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]