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Plastic Free Grocery Storage Guide: Spring Harvest Series for Herbs

Jollia Fung Blog

As an extension to last week’s blog, we will be showing you the best way to store your herbs properly to prolong its shelf life. We decided to create our own grocery storage guide because all the ones we found online requires the use of wasteful products like plastic bags, saran wraps, and paper towels. Determining how to store your herbs. …

Restaurant Review #1 – The Union

Elaine Blog

Reunion @ the Union. March 9, 2015. Food Journalism Class. Mystery Dining Restaurant Review. My senses perked up the minute I walk into the UNION – the dim lighting, the vibrant trendiness of this semi-hidden joint boasting in their creative flare on Southeast Asian cuisine. I must admit, coming from a family who runs an authentic Chinese restaurant business, I …

An interview by Planted Food Network

Elaine Blog

WHO IS CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND HOW WE EAT? December 11, 2015 As we explore who is involved in providing nutritious food in ways that foster community and build on the strengths of the vulnerable, let us introduce you to… Elaine Cheng is a Food Consultant, Nutrition Analyst, Educator, and an Entrepreneur from Vancouver. Surrounded by food tasting classes, she recently completed her …

Rescued Food “Replated” for a Multi-Course Meal

Elaine Blog

PRESS RELEASE Over 500 pounds of food was rescued from the fields and transformed into a gourmet, multi-course dinner served to sixty-three Vancouverites on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. Adventurous diners and foodies gathered for an elegant, long-table dinner at the Groundswell Café, a cozy spot in Vancouver’s east side. The “Replated” dinner event sold out early and was an educational and …

“…the most memorable meal of my food journey”

Elaine Blog

Lukewarm water drips down my scalp as I carefully remove the heavy six-litre water jug perched unsteadily on my head. A two hour-long march in the desert heat has left me red-faced and exhausted. On the dusty ground in the corner of a hut sit an old lady and two little boys. Covered in dust, barefoot, one of the boys …

What is your relationship to food?

Elaine Blog

What is your relationship to food? I can’t believe it’s actually happening. In 1 week, Vancouver is going to be shaken – they will be taking a different look at their relationship to food. 10 months ago, it started with my impulsive 3am email to celebrity Tristram Stuart about the crazy idea to bring this movement to Canada. 10 months …

Disco Soup – trending in Europe

Elaine Blog

An event where the community gathers to chop and cook a feast together using surplus vegetables and fruits gleaned from local farms. Music blasting and dancing fun is compulsory. While I was working in the UK, I attended a few Disco Soup events put on by a coalition of food waste recovery initiatives in London. One of which was Feedback Global …