The Sylvie's Food Blog

Spice and chocolate chip cookies

These spice cookies are really delicious. They are rich in iron because they contain molasses. In this recipe, I use green molasses because it contains twice as much iron as fancy molasses. Ingredients 3/4 cup margarine 1 cup of sugar 1 beaten egg 1/4 cup green molasses 2 cups unbleached flour 2 tsp. baking soda…
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aliments bio

The organic agriculture is effective without pesticides

The organic farming constitutes a sector on the rise. High consumer demand for bio products has grown stronger and stronger and it’s a good thing. People are now better informed about pesticides and their effects on health and the environment. But, is that type of agriculture performs as well as the conventional method? This appears…
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gâteau bûche de noel

Gluten free chocolate Yule Log

This Christmas Day, the consumers with coeliac disease will not fall through the cracks. They will be able to indulge with this gluten-free chocolate Yule Log. This recipe makes about 4 servings.   Ingredients Chocolate ganache ¼ cup cream 35% 2 oz semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped Cake ½ cup gluten-free flour 1 teaspoon gluten-free…
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Pesticide residues in citrus fruits and bananas

Pesticide residues in citrus fruits and bananas

Imazalil and thiabendazole are post-harvest fungicides. They are often found when analysis is carried out on fruits like bananas, oranges, clementines, citrus and many others. Washing these fruits before peeling them reduces contamination and removes part of pesticides. Effective and toxic to high doses! Post-harvest treatments with fungicide prevent fruits from mold and fungus. There…
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Molasses
Molasses cookies

Molasses cookies

These cookies will leave soon! Delicious and nutritious because they are rich in iron.                                                                                   …
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Coffee

Coffee aroma and its 800 molecules

There are five criteria to taste and evaluate coffee : strength, acidity, aroma, sweetness and bitterness. Which process give these different tastes to coffee? Of course, there is coffee-roasting but basically it’s closely related to genes. Roasting The coffee-roasting, a heating process up to 200°C, transforms odourless molecules, or chemical precursors present in coffee beans, into…
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Eggs

Eggs and their cholesterol

It’s a complete food. Don’t avoid eggs because of their cholesterol. They’re considered to be the most nutritious food with their proteins, good unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals. What’s the nutrition value of a big egg (53 g)? It contains 6 g of protein. It provides complete proteins because it contains 9 amino acids called…
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Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt, high in protein and low fat

Greek yogurt is a very interesting product that showed up recently in our grocery stores. Even fat-free, it remains smooth, in contrast to other types of yogurt. So, we don’t need gelatin or thickening agents to obtain this consistency. Why? The Greek process is responsible for this nice texture and its high protein content. The…
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Red and white wine

Sulfides in wine produce headaches : myth or reality?

Sulphides or sulphur dioxide are naturally present in wine at concentrations up to 10 milligrams per liter. Many winemakers add more sulphides to preserve and stabilize the wine. However,  people add more than others… up to 400 milligrams per liter according to the wine type. So is that alcohol causing headaches in many people? In…
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