Month: January 2014

A Hobbit’s secret weapon: vitamin D

January 27, 2014 No Comments

Hobbits, those little people who inhabit the world of J.R.R. Tolkien, heroes of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit seem quite fragile in comparison to the evil creatures they do battle with. And yet, they always end up victorious. What is their secret? Scientists from Imperial College London examined the problem and they […]

Chinese stir-fried greens

January 25, 2014 No Comments

We are constantly bombarded with this message: You should eat dark green leafy vegetables every day. But these green plants remain a mystery for many of us. Having said that, they are becoming an increasingly common sight in grocery stores, and especially in ethnic markets, where they often have different names based on the cultural […]

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48-hour detox cleanses may not live up to the hype

January 22, 2014 No Comments

Detox cleanses being promoted by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Demi Moore are extremely popular, especially after periods of overindulgence such as the holidays. But they fail to provide all the promised health effects, according to the latest CBC’s Marketplace investigation, aired last Friday. Marketplace teamed up with some students at Western University to test […]

Aperitivo – 5 à 7 Italian style in Montreal’s Little Italy

January 21, 2014 No Comments

Start a new after work rendez-vous in Montreal. The Aperitivo, 5 à 7 Italian Style, is a very simple idea: from January 23rd to April 3rd, 2014, every Thursday we will meet in a different café and restaurant to share a real Italian experience. Eat, drink and socialize at the fixed price of 15$.

DIY Tartare

January 21, 2014 No Comments

Not to deprive yourself of the delights of tartare, I invite you to quite simply prepare it yourself, by making sure you follow the below tips:


Discovering millet

January 18, 2014 No Comments

Millet is a generic term for several herbaceous plants whose grains are used for human and animal food. The most common variety across the world is pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), followed by common millet (Panicum miliaceum) and foxtail millet (Setaria italica).

Dr. Francine Lévesque, gynaecologist, talks to us about her SOSCuisine experience

January 15, 2014 1 Comment

For four years now, I have maintained my weight loss of 38 pounds and I am proud to have reached my ideal weight by acquiring healthy eating habits with help from the SOSCuisine service. I regularly talk to my patients about the benefits of this service. Why? Because they are surprised to learn that I’ve […]

Long live the frozen fruit and vegetables!

January 15, 2014 No Comments

In the heart of winter, fresh produce is limited—or expensive-, which forces many of us to turn to canned or frozen fruit and vegetables. My preference goes to frozen products because no salt or sugar is added during their manufacturing process. Frozen foods are processed immediately after picking, which minimizes the loss of nutrients. The […]

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Breakfast matters

January 14, 2014 No Comments

The majority of the scientific studies agree that breakfast is a very important meal. The simple act of eating a balanced breakfast has an impact on satiety and reduction of hunger during the day, thereby warding off many problems and staying fit for a long time. What’s more, eating well after eight to twelve hours […]

1st Resolution: Losing Weight

January 11, 2014 No Comments

Every January, millions of people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Most of these people are women, for whom such a resolution precedes all others.

Famous paintings on … toasts

January 9, 2014 No Comments

I love what inspired people can do with some unusual means. This is the case of The Art Toast Project of the Norwegian food artist Ida Skivenes (who goes by her online pseudonym Ida Frosk). Using a slice of toast as her canvas and food stuff instead of paint, she reproduces masterpieces of the most famous […]


King-cake, an Epiphany tradition

January 6, 2014 No Comments

The King-cake, which celebrates Epiphany, is traditionally sold and eaten in France a few days before and after this festival day. In northern France, it consists of flaky puff pastry often stuffed with various fillings such as frangipane (almond cream), fruits, cream, or chocolate. In southern France, the cake is usually a brioche with candied […]

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