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]

Le Sargent Recruteur: Elegant Dining on Ile Saint Louis

Restaurant: Le Sargent Recruteur Area: Ile Saint Louis Come for: Gourmet French Specialties: Fancy French dishes beautifully plated -- turbot, pigeon, lamb, caviar, foie gras Best for: Romantic/business/celebratory dinner Price: $$$$ // 40 euros per main, or 59 euros for prix-fixe menu (entrée/plat/dessert) Service: Very slow What we had: Foie gras with fig; turbot with carrots and orange sauce; stuffed lamb with an olive crust and polenta; cheese plate (camembert, brie, two types of goat, bleu d'avergne) A little taste: We came to Le Sargent Recruteur to celebrate my husband's mom's birthday with his brother and sister-in-law. ... [Read More]