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]

Ratatouille, Revisited: A Light and Easy Vegetarian Lunch

For lunch I’m usually in the mood for something light and colorful—but my daily salads can really get sad. So when I saw a retake on a recipe for ratatouille, I jumped on it. And it was perfect: A fresh but filling summer lunch, with loads of nutritional goodies including fiber, B vitamins, potassium, folate, vitamin C, biotin (good for hair and skin!), and some protein from the zucchini and cheese. French cuisine with an American twist! Ingredients: Onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tbsp olive oil 1 zucchini, sliced longways and insides scooped out 1 eggplant 2 tomatoes Handful of basil, chopped Grated comte cheese Chili ... [Read More]

A Healthy French Dinner in Under 15 Minutes & 10 Euros

Today I realized I’m becoming French faster than I thought: I found myself craving mussels when I saw they were 20 percent on sale. Just 4 euros—FOUR EUROS!—for a 1-kilo pack at the grocery store. Back at home, I had all of the rest of the ingredients I needed left over from various other meals: --A couple tbsp. French butter --3 cups dry white wine (a totally drinkable bottle costs only about 4 euros at the French supermarket!!) --Shallots --Garlic --Red pepper --Lemon, zested --Day-old baguette (1 euro at the bakery) I was otherwise going to throw out but could now toast and dip --Cilantro (which I LOVE and ... [Read More]