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Chowfind: An authentic tasting 'Instant' Singapore Laksa Noodle La Mien good enough for Chowhounders!

Depends on which research and what you want to prevent. Fat is a major culprit, and the only diet shown in studies published in peer-reviewed journals to prevent and reverse heart disease is a very low fat diet that also excludes animal protein of any sort. http://www.heartattackproof.com/

May 05, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

You're welcome! Just wanted to also say, as a fan of the Bonne Maman jam, that the Kirkland organic strawberry spread may be worth trying! We love it.

May 04, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Yes.

May 04, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

Yes, but they put it in the right aisle when you face the back of the store. It's just there in huge quantity in the aisle near the freezers. I found my espresso beans there too, and not on sale. So don't understand the logic in moving staple items away from where people expect them to be, as I almost left the store sans espresso, but luckily discovered it before heading out.

May 03, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

I wasn't talking about Holt's. There are plenty of businesses in Toronto where employees can't afford to shop/eat. I wonder where Cumbrae's cleaners buy their meat... or how many times the dishwashers at Canoe have taken their family to eat at the restaurant, or how often the front desk staff at The Templar Hotel rent a room there. There are plenty of private school teachers who are in no position to enrol their children in their employer school.

I was talking about the Oakley store. I knew someone who worked there for minimum wage or slightly above - and a small discount on store product. And there are plenty of $200 plus sunglasses there.

Apr 11, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Question about Rowe Farms

And they expect results. Not the most understanding work environment, either. Bottom line, every business is different. We can't compare apples to oranges without more information.
http://m.theglobeandmail.com/report-o...

Apr 09, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Question about Rowe Farms

Right.

Apr 09, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

Well, that's Costco. Every business is different. What bugs me is the huge number of people Toronto restaurants employ at lower than minimum wage. Servers, dishwashers, delivery people. Many are not citizens and don't have work permits, so they're not going to complain that their boss only pays them $6/hour and pockets all their tips.

I just feel I have no idea of RF profitability. It certainly isn't an easy market for higher priced foods. Food shops close with frequency in Toronto, and I don't blame someone for trying to make their books balance.

And as for comparing a butcher salary to a store manager. Is the store manager responsible for acting as a butcher? Does he/she come with specialized training in butchering meat, or is training provided? I think all of these are valid questions.

And, if nobody wants the job, nobody has to take it.

Apr 09, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

I think that notion is crazy. There are people earning minimum wage selling $200 sunglasses. Even with a staff discount, those sunglasses are inaccessible. I don't for a minute believe you can walk around this city and consistently find staff in higher end stores/restaurants able to shop/eat where they work.

Apr 09, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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Question about Rowe Farms

Exactly.

Apr 09, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

Yes, a small bungalow four years ago near Woodbine subway station.

Apr 09, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

With a union, no doubt. Hard to compare the two.

Apr 08, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

My sister was a store manager with approximately that salary until a few years ago. While she worked full time, she shared an apartment with someone else, put herself through school part time, and saved enough to buy a house. But she is very good with money.

Apr 08, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Question about Rowe Farms

What is the going salary for a store manager? Not sure it's any more. Rowe Farms is a business. Lose sight of that, and it's not going to last.

Apr 08, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fratelli Village Pizzeria - Any post-fire update?

I don't know. Went once a short time after they opened, but didn't get there again.

Apr 07, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Fratelli Village Pizzeria - Any post-fire update?

Second location opening soon at St. Clair and O'Connor, where Crazy Tomato used to be.

Apr 05, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

2014 Restaurant and Food Store OPENINGS!!

Fratelli Village Pizzeria second location opening where Crazy Tomato used to be at O'Connor and St. Clair!!! Now I don't have to make the drive.

Apr 05, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions for vegan food in between Toronto and Ottawa

The Table I posted about is in Oshawa, I think.

Apr 02, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Suggestions for vegan food in between Toronto and Ottawa

I have never been but want to try The Table. http://thetablebycarol.ca

Apr 02, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Costco Thread - Ontario - 2014 - April to June

We are great fans, too!

Apr 01, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The Old Toronto Restaurants you make the wishes for the comeback

I miss them too and their fabulous coconut banana cream pie!

Mar 31, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Do you have a vegan or plant-based menu that you serve to omnivore guests? Just brainstorming...

I just bought the Oh She Glows! Cookbook. I will check these recipes out.

Mar 29, 2014
Full tummy in Vegetarian & Vegan

Do you have a vegan or plant-based menu that you serve to omnivore guests? Just brainstorming...

I have that cookbook but haven't tried that recipe yet. Thanks!

Mar 29, 2014
Full tummy in Vegetarian & Vegan

Do you have a vegan or plant-based menu that you serve to omnivore guests? Just brainstorming...

Those look like great recipes. Thanks!

Mar 29, 2014
Full tummy in Vegetarian & Vegan

Do you have a vegan or plant-based menu that you serve to omnivore guests? Just brainstorming...

Any favourite recipes to share? Daal Marghani, perhaps, hehehe?

Mar 26, 2014
Full tummy in Vegetarian & Vegan
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Do you have a vegan or plant-based menu that you serve to omnivore guests? Just brainstorming...

Do you have a recipe to share? That would be great, as I've never thought of vegan broccoli lasagna as a surefire hit!

Mar 26, 2014
Full tummy in Vegetarian & Vegan
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Trinity Modern Greek Taverna

Accessing it from a mobile device is way less irritating, then!

Mar 25, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Trinity Modern Greek Taverna

I looked at the menu, and it looks great for a carnivore, hahaha. Would like to see some veggie options!

Mar 25, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I hesitate to ask but...Good Gluten Free Bakery?

I'm sorry you feel that way, but I have had quite a number of delicious things there, from a lemon cranberry scone, to the cinnamon bun, to the smoked coconut sandwich (which my friend ate on gluten free bread and thought was excellent). To each his/her own, I suppose.

Mar 21, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

I hesitate to ask but...Good Gluten Free Bakery?

Tori's Bakeshop in the Beaches has some great gluten-free stuff. It is not a gluten-free bakery, so for someone with serious allergies, maybe it's not appropriate.

http://www.torisbakeshop.ca/

Mar 21, 2014
Full tummy in Ontario (inc. Toronto)