This Week’s 3 Healthy Recipes: Farro

With more fiber than lots of other grains including quinoa, oatmeal and rice, farro is an often-neglected ancient superfood that should be on your menu. I keep seeing it on healthy Paris restaurant menus...and I had to try it out myself at home! One half cup nets you about 150 calories (same as oatmeal), 8g fiber, 8g protein and 10 percent of your daily iron. With a nutty flavor and chewy texture, it's a great substitution in pretty much any recipe calling for rice. It makes a great hearty replacement for your morning oatmeal and is delish in soups/stews, on salads, and paired with fall-to-winter foods like squash. Bring small bag of farro ... [Read More]

8 Things You Need to Know Before Moving from the U.S. to France

Given last night’s devastating Trump election, a lot of people have been asking how they can get the heck out of this country. I’m not saying that’s the solution: The U.S. needs people standing up for the rights of minorities and women now more than ever. But if you were already planning (or thinking of) moving to Paris, what I learned on our move this summer to France can help: Expect it’s going to cost more than you think. Between shipping and moving fees, visa application, potentially paying double rent (see below), and buying new stuff to settle into your new home, moving is pricey. Like, thousands of dollars kind of pricey. It will ... [Read More]