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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Toronto Food Review

My husband and I spent five days in Toronto.  It was a chance to have a little vacation and also to find a place to live.  We will be moving to Toronto in July.  Because our hotel didn't have a continental breakfast we ate out for every meal. In this post I will be telling you about a few of my favorites.  We were very lucky to be staying at a hotel downtown.  The hotel was on a street with many restaurants.

Sushi Time 325 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2A4
(416) 977-2222 Sun-Thurs 12:00pm-11:00pm Friday & Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am.  We ate here twice.  The service was quick and food was very good.  The lunch special was an excellent value! 
Salmon and Avocado Roll


Hot and Spicy Asian Fusion 227 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5V1Z5 (416) 792-8877: Garlic Prawns-Delicious with plenty of prawns and the asparagus was done just right!
Garlic Prawns

The Jerk Joint  238 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1Z7
(647) 748-7011 open daily 11:00am -9:00pm: Jerk Chicken Wrap-Was not too spicy, but full of flavor and it kept me full until dinner.  Colin the guy who made it for me was awesome and gave me many great sightseeing tips! Colin also told me he was creating new dishes to add to the menu.  Can't wait to get back and try more!
Jerk Chicken Wrap

Friday, April 4, 2014

Prebiotic Supplement and Metabolism Booster: Yacon Syrup Review

Yacon Syrup for weight loss

The good people at Quality Life Essentials sent me a bottle of their Yacon Syrup.  I've never heard of Yacon Syrup.  It's an alternative to artificial sweeteners.

According to Quality Life Essentials the Yacon syrup can be used as a prebotic supplement  to increase digestive health.  It's a metabolism booster and is an excellent appetite suppressant. I did notice that when I used it I wasn't hungry for hours and had more energy.  It's pure and all natural. It contains fresh Yacon Root.

 Quality of Life Yacon Syrup

I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor.  The flavor to me was kind of a smokey sweet. The syrup was thick and a very dark brown color.  I liked putting it on my toast, pancakes and in my oatmeal.  I didn't try it in my coffee, but it could be used in there too. Yacon Syrup is very low in calories.

Yacon Root for weight loss
Yacon Root
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Disclaimer: Quality Life Essentials sent me a sample of their Yacon Syrup to review.  I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary. I received no monetary compensation for this review. There are affiliate links in this post. If you click on a link and buy a product, I will receive a commission. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Special K Nourish Hot Cereal Review

I'm always looking for new things to try while shopping in the grocery store.  While grocery shopping in Chicago I saw Special K Nourish Hot Cereal.  I like most of the Special K products, so I decided to try it.

The flavor I chose was the Cinnamon Raisin Pecan.  The pecans and raisins are located on top in a separate section. You heat up the cereal in the microwave and then sprinkle the pecans and raisins on top. The cereal contains quinoa, wheat, barley and oats. When mixed together with the cinnamon, pecans and raisins has a nice flavor and only 190 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein.

Ate the Special K Nourish Hot Cereal for breakfast with a piece of toast and I was satisfied for hours. The Nourish Hot Cereal other flavors are Cranberry Almond and Maple Brown Sugar Crunch.  Go to to find out more about the Nourish Hot Cereals and other products.  It seems like in the US they are putting out new products every week!