How we eat is how we live is who we are. There is no distinction among the three and each informs the other. At SSERE, we believe a happy and healthy existence begins with what we put in our bodies. It fuels our lives and fortifies our ability to be fully present. The pinnacle of SSERE is pleasure, which means being in the present moment. Pleasure starts by slowing down, enjoying what we consume, and creating space for holistic mindfulness. We believe nourishment (how we feel when we eat) supersedes nutrition (what we think we’re supposed to eat).
We maintain absolute ingredient integrity.
Our fruits and vegetables are organic and/or local.
Our fish is wild and sustainable.
Our meat and poultry is grass fed and organic.
Our pantry items are always organic, local, or from Italy.
We believe meals should be “pretty healthy” because deprivation yields extreme behavior, yo-yo dieting, and a feeling of being trapped in the body.
Moderation is the key to longevity.
Our food is pretty and healthy because we first eat with our eyes.
It is an invitation into the senses. It is the cultivation of the appetite.
Everything we serve is always delicious.
There is no pleasure in healthy food without flavor.
The salts and fats we consume are extremely important.
Cheap salts and oils wreak havoc on the body when consumed in abundance. At SSERE, we exclusively use first-pressed extra virgin olive oil and sea salt imported from Sicily, where we have a relationship with the purveyors and distributors.
We enjoy treats that are conservatively sweetened with whole, natural, and unrefined sugars.
If our goal in clean eating is to reduce inflammation, we must be mindful of our sugar consumption, as sugar — especially refined sugar — is the root of all inflammation, thus all disease. We only use local maple syrup, honey, dates, homemade fig syrup, blackstrap molasses, and brown rice syrup.
We never use refined sugars of any variety. We also never use agave, monk fruit, xylitol, stevia, coconut sugar, nor any other trendy sugar derivative. The throughline at SSERE is whole foods, plain and simple. If we cannot simply explain how something is made, we do not use it.
We have helped many clients achieve their personal culinary goals — be it weight loss, healthy gains, eating autonomy, and everything in between. This process takes time. Well-being is a practice, not a perfect. At SSERE, we take out the guesswork so to equip you with the dietary nourishment necessary to maintain vitality, longevity, and food freedom.