As promised, here is my yummy and super simple recipe for Ratatouille, a healthy but filling mix of eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes and many other vegetables currently in season here in France!
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
- 1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
- 1 small eggplant, cubed
- 2 green peppers, coarsely chopped
- 4 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 3 to 4 small zucchini, cut into slices
- 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
24 September 2013 / 4 Comments
Organics in season for autumnI am lucky enough to get a luxuriously fresh and organic basket of fresh produce from a farm not far from me, about once a week (more about the wonderful owner and creator of this initiative very soon!) in the Landes, SW of France. As you know, I love fresh produce and love to keep on eating what's in season without having to pay extravagant amounts of money for an out of season kiwi, strawberry or tomato. Don't forget to have a look at my article on seasonal produce wherever you are in the world, it's so important to go with the flow of our seasons! Read on...
22 September 2013 / No comments
Strawberries are the only fruitOk, so Strawberries aren't the only fruit I know I know. BUT in summer (and boy are we starting to taste some proper warm light blazing in your face summer here in France), seasonal produce is just amazing. There is so MUCH fruit and vegetable grown on this beautiful hexagon that it's time to start tasting everything that's coming out of Read on...
9 May 2013 / No comments
Eating seasonalI am allll about healthy food and as organic as possible. So eating seasonal and by that I mean eating the products that grow at the time you are actually eating them, is another great way of connecting myself to what I eat and the natural cycle of fruit and vegetables. I really love that, to feel that I am following the seasons... the way our ancestors used to before we discovered canning and freezing. Here is a little graph for you (and for those who don't speak French, a super cool exercise to learn new vocab, just get your dictionaries out and have fun translating the foods!) that I really loved when I found it on a French nutrition website. It's all about dividing what we eat into the seasons when the products grow! Read on...
18 April 2013 / No comments
Chocolate heavenly loveIt's Easter and let's be honest, we are going to eat chocolate. However, here is a vast debat to be had: there is chocolate and Chocolate: chocolate like more sugar than there is cocoa leaving you thirsty and disatisfied and Chocolate like the good stuff you can get in Switzerland, Belgium at in BAYONNE! So there I hopped gaily to Read on...
29 March 2013 / No comments
Tapas, Cakes and fastingSo after having told you all about San Sebastian in my previous post, a little tour or what I ATE there seems appropriate. Tapas, you love them or you love them. You can eat them any time of the day, accompanied by a very much deserved tipple (for whatever reason - you always deserve a tipple). My favourite is empanada Read on...
13 March 2013 / No comments
Posts Tagged recipeHere at Parishues.com I share with you some beautiful natural french recipes, often handed down to me by my french side of the family. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!