Your Guide to Healthy Cooking Classes in Vancouver

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January is going to be over before we know it and it’s time to get moving on those resolutions! I don’t know about you, but I’d really love to step up my cooking game in 2017; eating a little healthier couldn’t hurt either. Vancouver has a ton of healthy options for dining out, but if you’re feeling like enjoying a night in, why not attempt those dishes yourself!? Cooking classes are an awesome way to learn new cooking skills, an adorable date idea, an opportunity to meet some cool locals, and an all around great experience. Let’s do this together, Vancouver! Here are some of the best healthy cooking classes Vancouver has to offer to get the ball rolling on some of those resolutions:  Continue reading:
Your Guide to Healthy Cooking Classes in Vancouver

Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

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Photo: https://www.thechihuo.com

Everyone, December is officially here, and winter is in full tilt (according to mother nature)! If there’s something we can always expect from the holiday season, it’s to fall completely out of routine Continue reading:
Vancouver Juice Bars Every Juice Lover Needs in Their Life

Vancouver Achieves A New Milestone For Car Sharing

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The car sharing service Car2Go recently announced that Vancouver is the first city in its network to register more than 100,000 users. First launched in 2011, the service operates between 1,250 to 1,400 Smart cars that are available for one-way trips anywhere within the city limits.

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Vancouver Achieves A New Milestone For Car Sharing

Re-Plated: An Upcycled Dining Experience, Nov 18

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A Food Connections and Modern Lifehackers collaboration, “Re-plated” is a unique dining experience using rescued food that would’ve otherwise been wasted. Currently, Vancouver residents throw out over 100,000 tonnes of edible food a year. These include aesthetically imperfect or blemished produce, uncommonly used parts of produce, and products that are at their “best before” dates (but that are still edible).

By staying educated about how to use more of the groceries you purchase, you can save up to $700 in your annual grocery bill.

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Re-Plated: An Upcycled Dining Experience, Nov 18

Eco-Eating: Vancouver’s Carbon Neutral Restaurant

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Going carbon neutral was a big thing a few years ago, though it’s sadly slipped from the headlines of late.  Carbon neutrality means having no carbon footprint.  The idea is that through a combination of reducing your carbon output (by using renewable energy, recycling, etc) and purchasing carbon offsets (in essence, paying to have someone else “unpollute” the atmosphere through reforestation and clean energy projects), your net carbon emissions end up being zero.

All sorts of things can be certified as carbon neutral: housing developments, transit systems, businesses, even people.  It’s not easy to do and represents a pretty big commitment to the environment.  And now, one of Vancouver’s best restaurants has joined the club.

You might know Chambar as possibly the finest Belgian-French-Moroccan fusion restaurant that ever existed (at least if you’ve tried their braised lamb shank with honey and figs).  But the restaurant also has a serious green side.

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Eco-Eating: Vancouver’s Carbon Neutral Restaurant