Welcome to the Apples & Arugula blog! Apples & Arugula is a passion project combining my love for cooking, writing, creating, and exploring the world around me. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of the adventures I share here!
I have seen so many beautiful pictures of homemade chocolate and nut butter cups and I figured it was about time I experimented with making my own. With good quality dark chocolate, almond butter, and a touch of organic jam – I feel good about letting my girls have these special treats. I used both … More AB&J Cups
Yesterday I made some yummy roasted carrots with dinner. I washed the carrots but did not peel them. I like to leave the peel on when the root is organic to make sure I’m taking advantage of the nutrients in the soil. If I do peel the carrots then I save the peels to flavor … More Carrot Top Smoothie
The last few days I’ve been enjoying my favorite weather – low to mid 70’s during the day and cool nights. It’s the best! I’ve been outside a lot. The garden is coming along and the girls love watering the plants (and especially love eating basil leaves off the plant!). All of this time outside … More Veggie Wraps
Where are my morning people? I love the mornings. I generally wake up early and with a lot of energy. I can probably do more with 20 minutes at 8am than I can with an hour at 6pm. Slow cooker recipes are great for people like me. Well, they are great for anyone but they … More Slow Cooker Lamb with Herb Sauce
Do you love broccoli? It is without question the favorite vegetable for both of my girls – with cucumbers coming in a close second. It is no secret that broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse. Just one cup of these babies provide 11% of your daily vitamin A, 135% of your daily vitamin C, 10% of … More Eat Your Broccoli (Stems)
There have been so many times when I found myself in the position of wanting to cook a healthy meal but feeling unmotivated to make that dinner. Staring at a random group of ingredients, knowing I wanted to make something healthy, being someone who actually enjoys cooking, and just not finding the time or energy … More Meal Planning Tips
Recently I listened to a podcast about the health benefits of algae. In my early 20’s, I used to love buying spirulina bites from my local health food store but it has been years since I’ve thought about this blue- green superfood as anything other than a natural food coloring. Spirulina has been referred to … More Tropical Mermaid Smoothie