Interview with Sarah Britton – Creator of My New Roots

Plant-Based Cooking, Life-Changing Bread and Holistic Nutrition with Sarah Britton, Founder of My New Roots

 

Sarah Britton, the founder of My New Roots, joins The Orgasmic Lifestyle Podcast by Venus O’Hara to discuss holistic nutrition, plant-based recipes that everyone can cook, and why it is crucial to eat health-supportive food.

 

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Key takeaways

“I was inspired to start the blog after studying holistic nutrition” 

Sarah graduated from her studies in holistic nutrition in 2007. During her schooling, she gathered valuable information about lifestyle and health. Wanting to help people become more conscious about their health, Sarah started the blog My New Roots. The blog was growing, as well as her culinary skills. This eventually led to Sarah writing a cookbook and developing a TV show.

“What I eat is…”

On her blog, Sarah primarily shares plant-based recipes. Her focus is to get people to eat whole-natural foods again. Most of the food Sarah eats is as close to natural as possible and minimally processed, if at all. Generally, Sarah’s food and recipes are rich and flavorful but incredibly health-supportive.

Eat according to the five seasons

Sarah studied traditional Chinese medicine, which follows five seasons; spring, early summer, late summer, fall, and winter. 

If we look at the way the weather changes and at what produce is available in the summer, we can split it up into two distinct seasons. At the beginning of the summer, there are more berries and lettuce. In the late summer, there are peaches, pears, and apples. So there are two distinct seasons. The first part of the summer tends to be quick, bright, and hot, but then the light changes and the days get shorter. 

What is life-changing bread?

At one moment in life, Sarah was looking to reduce her consumption of flour. She explains that when you mill a grain within seventy-two hours, it loses most of its nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are sensitive to light, heat, and oxygen. Eventually, she came up with a life-changing loaf of bread. It consists of seeds, nuts, rolled oats, psyllium husk, coconut oil, water, and different spices.

No garden? No problem

Sarah offers some tips for someone living in a city without a garden. She says that if you have a window, you can put a window box outside and grow plants like lettuce. Other things, like herbs, you can usually buy potters and keep them on the windowsill for a little while.

Salad minus oil, the perfect equation

For those who are interested, Sarah has a vegetable dressing collection on her platform. She shares that most of her diet is based on whole foods such as olives, avocados, nuts, and seeds.

 

Which phrase/affirmation/quote/philosophy do you live by?

“I love my body so much”

 

What is the book that changed your life?

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 

 

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Quotes

  • “I believe we have control over the way we feel. Often, we hand that responsibility off to someone in a white coat, but it belongs to us. I wanted to empower people and remind them that they have the power to feel good every day if they wanted to. It’s just a few simple things you need to shift”.


  • “We’ve gotten far away from nature. We’ve gotten far away from our body connection and listening to ourselves. So I thought of starting a blog and sharing lifestyle things. And what seemed to resonate with people were the recipes because there was something they could, you know, take action on right away and go into the kitchen and make something”.
  • “I think a common misconception for plant-based people is that we eat a lot of weird foods. But I think what’s great when you venture into this world is that the universe of food expands”

 

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