I am behind again!! I have food pictures just piling up on my camera... but first a review!
Magic Oven has 6 location is Toronto offering a wide selection of pizza, pasta and sandwiches. They use a lot of organic and locally grown ingredients and they also have a variety of options for vegetarians, vegans and people who are gluten or wheat intolerant. I've been wanting to try it out for awhile now so Joey and I decided to give it a shot on Friday night.
We opted to share a couple of things so we got the gluten free penne with tofu, mushroom, zucchini in a spicy tomato sauce and the Super Magic pizza (tomato sauce, pepperoni, portabellos, and organic mozzarella) with cheese only on half and a gluten free crust.
I have to say that I was underwhelmed. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't awesome either. It was nice to be eating tomatoes for the first time in three months(!) and I liked the spiciness of the tomato sauce on the pasta. There was no wow factor with the pasta, but it was nice to have the gluten free option. The pizza was also pretty lacklustre. Our waitress initially forgot that we only wanted cheese on half, so Joey tried it first. He said that it definitely "tasted gluten free" and was disappointed in the lack of toppings. My other comment is that it's a little bit expensive for what you get. I think in the future when I'm craving pizza or pasta, I will just head to Vi Vetha or Il Fornello or just make it myself, like I did on Sunday night.
Brown rice pasta with tomatoes, herbs & chicken.
Now for the rest...
Highlights included lots of yummy cereals bowls at the new table, cashew ginger tofu, orange-maple tempeh (note to self - Joey does not like tempeh), sweet potato fries and yummy veggies!
Here's a preview of what you'll be seeing this weekend in my proper (on time) recap:
My favourite tofu salad
and much more!
I'll also be posting an update on Booty Camp! (The good news is that it hurts less this week, the bad news is that the classes are still tougher than anything I've ever done before!!)