our roots

SOS Kitchen was founded in Ottawa, Canada by Maria Guimaraes. Maria is passionate about eating healthy, being active, and most importantly, living as your best self. Maria is passionate about choosing food that are Non-GMO, free of preservatives, gluten free, organic, and free of refined sugar. The goal of SOS Kitchen is to provide families and healthy eaters with staples for their households. We want these staples, such as bread and granola, to be guilt free and extremely tasty!

About Maria

Maria was born in O'Porto, Portugal and moved to Canada as an infant. She has 3 children who visit her weekly to enjoy her amazing food creations. X years ago Maria had, had enough of her digestive problems and decided she was going to do something about it. Instead of going to the store and buying pre-made options to fit her dietary restrictions, she decided to fully immerse herself in the process and make everything herself! For most people, that might seem like a lot of work. You have to know exactly what is in your food and cook most of it yourself. This is where SOS Kitchen wants to help so you do not have to spend hours in the kitchen everyday. Let's leave that to Maria because she absolutely loves it!

Maria's favourite ingredients:

- Hemp Hearts

- Coconut (unsweetened, natural)

- Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachio's, Cashews, Pecans)

- Seeds (Chia, Pumpkin, Flax)

- Berries

- Apples

- Bananas