Food on Friday ~ Arugula

arugula is an American made-up modern word

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs is an absolute mine of information when it comes to the annual weed we call by a variety of names, including roquette, rocket and arugula.  Mind you, anyone with an ambition to be an herbalist could do no better than to begin by following the brilliant website.  This cruciferous Mediterranean salad green has a stack of health benefits, and for most men is a much preferred alternative to kale.  (My straw poll tells me that Kale does seem to be much more liked by the distaff side of the table.)

Parmesan Chicken Arugula

Our first new recipe this week is from Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats and it’s especially for those who may have just stopped ‘working from home’ and gone back into the office.  So, for breakfast or lunch how about a Gruyere, Fig Jam and Arugula Sandwich?

Gruyere, Fig Jam, and Arugula Sandwich

This looks tasty from Andrea at Cooking with a Wallflower, Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou Pasta with Arugula.  This seems to be really easy, using only a few ingredients you may already have in your larder.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pistou Pasta with Arugula

You can’t get anything much easier and tastier than this Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan from Heidi at Foodie Crush.  (Actually you get 3 recipes for the price of one here.)

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Our first collection this week is from delish; 15 Ways to Add Arugula to Everything.  I found this super looking recipe for Pork Chops with Arugula Pesto and Roasted Cauliflower.  (OK some don’t like pork chops, but some love them.  And there are another 14 recipes in this collection).

Pork Chops with Arugula Pesto and Roasted Cauliflower

The second collection this week is from Cookie + kate who offer us 29 Epic Salad Recipes. which includes an Arugula, Dried Cherry and Wild Rice Salad with a Zippy Lemon Dressing.  How pretty!

Arugula, Dried Cherry, and Wild Rice with a Zippy Lemon Dressing

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

for a change, some kale

blackened shrimp kale caesar salad

 

18 responses

  1. Delicious and about the name, I’m with Kris hahaha

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    1. It’s so very funny.
      I’m with both of you. ❤ 😉

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      1. And we are lucky to have you. Thank you my friend ❤️😉

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    1. Thanks Tipsy Mermaid. Maybe I’ll do a food post on seaweed ❤

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  2. These all look terrific! The kale poll: Kale is something that’s okay if it’s chopped up and blended with other stuff. A lotta other stuff. ; )

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    1. so far it’s a thumbs down for kale ❤

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  3. Such an odd name for a plant. It sounds like a growl from a grouping of players on a sports field. I’ve not eaten it, but I do enjoy watercress!

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    1. hahahahahaha
      you are damn right Kris ❤

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      1. I mean, broccoli or Brussel sprouts or cabbage is hard enough on kids, but to have a parent growl at you to eat this??? I’d have cried!!!

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        1. All I ever got was beans on toast 😉

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          1. The only one I really remember with my dads that was beyond horrid was stuffed peppers. Thankfully, Arugula wasn’t even around back then!!

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  4. Speaking from the distaff side of the table, I like arugula better than lettuce or kale. I use it with baby spinach for salads. 🙂

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    1. or watercress? 😉

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      1. I love watercress! 🙂

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