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Cacao Nibs

My latest culinary discovery are the cocoa nibs which can be incorporate in several desserts, energy bars or granola. Unlike chocolate chips, cocoa nibs have a low glycemic index, are a high source of fiber and contain many essential minerals and…

March 21, 2013
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Coconut Flour

The coconut flour is very interesting to use because it does not contain gluten, so perfect for those intolerant or allergic to gluten. It also has a low glycemic index and is a good source of protein and fiber. It can…

December 12, 2012
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I discovered this small Quebec company at the Christmas market in the Old Port of Quebec. Herbamiel is located in Sacre-Coeur-du-Saguenay and opened in 2011. With their 75 hives, they produce several types of honey, all very tasty. Unlike honey that…

December 4, 2012
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Virgin Coconut Oil

The coconut oil is the new culinary panacea since studies have shown that replacing 2 tablespoons of butter per day of coconut oil can increase our level of “good” cholesterol in the blood. Coconut oil contains a large proportion of lauric…

November 2, 2012
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Ground Cherry

In Quebec, the harvest of the ground cherry is at the end of the summer and fall. It is quite difficult to get it the rest of the year. This small fruit that belongs to the same family as the tomato…

October 12, 2012
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How to choose your balsamic vinegar

I love balsamic vinegar, simply with olive oil for dipping bread, salad, seasoning for roasted vegetables, or even on a chocolate brownie! Unfortunately, the term “balsamic vinegar” is not regulated, so there are a wide range of products of different qualities…

October 4, 2012
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Camellia Sinensis Tea House

The many benefits of tea have been known for thousands of years and they are now more readily available from various regions of the world. The Camellia Sinensis tea house has  stood  out  for several years offering an impressive array of white, green,…

September 28, 2012
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Dried cranberry

Autumn is the time for harvest, and is the time of the year to buy the best dried cranberries. Produced by house Bergevin, their whole dried cranberries are natural. I usually find them at the Atwater Market in Montreal. Perfect as…

September 15, 2012

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