A couple weekends ago I went to the Kapiti Coast to cook and do yoga with a bunch of Hare Krishnas.
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.
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.