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My name is Lynette James, the owner and chef of The Étouffée Café on wheels. I am passionate about food and healing which has been fueled by my own health and spiritual journey.

During this journey, I have learned from both books and personal experiences, that food can be a powerful tool in healing. Food can not only help aid the body in healing from physical ailments but also spiritual and emotional ailments as well. Our food in the U.S. has become littered with GMO's and chemicals both in processed food and in our processed food which blocks our body from functioning properly. 

One of these aspects that I have studied is how food affects our chakras that run through our body so I infuse my cooking with love and positive energy to help provide balance and harmony to your meals.

I am excited to hear from you soon so I can create a fabulous meal that will make both your taste buds and your chakras sing.

A brief list of just some of the foods that will jump start balance for your diet:

Root Chakra - Located at the base of the spine, this chakra is said to facilitate movement within the body. Eat more proteins, root vegetables and minerals, such as red meats, red potatoes, eggs, carrots, beets, and paprika to aid this Chakra’s functionality

Sacral Chakra - located just below our naval, this chakra represents creativity and self-esteem. Eat sweet fruits, nuts, and spices for this Chakra.

Solar Plexus Chakra - located right above your navel and controls your emotional life. Consuming foods like ginger, flax seed, sunflower seeds, yogurt, and cheese will help keep all your emotions balanced.

Heart Chakra – located in your chest and where your soul resides. It controls the emotions of tolerance, empathy, and forgiveness. For a healthy heart chakra eat food like spinach, kale, broccoli, squash, cilantro, and parsley.

Throat chakra - controls communication, judgment, and powers of expression and is located at the base of the neck. Soup, sauces, juices, and seaweed are the best foods to help you express yourself the best.

Third-Eye’ Chakra - located in the middle of your forehead, this Chakra controls spiritual direction and wisdom. This is also where the diseases of strokes, seizures, and blindness originate. Keep it healthy by eating more red grapes, black berries, blueberries, lavender, and red wine.

Crown chakra- keeps the whole body purified so that it may work in harmony and is located in the top of your head. Eat detoxifying foods will help keep your body as a whole in tune.

Professional Certifications

Nationally Certified Food Safety Manager (SERVSAFE)

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Vista Chamber of Commerce

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Oceanside Chamber of Commerce

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Oceanside Chamber of Commerce