Monday, June 4, 2012

krishnafood weekend

A couple weekends ago I went to the Kapiti Coast to cook and do yoga with a bunch of Hare Krishnas.
They have a couple houses and a small vegetable farm out in the country.
 It's so far away from everything that there aren't any neighbors around to call the police with complaints about constant chanting and mridanga drumming.
Over the weekend we learned how to cook real, filling vegan food. Seems like an oxymoron, right? Not with the massive amount of carbs and quinoa these people consume. Thank goodness we worked it off with some powerful yoga every morning.
It was actually relaxing and fun - a nice chance to eat and cook with other people instead of making single plates and eating alone in my flat. But I think I'm still a little weak from the lack of protein. 
We learned some awesome vegan (and mostly organic) recipes for guacamole, broccoli salad (the same as my mom's recipe, thankyouvery much), corn pies, curried beans, gluten free breads, sweet kiwi desserts, and heaps of other stuff. Just thinking about this plate makes me feel full.

And the most important lesson? Chanting over your food makes it taste better.

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