What’s the lowdown on dairy?

If you're a little confused about whether dairy products should be part of a healthy diet, you're not alone! It is because dairy happens to be one of those nutritional subjects that can become very divisive, depending on who’s talking. Mainstream dietary guidelines...

Is coffee good for me?

Nothing seems to get people as riled up as the question of their coffee consumption. When I talk to moms about incorporating healthier habits into their routine, this is one of the things that they get most defensive about. "You will pry my cup of joe from my cold,...

Roundup #2 from The Omnivorist

Welcome to the second edition of my roundup of news, views and recipes that I usually share on social media -- hope you'll find something in here that will be of interest! If you're too busy to read right now, you can use an app like Instapaper to read later on your...

7 Questions to Ask for a More Peaceful Birth

I had seen the documentary The Business of Being Born when it first came out, meaning long before I had even given much thought to the idea of having children. In it Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein take a critical look at the highly medicalized state of childbirth in the...

September Roundup from The Omnivorist

Welcome to my first ever roundup of news, views and recipes that I usually share on social media -- hope you'll find something in here that will be of interest! If you're too busy to read right now, you can use an app like Instapaper to read later on your device of...

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Summer ended so abruptly this year that it felt like a rude visitor rushing out without saying a proper goodbye.  It didn't help that we went on vacation quite late, meaning that by the time we got back it was already the first day of September and my kiddo was...

The Omnivorist’s Essential Podcasts (Part I)

While I've always loved the idea of being a loyal radio listener, it often turned out to be too hard to fit into my life. All the best stuff seemed to air when I was at work or otherwise indisposed. This was probably why I was such an early adopter of podcasts; here...

Sweet Potato Rosemary Chips

I’m not big on kitchen gadgets these days. There was a time in my life when I was more enamored with them than I am now, and ironically that was also a time when I cooked much less. I was probably frustrated and taking it out on my pocketbook by splurging now and...

Merguez Potato Hash with Baked Eggs

Last week we had that rare event in Paris, a heat wave! After months of relatively cool weather, which is much more our speed, we have been hit with roaring heat and for once I’ve been happy to be inside an (air-conditioned) office all day long! Thankfully the weather...

Is your breakfast costing you your health?

You may have seen the recent New York Times magazine article featuring what kids eat for breakfast around the world. I was so proud to see Turkey (my home country) being featured since well Turkish breakfast is one of those things that I think should be nominated for...

Slow Cooker Lamb Tajine

I often get asked about how to find grass-fed meat here in France, usually by expats who have lost their nutritional bearings when moving countries. There's really no easy answer since organic does not at all guarantee that your meat will be exclusively...