"At Vale de Moses they really know how to cook! My taste buds and digestive system felt truly nourished!"
- Liese van Dam, Ayurvedic nutritionist and practitioner

Vale de Moses Retreat Recipe e-cookbook, by Katherine Smith - 15€.

You won't be hungry as we feel it's important to nourish your body while on retreat with us. We're feeders! We lovingly prepare three delicious and nutritious vegetarian/vegan meals every day. Fresh vegetables, salads and fruit available from our own or our neighbours' gardens during the season and from our favourite local greengrocers in Oleiros. Rich in pulses and grains, low in salt and high in fresh herbs and spices. Honey from local wild bees is preferred over sugar.

Our chefs this year, Raul from Spain and Miguel from Portugal, bring a passion and joy to their cooking. They both have years of experience with vegetarian and vegan food in a variety of restaurants and settings around the world. Their fusion of ingredients, spices and flavours, according to the principles of Ayurveda, mean every dish is not only tasty but also easy to digest.

We start the day with warming tea, fruit and nuts before a silent meditation walk in the forest, followed by yoga class. After which we serve a hearty breakfast of rice, millet, quinoa or oat porridge, with fruit salad, toasted nuts and seeds, and freshly squeezed juices. Lunch is the biggest meal of the day when our stomachs are best able to digest. Dinners are light to help us sleep more deeply. Food is plentiful at Vale de Moses. And one of the highlights mentioned in many of our reviews.

We are well versed in looking after those who have specific dietary requirements. The majority of our menus are vegan and gluten free. Please do let us know any other requirements in advance and introduce yourself to chef Raul or chef Miguel when you arrive. 

"At Vale de Moses they really know how to cook! Fresh ingredients, lots of herbs and spices, good food combinations and mindful cooking. Meals are mostly vegan with any dairy, like local goat and sheep cheese, served on the side. My taste buds and digestive system felt truly nourished!"