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SOS Cuisine to the rescue

With our hectic lifestyles it isn’t always easy to eat properly and maintain a healthy diet, regardless of how important we know this factors into our well being.  To the rescue: SOSCuisine.com, a website dedicated to creating easy meal plans for everyone’s lifestyle.

Creator and Founder of SOSCuisine, Cinzia Cuneo, said her motivation for creating the website came from her own busy, demanding lifestyle.  Working long hours as an Engineer while travelling the globe, along with caring for her ailing Mother in their home country of Italy, Cuneo began to receive phone calls from her husband asking her for simple recipes that he could make while she was away.  “I knew that if my husband needed help, then other people need help too.” Said Cuneo, in a phone interview from her office in Montreal, Quebec.

Cuneo knew that she didn’t want to contribute another recipe website to the plethora of sites that already exist; instead, she wanted to provide a simple solution for everyone who struggles with proper eating. 

So how is SOSCuisine different and what can it do for you?  With tailored menus to suit literally any dietary restrictions you may have, from halal, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut-free, to kids menus and single diners, menus can be created for even the most selective of eaters.  Currently, the service is free for all users, with a nominal fee being charged for the newest additions to the menus: individuals who suffer from type-2 diabetes and people who are looking to safely and effectively shed added weight.

All of the deliciously simple recipes are developed internally and the skill level is always set at beginner, so any level of cook can tackle the menus with no stress.  Ingredients are easily found in your neighborhood grocer and did I mention the recipes are delicious? Nutritional information is provided by a registered dietitian to maintain accuracy and all diabetic menus are designed to meet the standards of the Canadian Diabetes Association, Health Canada and Diabetes Quebec. 

Cuneo believes that people become overwhelmed when trying to plan for meals and this can lead to convenient, poor food choices.  Not only does SOSCuisine provide you with a weekly meal plan, conveniently emailed to your inbox, they also indicate specific grocery stores in your geographical area that carry the ingredients you need and when they are on special.  The tools on the site are brilliant and incomparible to most recipes websites currently on the Internet.

Much of the confusion surrounding healthy eating, particularly in Canada, can be attributed to the limited growing season and our perceptions of when those seasons exist.  Says Cuneo “People don’t know when the seasons are because everything is provided (in the stores) all year round.” 

SOSCuisine has an in-genius “Eat Local” option, indicating what produce is available at the time of year in your region and what recipes correlate with these foods, eliminating any need to buy outside of the growing season, if you so choose.

Cuneo and her small team of dedicated professionals have taken the lowly recipe website to new heights, providing anyone with Internet access the easy option to eat healthily and on budget, everyday and stress free without compromising on taste.

Check out the site here at: http://www.soscuisine.com

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