outlining essential nutrients

One of our top priorities in the kitchen is to prepare meals that are as nutrient-dense as possible. But we don’t want to give you meals that taste like they’re full of vitamin supplements! Luckily, we pick and choose our ingredients for flavor and nutrient content, and then prepare them using cooking methods that maximize those nutrients while optimizing flavor. How do we do it? We look at everything from the number of essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids and then research the best ways to make those goodies available for our bodies to absorb. (We call this bioavailability.) Some foods, like meats and seafood, don’t need much work to make thei









with the help of an expert

The following information comes from a Q&A session with Dr. Katherine Reid PhD, a Silicon Valley based biochemist doing amazing research about the relationships between free glutamate and our food. We have learned so much from her research and nonprofit work, which you can find at She discovered that removing excess free glutamate from her daughter’s diet completely eliminated her autistic symptoms. Moreover, while altering her daughter’s diet, she learned that excess free glutamate can be associated with all kinds of other health issues — not just autism. Read all about glutamate through the words of an expert, with her interview intertwined with our understanding.


the only way to do it

Everything that comes out of our kitchen is made from scratch, start-to-finish. We are 100% committed to scratch cooking for many reasons. The food tastes amazing, of course, but this style of cooking also gives us complete control over ingredient quality and freshness. We are able to make sure that absolutely zero cross-contaminants enter our food.


problem areas commonly found in kitchens

Cooking with quality ingredients is only one step in the journey to a safe and nourishing kitchen. Toxins can creep into your food in various stages of food prep. Unfortunately, chemical coatings just aren’t regulated to the healthy degree we know they should be, but there are healthy & toxin-free options.


minimizing toxins & securing nutrients

We use a lot of animal products in our food, so it may not surprise you that we have some tips on how to reduce your chances of introducing toxins into your cooking as well as how to make sure your body is actually absorbing the nutrients.


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beginners guide to what's out there

One of our goals at Mission Heirloom is to provide a platform for dietary exploration. Each of us has our own individual biochemistry and physiology—therefore we each have our own individual dietary needs. The reason why we keep our food free of grains, gluten, soy, and food processed toxins is to make sure that all of our food is adaptable to different dietary requirements.