Where to go from here?

My week officially ends at 1:30pm today. Which begs the question, where do I go from here? First off, and I have been asked this many times, what am I going to eat first? I think people often expect that I want a steak or perhaps icecream, something rich and indulgent. However, there are three things that are first on my list and will find their way into the latter half of my day: several pieces of fruit, as I especially have a hankering for the last of this season’s plums; a variety of vegetables with lots of… Read More

All day I dreamed about food

It has been a while since I have been able to muster up the motivation to write a blog post. I have been feeling quite lethargic and have been having trouble mustering up much energy, and what little energy I do have is required by food preparation.

Alone among others

Last night I went to an event that Trish Kelly, the other Co-Chair from the Food Policy Council, and many others helped to put on at the Roundhouse Community Centre. It was a phenomenally organized and fun event with loads of great displays and entertainment.

One of the slowest runs I have had in a while

Well, I did it. I just went for a run. It’s not an unusual thing for me to do on a weekday morning before having a shower and some breakfast before getting down to work for the day. However, this was the first time I have exercised since starting the Welfare Food Challenge.

The best peanut butter sandwich I have ever eaten

Well I am just home from the Vancouver Food Policy Council meeting tonight, and despite an inspiring meeting (I will come back to that) the only thing that was really on my mind on my way home was the peanut butter sandwich I was going to make myself the minute I got in the door..It was indeed the third of the day, but by far the most satisfying.

My most stressful shopping experience ever

Myself and several other taking the Welfare Food Challenge did our shopping at Buy-Low Foods before today’s media launch at noon. I arrived at 11:15 hoping to give myself plenty of time to scour the aisles and make sure I was getting the best value. I assumed that would allow me to finish with some time to spare, but what I didn’t expect was the most stressful shopping experience of my life.

Participant bio – Brent Mansfield

Name: Brent Mansfield Live: East Vancouver About myself: Food is a very important part of my life. I love to grow and cook food, and also have the opportunity to through my work in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and my volunteering with the Vancouver Food Policy Council to participate in the movement towards a more just and sustainable food system.