Lentil Cream Soup

Lentil lovers know it: rich in iron, fiber, protein, folate, zinc, potassium, vitamin B1 and vitamin B6, these little legumes pack a ton of nutrition. And the amazing thing about this creamy, flavorful soup is that it also contains immune boosting garlic and sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, iron and manganese. I guarantee you will want a second bowl.

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The danger of a single story

I’ve recently listened to a fascinating speech on TED. The main idea was that our lives and our cultures are composed of many overlapping stories. If we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. If we show a people as one thing – as only one thing – over and over again, then that is what they become. So Chimamanda Adichie’s belief is that the single story creates stereotypes, and ‘the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete; they make one story become the only story’.

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They say that « Être parisien, ce n’est pas être né à Paris, c’est y renaître » and they, whoever they may be, are probably right. I re-invented myself when I came here and I became… Parisian. Mille fois Parisian.

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