Month: March 2011

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Squashes and pumpkins for taste and good health

March 28, 2011 No Comments

It would be a pity to simply dismiss squashes and pumpkins as decorative objects, since they are also very tasty foods. Moreover, as their vibrant colour suggests, they are bursting with antioxidants.

Mayonnaise, a Sauce of Controversial Origins

March 26, 2011 No Comments

The origin of the famous mayonnaise sauce has stirred up much controversy. According to certain historians, it got its name from the town of Mahon, main city of Menorca in the Balearic Islands, an archipelago off Spain. When the French conquered these islands in 1756, the cook of Admiral Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, successfully reproduced […]

3,000 visitors at the SOSCuisine booth!

March 25, 2011 2 Comments

We spent three long and satisfying days at the 2011 Eat Well and Living Green Expo last weekend at the Palais des congrès in Montreal. We offered a sneak peek of our ‘SOSCuisine Plus’ service, which will revolutionize the manner in which you plan your shopping at the supermarket and which will let you reap maximum […]


March 23, 2011 No Comments

Le canadien moyen consomme 3 fois plus(1) de sodium que ce qui est recommandé, et 50% de plus que la limite maximale. Résultat: Près de 5 millions(2) d’entre nous souffrent d’hypertension artérielle, qui est un des principaux facteurs de risque d’AVC.

World Salt Awareness Week

March 23, 2011 No Comments

The average Canadian eats 3 times more salt (1) than what is recommended, and 50% more than the tolerable upper intake level. As a result, nearly 5 million (2) of us suffer from hypertension, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

About alcoholic beverages

March 23, 2011 No Comments

Some of you have asked us whether it is possible or not to include alcoholic beverages in your menu. Except in the case of gastro-oesophageal reflux, for which alcohol is contra-indicated because of its irritant effect on the inner lining of the oesophagus, alcohol can be included, subject to certain conditions:

World Water Day

March 22, 2011 No Comments

Today, March 22, is World Water Day, a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues of our era. Have you thought about what you can do to preserve this precious resource? Check out this video for 6 easy steps that you can do everyday. And please share with fellow readers and friends […]

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The sauce that smells fishy…

March 19, 2011 No Comments

A condiment that is essential to Southeast Asian cuisines, fish sauce, also known under its Vietnamese name nuoc-mâm and its Thai name nam pla, is obtained from tiny fish that are steeped in brine (15kg of salt for 100kg of fish) and left to marinate in the sun for 12 months in jars or wooden […]

Irish blood runs in Quebec veins

March 17, 2011 No Comments

March 17th is St. Patrick’s day, and this year many of us will be only too happy to dress up in green, sport an Irish clover and get together with friends and enjoy a couple of beers.

Five Easy Home Workout Ideas

March 15, 2011 No Comments

The term “workout” may conjure images of trainers, cardio machines, and gym memberships. But you can also get an effective workout at home.

Sugar time

March 14, 2011 No Comments

During the months of March and April, when the maple sap starts to flow, many of us look forward to celebrating the arrival of spring by visiting our beautiful maple groves. Maple syrup also holds a place of pride in our culinary culture.

A Little Dash of Heat Called Tabasco

March 12, 2011 No Comments

Everyone has heard of Tabasco sauce, that spicy, liquid sauce made from vinegar, salt and red peppers that are aged in barrels till they ferment. It is used in cooking – albeit sparingly – to enhance the taste of many dishes as well as in the preparation of several cocktails.

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