Butternut Squash Hummus Burgers (Recipe)

For the  past few months, we’ve been eating butternut squash (courge butternut or doubeurre in French) like it’s going out of style. And we should. In Europe, butternut squash is considered a légume ancien, that is, a forgotten vegetable. While winter squash are nowhere near being ignored in France today, the season will shortly be coming […]

In Search of Kale at the Marché Gros-la-Fontaine

Last Friday was a miserably gray and rainy day in Paris. Little Buddha and I braved the weather and went to explore the farmer’s market Gros-la-Fontaine. It’s a nice little outdoor market situated between rue Gros and rue Jean-de-la-Fontaine in the 16th. The reason I wanted to check out this particular market was because kale […]

Café Pinson (Restaurant Review)

This post is for the Australian part of my family, who will be rest assured that they’ll be able to eat yummy gluten-free fare when they come to Paris. When you think French cuisine, you probably picture three important ingredients: butter, white flour and meat or fish. While I’m the first to jump on a […]

Lentil Salads (Recipes)

It’s picnic time. That means I’m having fun making cold salads with fresh herbs and veggies from the local farmers’ market (or with whatever I have leftover in the fridge). This week, it’s been all about Puy lentils (French green lentils) and here are three tried-and-tested recipes. Why eat lentils? They’re fast and easy to […]

Detox Smoothie (Recipe)

Today’s the first day Little Buddha and I are 100% on our own. Up to now we’ve always had someone hanging out at the house with us. Fortunately, we had lots of help in the first few weeks because coordinating oneself and a newborn isn’t easy! I hadn’t believed my friends when they said taking […]

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade (Recipe)

Since September, it’s been just plain busy around here: back to Paris, back to work, back to Sunday morning market (and all the colorful autumn veggies), back to self-imposed projects (like learning to print digital photographs – not as easy as I thought it would be – hanging new curtains and re-organizing our office space)… […]