since when are you vegan? i mean, i had heard that you should be 15 or older to be vegetarian, because of the protein. i’m 16, have been vegetarian for a year and i don’t feel any problems, but adults keep telling me i will regret when i’m older but what do you think about it?
these are questions we get in our ask box nearly all the time. read these first before asking us something, you’ll get a better answer! (meaning, we won’t answer a question that’s already been asked here!)
will you follow me back?
this isn’t either of our main blogs, so no, hipsterfood cannot follow you back. if one of us likes your blog enough, we’ll follow it, but we get this question a LOT, and we can’t follow every single one. she likes artist blogs, he likes political blogs, and either of us likes any blog that spams sailor moon gifs - so if you’re in one of those categories, you’re in luck.
will you promote my blog/website?
we have a list of blogs we love and want to recommend to our readers at our links & resources page. we’ll certainly check out your blog, and if we are nuts about it, we’ll put it on that list. otherwise, we don’t want to clog our followers’ dashboards will recommendation posts - that’s not what this blog is about.
why don’t you guys eat organic food or use unbleached flour??
whenever we use a food term in our posts, it’s kept general to fit diets and budgets of all types. some of the produce we eat is organic, almost all of our food is local, and we don’t use bleached flour or sugar. but everyone’s situation is different, and we don’t want to make our recipes seem out of reach. if it’s important (like unvegan bone-char sugar), we’ll usually say “you should use this kind of food instead because …”
why do you guys have ads?
our sponsors, who also advertise in the online version of our other project, chickpea magazine, help us pay our bills. without them, we wouldn’t have enough time in the day to post here - so you should be thanking them! (and checking them out! :) )
could you put nutritional information in your posts?
we haven’t found a good enough interface (ie. website) to calculate that in an efficient way yet. to us, the amount of time it takes isn’t worth it. (we live in a way where we eat a varied, whole foods diet, and that’s enough to keep us healthy. we personally don’t have any specific dietary needs that warrant keeping track of nutrients.) if you want to, send us a link to a good website to calculate nutritional info, and we’ll consider it.