With all the hundreds of fabulous recipe blogs out there, almost none of them have a stated animal welfare policy or suggestions for shoppers. I get that bloggers try to keep recipes approachable and financially accessible. They also don’t want to be endorsing products, and nobody wants their 30-minute pot roast flavored with ethical superiority. But as influencers they have an opportunity to note that any-old-chicken will not be as good as one that was raised outdoors, could support its own weight, ate a decent diet and didn’t die in severe stress. Not just because it’s “right” but because it tastes better, and that’s going to make their recipes more reliable. SO i’ll be asking a bunch of my favorite bloggers where they stand on the issue and publishing their responses with permission.
Made Weekly is a gorgeous blog that focuses on one ingredient each week, highlighting five recipes with that ingredient that never require more than a few steps. Everything i’ve made has turned out beautifully and i love the idea of delving into an ingredient both because it’s educational and because i always end up with extra of an ingredient- so it just makes sense to do a few things in a row.
While it’s not a vegan or vegetarian blog, Rachel, the blogger, happens to utilize about the proportion of animal products i do in my cooking- a sparing amount- and she also integrates meat and dairy substitutes so seamlessly you can’t imagine the recipe any other way.
Above you’ll see Rachel’s great response to my question. Head over to Made Weekly to find her White Bean, Bok Choi and Sausage Soup recipe that looks like what i’ll be having for dinner.