Chefs Plate: Baked Beef & Cheese Meatloaf

Baked Beef & Cheese meatloaf with Baby Arugula tossed in a Pesto Vinaigrette

Baked Beef & Cheese meatloaf with Baby Arugula tossed in a Pesto Vinaigrette

April 24, 2019:  This was my favourite meal from the entire recent Chefs Plate order!  This was a Baked Beef & Cheese meatloaf with Baby Arugula tossed in a Pesto Vinaigrette.  Described as an “elevated classic,” the homestyle beef meatloaf was baked with a gooey cheese topping and paired with a fresh arugula salad.  A basil pesto vinaigrette was then drizzled over the crispy potatoes and meatloaf.  Continue reading

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Visiting Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium before it closes May 31, 2019

 eating at Katz's Deli & Corned Beef Emporium

Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium located at 3300 Dufferin St in North York

April 27, 2019:  After cleaning up the Don and freshening up at home, we went to Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium, established in 1970, to get a first and final taste of their famed sandwiches before they are set to close on May 31 of this year.  They are closing to make way for the future development of Dufferin Street.

Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium has been serving up deli sandwiches like corned beef and pastrami for nearly 50 years.  They are located in North York on Dufferin Street near Highway 401. Continue reading

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Don’t Mess with the Don – Toronto Ravine Cleanup April 2019

cleaning up the Don Valley Ravine in April 2019

Joining 800 other volunteers to clean up the Don in April 2019

April 27, 2019:  I love cleanups.  There’s nothing else that will get me out in the fresh air and grassy areas or cement roads or whatever it is with a trusty trash picker, plastic gloves, and a bag to clean out everything that does not belong in nature.  Although I have done cleanups of my own in the past, there’s just nothing like cleaning up with a group of individuals with the same passion and intent.  It’s much easier to join a clean-up, especially a large clean-up of this scale, when Continue reading

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Butter Chicken Roti at York Mills

Butter Chicken Roti food at York Mills

Butter Chicken Roti located at 861 York Mills Rd., Unit 7 in Toronto

April 26, 2019:  Butter Chicken Roti has a location at York Mills and Don Mills.  They are a fast casual restaurant serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian roti and rice dishes.  Thanks to Patrick of @feedmyphone, I was able to try the Indian food at this location in a private tasting.  Continue reading

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Chefs Plate: Cheesy Turkey Melts

 Chefs Plate turkey burger

Cheesy Turkey Melts with Caramelized Onions and Oven Fries

April 22, 2019:  Don’t get sick of my recent abundance of Chefs Plate meals yet because this dish was a really good one and so easy to make!  This was a Cheesy Turkey Melts with Caramelized Onions and Oven FriesChefs Plate is a weekly subscription make-your-own meal at home delivery service (you can pause the plan at any time).  I’ve been using it on-and-off since 2015!  Continue reading

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Chefs Plate: Mediterranean Quinoa & Sweet Potato Patties

Chefs Plate meal at home

Mediterranean Quinoa & Sweet Potato Patties with Yogurt-Cucumber Sauce

April 18, 2019:  The third Chefs Plate meal of this week’s shipment is the Mediterranean Quinoa & Sweet Potato Patties with Yogurt-Cucumber SauceChefs Plate allows you to choose from a weekly changing menu of dishes, delivers you the fresh pre-measured ingredients so that you can cook from the comfort of your own home.  You’ll be a master chef at home every Continue reading

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Pizza Studio in Markham

Pizza Studio pizzas

Pizza Studio located at 8610 Woodbine Ave in Markham

April 20, 2019:  Markham now has a fast casual pizza joint where you can customize unlimited toppings on a choice of five crusts!  Downtown Toronto has plenty of these pizza joints like Blaze Pizza, Pi Co, and Za Pizza Bistro, so it’s great to see a similar concept uptown.

Pizza Studio is a franchise with three other locations across the Greater Toronto Area and across Continue reading

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