Nateur Cooking with Chelsea Gombes: Sant’Ana’s Herby Gremolata
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. It’s still possible to indulge in your favorite foods, while nourishing your body at the same time. Here we share clean versions of delicious recipes that will leave you feeling and looking incredible and not to mention, insanely satisfied!
Name: Chelsea Gombes
Job description: Copywriter for various brands and founder of Sant’Ana.
Favorite dish to serve at a dinner party: Slow roasted whole fish because it’s pretty hard to overcook even whendeep in conversation. Some kind of blanched greens or a seasonal vegetable sautéed with garlic and Sant’Ana oil.
Favorite skin food ingredient and why: Extra virgin olive oil because it is extraordinarily rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, and vitamin E which keeps my skin moisturized.
Top three Instagram accounts for inspiration:
@mimithor – cookbook author living in Torino with her family
@giorgiaeugeniagoggi – Italian chef from Puglia that I love
@juli_______ette – long-time friend and collaborator on Sant’Ana recipes who created the cake below
Must-have cookbook: The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
Three kitchen supplies you can’t live without: Le Creuset Dutch pot, Bain Marie, and a good knife.
Three things you always keep in your refrigerator:Dijon mustard, wild soda starter, smoked salmon.
Favorite online shop for kitchen supplies and / or specialty food items: Formaggio Kitchen
Go-to quick, healthy meal: Improvised salad with whatever greens I have at the time and some kind of CBD-infused dressing. I love varying the flavors of my dressings with different herbs (parsley, basil, cilantro, or chives)
Favorite healthy treat: Medjool date with almond or pistachio butter.
Skincare mantra: Eat whole foods in as unprocessed a state as possible and eat things that you truly enjoy because life is short.
Eat this recipe for: A CBD-rich, nutrient-dense sauce that can top eggs, crispy potatoes, roasted vegetables, grilled meats, and fish. It’s very adaptable and very addicting. CBD also plays a part to lower blood sugar by decreasing the hormone that makes your body resistant to insulin.
When to Eat: Can be eaten for breakfast because it’s packed with protein for a nice way to start off your day in a balanced calm way. Eaten in the afternoon or evening, it will help with your sleep.
Recipe: Sant’Ana’s Herby Gremolata
Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free this gremolata of dreams is packed with fresh herbs and CBD.
1 handful finely chopped parsley
1 handful finely chopped dill (herbs can be swapped for basil, tarragon, cilantro)
1 lemon, zested and juiced (you can also try other citrus)
4 tablespoons Formula I Sant’Ana
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 heaping tablespoons chopped pistachios (can be subbed for walnuts, almonds or omit nuts for those sensitive)
Optional: heaping teaspoon of capers
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. No need for a food processor. Enjoy! Can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.