How we Elevate our recipes
There are many different ways you can fortify the food you eat – at Elevated Food For Life, we try and encourage both our subscribers and those yet to take the plunge to follow as many of them as possible.
One way is to use our Brilliant Base recipes – these slow-cooked base sauces are great building blocks that can add super-high nutritional value to recipes.
If you take the above example for a slow-cooked daube of beef (ox cheek) for example, you could just add the joint with water and salt and pepper and you’d get a relatively tasty meal.
Add in vegetables such as carrots, onions and celery and you begin to bring in more vitamins and minerals. Further up the arc, the addition of garlic and herbs bring in additional benefits: antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Spices and alcohol will provide depth of flavour and additional anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Replace the water with our Bone Marrow Broth and there are additional nutrients added as you fast forward fortification. As the broth has been slow-cooked, it draws out vitamins and minerals from the vegetables that were used as a trivet and the garlic, herbs and spices that also added. The slow cooking of the bones also draws out collagen from the connective tissues and provides gelatine and other health-promoting amino acids (the building blocks of protein) such as glycine and glutamine.
Using our bone broth also adds functional benefits to the dish: gelatine helps the smooth transition of food through the gut, while glutamine can help keep the gut lining healthy hence promoting immune function. Collagen, meanwhile, can help with skin elasticity and bone mineral density.
Outside of the Elevated Nutritional Arc comes your choice of cut. If it is grass fed that can increase beneficial omega 3 fats in the meat, organic will mean fewer chemicals and antibiotics, while the breed of the animal can also alter flavour profile and tenderness of the meat itself.
Add this altogether and you can see why we claim Elevated really is taking your food to new heights – from both a flavour and a functional nutrition point of view.