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VEGAN HOMESTAY PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

MENU EXPLANATION

ALL PICTURES ARE ACTUAL VEGAN MEALS COOKED BY LEE
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Freshly ground coffee - daily. Several types of "tea". Fresh rainbow salads, ALA "Omega 3" ground flax for your breakfast cereal, seasonal fruits, menu, changing daily. B12 fortified accompaniments where possible. "Slow food" lovingly prepared.

Most travellers are in Australia to experience a country that “may” be different to your own. Food too may be different to what you are used to. “I only eat Congee for breakfast”, doesn't work here sorry. We like Congee too, but others may not. But, "I only eat fruit for breakfast" - We offer 1 piece of "seasonal" fruit, for each person at breakfast time - we cannot afford to "fill you up" with as much fruit as you want - If that is what you want, space permitting, you can store, what YOU purchase, in our fridge.

Australia is so very multicultural, that defining a cuisine is near impossible. Hence you get a range of foods “typically” eaten by (Vegan) Aussies.

PLEASE let us make it clear – we do not cater to those on special diets, Raw, Celiac, Gluten free, Paleo, Allergenic, Ketogenic and the myriad of “other” “diets”. IF you write to us and say I am allergic to peanuts ONLY, (Or something similar), we can probably work around that.

If there is a list of foods you cannot eat, please send us your list. If we can work with it we will. Last "family" here could not eat Gluten or foods with sugar added. We worked around that on this occasion as these four, were our only guests.

Picky eaters, often dictate what everyone eats as we cannot put our usual ingredients in (say curry) or many foods, as we may upset them. It is unfair to those that eat "the rainbow". Hence, it is a nighmare trying to work with "picky eaters" expeience has shown us it is VERY hard.

We must decline accepting guests, with these issues, it is MUCH better for everyone, if they choose a host more compatible with their way of life. It was/is very unsettling watching someone removing all corn, peas, capsicum, etc.. from a curry, before what was left, was acceptable to them. If you cannot eat something, please tell us, it saves us money and us both “heartache”.

We NEVER purchase food to accommodate the – chosen/medical - diet of our guest, WITHOUT you writing to us first and explaining. With this knowledge we “MAY” be able to come to some agreement with you.

BREAKFAST: (THE most difficult meal of the day, for non Asian people)

Breakfast is “continental” and this can mean a myriad of things to many people

Here it means. Cereal (We tend to buy Wheetbix – NO SUGAR Variety - sugar on the table) you serve yourself. Plant milks – whatever is on special – Almond, Soy, Rice, Coconut, Oat, etc.. can be used on your cereal. We do NOT buy or offer fruit juice, but you can buy & store in our fridge if you wish.

There will also be wholegrain/Multigrain/Rye breads, jams, peanut butter and one piece of “seasonal” fruit. Most often there are two or more choices for your piece of fruit.

NO COOKING takes place at breakfast time, except in winter, where hot porridge may be served. You can of course toast your bread. Of course no Animals are ever cooked.

ALL PICTURES ON THIS PAGE ARE ACTUAL VEGAN MEALS COOKED BY LEE

MIDDAY MEAL:

Lee will cook the midday meal, we HOPE that we have learned from you a little and now know your likes and dislikes, well at least some of them. Typically if we have rice left over from the night before, it will be “Fried Rice” Or Rice Noodles, done Asian style. No two meals are alike, pretty much EVER.

EVENING MEAL

It is usually around 18:00hrs but not later than 19:00hrs as long as we can talk with everyone. “I want to go to Perth City and be home at 22:00” “can I cook my meal then?” If you choose not to be here at meal times, you will need to provide for yourself, at YOUR expense.

The food served is different EVERY day, always vegan.

MEAL TIMES

Flexibility is the key, MOST people will talk with us and we can fit in with most scenarios. But, as always, there are those that simply say "I am going out", they offer no indication for how long, OR if they will even return for a meal. So we set meal times. When we have people working 8am - 1pm at the Temple, we shedule lunch for 1pm, 5 days a week. Weekends, we listen to those that choose to discuss with us. Within each meal time frame we only cook ONCE.

NO REFUNDS FOR THOSE CHOOSING NOT TO BE AVAILABLE AT MEAL-TIMES OR  THOSE CHOOSING NOT TO EAT ANY MEAL.

Breakfast: 0700 - 0800 weekdays - 0700 - 10:00 on weekends.

Lunchtime Window: 1200 - 13:30 - If YOU are the only guest, we can be flexible. Otherwise these are the set times - see above for Temple workers.

Dinner: 18:00 - 1900. We are not a commercial kitchen and cannot keep food warm for long periods. Those returning from work/study late in the evening - Dinner is reheated.

We keep our costs LOW for you, by enforcing "NO COOKING YOUR OWN MEALS AT ANY TIME" - if you need more flexibilty, it may be better if you choose accommodation that will cater to your specific needs OR self catering, many options in Perth.

SNACKS

Should you wish to munch on things between meals – you will need to purchase these things for yourself. PLEASE respect our vegan home, when buying snacks.

NOTES:

NO REFUNDS FOR THOSE CHOOSING NOT TO BE AVAILABLE AT MEAL-TIMES OR  THOSE CHOOSING NOT TO EAT ANY MEAL.

NON FOOD ITEMS

Please bring your own shampoo, toothpaste, razors, etc.. Yes it is sad this needs to be stated. I will say no more.