For pure sh*ts and giggles (as Skinner would always say) we're going to start posting random facts along side random pics throughout the week on top of our usual outrageously insightful and ever-inspirational blog. So here we go (p.s. we lied about the blog hiatus). The mighty orange always gets associated with vitamin C but it's the fiber count which is far more noteworthy (besides kiwis have 10x more vit C but I digress...). Did you know that the pith (the white fleshy part) has just as much fiber and good stuff than the actual fruit itself? Studies have found that the orange peel, has over 60 flavonoids and 170 different phytonutrients. What the hell are those? Doesn't matter, know the more the merrier and it sounds very impressive and will impress people around you when you mention it. Here are some other factoids about l'orange:
  1. Navel oranges are called just that because its bottom part looks like a belly-button.
  2. Orange is the world’s third favorite flavor. Chocolate and vanilla take the first two places (I think hummus might be in forth)
  3. Captain Kirk (aka. Canadian born William Shatner) used to work at a local orange juice store back in the day.

MISFITSTUDIO Alright kids, you've been asking for THE GOODS so we're giving it to you. Starting next week MISFITSTUDIO will be carrying our green smoothies, Insteada superfood drinks and snack boxes. Plus you can place orders for salad pickup Monday to Thursday. The best part.... MISFITSTUDIO is an incredible yoga and pilates space, a reprieve from crazy life. Grab a mat, flow between movements to amazing music as lead by some inspiring and beautiful people. The open air, sunny studio in the heart of Queen West makes you feel like you're anywhere but here while strengthening and tightening your entire body. I love this place, it's been saving me for a few months now. So you can imagine how excited I am to be sharing THE GOODS through them.  Click here for more on our food and here for their amazing intro offer. Believe it.

photo cred Cat So now that I'm back at work, I get together with a few of my fav peeps, which also happen to be smokin' hot Mumas with multiple kids (ra-spect), and eat The Goods (obviously). This awesome "power-hour" is often full of mad love, swapping current stories and pics of the little ones, strategizing on how we will take over the world and laughing probably louder than we should. But it got me thinking about the power of eating together. It's pretty magical stuff. I'm talking about taking a moment to enjoy your food with someone. I understand that sometimes there is simply not enough time to take the proverbial hour for lunch but you can spare at least a moment. Allow yourself to enjoy one of life's basic necessities. Not only does taking that break actually make you more productive but having even a quick catch-up convo with a workmate/pod-mate/like minded food-mate while eating will foster feelings of security, belonging, well-being and even love. Great food is awesome, eating it with great people is even more awesome. Double rainbows - mind-blowing. 

Teres So do you know what day it is today? It's a very special day that both Lisa and I hold very dear to our hearts. It's T-Bay Day. Oh yes, she gets her very own, special, bedazzled day of celebration. We're not talking her birthday (though that's very special in its own right), no, we're talking about celebrating our home-girl Teresa Bayley (aka. Teebs, T-bay, Bay, T). Not only was she kinda the whole reason THE GOODS started delivering lunches BUT she's really pretty, very funny (no really, we laugh with her, not at her), holds meetings on certain sides of her mouth, can quote "Gavin & Stacey" like it's nobody's biznazz, is a fabulous Mom (though looks far too young to reproduce in the first place), is as tall if not taller then most, and a cherished friend of ours. We love you Tiny Dancer. We can't thank you enough for your endless support (and the relentless peer pressure of your co-workers). If you have the good fortune of knowing her, say thank you. She deserves it. P.S. Eat your greens.