To be able to do this, we must be able to source most of the ingredients for our meals from the garden. The items that we do buy in, are grains, legumes and some dried fruit. These we buy in bulk which is so much more economical. As vegetarians we depend a lot on milk from our dairy cows for cheese and yoghurt, and eggs from our hens, as the our main protein source.
Tomorrow we have two WWOOFers arriving that are vegan, which means that they will not eat dairy, eggs or honey. I have compiled a list of main meals that we often eat that could be classed vegan;
Fried Tempeh and steamed or roast vegies
Chickpea curry and rice
Stir fry with tofu and noodles
Stew with dumplings
But our lunches usually consist of home made bread with cheese as the main ingredients. Added to this is salads, chickpea patties and the like. The cheese and patties are not vegan friendly. Trying to keep lunches simple but nutritious is the challenge as we are not entertaining these people, they are here to work. At the same time Mark and I are working so lunches must be easy. I can't spend my mornings getting lunch ready. I have thought of soup, baked beans, hommus and bread.
Morning teas are also a bit of a problem as most of our baking has eggs. We have explained to the WWOOFers that they will have to fit in with what we eat and that we can not afford to buy any speciality foods and how important it is for us to use what the farm provides. But having said all that it is also important to provide them with good nutritious food to the best of our ability.
Do any of you have any suggestions for meals or snacks that would fit the bill? Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.