EA Tasty is a different kind of food blog. It’s all about two things: doing good and eating well.
Effective altruism (EA) is a growing social movement that uses evidence and reason to make the world a better place in the most effective way possible. Effective altruists ask themselves again and again “How can I do the most good?” and then they try to do it.
I try to incorporate EA ideas into my whole life. I’ve taken the Giving What We Can Pledge to donate 10% of my income to the most effective charities, and I’m working towards a career where I can maximise my positive impact. But my life’s not all about money and work. It’s also about FOOD.
Food is a powerful thing. It can make us happy, healthy, and productive. Or it can make us sick, cause animals to suffer, and harm the environment. So I think it’s important to work out how I can do the most good with my food choices. So far, I’ve concluded that I should:
- Minimise my contribution to animal suffering. This means being vegan.
- Minimise harm to the environment. This also means being vegan, and avoiding other environmentally harmful foods.
- Maximise my positive impact through donations to the best charities. This means not spending too much money on food so I can donate more.
- Maximise my positive impact through work. This means eating healthily so I feel my best and live a long time.
- Make myself and those around me happy. This means making delicious food that everyone enjoys.
I’m working on those five things, and as I do, I’ll share recipes and anything else I’ve learnt or found helpful. At the bottom of each recipe, I’ll give an EA Tasty Spoon rating for each of the five aims. I know I won’t be able to achieve all five all of the time, but that’s no reason not to try!
I’m Lucia, a medical student at the University of Cambridge. I’m a member of Giving What We Can and a vegan. I’m interested in ethics, effective altruism, and public health. I love the outdoors and making delicious food.