Month: November 2013

Cashew, the world’s leading nut

November 30, 2013 No Comments

Cashew is the fruit of the cashew tree, which is native to Northeast Brazil. Although it was “discovered” by the Portuguese in 1538, it had been domesticated long before their arrival in the country. The latter exported it from Brazil to their colonies in India (Goa) and Africa (Angola, Mozambique) shortly after. Since then, cashew […]

The moving testimony of Carole-Anne, who rediscovered the taste of cooking

November 28, 2013 No Comments

“(…) After a whole year of surgery and treatment, food tasted like cardboard and it took a few months for my sense of taste to return. And during this entire period when everything tasted like cardboard, I did not cook. I didn’t have the energy to either shop or cook. (…) So either my friends […]

SOSCuisine featured on “The thirties grind”

November 26, 2013 No Comments

“The thirties grind” is a well-researched and lively-written blog on the trials and tribulations of parenting. The author is Vancouver-based Melissa Carr, who is a working mother of two. Last week, Melissa wrote about how SOSCuisine’s meal plans can really help busy families through the most stressful time of the day: DINNER TIME!

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‘Matcha’, the teatime treat

November 23, 2013 No Comments

Matcha is a finely powdered green tea that is traditionally served in Japan for the tea ceremony. Its subtle bitterness and pretty green colour makes it a prime ingredient in Japanese cuisine, especially in sweets and pastries.

Meet Jacques, controlled diabetes and breathing easier!

November 21, 2013 No Comments

“I am a man in his fifties whose health was not always as good as it is now. In February 2013, I was suffering from several major health problems: medically treated diabetes, very high blood sugar level, high pressure, very overweight… I was not at all in shape. I felt constantly tired and irritable, and […]

SOSCuisine featured on “Parent Club”

November 19, 2013 No Comments

If you are a busy parent looking for useful information to make your life a little easier, chances are you already know the family-friendly Parent Club blog. Beyond the scene is Caroline Fernandez, a Canadian mom of three, who shares her experience on a variety of family matters. From activities for families to tech stuff to […]

Broccoli could protect against radiation sickness

November 18, 2013 No Comments

Good news for the broccoli-lovers. A study published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, looked at the protective qualities of 3,3’-diindolylmethane, or DIM and found it to protect mice and rats from otherwise lethal doses of radiation. Rats in the study were given lethal doses of gamma ray radiation. Then, they […]


Bison meat, a gourmet treat

November 17, 2013 No Comments

The American bison ensured the survival of Native Americans in the Prairies for thousands of years by providing them with cover, clothing, utility items and food. With the arrival of colonizers and the construction of the railways, this species came close to extinction.

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Inspired testimonials for our Diabetes Menus

November 13, 2013 No Comments

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Be inspired by these testimonials: ______________________________________________________________ I greatly appreciate all the time saved since I don’t have to do the research. One of the things I appreciate the most is the serving choice. We are only 2 in this family. I am proceeding slowly in trying the new recipes but […]

Record auction sales for 4 truffles: 230,000 euros

November 11, 2013 No Comments

Every fall during truffle season, the city of Alba, in Northwestern Italy, holds a truffle fair that attracts connoisseurs and foodies throughout the world. The most anticipated event of the fair is the Worldwide Auction of White Alba Truffle, which usually takes place the second Sunday of November in the medieval Castello di Grinzane Cavour. […]

How to Prevent ‘Winter Blues’

November 8, 2013 No Comments

Each year, with time changes and shorter days, do you feel depressed and irritable? Is your energy flagging? Do you have sugar cravings? You may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is nicknamed “winter blues”. If this is the case, you’re not the only one suffering from it, because, according to the Canadian […]

November and male health

November 6, 2013 No Comments

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. Through the power of the moustache, vital funds and awareness are raised to combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

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