Month: March 2013

Gourmet Menus for Easter

March 30, 2013 No Comments

This column aims at suggesting tasty, simple and quick dishes for the whole week, and these dishes are based the seasonal availability of fresh ingredients and the specials advertised in the flyers of the main food retailers. As we are nearing the end of Easter week, I’d like to recommend five menus that are not […]

World’s largest Easter Egg

March 28, 2013 No Comments

World’s largest Easter egg is presently being built in Miramar, a familiar beach resort on the Atlantic Coast, 450 km from Buenos Aires. A 30-people strong team, commanded by pastry chef Walter Aragones, is building a gigantic structure, completely made out of chocolate, of about 4,5 tons and with an estimated final height of 6 […]

Thanks for visiting!

March 27, 2013 No Comments

Our heartfelt thanks to all those that stopped by to say hello at the Eat Well and Living Green Expo in Montreal and Quebec, the last 2 week-ends. We spent five long and satisfying days receiving an average of two visitors per minute (!), which translates into a rough total of 5,000 people. Backbreaking – […]

Springtime menus

March 24, 2013 No Comments

Spring signifies renewal. After the harsh winter and its heavy meals, this is your chance to make good food resolutions by giving more importance to fruits and vegetables. This food category continues to be good news for our health. Many studies have shown that people who consume lots of fruit and vegetables are less prone […]

Cuy, a culinary delight

March 21, 2013 2 Comments

Seeing a guinea pig on sticks being grilled over a fire was probably the biggest culture shock during my trip in Ecuador and Peru. Unfortunately, I did not have the courage to try it, however I learned that this animal is commonly served as a popular dish in the Andes region. The cuy, as the […]

Peruvian gastronomy

March 18, 2013 No Comments

Gastronomy in Peru is now becoming more and more popular around the world and is known to offer some of the most delicious specialties within South America. During my travels in Peru, I was able to discover various exquisite specialties of this beautiful country.

Gluten-free diet

March 17, 2013 No Comments

Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in cereals including rye, oats, wheat, barley, triticale, kamut and spelt. Gluten is what gives flour its bread-making quality, and what makes bread rise, makes it soft and also helps in its baking. It is the cooking of gluten that is behind the golden colour, pleasing aroma and […]

Some Ecuadorian Specialties

March 14, 2013 No Comments

Ecuadorian specialties vary according to the different regions. During my travels, I stayed in the central part of the country, in the Andes Mountains and tried some interesting dishes. Here are a few of my discoveries.

How to take advantage of the “real” good deals

March 13, 2013 No Comments

One of your most frequently asked questions is: “How can I take full advantage of the “true” good deals at my preferred supermarket?”

The Great Salt Shakedown

March 11, 2013 No Comments

Did you watch “The Great Salt Shakedown”, Marketplace’s investigation of salt hidden in our food, on CBC Television last Friday? They have analyzed the daily sodium intake of 80 Canadians by collecting their urine samples and found a great majority are consuming far more than the recommended amounts. Overall, 99 per cent of those tested […]

Flyer’ Specials … a Good Deal?

March 11, 2013 1 Comment

This was the title of a TV report from Radio Canada’s show “L’Épicerie”, aired last Wednesday. Making the difference between the true bargains and the “booby-traps” is not always easy, and that’s were SOSCuisine can be a great resource to consumers. Obviously, being featured in such a renowned show made us very proud and happy! […]

Discover the pleasure of ‘eating healthy’ and ‘living green’

March 9, 2013 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on March 9, 2013. If health foods, ecology and global health mean a lot to you, then don’t miss Expo Manger Santé et Vivre Vert, the annual event taking place from 15 to 17 March at the Palais des congrès in Montreal and from 23 to 24 March […]

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