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fair trade, équitable

Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

4 May, 2015 No Comments

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.

Simple and affordable tips for cleaning naturally

You can actually save a lot of money on house cleaning products if you unearth grandma’s trade secrets, which also have the advantage of not using industrial chemicals.

food basket, paniel d'aliments

Three new health food stores added to our list

Among the large number of messages we receive from our members, some are concerning the preferred supermarkets you would like to see added to our list. In the last few months 3 health food store chains have caught our attention.

paying at the grocery store, payer à l'épicerie

Eating will become even more expensive in 2015

6 February, 2015 No Comments

Due to the recent dip in the Canadian dollar, your grocery bill will shoot up even more than expected this year. According to an update released by the University of Guelph in Ontario last Tuesday, the price of some imported products such as vegetables could rise by as much as 7.5%. So the institute revised […]

Grocery bills will shoot up in 2015

19 January, 2015 No Comments

According to the Food Price Report 2015 published by the University of Guelph in early December, food prices in Canada will increase between 0.3% to 2.6% on average in 2015. The price rise could be higher than the rate of inflation. The largest increases will affect meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. In the case of […]

Price of olive oil on the rise

13 January, 2015 No Comments

There’s bad news in store for all you olive oil fans out there: brace yourself to pay more for this basic commodity of the Mediterranean diet, whose merits are praised by gourmets and dietitians alike. The disastrous olive harvest in southern Europe in 2014 is sure to cause an upward surge in oil prices (the […]

christmas noel

Festive menu on a budget 2014

20 December, 2014 No Comments

Even in financially hard times, it is always possible to prepare a great holiday meal. One needs to select some not too expensive ingredients and find some special recipes, as those proposed in this menu. For less than $5 per serving, all of your guests will be delighted. And the price can be even lower […]

Gifts we’d REALLY like to receive!

28 November, 2014 No Comments

Every year, we wish our loved ones good health. This Christmas, why not simply offer it with a SOSCuisine PREMIUM subscription adapted to the nutritional needs of the people you love? With our specialized menus, approved by Danielle Lamontagne, our Chief Nutritionist, you can provide the benefits of nutrition to the persons you want to […]

Don’t chuck the pumpkin seeds

1 November, 2014 No Comments

After this Halloween week-end, zillions of pumpkins will end up in the trash. If you do not wish to use the pulp, which is delicious, save at least the pumpkin seeds, which are rich in nutrients, such as phytosterols, zinc, magnesium and essential fatty acids. First of all remove the seeds, rinse them in water […]

Boeuf beef

The soaring prices of meat and fish

15 October, 2014 No Comments

The price of red meat continues to rise after the summer of barbecues. And this is also the case with fish. I make these statements not because I’ve read scholarly articles on oil prices, the value of the Canadian dollar or the state of agricultural production, but rather because I see it week after week […]

l'éiquetage alimentaire, food labels

8 proposed food labelling changes

12 September, 2014 No Comments

Health Canada proposes to change food labelling. I’m sure you can imagine how huge this news must be for a dietitian! Given below is a summary of what I think are the most important changes, and my take on each of them.

Chefs (and pharmacists) buy private brands

7 August, 2014 No Comments

Private or house brand products are visible everywhere, both in supermarkets and in pharmacies and they are better priced than major brands. But does this mean that they are of poorer quality? There’s no reason to believe so, since pharmacists and chefs prefer them for their personal use.