By Megan Ogilvie Health Reporter Fri., July 6, 2018 Eight years ago, The Dish began with a promise and a pile of pad Thai. Denial would no longer be on the menu: The Dish was here to help you uncover the calories in your favourite foods. The pad Thai was a silky, deceptively fatty swirl of noodles from Spring Rolls restaurant that lab tests revealed had an astonishing 1,382 calories. That initial column, dated March 5, 2010, was also the first to offer the now-familiar, but largely unpopular, advice to split the monstrous meal with a friend. Sorry readers, we had your best nutritional interests at heart. Since then, The Dish has investigated more than 225 meals, drinks and snacks, everything from a Jamaican beef patty to a mango milk bubble tea, a giant chocolate chip cookie to a sushi burrito. Article Continued Below And even though readers have recently asked me to test Thai green curry, a gourmet hotdog and yet another leafy salad bowl, it’s … [Read more...] about The last supper: Megan Ogilvie writes her final Dish column
By Megan Ogilvie Health Reporter Wed., March 7, 2018 Cheeseburger, $3.99 Johnny’s Charbroiled Hamburgers, 2595 Victoria Park Ave., Scarborough The ask Johnny’s Charbroiled Hamburgers has been satisfying burger cravings for more than 50 years. The famous Scarborough restaurant, known for its orange decor, efficient service, crispy fries and good old-fashioned burgers, lures hungry diners from all over the city. Article Continued Below Its legion of fans include comedian Mike Myers and actor Raymond Ablack, best known for playing Sav Bhandari on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Edmond Wong is also among the faithful who line up at all hours for a taste of Johnny’s charbroiled patties served on oversize fluffy white buns. He knows, of course, that a cheeseburger isn’t considered health food. Still, he wants to know the calorie count of Johnny’s cheeseburger. Especially since he lives just a few minutes away from the … [Read more...] about Could Johnny’s Hamburgers be more than a now-and-then treat?
source Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock San Francisco tourism is in a bit of a slump, though over 25 million people visit every year. Visitors might be drawn to the obvious attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and the “Full House” home, but San Francisco has more to offer than tourist traps and trolley cars. To help you experience the best of the city, we surveyed Business Insider employees based in San Francisco on their favorite local spots. From the nature trails at Lands End to happy hour at the Tonga Room, these off-the-beaten-path destinations showcase the best of the city. The best cure for a sweet tooth is a visit to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, a bakery that’s famous for its hybrid desserts and drool-worthy Instagram. We recommend the sushi croissant. source Melia Robinson/Business Insider Address: 1042 Larkin Street See more: San Francisco has done it again with the ‘sushi croissant’ – here’s … [Read more...] about The 19 best things to do in San Francisco, according to people who live there
By Becky Krystal The Washington Post Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 Last weekend, Instant Pot shared a post on its Facebook page about some of its products potentially melting and asked customers to stop using them. The story started gaining traction online, seemingly kicked off by the venerable, reliable Consumer Reports on Wednesday, but there are two things to keep in mind. First — and a very big first: This has nothing to do with the company’s pressure cookers, the whiz-bang, do-everything devices that have gained a cult following. REPEAT: Your Instant Pot pressure cooker is not a safety hazard. Read more: Instant Pot versus traditional cooking: Which serves up the best taste? Article Continued Below Crock-Pot makers insist appliance is safe despite ‘This Is Us’ storyline Sushi burritos are all the rage, but do they measure up on nutrition? Second, there is no official recall (yet) on the affected appliance, a multicooker that does not … [Read more...] about Don’t panic, your Instant Pot pressure cooker has not been recalled
By Megan Ogilvie Health Reporter Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 Samurachi burrito, $12.99 SU&BU, three locations in Toronto The ask Sarah Jamal was instantly attracted to sushi burritos. She likes their grab-and-go convenience, their pretty rainbow colours and, of course, the delicious mash-up of tastes. Article Continued Below “In a sushi burrito you get many more flavours than you would get in just one bite of sushi,” she says. “It’s like eating three kinds of sushi all together.” Living above SU&BU, a Toronto mini-chain that specializes in this trendy seafood hybrid, has also helped to fuel her affair. Jamal is usually drawn to the samurachi burrito, which is made with chunks of tuna and salmon, handfuls of spiral-sliced cucumber and shredded red cabbage, avocado slices and leaf lettuce, plus a sweet sauce and a sweet chili vinaigrette, all carefully wrapped in nori and a layer of rice. “It’s … [Read more...] about Sushi burritos are all the rage, but do they measure up on nutrition?