We aim to make our food simple, delicious, fresh, nutritionally balanced and as ethically sourced as possible. All the food we serve is vegan and we supply organic cows' milk for individual use by non-vegans.
The Ethics of Food
At Taraloka we believe we can change the world, and ourselves, by what we choose to eat. We supply and cook large quantities of food every year to the women coming here on retreat and we are committed to being as ethically responsible in our choices of what we buy and serve as we possibly can.
In making these choices for you, we aim for four main areas of ethical responsibility:
- Nutrition – We aim to provide a balanced nutritious diet with wholefoods and fresh cooked vegetables. Organic where possible, especially root vegetables.
- Animal Welfare – Vegan meals are provided so the impact on all animal life is minimal. We have chosen to provide organic milk for non-vegans for tea and coffee. The jump to soya in tea is an acquired one!
- Natural Environment – sustainability of the land considered and van and air miles taken into account. We buy local produce and organic where possible.
- Human Environment – fair trade fruit and vegetables where imported, local wherever possible, organic where possible, air miles considered and ethics of government in that country towards its' citizens taken into account.
When you come to Taraloka on retreat, you can relax in the knowledge that Kathy, the Kitchen Manager, has put the effort in to thinking through a nutritionally balanced and ethically responsible menu plan so that you don't have to. The retreat is an opportunity for you to experience and explore your relationship to food and a chance to try out a vegan diet for the duration of your retreat.