Our mission here at www.consumewithcare.org is to raise awareness about the plight of factory farmed animals and make shopping for higher animal welfare alternatives both easy and accessible for all. We completely understand that for many people the higher cost of these higher animal welfare alternatives (e.g. organic and free range animal products) is a major barrier to buying them. While we don’t actively promote a vegetarian or vegan diet, we believe that one way to cope with this higher cost is to eat less animal products. Basically we’re recommending quality over quantity. As added bonuses, cutting down on your meat consumption has proven benefits for your health and that of our planet.
Starting in the US and now gaining momentum globally, going meat-free at least one day a week is a growing movement. The Meatless Mondays campaign urges people to cut out meat once a week to “…improve our health, reduce our carbon footprint and lead the world in the race to reduce climate change.” Check out the website (www.meatlessmonday.com) for loads of great recipes and tips to help get you started. We’ve also compiled a list of our favourite vegetarian websites and blogs. They’re full of gorgeous recipes and photos, which we hope will inspire and assist you in going meat-free some of the time.
Here they are:
My new roots www.mynewroots.blogspot.com.au
This is not your regular vegetarian fare. The author is a holistic nutritionist and vegetarian chef. Her recipes are light, fresh and full of superfoods, such as kale and quinoa. Check out her blog and be seduced by the gorgeous photos and delicious, healthy recipes.
101 Cookbooks: a recipe journal www.101cookbooks.com
This site combines the author’s favourite things – travel, photography and food. There are plenty of mouth-watering recipes as well as an extensive list of her favourite vegetarian cookbooks.
What’s cooking good looking www.whatscookinggoodlooking.com
Loads more beautiful photos and tantalizing recipes from a natural foods chef.
Green kitchen stories www.greenkitchenstories.com
The authors share their journey as they cook healthy, simple vegetarian food made from natural ingredients.
If you have a favourite vegetarian website or blog you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you.