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!
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
Traveling has always been my great love. I’m so inspired visiting new places, learning about different cultures, seeing amazing sights, and tasting foods from all over! It has been a challenge to travel since my little ones so I soak up what I can though books, shows, and especially through the tales of my favorite … More Sunday Brunch