What Do You Get from our Chefs Community?
Plant based cooking
I am vegetarian for over 30 years, cooking plant based meals for over a decade now. What fascinated me back then was the creativity i developed to fill the gap on my plate. Today I can say that a vegan diet is no way asceticism but the way to a deeper understanding of ingredients, health and compassion for other living beings.
Paying special attention to the principles of Ayurveda, means to understand the healing effects of food. This traditional system of medicine is based on studying the unique conditions of each one. Looking to personal attitudes, intolerances and being aware how to bring Joy and Love to our dishes, while avoiding animal products!
Means having an understanding for the needs of every group. Adjusting meals to the specific work they are doing here at Monte Velho by using ingredients and combinations that will support them for example in their meditation or yoga practice.!
We are giving our best to serve the fullest potential of ingredients.!
Foods are unprocessed, fresh and locally sourced. We like to challenge ourself by providing as much as possible from local farmers and homemade!
Baking with Happiness 😉
When I started cooking I followed the traditional kitchen, which contains a lot of meat and fish. I am a mother of three and when my youngest refused to eat meat, I started to cook vegetarian, which I am still doing now out of conviction. I would like to invite the guests of Monte Velho to experiment with their own eating habits and introduce them to this specific diet for the limited time of their stay, which I see as a chance and not as missionary work!
Working at Monte Velho in “Antónia´s Team” since 2015. Cooking in different projects, had bring me a lot of fresh ideas. It´s always a great privilege to contribute and improve as a Chef in a place of gathering like Monte Velho.
I am Quirina Kappert, mother to two beautiful boys and married to an organic farmer. Because of my passion for healing, cooking could not be left out. Working with what nature grows allows me to play and combine in a creative way delicious and healthy ingredients. This is my passion as a chef.
MEGA LENTIL BURGER [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
- 1 cup brown rice, cooked
- 1 3/4 cups cooked brown, green, or black lentils
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 cup sweet potato, skins left on and chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/3 cup ketchup or tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Dijon or yellow mustard
- 3 tablespoons flax meal
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or black pepper
- 3/4 -1 cup coarse cornmeal, as needed