Numero Uno – Number E

What does your ideal lunch look like? Now, don’t list soup, salad and other such healthy items.
Be truthful.
How about the good ‘ol sandwich? Maybe.
Sandwich with simple ingredients and complex flavours? Sure.
Warm, freshly made sandwich? Definitely!

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Definition of the perfect sandwich changes from person to person, day to day and even mood to mood. What make the perfect sandwich are not ingredients but feelings! Feelings with which the sandwich is made and the feelings with which the sandwich is relished.

On a sunny afternoon, one of our sandwich expeditions ended at Number E. More like #e. While chatting and eating, we learned so much about our new partner that we had to share with you.
To begin with, there’s an interesting story behind their name. Glenn, founding owner of Number E, narrated how the name came from an eatery he frequented in Ottawa. He said, “the store had the menu board by letters. All items were listed with alphabets instead of numbers. The older gentleman working there would always shout out who ordered the Number E, the letter of the meal I regularly ordered”. He further added how #e has stuck with him even before the hashtag craziness came into being. When Glenn founded the eatery, he was looking for a name that could be a symbol and would become a brand. Hence, Number E or #e was born.

Number E promotes healthy, clean eating sans additives and preservatives. All their items are store made with bread baked daily in house. “We do not use any frozen items and do not reheat or microwave orders. If we cannot make it in-house, we do not do it”, says Glenn. He adds that their store motto is to eat clean food without additives, just real food.
This really made our superficial health conscious selves happy. If you are into clean, healthy eating then make #e your new hangout.

For all those of you who think clean, healthy eating is boring and bland, think again.

A bite into Number E’s Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Sandwich will change your mind and beliefs for good. This also happens to be their best selling item. It has to be! You know the meal is delicious when you want to eat it slower just so you can enjoy it longer. Perfectly grilled juicy pieces of chicken on freshly baked Tuscan bread with baby greens, pickled jalapenos (made in-house) and avocado, this sandwich from #e gets 2 thumbs up from us.

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While discussing their best selling item, Glenn said, “People love our chicken. It’s fresh as it’s from a local farm. We buy all our meats from local farms. The idea is to try to keep our money in our region and to support local businesses”. As a local startup, we support and preach this idea, too.

Discussion about food is always incomplete without us quizzing the Owners/ Founders about their personal favourites. Glenn responded to this query of ours with Reuben Sandwich. What makes Reuben his favourite?
“It’s in the way we prepare it”, he says. He explained how this idea, too, came from little eatery in Ottawa that he visited often.”The older Italian gentleman at the shop would throw the smoked meat on his flat top, put it in a Hoagie bun, garnish it with some mustard and pickle and the sandwich was ready! It was great. Simple but great”, said Glenn almost picturing the sandwich. Their Reuben sandwich is definitely one of a kind with simple ingredients yet powerful flavours. This could be one of the reasons why someone once placed an order for it right from the airport!

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Making it to the list of most memorable experiences at work, this incident made Glenn happy and proud. Giving us more details about the incident, Glenn said, “I was preparing to close the restaurant on a Saturday evening when a guy called me from the airport at about 4:15pm saying he is on his way and would arrive by 5pm. He called at 4:40 again telling me where he was and ordered a Reuben and a Chicken Sandwich. The two showed up just before 5pm, sat in and enjoyed their sandwiches. Infact, he loved the Reuben so much that he ordered another one! Not only that, he came in 2 other times before he went back home to Sacramento”.

Now that you know that Number E’s Rueben sandwich has international fans, too, you have to try it if you still haven’t. Then there’s our favourite Lemon-Rosemary Chicken sandwich. Oh, you cannot miss the Meatloaf sandwich. It’s a meat lover’s heaven! Apart from sandwiches, #e’s menu boosts a delicious selection of soups and take-home meals. The choice of drinks at #e does not end at water and pop. They have different teas, smoothies and lattes on their menu. If that’s not enough, they even have various pickles and spreads available on sale in store. So much deliciousness under one roof? Yes, that’s #e for you.

 

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With eyes set on expansion, all Glenn wants is to keep cooking and making good food that makes people happy!

 

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It’s not Sandwich, It’s called Hubbub

Continuing with the healthy eating saga, do sandwiches pop-up in your mind when healthy is mentioned? Maybe. Bland, tiny sandwiches is what you end up thinking of. Correct?

What about messy, flavourful and scrumptious sandwiches? *lost in sandwich land*

They can be healthy, too. How? Hubbub!

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If you are a lunch fan, a food loving being like the members of Team Daily, odds are that you have been to Hubbub a lot more times than you can remember.

Rightly called “Sandwich and Salad Bliss”, Hubbub is a sandwich lover’s paradise. Oh, sandwich paradise with salads, drinks and snacks too.
Having worked with them for a long time now, we decided to bring you more about Hubbub.
So, one fine morning, we got in touch with Stefan (who had stepped out of the kitchen just to talk to us) to learn more about the journey of Hubbub.

We began our chat by learning that Stefan and Ben have been friends from the past 20 years. Hubbub is the brainchild of both these gentlemen.
Prior to Hubbub, Stefan worked in a restaurant while Ben was working in the financial sector. It all began with Ben’s idea of opening up a restaurant. While working on it, they decided on  a Sports Bar. When that didn’t work out, they went back to the drawing board and finalized the Sandwich shop. Once they focused on sandwiches, everything fell into place. And rest is history.

While deciding on the name, they wanted something unique. Something that would describe the feeling of being surrounded by people. After a lot of brainstorming, they decided on Hubbub which means the noise made by an excited and happy group of people. Perfect! Isn’t it?

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Coming to food, Hubbub makes its items in-house, daily. All their sandwiches are made by hand and they consider sandwich making an art. Everything at Hubbub is a reflection of the team’s passion for food.
They are just as much about salads as they are about big, messy sandwiches. Balance is everything, afterall.
They pride themselves in being quick and rightly so. 30 seconds to 5 minutes is all it takes to get your hands on some sandwich goodness. Nothing pretentious, Hubbub is simple, fresh and fast.

When quizzed about their best selling item, Stefan was quick to respond with the Pulled Pork Sandwich and the Pulled Pork Salad. Describing why it is a favorite, Stefan mentions that their pulled pork is a Cuban Pulled pork, which unlike most pulled pork is not just pork in barbecue sauce. It is spicy, hot with a distinct blend of spices. The manner in which he explained it to us, we could almost feel the taste in our mouths! Stefan added that a bite into the sandwich is like a moment of bliss. Yes, you literally lose yourself in its flavours. If you have tried it, you know what we mean.

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After talking about their best seller, it was time for Stefan to talk about his personal favorite. Within a moment he said, “Turkey Salad”. He says he enjoys the turkey salad so much that he can have it any day and any time of the day. What makes the turkey salad so special? Well, it makes you feel satisfied but not stuffed. Your tummy will get happy and not drowsy after you relish one.

During the course of our conversation with Stefan, we realized how caring he is about his customers, their tastes and their preferences. There is a reason why he is the Director of People at Hubbub. He spoke about how he enjoys discussing Hubbub with people and is all ears to what they have to say. Continuing our talk about the customers, Stefan said that his most memorable day at Hubbub was the day they opened their doors to the customers for the first time. It was fantastic to see the customers walk in, order and savor their meals, says Stefan.

Now, let’s get to some surprise for you. The Hubbub’s Kale Caesar and Summer Salads are coming back so get ready to get your hands on them soon. Want a bigger surprise? All you North Van folks, Hubbub will be in your neighbourhood in 2017! When in 2017? Watch this space for more details.

With various options to choose from, let your creative side help you create some delectable sandwiches and salads. Robson, Hornby or Cambie, hop into their store to get your hands dirty (in a delicious way) and hearts satisfied.

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Food at your Doorsteps – Batch Food

With 2 months already into the New Year, have you been able to keep up with your planned lifestyle changes? Yes, normally, these are called resolutions. As would you know, Team Daily isn’t a fan of resolutions but of small incremental changes.
Talking of changes, changing food habits and switching to healthy eating are always on the list of priorities of everyone. Erratic work schedules and the regular errands make cooking look like a monstrous task. What’s the option left? Eating out? Ordering in? How often do you find yourself eating healthy in such times? Not many, you would say. So, what do you do?!

Don’t worry when there’s Team Daily!

How about having healthy, delicious, pre-packed comfort foods being dropped directly at your doorsteps? Perfect, you would think. Not only it’s perfect, it’s also possible with Batch Food and Team Daily.
1 day, 2 day or a week worth of meals, order them as it sits fit with you. Being pre-cooked and frozen, you do not have to worry about cooking or the food going bad.

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As we have been working with Batch Food for quite some time now, we recently caught up with Joanne, Head Chef at Batch Food, to bring you some more information about them.

We started our chat with how Batch Food was born. Juggling the daily life, Joanne saw the need of having healthy and pre-cooked meals at home, she stepped up and started to freeze these meals. Before she knew, Batch Food was already growing. She says, “Batch food evolved from me cooking and freezing meals for my family. We were always rushing from work and daycare to hockey practice or swimming lessons, and I liked to have something simple and homemade to pull out of the freezer if I didn’t have the time or energy to cook. Then, I started to make 1 item a week to sell to my friends and family. After that, it has just been growing”.

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Before you think what’s unique about them, Joanne added that they offer simple comfort meals which use local and seasonal produce. Nothing over-the-top fancy but these are the meals that give you the homely feeling. Does pizza give you that satisfying, home-like feeling? Maybe not. Unless, it tastes exactly like what your mum made during your childhood.

Food and aromas, don’t they kindle a lot of memories and feelings? Feelings will rush in when you dig into the Mac n Cheese from Batch Food. It’s the classic comfort meal we all have grown up with. No wonder that it is their most popular and best selling item.

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With Mac n Cheese being everyone’s favourite, Joanne, on the other hand, loves the Shepherds Pie. She says, “my family loves it! It’s loaded with vegetables and it’s fuss-free. Just put it in the oven until it’s hot and serve”.

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Batch food does not only offer healthy and delicious meals but offers these at an affordable price, too. They give convenience a whole new meaning! With plenty of options to choose from, reasonable prices and nominal delivery fee, you have to try Batch Food soon.

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Check out their website and get ready to stick to your healthy eating plan while staying in your budget.
Not sure which items to pick to get started? Have a look at their Week’s Feature and choose the ones you love!

Private Juice Tasting at Commodity Juicery with Kay (Courtesy of Zomato!)

Nothing says “I am the epitome of health” quite like a Tumblr-worthy minimalist-chic bottle of cold pressed juice, right?

(Being perfectly honest) This was the gist of our internal narrative before attending the private tasting at Commodity Juicery. And lo and behold, we left with a completely different opinion on cold pressed juices right after our visit.

Cold pressed juices are special (and healthier) because unlike juicers that heat up (due to the blades spinning) and end up destroying some vital enzymes in your fruit and vegetables, cold pressed juicers don’t produce as much heat. Regular juicers use a centrifugal process (the fast spinning blade) and cold press juice machines literally press fruit so that it yields juice.

We met with Karolina, their in-house holistic nutritionist (how legit is that?) God bless her soul because she was helpful as ever. She gave us the 4-11 on everything we consumed at the juicer, was just crazy informative on how the ingredients affected our bodies, and even where the ingredients came from. We learnt a ton. A few health tidbits will be included below!

We were lucky enough to sample a bunch of refreshing juices, some vegan treats, a raw bowl off their food menu, as well as a smoothie made right before our eyes!

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Here’s a rundown:

1) 01 – Sweet Greens (pineapple, kale, romaine, cilantro, green apple, lime)
This one was our favourite—the pineapple flavour is the most prominent and we’re not complaining.

2) 04 – Bright Greens (romaine, cucumber, kale, parsley, green apple, celery, lemon)
One sip and you’re like, “Dang, this tastes like green juice.”

3) 06 – Purple Puppy (beet, cucumber, cilantro, orange, apple)
Beet juice is always a favourite among the Daily Team. It might surprise you the next time you go to the washroom but it gives Purple Puppy a distinctively sweet and earthy flavour.

4) 10 – Sunrise (grapefruit, apple, lemon, mint)
Exactly what you’d expect from grapefruit juice—tart and refreshing.

5) 08 – Orange Roots (carrot, turmeric, apple, lemon)
We liked this one a lot because carrot juice is sublime in itself. Also, we got to see what turmeric looks like—it pretty much looks like ginger. Legit.

6) Healthy G (kale, banana, spinach, avocado, cucumber, parsley, cilantro, ginger, spirilina, dates, apple juice)
Ah, yes. The smoothie that was birthed right before our eyes. We liked this one so much that we each took one home at the end of the tasting! It’s got more grit than a cold pressed juice, as it’s literally your Vitamix-type blended smoothie. It’s filled with green goodness though, including spirillina—a green algae superfood.

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7) Pad Thai (carrots, red peppers, green onions, zucchini, green cabbage, purple cabbage, bean sprouts, ­Pad Thai dressing)
Raw vegan pad Thai with zucchini noodles instead of rice noodles. So yummy and full of crunch! We like texture here at Daily Delivery, and this was a fresh spin on a noodle dish favourite.It’s pretty much the salad version of your traditional Pad Thai.
It was really good. We had a moment where we asked what kind of lab they had in the back and who was cooking up these raw vegan concoctions for the public. Spoiler: they have a really experienced and specialized chef who’s been doing this for years.

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8) Macaroon (almond, coconut)
A lovely raw vegan alternative to your traditionally baked [and likely sugary] macaroon!

9) Kale chips
Served at the beginning of our tasting. The ones they serve here are tangy and addictive.

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Overall, we love the Commodity Juicery. Not just that it’s located in Mount Pleasant that gives it a neighbourly feel, but the service is excellent and their products are on their A game (we promise!)

What makes it even better is that the company clearly has a passion for propagating a healthy lifestyle. It’s not just indicative in the products, like their cleanses that are available to order (a pretty cool service, we’ve noted), but in what Karolina was able to tell us about how the business is run. For example, the juice pulp that comes out of the machines are composted or taken home by their employees to be reused in some baked goods. Beet pulp brownies, anyone?

The fact that this sense of company culture is reverberated in every aspect of the business was extremely cool for us to witness. Commodity Juicery is definitely a new favourite! It doesn’t hurt that it’s located right across from Earnest Ice Cream so we mean…if you’re feeling guilty after a scoop (or if the line is too long, because that happens more often than not), head across the street for some fine juice. We literally mean some fine juice.

By the way, we absolutely love the people at Zomato. Shout out to their community manager, Sophia Rizos for always being so awesome and inviting us to this tasting!

Fabulous February

Believe it or not, we are a month into 2016 already! Yeah, January bid us goodbye just a few days back. With the first day of the month being a Monday, we agree, it gets a little difficult to keep up with time.

But hey, now that Fabulous February is here, we have all the more time to enjoy the New Year. All the more time because 2016 happens to be a leap year. It being a leap year, February is going to be 29 days! 1 extra day! Imagine the things you can achieve in the extra 24 hours that we are getting this year.

Let’s begin with the basics. How are you doing with the changes you decided to make to your lifestyle this year? Almost there? Trying to incorporate them into your daily routine? Just don’t say that you haven’t started yet. In case you haven’t, let’s just say that January was the practice month. February is the time to seize the opportunities and grab them by the horns!

So what if the first day of the month was a Monday? The first weekend of the month is going to be a long one. 3 days of fun, family, friends.

Make sure to catch the Super Bowl Game on Sunday, February 7th. If you are not really into the Super Bowl games, catch up on all the crazy parties, food deals and celebrations wherever possible. Super Bowl 50 does not happen every day!

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Picture Credit – NJ.com

Monday, February 8th, is a double bonanza day. Chinese New Year and Family Day, too. It is definitely the day to spend with your family. Again, food, games, gossip and loved ones make it a memorable weekend. Oh, getting the little red envelopes from family members is going to be just one of the best things.

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Picture Credit – Jetpens.com

If you are the one who enjoys some thrill, weekend getaway with family or friends is even better. What say?

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Picture Credit – GrouseMountain.com

After the long weekend, Valentine’s Day falls on the next Sunday. With hearts and cupids all around, it is impossible not to celebrate it even if you are single. Singles night out, movie marathon, games night or any activity to keep you busy and keep the boredom at bay sounds perfect.

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Picture Credit – TasteOfWineCountry.com

Talking about keeping the boredom at bay, hot chocolate is something that can cheer you and warm you up anytime. When in a city like Raincouver, indulging in hot chocolate is heaven! And, no better time than now to please your hot chocolate cravings with the Hot Chocolate Festival being in full swing. Going on until the 14th of February, you still have handful of days left to taste some exotic flavours being served by all the participants.

From Thierry to Soirette to Chocolate Arts, make sure to taste their special flavors to become a self-proclaimed Hot Chocolate Specialist.
(Specialist and not snob, okay!)

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Picture Credit – Thierry

So, plans are in place till the 14th but what about after that? We definitely know how to help you to keep busy but let’s talk about that in the next post.

Till then, Smile and Shine! 😀

 

Feeling Peckish? Gotta have Peqish!

With the second week of Jan already in, deadlines are looming in again, so are the meetings and schedules. Keeping up with the resolutions is already looking like a task for some.

In the midst of all these, are you finding time for yourself? Trying to, you would say.

Finding a little me-time starts with enjoying a healthy meal for breakfast. Then, away from all the office craziness, a delicious yet healthy meal can help fuel you for the rest of the day. Happy and energetic you will be different from the hangry and grumpy you!

Now, you would say that healthy, delicious and affordable options are far and few in the city. And these options for breakfast and lunch hardly exist. That’s exactly what Team Daily thought until we came across Peqish.

Yes, Peqish.

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The Peqish Food Co. was established on the principle that healthy, delicious, freshly-made quality food should be affordable, convenient and accessible in a grab-and-go format for those on the run.

The name itself is a play on the work “peckish,” a common British term for feeling hungry. Peqish’s perspective on food, particularly the obsession with “eating right,” is likely borne out of the scientific backgrounds of the founders. Based on their experiences in the life sciences industry, they saw first-hand the deleterious effects of a poor diet on one’s health. Despite the overwhelming amount of literature, the incidence of diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and autoimmunity continues to rise. As such, they were compelled not only to increase the community’s awareness of how we nourish ourselves but also to make nutritious and delicious food accessible and affordable.

Their tagline, “Eat.Right.Now” correctly sums up the essence of Peqish.

Before you begin to wonder what should you try out first from their menu, we have an answer for you. Their best-selling Festive Chicken Crancherry Lunchbox Classiq sandwich is to die for. Proceed with caution as this sandwich is addictive!

This super delicious sandwich is made up of housemade roasted chicken, greens, and the secret aioli recipe. Wait, there’s more to the best seller. The taste is then perfectly balanced with a touch of sweetness from their made-from-scratch crancherry compote. A bite into this heaven of a sandwich and you will know why it is a favorite.

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Chicken Crancherry is a crowd pleaser but we wanted to know what do the minds (or more like the hands) behind Peqish like to munch on. So, we got in touch with Kenneth who is one of the founders at Peqish.
Kenneth says, “My personal favorite is our PQ Cobb Salad Box.”
On asking what makes this Cobb salad unique, he said, “it’s your classic Cobb salad using fresh, high-quality ingredients, but with a twist in the dressing we use: our housemade chipotle ranch dressing. It’s the perfect amount at lunch, but leaves just enough room for an afternoon treat.” He further added, “speaking of an afternoon treat, my other favorite at the moment is our Blueberry Cheesecake Loaf!”

Did you hear cheesecake? Yes! Cheesecake loaf!

Alright, looks like now you know what to have for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack tomorrow.
(Yeah, we like to think about food all the time. Meal planning is life planning for us!)

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While discussing food, we went on to talk about how Peqish has shaped up as a healthy favorite for everyone in no time. Like a proud parent, Kenneth said that starting the business itself was a big milestone for him. He said, “It was a sprint from reviewing interior design drawings through to construction and of course our opening last year. It’s been an exciting year, but we have even bigger plans for 2016.”

2016 surely looks like a great year for Peqish. They just launched a series of new products, including a kale caesar salad line, a hot chili line and a number of tasty loaves. On the expansion front, they have a number of new partnerships in the works, so expect to find Peqish products in even more locations.

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But hey, when in doubt, Peqish and Team Daily will bring Peqish goodness directly to your door!

So, don’t be peckish anymore, head to Peqish and enjoy! 🙂

Make it a Happy New Year!

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The parties were fun, the food was delicious and the gifts were fantastic. With these, the Holiday Season of 2015 came to an end. Along with it, ended another fabulous year.
2015 was a great year for Team Daily and we are hoping 2016 is going to be even better.

Just as the New Year starts, one of the words that you get to hear here, there and everywhere is resolution!

My New Year’s Resolution is to do this, do that, accomplish this, accomplish that and so on and so forth. We, at Team Daily, do not believe in resolutions. We believe in goals. With the end result in mind, we start working towards it. Actually, more than the result, we enjoy the journey. It is the simple things in life that we like and appreciate. A smile from your co-worker, a cheerful greeting from a stranger, a scrumptious home-made meal, early morning sunshine, things like these just make every day a little different, a little more happier.

How are you going to be happy this year? Struggle to achieve the resolutions? No! Instead, make little changes to a healthier and happier you.

As a Team, below are some changes that we are looking to make in our daily lives this year. We suggest, you try these, too. And, let us know what you think!

  • Walk – Walk whenever you can. Walk around the office, around the town, in the park, anywhere.
  • Stretch – Every now and then, get up stretch. Breathe in, breathe out and see the difference.
  • Smile – Smile. You do not know whose day you’ll make with that beautiful smile!
  • Talk – Talk about what we feel. Talk to someone instead of texting and messaging.
  • Connect – Connect with family, friends, colleagues. Isn’t life all about making connections?
  • Read – Read as many books possible. Informative magazines and newspapers count, too. Let’s start with a new book each month. What say?
  • Eat – Eat healthy. Not skip meals. Eat what the heart desires and not what someone suggested!
  • Drink – Drink lots of water. If you are not drinking enough water, keep a reminder to do so.
  • Balance – Try to give as much time to life as we do to work. There is more to life than the computer screen!
  • Dress well – Dress in a way that makes us feel the most comfortable and happy!
  • Worry Less – Things are never the same. Instead of worrying, let’s work to resolve the troubles.

Let us all trying incorporating these little changes to our lives to be a little more happier each day.

Of course, there are so many more things to discuss and change but let’s first take some baby steps.
The small changes are the ones that make bigger differences! On this note, here is wishing you all a Happy New Year with a Happier You! 🙂

Freshness in a Bowl – Fresh Bowl

Transition from Fall to Winter is a rather slippery one. Blame it on the rain! But, think about it, living in Rain-couver, we are used to it. It is this weather that makes us lazy. Well, lazy may not be the right word. What else best describes the feeling of wanting to be inactive and just munching on and on? Hibernation? Oh, well, NO! Let’s forget about the word and focus on the munching part. Mindless munching. We are all guilty of it, especially, around this time of the year.
Now, you would say that keeping healthy in the festive season is almost not possible. It is a constant battle between tasty and healthy. If it is healthy, it isn’t really tasty. And, if it tasty, chances are, it may not be that healthy.

As always, Team Daily has got your back! Just like we help you indulge in some sweet heaven, we like to help you keep fit, as well.

How does a warm bowl sound? Delicious, right? It tastes even better when it is from Freshbowl.

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Freshbowl has blended the traditional recipes of South East Asia with healthy and fresh ingredients to meet the demands of today’s modern consumer. Brendan, General Manager of Freshbowl, says, “Inspired by our South East Asian roots, we aim to breathe new life into traditional classics; while maintaining the integrity and spirit that embodies our traditional cuisine”. Coming from a young General Manager, that’s really thoughtful.

Apart from love, there are lots of fresh veggies and healthy condiments in each bowl. From different varieties of rice to noodles and salads, make your pick for the bowl. Select your sauce along with the protein and voila! Your yummy, healthy bowl is ready.

Depending on the season, their top sellers are the Yellow Curry and Pad Thai. Yellow Curry helps to combat the Vancouver winter and Pad Thai is a street-inspired favourite for the summer months.

What about a personal favourite? Brendan loves Laksa. Being his favourite, he has it at least three times a week! Apart from the taste, there is an emotional bond that he shares with this flavour. “The original Laksa recipe came from my late grandma, with her being a big inspiration for our menu; each bite just takes me back to my childhood”, says Brendan.

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Talking about their ingredients, they are fresh not only for namesake. In words of Brendan, “Our ingredients are thoughtfully selected, as our focus has always been about providing a high quality meal at an affordable price. We are continuing to build strong, lasting relationships with our suppliers, to ensure that we are able to source local, organic, and sustainable ingredients as much as we can”.

A business that cares about maintaining and nourishing relationships is the one with a heart and soul.

Freshbowl is a family owned eatery. This is one of the main reasons you will always feel at-home when you step in any of their stores. Just like any other family, Freshbowl family shares and cares which directly gets reflected to their food. They believe in fostering a strong bond with each member of the family and pushing each other to better themselves each day.

FB3If you have not been to Freshbowl yet, trust us, you are missing out on a lot in your life.

Which location should you hop by? Gastown? Yaletown? Either one. Just remember to say Hi to Brendan and the crew.

If Brendan is not around, chances are that he is busy with the renovation of their production kitchen which should be ready in the New Year. However, thi is not their only plan for the New Year, there is apparently a lot planned, so stay tuned till we come back with some more news 😉

It is Healthy with L

How often do we all get sudden and acute hunger pangs in the meeting of that one important meeting on which your fate depends? We say, a lot of times. So often that is it embarrassing.

How many times do you get to hear things from your ‘hangry’ boss in a day? So many times that we have learned to ignore it.

But how are hunger pangs and hangry bosses related? Through food!
(For the uninitiated, angry when hungry is hangry)

You are what you eat. And, if you do not eat well, eat right or not eat at all, you tend to be someone you are not.

You would say that when leading a busy lifestyle, preparing healthy meals is possibly the last thing on your list. Cooking up some healthy dishes is doable but a little too difficult for the week days. Possible if you devote one day of your 2 day weekend to meal planning for the week, shopping and cooking.

Team Daily is all about  adding comfort and convenience to your life. So, we have partnered with Healthy Cuisine to bring fresh and healthy meals directly to your workplace. Not only workplace, you could enjoy them in the comfort of your home, too.

Healthy Cuisine is the brain-child of Luke Bowen. He has himself experienced the lack of healthy, affordable and convenient eating options for working professionals. To fill this need, he moved into the food business with an entrepreneurial experience of 18 years. Before you begin to wonder how exactly ‘healthy’ these meals are, let us tell you that all meals are dietitian approved, are prepared by chefs, and have the right portion sizes.

Each meal provides approximately 500 Calories, contains at least 25 grams of satiating, lean protein and about 4-5 grams of fibre, are prepared with less than 20% Daily Value of sodium as compared to some takeout or restaurant meals which could contain 100% of your sodium and made using nutritious grains.

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The nutritious value of the meals is taken care of by the in-house Dietician Nicole Fetterly.

So, Healthy Cuisine is not just another office food service.

Their menu boosts a selection of 19 delicious meals for now. Don’t say, “Healthy is boring”. If it is healthy cuisine, it will please all your senses. Meals include Taco Salad, Asian Spicy Tofu & Pea shoots, Braised Lentils, Chicken Kale Caesar Wrap, Seared Turkey Breast, Herbed Roast Pork Loin Dinner, Stuffed Portobello Mushroom and more such tasty options.

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If you already feel like getting your hands on these super healthy and amazingly delicious meals, get onto their website HealthyCuisine.ca , place the order and get ready to mark on a healthy journey.

Be careful, these Healthy meals are prepared with Love so enjoy them, you got it, with some more love.

Summer Roundup

We have written quite a lot about Summer, Summer foods and Summer adventures already. So, we thought that before the beautiful weather bids us adieu, we should have a last post dedicated to it.

Now, as you would know, Summer is the season of activity. And in the season of activity, Team Daily has been up to a lot of things.

We waited till the end of the season to update you on this because we believe in bigger surprises. The more, the merrier, right?

Where should we start from?

Moving
Let’s start from our office. Did we not tell you that we moved into a spacious and brighter workplace? No? We just told you.
Just a few blocks away from our old office, the new office is in the middle of the city’s hustle-bustle and we love the energy around.
Ever since we have moved in here, the whole Team has been putting its ‘interior design skills’ to use. But, we still have a lot to learn and a lot to improve on *wink*

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Sharing
Tanning on the beach with a chilled bottle in hand. It is a summer dream! But the dream shatters when you realize you forgot to carry the SUP board. Even worse, you don’t own one! Sitting there and staring at people is no fun.

But when Daily Delivery is around. Do you have to get worried? No!

Team Daily has joined hands with Share Shed. With them, you can rent your outdoor gear from your local friends, whenever and wherever you are.
Forget about the summers, if you are looking to go skiing this winter, you know where to get the gear from 🙂

Smoothie Pleasure
Vegetables and smoothies make a great combination. But peeling, chopping and cleaning the veggies is no fun. Team Daily’s middle name is convenience. So, we have partnered up with Smoothie Veggies who prepare packages of fresh veggies and send them to you so all that you have to do is blend-it-babeh 😉

Sweet somethings
Too much of everything is not good. Eating healthy all the time is also not good, either.
If you are to indulge yourself, it should be worth it. And what better than perfectly crafted macarons? Pastel colors, rich flavors and a variety to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice at Soirette.
If you have tried all the macarons, you have to get your teeth into their cakes. They are oh-so-heavenly! At the end, wash them all up with their ultra-rich selections of teas.

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If you are not into macarons (who is not?), then you must be into chocolates. And if you are into chocolates, you must have visited Chocolate Arts already. In case you did not, you are missing out on something really delicious in your life. From individual chocolates to bars to even drinks, Chocolate Arts creates magic with chocolate.

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Healthy Eating
Are you the one who thinks healthy eating is expensive? Expensive and requires more time for preparations? Then Healthy Cuisine is your angel in disguise.
Providing super healthy, amazingly delicious (we have tried them) and affordable meals at your doorsteps is what Team Daily and Healthy Cuisine are looking to do.
Be assured, these meals are dietitian approved and Team Daily approved, too. *enjoying the Kung Pao Chicken*

Fashionably Yours
If you think Team Daily is all about food, you are wrong. We believe, to look good, you should feel good. To feel good, most of us decide to wear something fashionably awesome. We have taken care of this need of yours, too. We have partnered with TheClosetYVR so that you can shop in peace and we will drop your items to you at your convenience.

Team Daily in action at TheClosetYVR Picture Credit - TheClosetYVR Instagram
Team Daily in action at TheClosetYVR
Picture Credit – TheClosetYVR Instagram

The Surprise
As always, we leave the Big Surprise for the end! What is it this time? Keep guessing and we’ll see you soon. Actually, you will see us soon (this is a hint!)

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When will we reveal the surprise? Very soon. Sooner than you think.

Till then, enjoy the last few days of the Sun 🙂