there was much less preservatives and packaged foods. Sometimes you forget how much diet plays into your energy. As part of transforming into a simpler lifestyle I’m going back to my roots and practicing the art of making foods from scratch again. My brother Phil gave me some great reminders today of foods, vitamins, and herbs that will give you the boost you need to get through a busy week.

Vitamin D is a HUGE energy booster! He recommended to actually take a separate vitamin in addition to your multi-vitamin for optimum effect. Fish is a terrific protein - both raw and cooked. If you go to your local Asian Market you can get some of the freshest fish for the best price and they are clearly marked Wild or Farm Raised. Stay away from the Farm Raised and if you can purchase a whole fish, you can not only save money, but they can actually clean it for you. Some other great foods, Meso Soup, Lots of Green Veggies! Root Vegetables such as Squash and Carrots to help you feel grounded, Daikon, Ginseng, Ginger, and Burdock which has been used to treat a variety of ailments. He said when cooked with carrots can actually take on a sweet taste.

Some other great food practices include: Making your own jams. This cuts out a ton of sugar and you can make it organic. Homemade dressings and tomato sauces remove all perservatives and do not compare to store-bought. And let’s not forget about our juices. With so many great juicers out there it’s easy to get the vitamins and enzymes your body needs right in your home without any sort of pasteurizing. Homemade is best and important for all of our health.

So Here’s to healthy living and going back to our roots…

Love,

Estella Grace