Month: January 2013

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Cardiovascular health: Check to see if you are at risk

January 30, 2013 No Comments

Every 7 minutes, someone becomes a victim of cardiovascular disease or stroke in Canada. Yet these are preventable and treatable. That is why the CHUM Cardiovascular Centre is organising “Cardiovascular disease awareness day” on February 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grande-Place du Complexe-Desjardins, Montreal.

Top 10 Super Bowl Recipes

January 29, 2013 No Comments

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 […]

Poutine Week Montreal

January 28, 2013 No Comments

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.

Olives for every occasion

January 26, 2013 No Comments

Green, black, natural, spicy, pitted, stuffed, pâté, with an appetizer or a salad, on a pizza, with fish, meat or pasta, the table olive pretty much lends itself to all occasions. Most olives are harvested for their oil once they mature, after falling naturally from the tree. The most beautiful and fleshy olives in turn, […]

Orange juice prices have risen

January 24, 2013 No Comments

Bad news in this season of flu and colds: the price of oranges is on the rise because a below-normal harvest is expected this year due to the drought that hit the Unites States last summer and the recent frost in the plantations down in Florida. The US, which is the second largest producer of […]

Testimonial from a ’60 lbs lighter’ Sophie

January 22, 2013 No Comments

We often receive positive feedback from our members. This one made us sit up because of the lucidity and pride with which Sophie told us about the results she has achieved so far. Not only did she lose 60 lbs in 12 months, she more importantly learnt a method that will no doubt stay with […]

Caper, a Delicious Bud

January 19, 2013 No Comments

Did you know that capers are not the fruit, but the flower buds of the caper plant? They are harvested before they begin to open up. They are then dried, salted and pickled in vinegar. This is how they turn into a condiment with a tart and slightly bitter flavour. The smaller the capers, the […]

Hilarious Fiat 500L Commercial: The “Motherhood” Rap

January 18, 2013 1 Comment

Stepping away from traditional car advertisements, Fiat UK has created a rap music video targeted towards young mothers, that has been seen almost 3 Million times since its launch, about a month ago. In this video, a sleep-deprived mother is seen singing about milk, nappy rash and being covered in children’s vomit. She goes on […]

Smart grocery tips from the CBC

January 16, 2013 No Comments

With a little knowledge and some planning, it is always possible to eat well and healthy without spending too much money. Here’s a video from the CBC’s “Recession Guide” serie, where Cinzia is revealing some of the prices to look for. It aired almost 3 years ago (2009-04-07) but it provides price points that are […]

SOS Cuisine recommended once more on Radio-Canada’s TV show L’Épicerie

January 14, 2013 No Comments

Canadians are expected to pay more at the grocery store in 2013, especially for meat and eggs, according to a forecast by University of Guelph researchers. General food expenditures will increase between 1.5% and 3.5%, which means that a family of 2 adults and 2 kids, spending about $280 per week, should expect to spend […]

Open pistachio!

January 12, 2013 No Comments

Originally from Central Asia, where it was apparently grown 4000 years ago, the pistachio tree requires typically desert conditions such as a period of cold weather to begin flowering, followed by a long hot summer for its fruit to ripen. Nowadays, this tree is cultivated in nearly 20 countries, the main ones being Iran, Turkey, […]

“Smart” fork to help you lose weight

January 11, 2013 No Comments

An electronic fork recording when you lift it to your mouth is one of the gadgets getting attention this week at the International CES in Las Vegas, an annual showcase of the latest consumer-electronic devices. This fork contains a motion sensor, that can figure out when you’re eating too fast, warning you with a vibration […]

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