Elixor: the Canadian Cheesecake Factory

If you haven’t had the chance of trying out the Cheesecake Factory (yes, where Penny works in The Big Bang Theory), you don’t have to go to the United States anymore! There is a restaurant very similar here, in Montreal: Elixor.

They have the same dictionary-sized menu with all the different kinds of foods: pastas, meats, fish, salads, etc. And yes, all those AMAZING cheesecakes!

Ok, Elixor doesn’t have as many items as the Cheesecake Factory, but it’s still way more than your average restaurant.

The quality of food is good!

The prices vary between 10-30$ for a main dish, but the dishes are very, VERY big!

I had the Bora Bora Tuna Salad and was very satisfied with it. There was so much on my plate though, I couldn’t finish it… However, I didn’t have the chance to try their cakes yet. I can’t wait to go back to try them though!

It’s a great place to have birthday suppers/lunches, Mother’s day or Easter brunches, big group dinners, etc. My cousin had her bridal shower there and that’s how I know the place.

There are two locations near/in Montreal:

  • 3237 boulevard Des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
  • 1795 Pierre-Péladeau, Centropolis, Laval

The menu is on their website:

http://www.elixor.com/home.html

Check it out! And happy cheesecake-ing!

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Avocado… Juice!

Yes, you read it right. Avocado juice is the topic in this post!

This delicious and incredibly healthy fruit is very popular to add in salads and to make tasty guacamole. I even like eating it alone with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little bit of spices.

Now, to those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying this different form of the fruit, I present to you the avocado juice. A luscious, sweet, thick juice will make you smile ear to ear.

So just to hop into the scientific part for a bit, avocado is, as I said before, very healthy: it contains good cholesterol and many vitamins and it contributes to decrease blood cholesterol. Just be careful not to feed any part of it to your beloved pet because it is very toxic to animals!

I hope you enjoyed this segment on this special way to prepare avocados.

Now… get healthy!

So this wonderful creation can be found at many different places. Here are some places that offer the goods :

  • Cocktail Antabli, 9254 Boulevard de l’Acadie

A lebanese place that makes really awesome desserts (fruits on waffles or crepes, juices, etc.).

Cocktail Antabli

Cocktail Antabli

  • L2 Lounge, 71 Rue de la Gauchetière Ouest

A bubble tea place; they have an avocado bubble tea.

  • Adonis supermarket, many locations


Dessert Poll.

Featured item : Green Apple/Cucumber/Olive Oil Sorbet

Purpose :

Make a recipe that is simple, cheap and refreshing. In order to cool us for the coming summer.

Serves 5-7 portions.

Material :

  • 2 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 cucumber (mine was 1,5 dm long approx.)
  • 1.5 tablespoon of olive oil
  • half a cup of water
  • half a cup of sugar
  • Ice cream machine
  • Blender

Procedure :

  1. Prepare the syrup. In a saucepan, add the sugar to the water. put on low heat. Basically you dissolve the sugar in the water 
  2. Take the skin off the apples, and cut the apples and discard the core. Cut the cucumber in rings. Make sure you cleaned them first.  Put into a blender and blend. (Add 1/4 cup of water if necessary).
  3. Add the syrup to the blend [of apple and cucumber].
  4. Cool down
  5. You may blend the olive oil with the mixture at this point, OR add it while in the ice cream maker. The olive oil doesn’t like to stay in the aqueous mixture, so it is important to add at last minute, and to put in the ice cream machine as fast as possible.
  6. Serve. It is better to eat on the spot, you may put it in the freezer but leave it out 5 minutes before serving.

Conclusion :

nom nom.

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