Food Revolution Day 2014. Wow. Just Wow. Over 100 people made pledges for the May 16th global initiative. You can read through them here. Over 200 people tweeted, instagrammed and facebooked (all legitimate verbs, of course!) their images of cooking with kids, cooking with friends and holding events and workshops at school, work and community halls.
Basically, as a collective, we rocked the revolution and our virtual cookathon was incredible, inspiring, uniting and game changing for so many!
Some little quotes from the community in the aftermath of the day!
“I can’t believe I waited this long to get my kids in the kitchen” Tara
“On Saturday morning my daughter asked “Is it food revolution day again?!”, so we spent time cooking in the kitchen again!” Sarah
“Seeing everyone else getting their kids involved has made me want to let mine try more things” Terri
“Total shift, actually let my daughter crack an egg without the fear of ‘mess’.” Kylie
Have a look at the bottom for some pictures from the day, or head to instagram and have a look through #FRDAlexx or on my FB page under ‘posts to page’ section.
Now, as you know there were lots of authors and businesses that kicked in wonderful prizes to contribute to everyone’s Food Revolution Day efforts. These are all amazing people and businesses who fight for less chemicals and additives in food in the work they all do. There is no way I could have deemed one picture sibmission better than another, because the very act of what we were all doing that day and what we will go on to achieve, means far far more than picking ‘the best’ pictures for a comp. So, thanks to random.org I printed and numbered all the pics and then random.org gave me the random winners of the 160 pictures received. A big congrats to everyone who won and a massive thank you to everyone for getting involved.
Winner of a gorgeous teatowel from the stunning pure linen range by Kitchen Ink is Melissa Shaw, who made gorgeous little apple pies and a stunning quiche with her little guy!
Winner of a $50 voucher to spend at Organics on a Budget is Tara Hunter, who had a beautiful time in the kitchen with her little ladies making from scratch rolls and other treats.
3 winners of 3 beautiful Donna Hay books are Claire Morrissey who did a beautiful ‘veggie face plates’ workshop at her child’s school, Sonia Donaldson who did her famous apple slices with nut butter & Allie Cooper who made a gorgeous protein smoothie with her little superman in the morning and a dip and veggie sticks for an after school snack.
2 winners for the 2 SHOP NATURALLY $50 vouchers go to Marnie Bergan for getting her little girl into the kitchen to prepare the roast lamb and veggie dinner together, and to Charlene Camilleri who’s not so little guy looks like he’s going to be the next Pete Evans with his banana goji berry smoothies!
A happy tummies voucher for $20 to spend whatever you fancy on the site, goes to Stacey Hallam, who did a fresh fruit chop and taste workshop at school!
Winners of a Cut Out the Crap book each thanks to wonderful author Collette White, are Cooper Jackson who made delicious looking rainbow pizzas with her sons and taught them to chop and peel & Ebonie Green who cooked with her little ones at the stove together and made yoghurt from scratch!
Winner of the signed Quirky Cook Book y the fabulous Jo Whitton is Penny Archer, who got a bunch of families and kids together to make beautiful gluten / grain free pizzas.
Winner of the signed copy of Colin Fassnidge’s new book, Four Kitchens, is Melanie Ellis, who with her 2 year old and Thermomix, managed to make pancakes, dips, smoothies, nut butter, biscuits, and Quirky Cooking non fried rice together!
Winners of a wonderful Planet Eco gardening kit EACH are Raelene Bock who made quiches, salads and tortillas with her kiddies, and Sharon Richards who made Cashew nut custard and chicken and zucchini soup made with from scratch coconut milk to boot!
Winner of an assorted 4MYEarth pack of bowl covers and sandwich pockets to help you ditch plastic wrap, is Rach Griffin, who made the hugest effort on the day giving a talk to 12 adults and 15 kids about who Real Food and ditching the weirdo packets is so important, AND made countless treats including my double decker chocolate, my I can’t believe it’s not milo and many more amazing things, to show everyone that healthy treats were far from a deprivation!
And last but not least, a book each from the lovely Real Foodist Melanie Avery, “Let’s Party Additive Free” are Sarah Bishop who voted to ditch packet cereal and made a gorgeous breaky with Miss 3 and a beautiful pumpkin and lentil soup together later for dinner, and Christine Kelliers, who made a green smoothie with her little guy and had a gorgeous pic of them sharing it together.
A big congrats to all the winners – please email me your addresses to [email protected], and once more, a big congrats to everyone as a collective for making the day so special. We really are effecting incredible change from our kitchens you and me. I guarantee it!
My question to you is: What has changed for you? Please share your inspiration in the comments and inspire others!
p.s You must pop back to the original Food Rev post and click on any of the above businesses / author’s logos and check them out if there are any you don’t yet know. A huge thank you to all of them for making our Food Revolution Day have an extra cherry on top with all the goodies to win!
A little gallery of a few of the pics below…
Here’s to Food Revolution Day 2014 and bring on 2015 and all the days of change in between!