Here are some of our favourite pictures from last weekends Vibrant Vegan Cornwall getaway, just beside Lands End.
We were blessed with sunny weather and clear skies and joined by a wonderful group of people. We shared many memorable times, lots of empowering yoga with Complete Unity Yoga in the Yoga Hall, so much plant-based food, delicious and healthy, with global twists and plenty of treats. Boswedden House was a beautiful location, comfortable with a nice big dining room and kitchen (the most important rooms right!)
The gardens of Boswedden overlook the coastline and the little old tin mines which trail along the cliffs. They even have a labyrinth in the garden which we enjoyed. It was the perfect location for our Saturday night fire, where we told stories, sang songs and read poetry. We even burned a chest of drawers (old and dilapidated;) which added a real spark to the evening!
Malene’s yoga was based around the teachings of Patanjali, taking us right back to the roots and heart of yoga. All took part and felt the benefits. Yoga is for all! No matter what level we’re at.
On Sunday night Malene and Will led a transformatory experience in the yoga hall. Yoga in the mornings is always a highlight, especially when the pool is open beforehand. The best way to start any day!
I cooked for much of the weekend with a top kitchen crew, Will, Will and Jenna. An amazing team of passionate cooks who contributed to making the weekends food extra special. I’ve popped the menu below:
Tea and coffee on arrival
Blood Orange & Polenta Upside Down Cake with Creme Fraiche (g/f)
Dinner – Mexican Fiesta!
Black Bean & Kale Mole
Smoky Aubergine Bacon Bites
Loaded Nachos with Chipotle & Cashew Queso
Charred Corn & Coriander Rice
Salsa & Guacamole
Mexican Chocolate Custard Pies with Spiced Oranges (g/f)
Lunch – Spanish Tapas
Baked Pea & Mint Tortilla
Roasted Patatas Bravas with Salsa Rojo and Aioli
Mixed Green Beans, Basil with Crushed Peas
Orange, Red Onion, Fennel and Black Olive Salad
Local Salad Leaves with Herb and Lemon Dressing
Tahini & Chocolate Blondies (g/f)
Dinner – Middle Eastern BBQ
Tofu & Watermelon Kabobs with Bharat Yoghurt Marinade
Spiced Aubergine and Courgette Kabobs with Tahini and Harissa Sauce
Charred Cauliflower Wedges with Haleznut Dukkha
Mujdharra – Bulghur Wheat and Lentils with Dill and Za’atar
Fattoush Salad Platter
Layered Summer Berry & Chocolate Cheesecakes
Lunch – Zen Buddha Bowls
Onigirazu – Sushi Sandwiches with Wasabi Mayo
Teriyaki Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Green Dragon Macrobiotic Salad
Pickled Rhubarb, Peanuts and Noodle Salad
Local Salad leaves with Miso and Ginger Dressing
A Selection of Energy Balls and Healthy Truffles
Dinner – Healthy Junk Food
BBQ Pulled Jackfrui
Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
Charred Corn Wheels and Courgette Coins
Pan fried Local Greens
Mango and Cashew Fudge with Coconut Chocolate Bark
Delphiris took over the lounge for the weekend for a variety of massage sessions, along with Jane’s reiki and menstrual cycle workshop, Malene was offering one-to-one yoga consultations and lifestyle coaching. All these therapies had such a positive effect on the weekend.
It’s rare in life we can just let go, focus solely on taking care of ourselves and re-energising and aligning ourselves with healthy ways of being. This is what the Vibrant Vegan weekends are all about, it goes way beyond just what we eat, but a wholesome, balanced plant-based diet is a excellent cornerstone for a healthier body and lifestyle.
We’re chuffed that there are at least two new vegans in the world after the weekend! We all talked a lot about new ideas, impetus and strategies to lead a more balanced life back in the ‘real world’, a life that is based around our own well-being and peace of mind, making us better equipped to deal with the ups and downs in life, allowing us to give life our very best shot!
Our Vibrant Vegan holidays showcase what a healthy plant-based diet is all about, variety, colours, textures, fresh flavours, decadent treats, amazing nutritional bits and pieces. It’s a no lose, no sacrifice, all good way of nourishing our body. It doesn’t have to be challenging either, so many quick recipes when time is the master!
The weekends are all about inspiring us to cook fresh food, during the cooking demonstration we talked about simple techniques to change the way we cook at home, saving time and approaching new ingredients with confidence. We even had a chat about vegan nutrition and how to thrive on pure plants.
I know that a lot of people made it down to the beach and the surrounding coves, the ocean down in Cornwall seems really grand. There is the feeling that you’re right at the end of the island, looking out into the big, big blue. Refreshing!
Our big thanks and love to all attended and made Vibrant Vegan a very special weekend for us all, especially Jane, Thelma, Nigel, Sue, Will, Malene, Will, Jenna and Cat (the cat) plus everyone else behind the scenes who helps to make these holidays and getaways such a peaceful and enriching time.
It was our first time hosting an event in Cornwall and, as you can probably tell, we loved it! Let us know if you’d be interested in a Vibrant Vegan Cornwall ’19.
PS – Extra thanks and hugs to Will and Sophia for taking these lovely pics.
Our next BHK events are coming soon, lots of workshops, demos and holidays planned for ’18-’19.
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