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Why recipes from the stories aren’t always in season

The daily recipe you unlock after answering a quiz question is not always in season. The technical reason: that's because the recipes are linked to what the daily story is about, and not linked to dates. Everyone starts their journey at a different moment and we don't have the option to adjust this per person.

Also we've chosen this set-up based on our Compass for Eating Sustainably. Many actions - the ones you learn about in the stories, like eating less meat and dairy - have more impact than eating seasonal, and therefore we find it more important to relate the recipes to the stories than to the season.

A closer look: how important is seasonal?

Seasonality only affects the carbon footprint of fruits and vegetables. And compared to animal products, they have a much lower footprint. A tomato is one of the highest-impact vegetables, but even the worst tomato is five times better than the same amount of cheese.

In other words: seasonal food can reduce your footprint, but it only covers a part of your diet that already has a low footprint.

The main goal of our recipes is to help you eat less meat and dairy, while the seasonal part is a bonus.

The benefits of seasonal

Despite all this, there are big benefits for eating with the seasons. That's why we added this feature to the app. Read more in our blog post:

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Why the benefits of seasonal food can’t be measured in CO2