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Say it ain’t so…

Today I discovered that my favourite dish on the FRESH menu will not appear on the new menu being launched tomorrow!  Thank goodness I got to stuff my face with deliciousness one last time. The Jerusalem Bowl is a tasty combo of  flax hummus, grilled spinach, tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion, sunflower sprouts, olive oil, tamari, mixed herbs, lemon & chili powder on a bed of basmati rice. I’m sure I’ll find something equally as good on the new menu but change is hard…

 

Jerusalem Bowl

Jerusalem Bowl

 

BTW: If you have never eaten a meal at FRESH-get off your ass and do it. I have never been disappointed-other fav’s include the quinoa puffed onion rings, the black bean burrito and the energy bowl. I am also addicted to the liver flush elixir and the miso gravy!

 

Eat Well

Be Happy

Laugh Loudly

xo Lisa

 

 

 

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Food Photo of The Day

Chocolate Round Thingy's

 

 

 

Spotted at The Tall Poppy Cafe in Wellington, Ontario.

 

It’s my last day in The County and I had a great time! Back to Toronto in the morning…

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

Hot Spot: Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.

I am currently working on a show called “Amelia, The Girl Who Wants to Fly” in Prince Edward County. I was excited to take this job because I knew that I was going to be minutes away from the company that makes my favorite cheese of all time. I discovered this cheese by accident last summer while browsing the ontario section at my local food market in Toronto.

Today I finally made it out to the Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company and was not dissapointed. The cheese is all made on site: mostly cave aged goat cheese. The shop is all run on sustainable energy and the actual building is created from recycled materials. This place is a combination of all the things that thrill me about food…i felt so inspired being there and I am so happy to scratch this place off my last as a must see! (Now it’s on the go back often list!)  If you are in the area you have to hit this place. Trust me it’s worth the drive.

 

****click on the picture for a closer look at the Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.

Thanks for reading…I hope that you are enjoying the sunshine!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

Guilty Pleasure: Phở Tái

Confession #1: I love Pho! It is one of my favorite things to eat.

Confession #2: In times of total insanity I have been known to eat Pho up to 5X/week! It’s good anytime of the day or night. (In chinatown you can order Pho 24 hours/day!)

What is pho? Vietnamese Noodle Soup

Although there are many varieties of Pho, I generally order  Pho Tái. This is rare beef fillets in a hot steaming beef/oxtail/onion/garlic/other delicious stuff broth, rice noodles and  onions.  One of the best parts of Pho is the garnishes and condiments that come on the side.  The garnishes generally include thai basil, bean sprouts, lime wedges and chili peppers. The condiments are often hoisin and Sriracha sauce but sometimes you score and get roasted garlic, fish oil and other fun stuff! (FYI: condiments=HUGE guilty pleasure!)

Today, I went to the Pho Train (probably not the real name but there is a picture of a train on the sign) and enjoyed a delicious bowl of  Pho Tái with Todd and Brian. Check it out! (Click on the picture for a mouthwatering closer look.)

Pho Tips:

  • Usually you have to fill in your  order number and Pho size on a piece of paper.
  • Don’t be discouraged by the description of the meat-just do it
  • Order the small trust me it will be enough!
  • Always taste the broth first before adding any condiments or garnishes.
  • Don’t over sauce your Pho ( i do this all the time but that’s because I love condiments!)
  • Eat with a spoon and chopsticks. (Slurping is not really considered rude, check out how the people next to you are eating it!)
  • Bring Cash (lot’s of places in Chinatown are cash only and generally a small Pho will run you less than $10.00, be suspect if it’s more!)
  • Go and eat one NOW!
  • Be Adventurous in your ordering!

I hope you are enjoying the new series I have been working on here at Foodventures!

Read more about PHO here!

Eat well

Be Happy

Laugh loudly

xo Lisa

Hot Spot: Nook

Every day on my way to the gym I walk by a little cafe called Nook. Yesterday on my way home,  I finally decided to check it out. Although it was 2:30pm in the afternoon, it was still packed which I took as a good sign. The service was prompt and friendly. My order took less than 5 minutes to come up (a spicy chicken panini and 2 side salads.) The prices are reasonable (less than $10.00 for an entree) and the food was 4/5 on the Humbah Scale. Next time you are in the King West area pop in and try it out for yourself!

Lunch Hot Spot: Nook

I wish that I had photos of the food. This new foodventure wasn’t  thought out properly…But don’t worry my next Hot Spot post will come with more photographs.

As always: Thank you for reading.

xo

Lisa

P.S. and the Spicy Chicken Panini was very very spicy! Loveit!

Nook is located at 469 King Street West!