When it comes to food, the French know what they're doing. No surprise there. La gastronomie of France, in all its seasonal, locally-sourced, fresh-from-the-market brilliance, was one of the main reasons I wanted to move back here for an extended period of time after college. And since arriving, I've been doing my best to absorb everything about French … Continue reading 5 healthy breakfasts to start your day off right
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the year of Pulses, which are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officially recognizes 11 specific types of pulses, but they can generally be encompassed in 4 groups: dry peas, beans, lentils, and chickpeas. Referred to as … Continue reading #LovePulses and take the pledge
Despite the sub-freezing temperatures here in France, my apartment smells like a straight-up tropical island because of all the coconut flour I've been experimenting with lately. This grain-free alternative to wheat flour is made by pressing the water and oil out of the coconut meat and grinding what's left into a slightly yellow and clumpy … Continue reading 4 ways to use coconut flour
... not much. In fact, after baguette, I would say crêpes are a solid number 2 on the list of classic French foods. (Although, according to BuzzFeed, baked camembert is pretty high up there as well.) Essentially a thin pancake, crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of the country. Nowadays, however, they can … Continue reading what’s more french than crêpes?
Hello, friends! For anyone new, "Lately on Instagram" is a series where I summarize what's been happening in my kitchen lately, with posts revolving around larger themes such as meal prep, summer flavors, or high-vibrational foods. Today, it's all about introducing new, french ingredients into my kitchen. It's hard to believe I'm currently hovering right around … Continue reading Lately on Instagram: introducing new (french!) flavors
I have never been one to set New Year's resolutions. The whole "new year, new me" thing? Well, I never bought into it. Now, I don't want to come off as complacent or as if I don't believe in actively working on myself, either to reverse unhealthy habits or pick up new, healthier ones. On the … Continue reading the not-so-sweet truth about sugar
Okay, so they're not all "fun" and they may not exactly be "facts," but my desire for a title with arguably excessive alliteration won out in the end. One of my favorite things to do in France is go grocery shopping. That may sound odd, but there's just something about the food stores here that … Continue reading 5 fun facts about French supermarkets