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At my office, there is a huge interest in healthy, balanced eating (which, obviously, singles me out as one of those who has a rather unhealthy eating habit). Many colleagues have been to Freshii on West Cordova and raved about it, so I was intrigued and invited my friend CC to join me for lunch there.

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Being there the first time, the menu seemed a bit daunting because there are so many options. You could order something off the menu, or build your own meal. Overwhelmed, I decided to take the safer route and order something off the menu. Spicy Lemongrass sounded pretty good to me. I was picturing something similar to pho, a nice bowl of noodle soup with a bit of heat that warms you right up on a winter day.

Spicy Lemongrass with a thin slice of pita

Spicy Lemongrass with a thin slice of pita

Before I took my first bite, I took a sip of the broth. My heart sank. It didn’t have the heat that I was looking for, nor did it have much flavour. I had a feeling it was going to be a disappointing lunch. (more…)

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Two weeks ago Lesley Stowe Fine Foods, which is famous for its Raincoast Crisps crackers, launched a collection of all-natural cookies called, you guessed it, Raincoast Cookies. I received some samples and I thought I’d share my thoughts here.

First of all, you should know that I’m not a health-conscious eater, so healthy food isn’t my strong suit. I was interested in trying Lesley Stowe’s new cookies because I have enjoyed its Raincoast Crisps. I wanted to find out if the cookies are just as good as the crackers. And I do snack sometimes, especially at around 3pm on a work day, so in a way I felt that I fit within its target market.

Lesley Stowe's Raincoast Cookies Collection

Lesley Stowe's Raincoast Cookies Collection

Raincoast Cookies

There are three varieties of Raincoast Cookies. Each of them is packed with ingredients like chicory root, flax seed and chia, as well as dried fruit  and nuts. Therefore they are high in fibre and protein and are positioned as a healthier alternative to your afternoon snack that carries you through the rest of your day. At the same time, they are high in carbs and sugar; each cookie is individually packaged, weighs 75g and has somewhere around 300 calories.

Apricot, Ginger and Slivered Almond

Apricot, Ginger and Slivered Almond

The Apricot, Ginger and Slivered Almond cookie has more than what the name suggests. (more…)

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