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Food for thought: “Live Below the Line” with $1.75/day

April 26th 2013

Have you heard about the “Live Below the Line” challenge? In a nutshell, it’s a fund-raising campaign that’s challenging the way we think about poverty. About 20,000 people are expected to take up the challenge this year. In Canada, it’s a matter of living on $1.75 a day for 5 days, next week, from April 29 to May 3.

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Valentine’s Day menus, recipes and can’t-miss chocolate dessert

February 6th 2013

Quite a few of you have asked me to plan a special Valentine’s Day menu. I have prepared 2, which are equally mouth-watering, but are quite different nutritionally (calories and fats).

Pick the one that is best for you:

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Super Bowl recipes

January 29th 2013

The next Super Bowl is only few days away. We love to watch our favorite game together with our friends, glued to the TV, tucking into some good finger licking food and guzzling beer!

So, in keeping with tradition, we are recommending some dishes, that can be easily prepared in advance and be eaten easily in front of the TV.

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Poutine Week Montreal

January 28th 2013

You love fries, cheese and gravy ? You’ll be glad to know that a poutine-lover’s dream is coming true: The first-ever Poutine Week Montreals is going to take place February 1st to 7th.

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Have a Soupy New Year!

January 9th 2013

After the holidays, we all look forward to eating less fancy foods that are low in calories but still good to taste. Hearty soups are ideal, because they have a low ‘caloric density‘ (fewer calories compared to their mass) and are therefore particularly suitable for those who wish to lose weight. For example, the average caloric density of SOS Cuisine’s Smart Meal Plans for Weight Loss is 1.3 calories per gram.

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Omerto, an unusual wine made of …. tomatoes

January 4th 2013

Who said you need good grapes to make a good wine? Pascal Miche a wine-maker living in beautiful Charlevoix (Quebec), uses heirloom tomatoes to create an unusual, yet very pleasant tomato wine. His secret lies in a four-generations-old Belgian family recipe.

Just as regular wine-makers do with their grapes, Pascal chooses only the very best tomatoes for his Omerto wine, named after his grand-father Omer, who passed his secret recipe down to him.

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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

December 19th 2012

To help our readers keep healthy during the holidays, we are publishing here Health Canada’s recommendations

Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. However, many of the foods found at holiday parties, such as baked goods, eggnog, cider, seafood and turkey, can carry viruses, bacteria or parasites that could cause foodborne illness (“food poisoning”).

Health Canada would like to remind all Canadians of some basic steps they can take to help reduce the risk of foodborne illness during the holiday season.

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