Today I am lucky enough to be one of the thirty-four attending the ‘Kind State of Mind’ Christmas lunch at London’s 10 Cable Street. The lunch has been organised and is being cooked by Ellie, one of my gorgeous step-daughters. A year ago Ellie created a new food website called ‘Kind State of Mind‘, which encourage us all to make a few changes in our lives which will be healthier for us, animals and the planet. Ellie says;
I am a firm believer that doing something is far, far better than doing nothing just because you can’t do it perfectly. So you can’t live without cheese/bacon/Sunday roast – no worries! What could you live without? It could be something as little as planning a few animal free suppers during the week, choosing the veggie burger instead of the beef, swapping out your dairy milk for a non-dairy alternative, or checking that your bathroom and beauty products are vegan.
And then this summer Ellie decided to take the next step and founded a food company – Kinda Co. Not only am I impressed by her entrepreneurial skills, I am also loving the products and services that Kinda Co provide. They make delicious alternatives to dairy and occasionally, like today, run pop-up restaurants.
And the menu for today’s lunch looks amazing. There will be faux smoked salmon with capers, cultured dill cream and brown bread, seitan roast with mushroom stuffing, creamy mash, roasted parsnips, savoy cabbage + red wine gravy, sticky toffee pudding with eggnog custard + spiced brandy caramel sauce and best of all there is going to be a Kinda Co. cheeseboard with crackers and all the trimmings.
There will also be the Renegade Choir and a few Christmas puzzles to keep us all amused. And as I have organised the latter I thought I would share one of them with you here. Leave your answers in the comments and in a day or so I’ll let you know the answers. I may also post one or two of the other puzzles!
Hope you have fun counting! And if you were wondering about the photographs, they are both courtesy of Ellie at Kind State of Mind and Kinda Co. Do please visit her blog and/or company website. If you fancy making the miniature Christmas puds in the header photograph check out Ellie’s recipe here.