Author Archives: canadianveggie

About canadianveggie

I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, eating good vegan food, cycling around Vancouver, solving problems with software, learning about urban planning, and discussing politics.

Welfare Food Challenge – Surviving but not Thriving

We’re halfway done the Welfare Food Challenge and it is no longer smooth sailing. Our fresh produce is going bad but we can’t afford to replace it; I’m bored of rice and beans and oatmeal; and both Emily and I … Continue reading

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Mapping the Vancouver 2014 Election Candidates

Is there any regional bias to the Vancouver election candidates? I took the postal codes from the candidates nomination papers and mapped them. Here are a few interesting tidbits I noticed. NPA mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe lives on the UBC … Continue reading

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Welfare Food Challenge – Day 1

We survived Day 1 of the Welfare Food Challenge. There are lots of interesting people blogging and tweeting about their experiences. I’ve been surprised to see a number of people buying cans of beans. Obviously more convenient, but a lot … Continue reading

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Welfare Food Challenge – Shopping Trip

Tonight we did a big shopping trip in preparation for the Welfare Food Challenge. Amazingly we managed to buy what we think is a week’s worth of groceries for only $36.60, well within our $42 budget. There isn’t a lot … Continue reading

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Taking the Welfare Food Challenge

Welfare rates are ridiculously low in BC and haven’t increased in 7 years, even though the cost of living continues to rise. To help raise awareness, Emily and I have decided to participate in the Welfare Food Challenge. For 7 … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday – Veggie Burgers

Black-bean burgers with fried potatoes, mushrooms, and kale. Recipe from Oh She Glows, with some beets added for colour.

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Bike Parking in the Olympic Village

Doesn’t seem to matter how many bike racks they add, it never seems to be enough. At least not on sunny weekend afternoons. I love this neighbourhood.

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