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Meal with Julie Snyder
Personalities who launch their ranges of food is nothing new and the result is not always happy. We were therefore not convinced in advance when we learned that Julie Snyder was launching a range of the same name on the shelves. But it’s clear that the producer and presenter did things right, supported by his business partners Amélie Léger and Marie-Pierre Gaudreault. The products are all vegetarian or vegan, with a strong desire to offer healthy, easy-to-cook options with a short list of ingredients and no artificial flavors. The variety is great: tofu and tofu spreads, peanut or almond butter, sauces (vegan bolognese, vegan tofu or lime ricotta, our favorite), olive oil and vinaigrette, our favorite, especially the caesar lemony, very tasty. A good healthy choice, even made in Quebec!
Tofu and tofu spreads, peanut or almond butter, sauces, olive oil and seasonings. vegetarians or vegans
Between $ 4.99 and $ 12.99, products offered exclusively by Metro
Drink apple cider vinegar … without wincing!
Apple cider vinegar is popular and is credited with many benefits, such as aiding digestion and regulating blood sugar. But nobody wants to drink from a spoon. The new Quebec brand Mama Shrub (from Alimentation Biodev) has made it the star ingredient of its 100% natural and organic carbonated soft drinks. The ready-to-drink is obtained from a “shrub”, that is a sour syrup resulting from a maceration of fruit, sugar and vinegar, here with apple cider, to which sparkling water is simply added. It’s low-calorie (between 35 and 50 calories per can), very thirst-quenching, and the sweet and sour flavor is subtle. The 7-year-old son also adopted the four flavors offered: raspberry and lavender, strawberry and pink pepper, ginger and lime, grapefruit and rose water. To be enjoyed as it is or to be incorporated into your summer cocktails by taking a cue from the recipes proposed on the site.
100% natural and organic sparkling drinks
$ 11.19 for a 4-can pack, available at multiple retail outlets, including Provigo, Uniprix, and Les Marchés Traditions
Amazing salsa bars
Apprentice cooks, busy workers or overworked parents, Bar to Cook cooking sauce bars could become your great allies at dinner time. This culinary innovation created by Montreal firm The Foodie Family is amazing. Adding water to this chocolate bar-like product creates a creamy and tasty sauce in about twenty minutes. The taste of Bar to Cook products is a thousand miles from the often too salty one of dehydrated sauces and broths. These bars are mainly made with deodorized cocoa butter, organic spice powder and organic vegetable powder. There are currently five bars on offer: Moroccan, Indian, Provençal, Spanish and Tex Mex. Each of the boxes contains a very easy recipe to follow. What to cook a tagine, paella or curry like a chef.
From bar to cooking
cooking sauce bars
$ 32.50 for the discovery box containing the five varieties, available for pre-order on the Bar to Cook website
A leap to the Middle East and North Africa
With Al’Fez products it is quick and easy to make your taste buds travel to the Middle East or North Africa. The British brand recently launched in Quebec offers a range of diversified products inspired by the stalls of the souks. Shawarma or shish taouk marinades are ideal for flavoring meats. They become very tasty without being too spicy. Al’Fez is also sauces, harissa pasta, tahini and side dishes, such as couscous. Most of these products are vegan. We loved the Lebanese-style falafel mix, which allows you to make chickpea balls in just five minutes, without a food processor. Fewer dishes on a weekday night, that’s joy! However, we wished the blend contained less salt.
Marinated shawarma or shish taouk, sauces, harissa paste, tahini and side dishes
$ 3 to $ 6, products available at Metro, IGA, Provigo, and Walmart