March on Planet Byn {2015}

by byn on March 31, 2015

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TJs Treats

Still waiting for Spring over here, but there were a lot of fun foodie adventures this month to distract me from the weather:

  • My month-long obsession, which is still continuing, is Take a Megabite’s Oatmeal cooked in Almond Milk. I usually just grab a packet of the no-name natural stuff (no flavouring, so sweetener) and doctor it up once I get to work with fruit, nuts, seeds etc. I tried Megabite’s method and I LOVE IT. Favourite right now is a bowl with banana slices, a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of chopped pecans.
  • Kupfert & Kim is a vegan + gluten-free lunch place in the PATH in Toronto and now has BURGERS, which is big news. Nicole and I met there for lunch and split the Hemp & Sunflower Burger on a gluten-free bun, and I really liked it. I went back the next week for the Big Kim (walnut + mushroom) burger, and I liked that even more. They come with a little kale slaw and a few roasted root vegetables. Pretty good for days when I don’t bring my lunch!
  • Switching gears totally here, but I couldn’t resist the lure of the new Jelly Modern Doughnuts which has opened near my office. I first had Jellys in Calgary a few years ago, and OMG, they are so dangerously good. I had my fave, a mini S’mores, and tried their doughnut of the week which was a Mars Bar doughnut, and picked up a couple more for my friend/hairstylist Kim.
  • I brought my workplace proximity associates to Smoque & Bones for dinner, because I’ve been dying to go back ever since Heather invited me to a blogger event there last year. We shared a little bit of everything: pork ribs, sausage, pulled pork, mac & cheese, onion rings, ‘slaw and cornbread. Seriously in love with this place.
  • I took a day off work and headed over the border with Meg & Jenny for a day of foodie shopping at Target & Trader Joe’s. I didn’t get too much at Target, just some Dark Chocolate & White Chocolate Mini Eggs which you can’t get up here, and honestly, nothing can top the milk chocolate ones! At Trader Joe’s I got some fresh pasta, cheese, TOMATO PASTE IN A TUBE (revolutionary! why can’t I get this here!) and then the treats you see pictured above. Oh TJ’s: when will you come to Toronto?
  • Carb Safari 2.0 went down in a day trip that I hope continues on a regular basis, wherein we drive up to Elora for bread from our friend Calantha, followed by lunch at Taco Farm. I had the Fries Supreme this time, and it was like, next level. (Read about my personal history with Taco Bell Fries Supreme here).
  • I probably haven’t stepped foot in a Milestone’s in like 10 years (you can find a rant from the archives here), but met my friends there for brunch to celebrate Mandy’s baby girl who will be here in a few weeks. I had a Spinach & Feta Omelet and you know what, it wasn’t half bad. Good for you Milestones!

Other non-foodie things I was obsessed with this month:

  • This month marked the 30th Anniversary of The Breakfast Club, one of my all-time favourite movies, so of course I re-read You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried and then re-watched TBC.
  • I read a bunch of other books this month and would recommend The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (Danielle recommended this) and The Vacationers (Danielle HATED this, but I LOVED it, we are only twins sometimes).
  • Grantland is one of my favourite websites for pop culture reads, but I sometimes read/watch some of their Sports stuff as well. This documentary, Son of the Congo, about NBA player Serge Ibaka is so well done and enlightening, and I shed more than a few tears by the time it was done.

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Tatiana April 12, 2015 at 10:10 pm

tomato paste in a tube is the best and used to be sold in little Italy! if you are on college, try the two little Italian grocery stores at college and grace (North side and south side)


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