The diet is vegetarian – not strictly vegan, but can easily accommodate a vegan regime. We all need food to live and good nourishing food to sustain strong bodies. Our capable, experienced vegetarian cooks prepare delicious, hearty, home-cooked meals made from organic food, sometimes grown in our own garden. We try to use organic fresh vegetables, grains and beans whenever possible; simple foods made from scratch with care and purpose. The cooks at Pyareo have over ninety years of combined experience cooking vegetarian cuisine. They have raised families and studied nutrition for optimal health. This experience translates daily into beautiful, tasty, wholesome meals. We have witnessed individuals whose health improved while living here.

"Behold, I have given you every herb upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be for meat."      Essene Gospel of St. John

Pyareo's kitchen is the heart of the home and the center of creative life. Everyday during the week Ann (Tina on the weekends) is in the kitchen putting together the natural ingredients that create the wonderful meals that keep everybody running.

Mealtime is the time when the dear ones come together, meeting in the great room where we share the stories of our lives over food. It is here we celebrate holidays together; where we celebrate birthdays. Those birthdays represent lives lived long and full and deserve appreciation and acclaim! Ann has become famous for her delectable cakes and desserts, not to mention the great meals and her home-baked, delicious whole-grain bread! Families are invited and encouraged to share meals with the dear ones on those special occasions or whenever they find pleasing.