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Iris Gagnon Paradise
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Veronique Larocque
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Dinnertime with Julie Snyder

Personalities who market their food ranges are not new and the result is not always happy. That’s why we weren’t convinced beforehand when we found out that Julie Snyder is bringing a series of the same name to the shelves. But it’s clear that the producer and presenter did everything right, aided by her business partners Amélie Léger and Marie-Pierre Gaudreault. 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 ricotta lime, our favorite), olive oil and vinaigrettes, our favorite, especially the Caesar Lemony, very tasty. A good and healthy choice, made in Quebec too!

Tofu and tofu spreads, peanut or almond butter, sauces, olive oil and dressings. vegetarians or vegans
Between $4.99 and $12.99, products exclusive to Metro

Drink apple cider vinegar… without flinching!


Mama Shrub is ready to drink

Apple cider vinegar is popular and many benefits are attributed to it, such as: B. supporting digestion and regulating blood sugar. But no one wants to drink from a spoon. New Quebec brand Mama Shrub (by Alimentation Biodev company) has made it the main ingredient in their 100% natural and organic fizzy drinks. The ready-to-drink drink is obtained from a “bush”, that is, a sour syrup obtained from a maceration of fruit, sugar and vinegar, here with cider to which sparkling water is simply added. It is very low in calories (between 35 and 50 calories per can), very thirst quenching and the vinegar taste is subtle. Even son, 7 years old, embraced the four flavors on offer: raspberry and lavender, strawberry and pink pepper, ginger and lime, grapefruit and rose water. To be enjoyed as is or to incorporate into your summer cocktails, taking inspiration from the recipes offered on the site.

mom shrub
100% natural and organic carbonated drinks
$11.19 for a pack of 4 cans, available at multiple outlets including Provigo, Uniprix and Les Marchés Traditions

Surprising sauce bars


Bar to Cook cooking sauce bars

Apprentice chefs, busy workers, or overworked parents, Bar to Cook sauce bars could become your great dinner allies. This culinary innovation from Montreal company The Foodie Family surprises. Adding water to this candy bar-like product creates a creamy and tasty sauce in about twenty minutes. The taste of bar-to-cook products is a thousand miles away from the often over-salty of dehydrated sauces and broths. These bars consist mainly of deodorized cocoa butter, organic spice powder and organic vegetable powder. Five bars are currently on offer: Moroccan, Indian, Provençal, Spanish and Tex Mex. Each of the boxes comes with a very easy to follow recipe. What to cook like a chef a tajine, a paella or a curry.

Bar to cook
Cooking sauce bars
$32.50 for the five flavor discovery box, available for pre-order on the Bar to Cook website

A leap into the Middle East and North Africa


For recipe ideas, visit the Al’Fez website.

With Al’Fez products, you can let your taste buds travel to the Middle East or North Africa quickly and easily. Recently launched in Quebec, the British brand offers a range of different products inspired by the stalls of the souks. Shawarma or Shish Taouk marinades are ideal for flavoring meat. They turn out very tasty without being too spicy. Al’Fez also includes sauces, harissa paste, tahini and sets of side dishes, such as couscous. Most of these products are vegan. We especially loved the Lebanese-style falafel mix, which makes chickpea balls in just five minutes without a food processor. Fewer dishes on a weekday, that’s joy! However, we would have liked the mixture to contain less salt.

Shawarma or Shish Taouk marinades, sauces, harissa paste, tahini and side sets
From $3 to $6, products available at Metro, IGA, Provigo and Walmart

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