First, I got together my basic weekly rations, I am following the vegetarian rations with some tweaks as I am vegan. See the FAQs for more information.
4oz Violife Mature Cheddar Cheese
6oz Dairy Free Spread in lieu of 2oz Butter and 4oz Marg
2oz Oil in lieu of lard
1 litre of Milk
2oz Coffee in lieu of tea
2 Meat Free Sausages in lieu of one egg
4 slices of Vegan Ham in lieu of the other egg given to vegetarians
The weekly rations are supplemented with fresh foods that were not on ration, and mostly available in the shops or grown at home throughout the war years. For my fresh supplies I am making sure that I try my best to buy only in-season British grown foods as would have been available during the war years.
Finally ...I really want to re-iterate here loud and clear that I am in no way making fun of or belittling the hardships that people went through during the Second World War. I am of a generation that has heard first hand experiences from both my parents and my grandmothers of what they went through during this time. I have nothing but pure admiration for each and every person that came through this dreadful period of our country's history in whatever way it happened for them.
This Challenge is dedicated to them and all that they have taught us.