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Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada (according to OpenTable)

June 29th 2015

Outdoor diningThe online restaurant reservations provider OpenTable has unveiled the 2015 Top 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada.

This list has been generated from more than 275,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015, in more than 1,600 restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten tips for perfect grilling

June 29th 2015

Barbecuing with friendsCooking on the barbecue is simple and easy for anyone to do, but it’s always more interesting if you know a few tricks… So here are ten tips for perfect grilling:

To your grills: let the party begin!

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Are you at risk for iron deficiency?

June 29th 2015

red-blood-cellsAccording to the Office of Dietary Supplements, iron plays an essential role in human body functioning.

Iron is involved in delivering oxygen to cells and regulating growth. Therefore, when there is a shortage of iron, oxygen supply to the cells becomes limited, leading to fatigue, poor work performance, pallor and decreased immune function. These symptoms are also known as anemia. However, too much iron is dangerous and can result in toxicity or death.
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The world record for the longest pizza beaten at Expo Milano 2015

June 22nd 2015

Longest pizza in the worldThe record for the longest pizza in the world was broken on Saturday with a 1.5 km long Margherita, served at the Universal Expo 2015 in Milan (one of the themes at this Expo is food). The previous record, which the Guinness Book registered, was held by Spain with a “mere” 1.141 km.

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Making the Best Low FODMAP Choices at Restaurants

June 15th 2015

Restaurant TableEver wondered what to choose at the restaurant when you’re on a low FODMAP diet? I have the answer for you right here.

To simplify your life, here’s a winning formula: choose a restaurant that offers options without gluten, (see box) onion or garlic.

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Pack sizes shrink… but prices don’t

June 10th 2015

CinziaThe Journal de Montréal published the results of a small study to illustrate the phenomenon of “downsizing” in grocery stores, i.e., reduction in the selling size of a product while maintaining the same price.

SOSCuisine was the one that provided the data for this study, because for several years now, we have been doing a weekly monitoring of the prices on flyer specials in nearly 100 large chain stores across Canada (including 20 in Quebec). This places us in an ideal position to analyze prices and observe trends.

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Tackling Lunchtime Challenges

June 7th 2015

In my last blog, I explored rushed mornings and missed breakfast; today, I will tackle the tricky lunch meal.

I will address top 3 lunchtime challenges, why this is a health concern and then I will provide some tips.
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