Real Food Heals: An Afternoon with Seamus Mullen

Last week, we had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Seamus Mullen, a world-renowned chef with a focus on real, whole-foods, and our chef at this year’s RUNGA Immersion. Seamus is the author of Real Food Heals and Hero Foods, as well as the host of the GoopFellas Podcast.

 
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We started at the famed Santa Monica Farmer’s Market—known for being the largest in LA, and where a lot of the city’s chefs procure ingredients.

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The market truly features some of the best organic produce that California has to offer.

Seamus chose a variety of vegetables that stood out to him—not limited to exotic herbs, whole sorrel, summer squash and colorful radishes.

 

Seamus showed us a handful of his tricks in the kitchen—including his signature technique for rustic summer squash.

The little gem salad featured a beautiful Green Goddess dressing made with avocado and champagne vinegar.

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The meal was not complete without 100% grass-fed flank steak from US Wellness Meats.

Served with a vibrant, flavorful chimichurri to complement the entire spread. We enjoyed these nourishing foods with a light red wine from Dry Farm Wines.

 
 
A variety of plant-rich, fully paleo dishes crafted on the spot by Chef Seamus Mullen. Our favorites included a chilled sorrel soup and sautéed amaranth greens with lion’s mane mushroom.

A variety of plant-rich, fully paleo dishes crafted on the spot by Chef Seamus Mullen. Our favorites included a chilled sorrel soup and sautéed amaranth greens with lion’s mane mushroom.

 
 

Of course, no day with the RUNGA team is complete without cold immersion and movement.

The workout consisted of a combination of kettlebell swings, heavy carries and fanbike sprints. We ended with ice baths to stabilize blood sugar, reduce inflammation and fully bring us into the present moment.

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Follow Seamus on Instagram and Facebook, and visit his website for recipes, articles and more.

Photography by Tammy Horton.