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Sweeteners and Weight Loss: A winning Combination?

31 December, 2016 No Comments

***To make this article easier to read, I use the term sweetener(s) to cover non nutritional/artificial/synthetic sweeteners.*** With the arrival of the new year and the resolutions that are taken at this time, losing weight is often a priority for many. This article doesn’t focus on weight loss itself, as we have already covered this […]

Pouding Chômeur – Quebec’s Classic Dessert

For the last 90 years, the recipe for this dessert has been passed from one generation to the next with innumerable variations.

TOP 10: Desserts under 50 cents per serving

Aspiring pastry chefs know that a great dessert is the perfect end to any meal. It should be delicious, interesting, and leave your guests feeling full but not too stuffed. It should compliment the meal, whether it’s fancy or simple. Here at SOSCuisine, we also think it should be easy on your wallet as well […]

The story of the Christmas Log

30 November, 2015 No Comments

In francophone countries, Christmas dinners often end with a serving of Christmas log. Did you know that it is a tradition linked to the celebration of the winter solstice?

Le gelato délicieux, delicious gelato

What’s the difference between ice cream and gelato?

Being a born and bred Italian, I had the chance to experience hundreds of distinct ice cream flavours in several excellent “gelaterie” (ice cream parlours), developing a special taste for real good “gelato”. By the way, gelato is just the Italian word for ice cream, so how come it is so different from North American-style […]

Five easy ways to reuse your leftover Easter chocolate

31 March, 2015 No Comments

Easter is a great occasion to please your sweet tooth with chocolate bunnies and eggs. But when the party is over, what to do with all the leftovers? Here are 5 insightful ways to use them up:

Sugar: How much should we be consuming?

A few months ago the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada issued a new position statement recommending adults and children limit consumption of added sugars to no more than 10% of their daily calorie intake. This recommendation equates to 12 teaspoons of added sugar daily, which is less than half of the current average intake […]

Mug cake: the latest trend

Mug cakes are all the rage now. This recipe can be made directly in a mug and baked in a microwave oven, and the best part is, it takes next to no time to prepare and there’s hardly any washing up, to boot! The idea of having a sweet or savoury cake that’s ready in […]

Anti-ageing chocolate

24 February, 2015 No Comments

No, this isn’t a hoax: scientists at Cambridge University have developed a chocolate that reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin. A 7.5 g piece of “Esthechoc” contains the same amount of antioxidant astaxanthin as a salmon fillet, and the same amount of polyphenols as 100 g of dark chocolate.

The story behind stevia

When you consider the clear link between excessive consumption of sugars and carbohydrates and the epidemic of obesity and diabetes that afflicts our society, the mad rush for non-caloric sweeteners is self-explanatory. Logic demands that by reducing the consumption of sugar, one should be able to control excess weight. As we saw in the article […]

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10 foolproof tips for baking cakes

15 December, 2014 No Comments

The art of baking great cakes also includes understanding the chemical reactions that take place. Follow our 10 tips to prevent baking a cake that comes out as flat as a pancake or as hard as a rock!

It’s time to bake some Christmas cookies

2 December, 2014 No Comments

It’s that time of the year again, when families gather together to rustle up some Holiday bakings. The favourite one in the northern countries is without doubt gingerbread. Such a great fun to cut it with cookie cutters and decorate with icing and all sorts of candy.