(This is the first of two articles.)
If you’re wondering how the teachings of a little-known early-20th-century dentist can possibly be relevant for the lifelong health of your (future) baby, or what really constitutes “super foods”, then read on! Continue reading Who was Weston Price and why should you care?
When you think about the first words people associate with unhealthy eating habits “fatty” has got to be on top of the list. It’s one of those refrains that is thrown around so often that it’s considered to be a truism by most reasonable people. Dietary fat and cholesterol, the thinking goes, clog your arteries and cause heart disease — if you haven’t already become obese along the way.
Continue reading The conundrum of good fats, or why I don’t eat fries when I’m out (it’s not what you think)
This simple and delicious recipe lets the carrots show off their sweet side when cooked. Some recipes call for either roasting or poaching them first but the lazy side of me always questions this kind of extra step. The idea of turning on the oven for a side dish takes it out of the simple category for me. So I’m happy to report that simmering the carrots lets them release their juices quite readily and they turn out just perfect, no extra steps required. Continue reading Carrots with Cumin
Ever since tasting a Jerusalem artichoke soup at a Paris restaurant, I knew what this ugly vegetable was capable of. It has a wonderfully nutty, soothing flavor, the perfect antidote to a dark autumn day. Continue reading Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
Sardines are one of those no-brainer foods: packed with good fats, very economical and small enough that mercury is not an issue (although that’s not necessarily as big a deal as we’ve been led to believe).
Continue reading Easy Grilled Sardines
With the recent nip in the air, a friend has been talking longingly about her grandmother’s watercress soup which got me motivated to dig up this trusty recipe. The peppery watercress becomes mellower when cooked but this doesn’t mean that it is without character.
Continue reading Watercress Potato Soup
We had barely sat down to our first meal in Rome that all hell broke loose.
Much like seeing family, no matter how far you’ve think you’ve come, how long you have lived away from them and established your independent self, seeing old girlfriends sets off a similar cocktail of high emotions and passionate exchanges… especially when hot-blooded Turkish temperaments are involved!
Continue reading When in Rome…
We had quite a sh#@ty summer in Paris where it rained pretty much non-stop for what seemed like four months. And then we got a break: a beautiful Indian summer that went on for weeks, a real luxury in our neck of the woods!
It was already the first weekend in October when the fall finally arrived and the nip in the air was a welcome excuse to make a heart-warming soup. I had some carrots on hand and had the idea for this recipe. The coconut cream and the coriander marry really well with the mild taste of the carrots.
Continue reading Carrot Coriander Soup
I was so excited about my little guy starting solids and thought I knew exactly how I wanted to do it: the traditional real foods way. Then a friend gave me a copy of Baby-Led Weaning, the influential book by Gill Rapley, and said that it had worked great for their daughter and that I must absolutely read it. So I did, and became very confused. Let me explain. Continue reading Thoughts on baby-led weaning
Upon finding out about my very international background, somebody recently asked me which culture I prefer: Turkey, my native country, the US, my home for some 15 years, or France, my current home. It is a question I don’t usually ask myself since I probably praise and vilify aspects of all three cultures equally! I feel that I have the luxury to pick and choose as I see fit and incorporate the best of every place I’ve lived into who I am today. Continue reading Who I am and why I’m here