I have been stalking Sarah Britton’s blog for a while now because everything on there is just so damn delicious. What I love about Sarah is that she works as a holistic nutritionist and is passionate about inspiring others to be an active participant in their own health and healing based on how they feed themselves and how they live their lives. Which I am all for. Check out Sarah’s food philosophy, what food she couldn’t be without on a desert island and who her food inspirations are. Thanks so much Sarah – we are chuffed to have you!
What is your food philosophy?
With every bite of food we take, we vote for the kind of body and the kind of world we want to inhabit. There is no doubt in my mind that eating a whole foods, plant- based diet benefits both more than any other way of eating.
Why are you so passionate about vegetarian plant-based food?
Eating a plant-based diet has changed the way I feel so dramatically for the better – I have more energy, clarity of mind, and most importantly, connection to the earth. There is also a noticeable peace and calm that comes with eating this way. The body is strong and mind is at ease.
Whats your favourite go-to easy-to-make-in-minutes snack or meal?
I love raw flax crackers with Chlorealla Cream or unhulled sesame tahini, chia seeds and raw honey. It takes seconds to prepare and incredibly energizing!
Who are your food heroes and heroines?
Vanadana Shiva, Michael Pollan and Alice Waters.
If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take 6 foods with you, what would they be?
- Sweet Potatoes
- Bee Pollen
- Red Lentils or Mung Beans
What do you hope readers will take from your blog and recipe creations?
I write my blog to inform and inspire my readers about whole food cooking and eating, so they can make healthy choices for themselves and their families every day. I write from my heart and my own experiences with the hope that they feel my deep love for all the things that lift us up into a place of better health and vibration. Knowing that there are people out there who feel moved to cook a meal because of a recipe I’ve written – well, that’s the best thing I could ask for, and exactly why I do what I do.
Finally, what would be your top tips to anyone wanting to get started eating healthier but have no idea where to start?
Starting small is very important. Many people feel the need to overhaul their diet in a day, and this is simply unrealistic. Swapping processed foods for whole foods (quinoa for white rice for example) is a great way to start because you will notice a difference in how you feel right away. But I always say the three things you can do to change your health dramatically without visiting the health food store are:
1. Chew your food
2. Drink more water
3. Think happy thoughts
Green Dream Chlorella Cream
There really isn’t a “recipe” for this per se, but here is the basic mix that I throw together. I would start with just a teaspoon of chlorella, taste, and work your way up to your flavour tolerance. You will get used to it (gasp! Maybe evenlike it!) over time, but start slow and build your taste for it. Your body will tell you when you’re ready to up the ante.
½ cup raw liquid honey (vegans use maple syrup)
1-3 tsp. chlorella
2-4 Tbsp. raw tahini
1. Place honey in a bowl and whisk in chlorella until thoroughly combined.
2. Add the tahini, one tablespoon at a time and whisk. You can add as much tahini as you like, but I find the cream tends to become quite solid if I put in too much (plus it will depend on how runny your tahini is). I like to drizzle this stuff after all, not roll it into balls (but that could be another great snack…)
3. Store chlorella cream in the fridge, either in a squeeze bottle for optimal drizzle action, or in a glass jar.