To kick off a planet-friendly 2022, social enterprise Green Monday and Hong Kong hospitality operator Great Eagle Holdings have partnered with some of Hong Kong’s top food influencers to share a batch of plant-based recipes that consumers can re-create in the comfort of their own homes.
The campaign is in line with the company’s mission to help reduce the country’s carbon footprint “one meal at a time”.
Elvis Chan (素食達人）
Famed chef and television host Elvis Chan shares his Nepalese Momos with Vegan Cheesy & Spicy Chutney recipe using OmniPork strips as a plant-based meat alternative.
Chan abandoned his dream to become an actor to pursue his passion, cooking. He has a series on Youtube called “Vegetarian Street” where he features different vegetarian restaurants all over the globe.
“People call me a ‘beautiful guy’, but I never feel that’s what I am! If you label me as an idol and ignore my true strengths, please try to understand me before you come to any conclusion.” said Chan in an interview with HK01. “I haven’t forgotten my roots! If other people think of me when they think about vegetarian food, I will be touched! I don’t feel there’s any need to question my original intention of promoting vegetarian culture.”
Ken Kwong (素食教煮)
Buddhist chef Kwen Wong shares his vegan take on Indonesian Satay Curry Stew with Meatballs & Vegetables.
According to Wong, his passion for food began when he was a child, leading him to study cooking international cuisine. He seeks to change the way people think about vegetarian dishes by cooking them in a flavourful way.
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Christine Cheung (Veggie Mom Diary 素媽媽美麗日記)
Mom and food influencer Christine Cheung, who operates Vegan Mom Diary and works as a culinary consultant for Green Monday, shared her sumptuous Avocado Burger recipe using Omnipork Luncheon.
A vegetarian for nearly 30 years, Cheung has worked as a consultant and culinary director for major institutions such as Le Creuset, Cosmopolitan, Langham, to name a few. In addition, she has created an online course that promotes vegetarian cooking culture for Chinese families worldwide.
Meeta Nanda is a vegan chef and menu designer for Hemingway’s By the Bay restaurant.
An advocate for clean eating, she shares her Mexican Chili Con Carne Loaded Baked Potato Skins recipe for the campaign.
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Sam Wong (Sam Sam Kitchen 家 · 多一點滋味)
Sam Wong is the blogger behind Sam Sam Kitchen, one of the country’s top food blogs with 67,000 followers on Facebook and 10,000 followers on Instagram. Wong shared her recipe for Vegan Shepherds Pie.
Copies of the recipes are available in local Green Common stores or through Green Common’s blog.
Founded in 2012, Green Monday is the parent company of plant-based food company OmniFoods and plant-based retail platform Green Common. The company stated that it is dedicated to supporting mission-aligned entrepreneurs and advocates sustainable plant-based living through its non-profit arm, Green Monday Foundation.