Combe Grove Food Ethos
The Food Ethos is our approach to the food you eat from field to fork. Meaning how we grow our produce to how we prepare the ingredients, to ensure they remain as nourishing as possible. The Healthy Eating Guidelines, an integral part of our Ethos, support our metabolic health in a way that is sustainable and inclusive. With menus devised to aid metabolic health, the majority of our ingredients are sustainably sourced from our own Kitchen Garden. Other ingredients come from local suppliers keeping our food miles to a minimum. The ‘no dig’ philosophy in The Kitchen Garden allows the soil biome to flourish and enables us to grow healthy plants and more nutrient-dense vegetables. We are mindful to include nectar-rich planting for pollinators to aid biodiversity.
The Combe Grove Food Ethos
Our ethos begins with a seasonal rainbow of real food, plant-rich with a diversity of fresh, nourishing ingredients. We aim for low carbohydrate, 15% or fewer in a meal. Our dishes contain natural fats from a variety of sources including lean meats, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, organic dairy, oily fish and coconut oil. We also recommend a menu of dishes that are protein-rich as it satiates the appetite and balances the blood sugar levels.
In line with our sustainability efforts, we aim for homegrown or locally sourced produce that is in season and where possible organic and free-range. We look further afield at Fairtrade/ Fairwild with the lowest pesticide residue possible and offset imported ingredients from Combe Grove’s permitted list.
At Combe Grove we value nutrition as the primary root of metabolic health and our ethos aims to support you in your wellbeing journey.