Posts By: Xin Xu

Xin Xu

Xin Xu hails from Edmonton, Alberta. But before settling in, she lived in Shanghai for the first 7 years of her life. That’s where she grew up and got her taste of the vibrant food culture. Since moving to Edmonton, she has fallen in love with international cuisine. If there’s a new restaurant in town, she would be the first to line up outside the door. At home, you can find her experimenting with recipes around the world. She hopes to share these experiences with all who care to listen.

In her spare time, Xin cares for 6 rescue budgies. Many of which she found stranded in parks or her backyard. On weekends, she drives out to Banff or Jasper where she can be found hiking new trails. She’s thankful Athabasca University has allowed her to work full-time as a researcher while taking courses that interest her such as abnormal psychology.

The Not-So Starving Student—Gourmet Canned Soup Recipes

For AU students craving homemade Italian meals with minimal effort required, look no further.  One easy way of preparing Italian meals is with canned soup assortments.  While the idea may warrant some raised eyebrows, I can vouch that not only does this cut the amount of effort, but also guarantees some quality meals you can… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Vancouver Must Eats

Last week I showcased some one-of-a-kind food items from the West Coast ranging from soupless ramen to roasted eggplants. This week, my tour through Vancouver continues as I feature the must-eats from Vancouver. Given its geographic location near the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver offers some of the freshest and most varied seafood selections from across Canada…. Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Food Tour of Vancouver

Last week, I raved about the desserts I sampled from my latest trip to Vancouver.  However, it wasn’t enough that I boast about the mouth-watering sweets the city had to offer, because the Vancouver food scene also offers irresistible comfort food from all over the world. Food that I couldn’t wait to share with my… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Dessert Tour of Vancouver

With Vancouver boasts eateries that draw people from all over the world and some of the most unique desserts in Canada.  I had a chance to experience this first-hand on my latest trip to the area.    Prior to arriving at our hotel, I had already made a list of top 10 desserts to try in… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Greek Salad

With the dawn of the warmer weather comes the access to a variety of vegetables at an affordable price. The easiest way to make use of the arrival of new vegetables is to toss them into a salad bowl. For myself, after trying an array of new recipes, Greek Salad seems to be the one… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Disney/Universal Studios Food Tour

For students who had the travel bug all year but never had the chance to travel, an end of the school year vacation is the perfect way to reward yourself after a busy semester.  While the school year might have dulled our moods, certainly visiting the “happiest place on earth” may provide some remedy.  For… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Vegas Buffet Review, Part 2

For those looking for a graduation splurge or even a celebratory vacation for the end of the semester, Las Vegas should be an option worth considering.  For those who follow this blog series, you will have known that one of the highlights of my trips to the sin city is actually to feast at the… Read more »