Essential fatty acids like linoleic acid (LA, omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, omega-3) play a vital role in oxygenating the body and transforming solar energy. They have a special nature which makes them essential to life, and at the same time, causes them to decompose in the presence of light or air. Nature, however, has designed a protection from light and oxygen damage and it is called the seed. Thus, the more whole seed essential fatty acids (EFAs) we eat, the greater the integrity of the EFA, and the end result for our bodies is increased energy and vitality. Some whole seed foods which are high in essential fatty acids are hemp, chia, flax, pumpkin, brazil, pistachio, walnut, hazelnut, almonds and macadamia. Below are some recipes which use whole seed EFAs.
Clockwise from upper left: Chef Renate, Cream of Celery Soup, Herbal Dressing atop a bed of Mixed Greens and finished with a beautiful, fresh and local Florida Avocado and end Chef Renate?s famous Key Lime Pie. Photography by Sarah Naugler.It was an early evening and I had to make sure I was not late because I did not want to miss a single beat of Chef Renate Wallner?s production. The house was immaculate and Steve, Renate?s husband, comrade and counterpart,