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On your marks, get set, barbecue!

May 10th 2014

SOSCuisine/BBQOriginally published in the Journal de Montréal on May 10, 2014.

At last, the time has come to cook outside. We’ve been dreaming about it for so long… But beware, all you grilled meat lovers! Charring meat may produce substances called heterocyclic amines (HA), that are thought to increase the risk of cancer.
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Easter eggs

April 19th 2014

SOSCuisine/Easter EggsOriginally published in the Journal de Montréal on April 19, 2014.

From the humble, coloured hard-boiled egg to the most prestigious Fabergé eggs in precious metals and decorated stones, the Easter egg is an age-old tradition.

In fact, the custom of offering decorated eggs existed long before the Christian era. As spring is the season in which nature blossoms, the egg, representing life and rebirth, was probably the first symbol of fertility used in rituals dating from the dawn of time.
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Simply Cook and Enjoy!

March 1st 2014

SOSCuisine/father and son cookingOriginally published in the Journal de Montréal on March 1st, 2014.

This is the theme for Nutrition Month 2014 this year.

The fact that we are cooking less at home is a growing cause for concern, as there is evidence that children who take part in preparing meals and eat with the family have a healthier diet. But if adults don’t cook, who will pass on these essential skills to future generations?

We must therefore encourage families to get back to the basics of cooking and involve children: a great way to strengthen bonds, eat better and have fun.
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Chinese stir-fried greens

January 25th 2014

SOSCuisine/Green VegetablesOriginally published in the Journal de Montréal on January 25, 2014.

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 and linguistic heritage (Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese etc.). All this adds to the confusion and mystery.
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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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TOP 10 SOSCuisine Recipes

December 30th 2013

SOSCuisine/Top 10 RecipesTo start off the New Year on the right foot, we prepared the short list of our best recipes. See which ones were both best rated and most often saved in the cookbooks of our 350,000 members, during 2013.

If you are surprised to find a fish recipe at the top of the list, “Sole Fillets Florentine-Style”, please note that it is a very tasty recipe indeed, besides being ideal to introduce kids to fish. More than 15,000 people saved this recipe in their cookbook! Read the rest of this entry »

History of cranberries

December 23rd 2013

Cranberry, a cousin of the red bilberry, is present in all the sauces of the festive season!

Used as a poultice by Native Indian witch doctors, cranberry was also adopted by American sailors to fight against scurvy. In fact, US troops consumed around 500,000 kg per year during the Second World War!

Just a reminder of the TOP 3 elements in cranberry:

1. Antioxidants

Several studies carried out in recent years have highlighted the ability of antioxidants to neutralize free radicals from the body and thus, prevent the onset of various age-related diseases such as certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases. As it is better to be safe than sorry, the dietician team at SOSCuisine proposes simple and delicious menus that meet the latest scientific recommendations for maintaining good health.

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