5 Easy Tips To Avoid Sugar Cravings
Do you get sugar cravings? You are not alone! A good number of clients tell me that they have them… For some, sugar cravings are related to their menstrual cycle, stress or emotions. Other people have the impression of being sugar-dependent, as their cravings are always present. Here are 5 tips to help you finally […]
Sweeteners and Weight Loss: A winning Combination?
***To make this article easier to read, I use the term sweetener(s) to cover non nutritional/artificial/synthetic sweeteners.*** Indulging your sweet tooth, without worrying about calories… Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? It seems practically too good to be true… And, according to the latest studies, it may really be too good to be true! It seems that […]
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
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?
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
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 […]
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. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners does […]
10 Foolproof Tips for Baking Cakes
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!