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Have you tried Freshii on ave. du Parc?

I was really looking forward to trying Freshii, given the hype in The Gazette. The website described incredible salads with an emphasis on vegetables. Yesterday, we tried it out, and the owner was very obliging, since I said that I would be recommending this place to my clients (I happen to be a dietitian). I ordered the Teryaki Twist Bowl, and frankly, it consisted of mostly rice, albeit, brown. The owner came over to me and asked what I thought. I hesitated, but in true "dietitian mode", I lamented that there was not even a serving (1/2 cooked or 1 cup uncooked) of vegetables. He agreed and said that corporate decides on the amounts of each ingredient. But I said that since health is part of the marketing, you might think that there would be at least 1 serving of vegetables. He was very obliging and said he'd call head office about this. The other troubling thing, which I did not share at the time, is that when ordering, there is the push to add protein items that are at an extra cost. (BTW-a serving of Meat and Alternatives is 75 grams or 3/4 cup of cooked legumes).

Freshii

I was really looking forward to trying Freshii, given the hype in The Gazette. The website described incredible salads with an emphasis on vegetables. Yesterday, we tried it out, and the owner was very obliging, since I said that I would be recommending this place to my clients (I happen to be a dietitian). I ordered the Teryaki Twist Bowl, and frankly, it consisted of mostly rice, albeit, brown. The owner came over to me and asked what I thought. I hesitated, but in true "dietitian mode", I lamented that there was not even a serving (1/2 cooked or 1 cup uncooked) of vegetables. He agreed and said that corporate decides on the amounts of each ingredient. But I said that since health is part of the marketing, you might think that there would be at least 1 serving of vegetables. He was very obliging and said he'd call head office about this. The other troubling thing, which I did not share at the time, is that when ordering, there is the push to add protein items that are at an extra cost. (BTW-a serving of Meat and Alternatives is 75 grams or 3/4 cup of cooked legumes).

Have you seen Biscoff cookies in Downtown Montreal supermarkets?

Thank you very much, hala. I work in Verdun, so I'll check out La Tazza. This is the first time I hear of this place.

Store Bought Pies in Montreal

How is Rustique for wedding receptions. Have you tried them and did it work out?

Montreal overnight with little kids

My daughter-in-law takes her baby (11 months old) to B&M on either 5800 Sherbrooke W. 514-484-4959 or 6200 Somerled Ave. 514-488-1555. She's sleeping now, so i won't call her to find out which one welcomes youngsters and all the mom's and dad's with toddlers eat there. Enjoy.

Where to eat on Monday to celebrate doctoral defense

Thanks for all your suggestions and congratulations. In the end, my daughter, who successfully defended her doctoral thesis, wanted to keep things simple, so we chose: Café Orange. I know, nothing out of the ordinary, but we reserved a large booth, and the food was fresh.

Best dark chocolates in Montreal-downtown preferably

Thanks for your guidance. I will go there today and follow your advice.

Where to eat on Monday to celebrate doctoral defense

Do you have a suggestion where to eat for lunch on a Monday near McGill University?

Kaniwa-the new quinoa

I found Kaniwa-baby quinoa- at the Atwater Market at the en vrac store: 500 g for $6.69. GoGo Quinoa is the name on the packaging.

Best dark chocolates in Montreal-downtown preferably

What about Chocolats Privilège at the Atwater Market, and they also have a store at other markets as well?
Have you ever tasted their chocolate?

Kaniwa-the new quinoa

Has anyone seen kaniwa-baby quinoa in any supermarkets recently?

Best dark chocolates in Montreal-downtown preferably

i wanted to buy dark chocolate candy to give as a gift.

Best dark chocolates in Montreal-downtown preferably

I know that this topic has come up in the past, but can you help me find the best dark chocolates in Montreal, as a gift for a special occasion. Thanks for your help.

Red Ginger on Decarie

Thanks for the heads up. What about the Korean restaurant on Sherbrooke and Claremont called Le Maison de Seoul?

Red Ginger on Decarie

We want to take the family with a baby for supper tomorrow night at Red Ginger.
What's been your experience? Another thread on Red Ginger Delivery was not too positive. But what about the food?
Thanks,

Adonis Downtown?

One time there was a filet of sole with rice-this was rather tasty, but i never saw it again. The grilled vegetables were way too oily.

Have you seen Biscoff cookies in Downtown Montreal supermarkets?

That's wonderful!
I never did find those cookies. In the meantime, I found St Michel French Biscuits, but haven't baked the cheesecake--just eating the cookies!!

Freekeh-the new quinoa?

Hello MTLjam: I'd be very interested in your recipe. Thank you for your detailed description.

Freekeh-the new quinoa?

I'm searching for freekeh (immature wheat) in montreal. Apparently, it's the new quinoa, although it's not a complete protein, but becoming equally popular. I have been to the Atwater market, and none could be found. Have you had any success? Thank you.

One Good Dish-what's your opinion?

I was thinking of buying the cookbook, One Good Dish, by David Tanis.
What's your opinion?
Thanks and all the best for the New Year.

Dec 27, 2013
naturelle in Home Cooking

Have you seen Biscoff cookies in Downtown Montreal supermarkets?

I would like to make the Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Biscoff crust, (http://food52.com/recipes/15652-meyer...), and wanted to know if you've seen Biscoff cookies in downtown supermarkets (IGA, PA, Provigo, Adonis)?
Thank you.

Restaurant Closings in 2013

I think Maitre Chocolatier is now closed.

Montrealers visiting West Hollywood for a week!

We're excited about visiting LA, particularly West Hollywood, for an entire week, and would like your advice for restaurants and hotels you recommend. Merci beaucoup.

Sep 26, 2013
naturelle in Los Angeles Area

Ottolenghi The Cookbook--have you tried the recipes yet?

Sorry, just realized that this is a cookbook that was just released in the US but was published in 2008. I'll check other threads for comments.

Sep 17, 2013
naturelle in Home Cooking

Ottolenghi The Cookbook--have you tried the recipes yet?

I am tempted to buy another cookbook--Ottolenghi The Cookbook, but would like your opinion first. Thank you.

Sep 17, 2013
naturelle in Home Cooking

Bianco Nero Restaurant, Ruby Foos Hotel

Has anyone eaten at the Bianco Nero Restaurant next to (associated to) the Ruby Foos Hotel?

Adonis Downtown?

Went there last night, and PA still beats the prices for vegetables and fruit. There are interesting specialties like the mini zatar pies. But PA is still my first choice.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? June 2013 edition [old]

So...has anyone checked out The French Market Cookbook (Clotide Dusoulier)?

Aug 09, 2013
naturelle in Home Cooking

Cheese danishes?

I happened to buy the cheese bagel because the cheese Danish was sold out. I bought another confection which was a doughy base piled high with cheese and did not like this at all and for cheese bagel there are so many alternatives.

Cheese danishes?

Ella's Deli
5555 Westminster Avenue
Unit 100
Cote-Saint-Luc, QC H4W 2J2

(514) 368-1741