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Pi Day (3.14) takes place this Saturday and it’s a day where you should indulge in your favourite slice of pie! foodora has many pizza restaurants that you can order from and have the pizzas delivered to you in the comfort of your home.
For us, we love our plant-based pizzas from Virtuous Pie. Pizzas that taste so good, nourishes your body and supports a healthy planet.
My recent order from Virtuous Pie via foodora included the following:
- Ultraviolet Pizza: Walnut + Arugula Pesto, House-Made Cashew Mozzarella, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Kale, Caramelized Onions, Pine Nuts
- Stranger Wings Pizza: Cauliflower Bianca Sauce, Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower, Fried Shallots, Blue Cheese Drizzle, Scallion
- Margherita Pizza: San Marzano Tomato Sauce, House-Made Cashew Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Parmesan, Shredded Basil | contains nuts
- Kale Caesar Salad: Shredded Kale, Vegan Parmesan, Garlic Croutons, Vegan Bacon Bits, House-Made Tahini Caesar Dressing
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T&T Supermarket has a wide range of everyday grocery items but they also carry some unique, specialty and perhaps luxury products. Here are some of my fun and pricey finds at T&T (updated on an ongoing basis).
Japanese A5 Wagyu ($159.88/lb)
For some serious meat-eaters who are willing to pay, Osaka at Park Royal is selling Japanese A5 100% Kuroge Wagyu priced by the pound. This was found in the fresh meat section where a staff person would have to help you with it.
Judging by the packaging of the meat, it looks like you might have to buy the entire piece? It looked prepackaged from what I saw. Imagine if this was just sitting in the refrigerated section, they should have a security sticker on it!
To be continued…
On its journey to develop a more recyclable and compostable hot cup solution by 2022, Starbucks is beginning in-market testing of a more sustainable cup technology.
Starting this week, Vancouver will be included in the cities trialing the new BioPBS™-lined cup, with additional market tests running in Seattle, San Francisco, New York and London.
The cup, being tested in select stores for a limited time, features an innovative cup liner, called BioPBS™, which makes the cup certified compostable and recyclable.
Customers will not see any noticeable difference from the current cup as Starbucks aims to create a seamless customer experience with the new cup.
In 2018, Starbucks, and co-founder McDonald’s, committed $10M in partnership with Closed Loop Partners to establish the NextGen Consortium and NextGen Cup Challenge.
The NextGen Cup Challenge seeks to address single-use packaging waste by developing an industry-wide recyclable and compostable to-go cup solution.
It began with a six-month design competition that received hundreds of ideas from industry experts and cup scientists alike.
From there, the Consortium identified 12 winning teams to further work with on their potential to serve as solutions for various business models.
In March of 2019, Starbucks announced a commitment to conduct market tests with the cup technologies in select stores in five cities, including Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver and London.
Starbucks then conducted months of internal research and development at their Tryer Center, putting the various cups through an array of tests for quality and performance measurements.
In addition, the company evaluated manufacturing logistics, scalability, and pricing of each cup.
The BioPBS™-lined cup was chosen to introduce to Starbucks partners and customers to test the overall experience in stores.
The testing doesn’t end there. Starbucks is currently working with Closed Loop Partners, the Consortium and other businesses on continuing to test and validate the recyclability of the various challenge winners, including the BioPBS™ cup.
Starbucks is also continuing work with key stakeholders in the recycling industry to advocate for increasing the overall recyclability of cups and ensure they are ultimately accepted within municipalities.
The journey to find a more sustainable cup solution is part of Starbucks’ aspiration to be resource positive, giving more than it takes from the planet.
McDonald’s Canada has created Family Nights – a dedicated night with fun, kid-friendly activities that allow families to spend quality time together.
The company conducted a survey to help shine a light on the needs of today’s busy families, and how their restaurants fill that gap of having fun over a good meal everyone enjoys, which Canadian parents are seeking.
Did you know that while 98% of Canadian parents believe it’s important to eat together as a family, nearly 65% wish their family ate together more often?
Key Survey Stats
More than a quarter of Canadian parents say that they don’t have enough time to prepare home-cooked meals for their family on a regular basis, with the same number indicating that overall their family is just too busy to eat together on a regular basis.
British Columbia cooks the greatest proportion of homemade meals, at 78.1% (compared to Ontario, which cooks the smallest proportion of homemade meals, at 73.5%.
British Columbians and Quebecers eat meals together as a family the most, with an average of 5.6 nights per week (compared to Ontarians and Atlantic Canadians, who eat meals together the least, with an average of 5.3 nights per week).
Conversation most positively impacts quality family time at dinner (82%).
Speed is important: on average, Canadian parents surveyed have approximately 50 minutes to have a mid-week family meal at a restaurant.
Parents cited a number of reasons as to why they are unable to eat together as a family, with the main factors being:
- Parents’ work schedules (57%)
- Kids’ sports and extracurricular activities (33%)
- Social commitments (23%)
McDonald’s Family Nights every Wed 4 – 7 pm
Family Nights take place in-restaurant every Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at participating McDonald’s restaurants nation-wide.
McDonald’s Family Nights include free kid-friendly crafts and games, as well as dedicated McDonald’s staff to offer table service, ensure high chairs are clean and available, lead activities, and surprise and delight kids with balloons and other giveaways.