Eating a whole-food plant-based vegan diet has many perks ; boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, helps to maintain a healthy weight and increase your fibre intake. We believe that using high quality, organic ingredients truly have a positive effect on nourishing the body. Find out more why we use certain ingredients.
Organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally-grown counterparts and people with allergies, chemicals, or preservatives may find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.
Organic produce is grown without the use of most synthetic pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer.
Organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices may reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without synthetic pesticides is also better for nearby birds and animals as well as people who live close to farms.
Organic food is GMO-free. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding, most commonly in order to be resistant to pesticides or produce an insecticide.
Why sauté our veggies with water and deglazing with wine?
Heating oils can result in the production of oxidized compounds and free radicals detrimental to your health.Sautéing the vegetable with water is a technique that erase the use of the oil in cooking and still pulls the flavour you are looking for from the vegetables.
Deglazing with wine allows us to loosen the flavourful fond from the bottom of the pan and then use those bits to add flavour to your sauce or dish. The bouquet and flavour profile of the wine will add to the complexity of the dish. Alcohol cooks off at 78°C so by simmering and boiling, the alcohol is cooked off.
Maple syrup: Also recognized for its irresistible power of sweetness, maple syrup offers excellent nutritional value. It contains zinc, which plays a role in genetic formation, healing and fetal development, and manganese, which provides protection against free radicals. Maple syrup also has an appreciable amount of calcium and thiamin.Just a small amount (60 ml) of maple syrup provides 100% of the recommended daily intake of manganese, about 40% of riboflavin, 18% of zinc and 5% of both calcium and potassium.
Coconut sugar: Coconut sugar has a particularly low glycaemic index of 35. Unlike normal sugar, it raises the blood glucose level slowly and evenly, which has a positive effect on overall well-being. In addition to scoring low on the glycaemic index, coconut sugar is rich in nutrients. It contains minerals and trace elements like potassium, iron, magnesium, boron, sulfur, zinc and copper in large amounts--another reason this superfood is a healthy alternative to other sweeteners. This all-rounder outcompetes even natural products, like honey and cane sugar.
Our nuts and seeds
Cashews: Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fibre, heart-healthy fats, and plant protein. They’re also a good source of copper, magnesium, and manganese — nutrients important for energy production, brain health, immunity, and bone health.Cashews are rich in carotenoids and polyphenols, two categories of antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation and offer protection from disease.Cashews appear to provide fewer calories than once thought. Their rich fibre and protein content can help reduce hunger and increase feeling full. Put together, all of these factors may help you lose excess weight.Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fibre
Almonds: Almonds are very popular tree nuts. Almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, fibre, protein and various important nutrients.Almonds are high in antioxidants that can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to aging and disease.Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E. Getting plenty of vitamin E from foods is linked to numerous health benefits.Almonds are extremely high in magnesium, a mineral that many people don’t get enough of.
Walnuts: Known as the brain nut, the walnuts can help with depression and age-related decline in brain function. Walnuts are primarily made up of protein and polyunsaturated fat. They contain a relatively high percentage of omega-3 fat, which has been linked to various health benefits.Walnuts are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals. These include copper, folic acid, phosphorus, vitamin B6, manganese, and vitamin E.Walnuts are one of the richest dietary sources of antioxidants. These include ellagic acid, ellagitannins, catechin, and melatonin.
Sunflower seeds: For those with short-term or chronic inflammation, sunflower seeds can offer anti-inflammatory benefits. Sunflower seeds contain vitamin E, flavonoids, and other plant compounds that can reduce inflammation. A study found that consuming sunflower seeds and other seeds five times or more each week resulted in lower levels of inflammation, which also lowered risk factors for several chronic diseases. Sunflower seeds are rich in ‘healthy’ fats, including polyunsaturated fat and monounsaturated fat.Sunflower seeds are a source of many vitamins and minerals that can support your immune system and increase your ability to fight off viruses. These include both zinc and selenium. Zinc plays a vital role in the immune system, helping the body maintain and develop immune cells. Selenium also plays a role in reducing inflammation, fighting infection, and boosting immunity.
Tahini: Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. It’s versatile, highly nutritious, and associated with numerous potential health benefits.Tahini is rich in many nutrients, including protein, fibre, copper, selenium, phosphorus and is rich in omega-6 fatty acids.
Our grains and pulses
Brown rice: Brown rice has a big advantage over white rice when it comes to nutrient content. Brown rice has more fibre and antioxidants, as well as a lot more important vitamins and minerals. The fibre in brown rice helps lower cholesterol, moves waste through the digestive tract, promotes fullness, and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Brown rice is considered a low "glycemic index" food.
Green lentil: For example, they’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium.
Lentils are made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron, a mineral that is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets. Lentils are high in fibre, which supports regular bowel movements and the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Eating lentils can increase your stool weight and improve your overall gut function. Lentils contain a broad range of beneficial plant compounds called phytochemicals, many of which protect against chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Lentils are an excellent source of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. They’re also a great source of plant-based protein and fibre.
Himalayan pink salt: Pink Himalayan salt contains up to 84 different trace minerals and is lower in sodium then regular table salt. Table salt is usually heavily refined and mixed with anti-caking agents to prevent clumping, such as sodium aluminosilicate or magnesium carbonate, Himalayan salt is less artificial and does not contain additives.
Whole peppercorn: When the whole peppercorn is cracked using a mill, oils are released bringing out even more flavour. This process doesn’t happen with ground pepper because it is already dry. By freshly grounding our peppercorns, we eliminate the use of chemicals in the process of commercially made dry ground pepper.