It is Earth Week...


Chef Patrick -Nandana Resort, Grand Bahama Isle

It is Earth Week at my daughters school this week. Though as a general rule we try to operate under green business practices, I thought this week I would point out some of the how's and why's.

There are connections between health and environment. A diet that is good for the planet as well as for you, is a diet full of organic fruits and vegetables. Keeping most meals prepared with local, seasonal and organic has an impact on various issues such as obesity, environment, local economy, ....and even stability of food supply chain.

Most Americans only get 15% of their protein from plants. By eating more legumes, nuts and seeds, we can easily change that number and be kinder to our planet. If you have to, or just simply prefer to keep a carnivorous diet, then try eating grass fed beef, local pasture raised free range chickens and eggs, sustainable seafood. These practices, provide more vitamins and minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids, and simply taste better.

Also to be kind to our bodies and our planet, we should avoid foods that are processed, have additives and preservatives, added sugar or salts, and packaged in single-use plastic. Other than getting your food from us ;), try getting your produce from local farmers markets. Know what grows seasonally in your area and make those seasonal and local fruits and veg main part of your daily diet. Talk to your farmers and find out from them their farming practices. The farmers also usually have some good and easy recipes for what they grow. By purchasing local foods in season from local farms, your food dollar goes directly to the farmer, you eliminate environmental damage caused by shipping foods thousands of miles and you will enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed fruits and veg. And locally sourced food just tastes better!

This weeks menu is inspired by all the first of growing season veg and herbs available to us locally. We are excited to be picking up asparagus, peas, carrots, radishes, swiss-chard, spinach, spring onions, young potatoes, lettuces, broccoli, kale, mushrooms, edible fresh flowers, various herbs, and more from local farms and markets.

We also hope that we have inspired you to visit your local farmers market and also try something that you wouldn't usually eat but know that is good for you. Well, everything we make is good for you :)

Looking forward to putting together some beautiful and healthy meals for you and yours.

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