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REAL Farm-to-Table

Sage Hill Ranch Gardens in Escondido provides 80% of Enclave’s produce! That means our vegetables are freshly harvested within 5 days from their nutrient rich soil, which means more nutrients in our meals for you to enjoy! Sage Hill provides us their signature blends of spring mix, Asian mix, arugula, lettuces, kales, beets, turnips, herbs, green onions, tomatoes, carrots, and a specialty collard green that Chef Lando personally gave seeds for them to grow!

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Farmer and Chef. I met Spencer and his father Rocky less than a couple years ago at the farmers market. I was immediately drawn to the quality of produce and how it was so aesthetically set up and carefully laid out. The roots and leaves were mostly free of imperfection and I can tell by looking at the roots, these veggies were grown in very high quality, fertile, and nutrient rich soil. The radiant colors of the variety of beets, radishes, and greens all laid out with so much intention, I knew at that moment I had stepped into some kind of wonderful. I soon chatted with them and found they are a father/son duo team, former carpenters turned farmers, growing produce using organic and biodynamic practices. Within a week, I came to visit the farm. The beautiful farm sits in their family backyard in Escondido and yields an unbelievable amount of produce with now just over 1/4 acre of cultivation. They use no tractors, no walk behinds, minimal tillage, and ALL done with hand tools to nurture the soil for regeneration and longevity. This my friends is true sustainability. And it’s incredible amount of hard work!!! Being farmers’ daughter myself, I had so much appreciation for all that they do. The produce the father-son duo provides are much more nutrient rich than other veggies and no comparison to what you find in a grocery store. Because of this, Enclave has partnered with Sage Hill Ranch Gardens to provide ~80% of our veggies direct from them. So that means not only are the veggies more healthier for you, they TASTE better. Nature is simple. Take care of it and it will take care of you. Thank you @sagehillranchgardens for growing nutrient rich and delicious produce. Thank you for your relentless work and passion and taking care of our planet. 📸@matthewtcheung

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WE HAVE A STOREFRONT! RESTAURANT NOW OPEN!

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Enclave restaurant is now open everyday from 11am-9pm inside JuneShine Ranch at 10051 Old Grove Rd, San Diego in Scripps Ranch neighborhood. We are the first restaurant in San Diego to focus on food as medicine. Chef Lando has been cooking for clients with chronic illness for the past 2 years and constantly educates herself on the latest studies of the effects of food on health. Enclave and JuneShine’s partnership is the first of any kind brewery and tasting room in U.S. to offer gut-healthy and anti-inflammatory meals to pair with a healthier alcohol. We hope this movement makes more impact so that patrons can finally feel good about going out.

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POSTPARTUM MEALS

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America, we need to listen to what other cultures have been doing for thousands of years! Even at one time during Colonial America, new mothers practiced a “lying-in” period for three to four or more weeks after giving birth! Studies have shown that postpartum depletion can last up to 8 years after childbirth if new mothers don’t recover by proper nutritional food and rest. 8 years!!! WTF! Rest new mothers. It’s mandated in other cultures so don’t feel bad that you want to rest and recover. And we need to support this and stop congratulation women who are recovering from childbirth so quickly.

Enclave understands this dire need and we offer postpartum meals specifically tailored to new moms’ needs. Check out our site for more info or contact us at delivermehappy@gmail.com on how we can get postpartum meals delivered to you or for a loved one.

// Photo by Emily Taplin.

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HAPPY MEAL PREP

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HAPPY MEAL PREP

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Enclave's Happy Meal Prep are crafted with intention to make your body, mind, and soul happy.  Here are details for this week's meals.

"Every bite you take is either fighting a disease or feeding it."

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OSSO BUCO

"The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about - or as a ritual like filling up a car - but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon." - Anthony Bourdain

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Enclave - Adventurous Superfood Osso Buco made with True Pasture Beef grass-fed shanks, low carb style, keto and paleo friendly with celery root and cauliflower mash. So happy our sous chef Pete is from strong Italian family!

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TWO-MINUTE PLATING

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Straight out of the box and onto the plate. Took me 2 minutes to plate. Here we have Nicoise Salad with Catalina Offshore smoked tuna and Chino Farms baby potatoes and haricots vests & Lemongrass Organic Chicken over Turmeric Garlic Cauliflower Rice with so many herbs you'll have no idea why you feel so damn happy bite after bite.

 

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POSTPARTUM (CONFINEMENT) MEALS!

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POSTPARTUM (CONFINEMENT) MEALS!

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Chef's Personal Story: I grew up in a Vietnamese-Chinese household and when my sisters had a baby, my mom would move in with them for at least a month and cook and help take care of the new mom and newborn. Traditionally, in Chinese culture, it's called the confinement period where it is typically at least a month after birth. Traditional confinement meals are made for new mothers to help purify toxins, strengthen bones, restore blood, rejuvenate, build breastmilk production, and strengthen overall immunity, health, and provide nourishment.

When I heard my friend running errands and doing housework just a week after giving a birth, I was in utter shock! Think about it! Giving birth to a baby is probably one the hardest and most painful experiences on the body physically and emotionally. Why are mothers not being taken care of?

When I told my friend about our culture and the one month confinement period, she was in shock. And then we found out many cultures around the world also have certain practices and consume certain meals post birth. 

So here we are. Enclave has developed a menu specifically for new moms during postpartum for optimum wellness. Recipes are adapted from 1000 year old books of both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. And all of it is delivered right to their doorstep! 

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CHEF DEMO SERIES: FOOD AS MEDICINE

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Check out the new Chef Demo Series: Food as Medicine at Saffron & Sage! I'll be sharing some cooking tips using foods high in anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and rebuild immunity.

May 31, Thursday: 6:30pm - Gut-Brain Connection

June 9, Saturday: 11:30am - Explore Unique Superfoods 

June 21, Thursday: 6:30pm - Solstice Celebration

All events are FREE, but you must RSVP!

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