Clearly, this is going to be about what I ate while I was in Toronto. Yesterday I gave you a look at what’s been happening in May while I’ve been away from the blog as well as what I’d been eating, but today will focus solely on last weekend. Disclaimer: I forgot to take pictures of dinner Friday and lunch Saturday, but I’ll explain that more in a minute.
By the time Cassie and I got to Davida and her boy’s apartment, it was something around 8:30 pm. We were really hungry but also distracted because we were so excited to be there. Davida cooked us a delicious dinner of Thai mussels (which she wasn’t super happy with, but I was a mussel virgin and liked them) as well as a preview of a salad she is putting in her e-cookbook. Let me tell you, this salad was AMAZING. I am going to buy the cookbook solely for the salad. I don’t want to spoil the surprise/ingredients, so just take my word for it.
Saturday morning, we woke up pretty late thanks to a night out before, so on the way to St. Lawrence market I had a banana, an iced coffee, and a Kewaza ball. Then came lunch – we ate a Rock Lobster and they were only offering brunch at the time we got there (which, I have to add, was at 1 pm). The brunch menu was short and I didn’t want anything super heavy, so I ordered “The Traditional.” It included eggs, bacon, Canadian bacon, home fries and some toast. My meal came out at least ten minutes after everyone else’s, and I was so hungry I just dug right in. It was a pretty average meal – I only ate the bacon, home fries, eggs, and half a slice of toast, though.
Okkkkkkay so now to the part of my Canadian eats that I’m obsessed with: Fresh. Fresh is a vegetarian concept restaurant. It looks really trendy inside, which I appreciated, and everything they serve not only looks beautiful but is also good for you in the sense that the ingredients are real (what I mean is, if you got a brownie there, it’s still a brownie, just a brownie made with real ingredients).
This salad was called Mega Life: “marinated tofu cubes, grilled spinach, alfalfa and sunflower sprouts, grated carrots, parsley and Toasted Mixed Nuts on salad greens.” I got it with their house dressing and it was heaven in Canada.
Cassie and I both enjoyed our salads so much that we requested we get lunch after yoga from Fresh the next day. I didn’t take a picture of the lunch salad, but I ordered the Big Salad: “avocado, cucumber, tomato, carrot, red pepper & hulled hemp seeds on salad greens.” I added marinated tofu cubes to that and was still floating there in heaven.
Backing up for a second, we had breakfast on Sunday at Davida’s apartment. She cooked us up a batch of her Green Banana Pancakes – and she added chocolate chips (NOM.). I was thrilled to get to try another Healthy Maven recipe straight from the source, and these pancakes did not disappoint. I had mine with some maple syrup and greek yogurt and probably could have eaten the entire batch. They were so fluffy and perfect.
I had a feeling I would be well-fed in Toronto, seeing as I was going to visit a recipe/healthy lifestyle blogger, and I was correct. I have to give Davida one more huge thank you for keeping my tummy happy while in Canada. I can’t wait until she cooks for me again ;)
Questions of the Day:
>> Have you ever made any Healthy Maven recipes? If not, do it now.
>> Do you have any restaurants like Fresh in your area? I am really hoping Pittsburgh gets something like it ASAP.