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5 Lunch Salad Recipes for Busy People

June 30th 2014

What you eat has a direct impact on your productivity. Indeed, when your batteries are fully charged, your concentration will be optimal and you will be less prone to snacking…

In this article, I am proposing five main course salads that cost less than $ 2.50 per serving. Plus, all can be made ahead of time, either the day before or in the morning, in less than 20 minutes. With a quick dessert, you will get a full meal in no time.

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Everybody wants to eat Italian!

June 27th 2014

It is well known that Italians can turn a national tragedy into laughter. Indeed, the humiliating elimination of the national team from the FIFA world cup, last Tuesday, was gleefully lampooned by advertising strategists of 2 famous Italian brands.

Eataly, a food emporium with outlets both in Italy and abroad, has placed a full page advertisement in Friday’s newspapers featuring the New York Post story about the Suarez biting incident with the headline “Tutti vogliono mangiare italiano!” (i.e. “Everybody wants to eat Italian!”).

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The Clean 15

May 8th 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2014 version of  the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions.  At the opposite end of the contamination spectrum, here’s the list of Foods That You Don’t Have to Buy Organic also known as the ‘Clean 15′: Read the rest of this entry »

The Dirty Dozen

May 8th 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, has published the 2014 version of  the 12 foods having the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy organic versions. Read the rest of this entry »

Cooking with your family, for health and pleasure

March 3rd 2014

SOSCuisine/Family cookingDo you know that families who cook and dine together have better eating habits? Unfortunately, throughout the Western world, people are cooking less than in the past and the act of eating together has also reduced. According to a survey that Dietitians of Canada conducted among 4,000 respondents, the reasons for this include a lack of time (30%), lack of energy (26%), ideas (23%), planning (17%) and cooking skills (3%).
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DIY tartare

January 21st 2014

SOSCuisine/Beef TartareOf late, tartare has become a serious cause for concern ever since several customers complained of food poisoning in Marché 27, a tartare bar in Montreal.

So as 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:
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Long live the frozen fruit and vegetables!

January 15th 2014

SOSCuisine/Frozen vegetablesIn the heart of winter, fresh produce is limited—or expensive-, which forces many of us to turn to canned or frozen options.

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 freezing process itself also helps to preserve them. They are washed, bleached, often cut (practical!), then brought quickly to low temperature. In addition, I can buy locally grown frozen produce.
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