Methods and Rules of cooking

Our Rules

  • Not adding salt
  • Sodium is an important mineral (not a spice) that is essential to the body’s proper function. Sodium is found in many foods in the sufficient amount we need. However, adding salt (sodium chloride) to food provides us with dangerously high amounts of sodium which can cause high blood pressure, osteoporosis and more. If you really need it it’s better to add it when the meal is ready and not while cooking since you will end up adding more. We use garlic, onion, fresh or dried herbs, spices, lemon or lime juice, or vinegar to flavor food.

  • Not adding sugar
  • We never use sugar to sweeten our food. When we make sweet desserts we normally use fresh/dry fruits, Stevia or Agave nectar (cactus syrup)

  • Not cooking with oil / Not Frying
  • Every oil has a Smoke Point. That means that the “good oil” we had is no longer healthy but dangerous! Read this for more information. We caramelize/steam onions with water in a non-steak pan, we steam vegetables and when needed we add olive oil when the meal is ready. We prefer to sprinkle nuts or seeds on salads or grain dishes instead of adding pure oil, this way we get all the benefits of fiber, vitamins and mineral from them. If you really have to cook with oil, choose oils that have the highest smoke point; Avocado oil is one of them.

  • Enjoy the food
  • We believe that when the food is made with fresh and natural ingredients, you can’t go wrong… People who don’t agree with this, are probably addicted to salt, fat and sugar.

Our Cooking methods

  • Steam
  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Raw
  • Enjoy the process

 
Extra Info
Dr. Joel Fuhrman says:
“Salt deadens the tastebuds, and by avoiding processed and highly salted foods, you will regain your ability to detect and enjoy the subtle flavors in natural foods and actually experience heightened pleasure from unsalted foods.

Added salt, regardless of whether it is table salt or fancy sea salt, adds excess sodium to the body, and it is dangerous. Reducing your salt consumption is one of the most important things you can do to prevent cardiovascular disease.”

Links:
drfuhrman.com
side effects of excess salt
high sugar side effects
Smoke Point