"Reinventing Indulgence" One meal at a time!

Speaking of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, I made one of their recipes: Creamy Dill Potato Salad
Yes… they have recipes.. who knew! I donated online to this incredible organization and now I get a few interesting things in the mail like quizzes … and recipes! PETA is all about the animals across the board! This includes how animals are treated, animal testing, illegal animal issues and legal ones such as “farming” for meat. They work on many different levels to speak for those living creatures who can’t speak for themselves. 

“People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.”

It’s also important to them and their supports (myself included) that people think about a vegan diet. A vegan diet would lighten the tremendous stress on animals, the mass production of farm animals for meat, malfunctions in the system, cruel and insensitive farming practices and it would affect the non-ending, non-sustainable demand and therefore excessive supply. PETA has prepared many videos and literature in helping those who are ready, able and willing to make the switch. Part of their efforts also include a large recipe base. So here we have it- I chose the potato salad:

3lbs yukon gold potatoes- they said peeled but I say leave the skins on for nutrition
2 celery stalks finely diced
1 cup vegan mayo- I used vegenaise
1 small red onion chopped finely
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 tablespoon of cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1-2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

I cooked the potatoes first- I used a few different kinds. I then rinsed them to cool down and cut them in smaller pieces while keeping the skins on. I put them in a large mixing bowl with all of the ingredients, mixed them with a big spoon and then topped with salt and pepper. Dill is an acquired taste for some, myself included- it seems people either love it or hate it. 

Disclaimer: The information given here is for educational purposes only. You should not use this to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider.

[Wednesday May 23rd 2012 blog]

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