After making the Top 80 of MasterChef Season 8, I was inspired to start my own Boutique Catering Company. Even though I do love Southern food, the name was inspired by a challenge on Top Chef – NOLA. The word, ‘étouffée’ in French, means to ‘smother’. I truly love learning how food can be healing, not just as a tool for physical healing, but emotional and spiritual as well.
So, I created, The Étouffée Café, High-Vibrational Cuisine Smothered in Love. As such, we are committed to collaboration and innovation to create a truly unique culinary experience. We also provide the old family favorites but we strive to use sustainable products and practices through our care selection of suppliers.
I am excited to hear from you soon so I can create a fabulous meal that will make both your taste buds and your chakras sing.
A brief list of just some of the foods that will jump start balance for your diet and your mood:
Root Chakra - Located at the base of the spine, this chakra is said to facilitate movement within the body. Eat more proteins, root vegetables and minerals, such as red meats, red potatoes, eggs, carrots, beets, and paprika to aid this Chakra’s functionality
Sacral Chakra - located just below our naval, this chakra represents creativity and self-esteem. Eat sweet fruits, nuts, and spices for this Chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra - located right above your navel and controls your emotional life. Consuming foods like ginger, flax seed, sunflower seeds, yogurt, and cheese will help keep all your emotions balanced.
Heart Chakra – located in your chest and where your soul resides. It controls the emotions of tolerance, empathy, and forgiveness. For a healthy heart chakra eat food like spinach, kale, broccoli, squash, cilantro, and parsley.
Throat chakra - controls communication, judgment, and powers of expression and is located at the base of the neck. Soup, sauces, juices, and seaweed are the best foods to help you express yourself the best.
Third-Eye’ Chakra - located in the middle of your forehead, this Chakra controls spiritual direction and wisdom. This is also where the diseases of strokes, seizures, and blindness originate. Keep it healthy by eating more red grapes, black berries, blueberries, lavender, and red wine.
Crown chakra- keeps the whole body purified so that it may work in harmony and is located in the top of your head. Eat detoxifying foods will help keep your body as a whole in tune.
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