Food made with love.
At Casa Cuadrau, food is very important for the way we live. All our meals are made with fresh, and as far as possible, local, seasonal, organic produce. However, we have choosen to use ingredients that come from afar such as avocados, bananas, miso paste, tahini, some herbs for tea, etc., because we appreciate their nutritional value.
Food is heathy and really good at Casa Cuadrau, so we have noticed that in some retreats, we (participants and staff) tended to overeat. From now on, we want to emphasise to eat in a more mindful way each meal.
Mindful eating is an invitation for everyone to develop deep listening of our body and needs and to stop eating compulsively. It is about to learning what is good for us in each moment, and not choosing food (and the quantity we serve in our plates) only because it is appealing. Eating is a moment in which we nourish ourselves with all the senses with what Nature offers us. We cultivate gratitude towards food, towards those who cultivated it, towards those who cooked it and towards those with whom with share it.
We invite everyone to take the time they need to eat, with great attention, chewing and savouring each mouthful, being aware of the subtle reactions and sensations in our body and make from this quotidian action an meditative practice.
We take breakfast in silence, but we invite you to take as many meals as you wish in silence, to be able to eat with full
All our food and drink is made on site, with love and care. We usually serve three healthy, balanced, nourishing meals per day.
Our food has proved to be satisfying both for discerning vegetarian diners and for those people who may be new to vegetarian food.
Breakfast may vary according to the season and the characteristics of the retreat, but typically includes fruit, herbal teas, porridges or homemade granola and wholegrain bread. We do not serve coffee.
Lunch is a celebration of the simple luxury of fresh ingredients and the abundance of nature. We typically serve cooked grains and pulses, fresh vegetables, raw salads and dishes, and healthy no-sugar desserts.
Dinners are simple and light so as to be able to meditate before going to bed and get a good rest at night. They usually consist of a soup. (Though on more active retreats they are heartier with additional dishes).
*Fruits and herbal teas are available all day long.
Important: We only offer special diets if you have a medically diagnosed condition, after evaluating if we can meet your needs.
Note: At present, we offer meals only within the retreat program for the attendees.