arugula

My lunch ft. one of my plant babies 🌱🌱🌱

Orzo with pesto, burst cherry tomatoes, arugula, soy chorizo, and a handful of chopped avocado (because why not). This was really easy and super satisfying 👅☺️

Falafel bowls 😌 baked falafel, roasted cauliflower, shredded carrot, raw corn, cucumber, roasted red pepper hummus (my addiction), and a tahini dressing all over spinach and arugula. #veganalways #plantstrong

‘I Love You’ Avocado Toast


Yields 4 toasts

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Avocados
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Arugula
  • Eggs
Equipment
  • Toaster
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Nonstick skillet
  • Butter for skillet
  • Metal spatula
  • Heart-shaped silicone mold

Let’s get started!

  1. Toast a slice of bread and then scoop avocado into a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice into the avocado and then add salt and pepper to taste. Coarsely mash with a fork.
  2. Spread avocado onto toast and then place some arugula on top.
  3. Heat skillet on medium low and grease the pan with a little butter. Grease mold with butter and place in pan. Crack an egg into the cookie cutter and cook with the lid on for 2 to 3 minutes, until the whites set. Carefully remove mold and egg from pan.
  4. Place egg on top of the toast and repeat for as many pieces as you would like.
  5. TaDa! This delicious avocado toast is EGGsactly what bae needs to make Valentines Day extra special!
3

Gourmet Burgers 

These burgers were inspired by the amazing, organic bison burger I had last week at Yeah!Burger when I went home to Atlanta. The burger I had was an organic bison burger with goat cheese, fig jam, caramelized onions, and arugula on a whole wheat bun. These are beef burgers but with a delicious twist. 

Ingredients 

1/3 lb ground chuck 

1/3 lb ground sirloin 

1/3 lb ground beef 

Burger seasoning: 1 tsp of each: black pepper, kosher salt, chili powder, granulated garlic, granulated onion, smoked paprika, and ½ tsp mustard powder. 

Small amount of olive oil 

Arugula 

Caramelized onions - recipe here: + 1 tbsp sugar 

Goat cheese 

Organic peach jam 

Buns of your choice - I chose French Brioche 

Directions 

Heat a cast iron pan over medium heat. Also, preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 

In a large bowl, mix together the three ground meats and the seasoning blend.

Form patties – you should be able to form about 4-6 burgers. 

Once formed, place into pan and sear both sides to develop a nice crust. 

Finish in oven to your desired temperature. 

Toast your buns with butter and assemble! 

Be forewarned that these are incredible. 

Enjoy! 

10

Whole Wheat Farfalle Alfredo 

Ingredients 

1 package, organic whole wheat Farfalle pasta 

1 ½ cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half 

8 oz heavy cream 

Freshly minced parsley

2 cloves garlic, minced 

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Zest from 1 lemon 

Juice from ½ lemon 

Freshly grated parmesan cheese, optional 

1 cup arugula 

Salt and pepper to taste 

Olive oil and 2 tbsp butter 

Directions 

Because the Farfalle will take approximately 12-15 minutes to be cooked until it is al dente, boil a pot of salted water and add the pasta. 

While the pasta is boiling, heat the a few tbsp of olive oil and butter in a pan over medium heat. 

Once the oil is heated and the butter is slightly bubbling, add in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Let those bloom for about 30 seconds. 

Add in the tomatoes and let them cook until they begin to burst. 

Once the tomatoes begin to burst, use the back of a spoon to slightly smash them. 

Season the tomatoes generously with salt and pepper. 

Add in the heavy cream and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 2 minutes.

Reduce the sauce to a simmer, add in the fresh parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, cheese, and adjust the seasoning to your liking. (A little paprika would be excellent in this). 

Let the sauce thicken on simmer for about 3-5 minutes. It should coat the back of a wooden spoon. 

Once thickened, turn off the heat. 

In a large bowl, add the arugula. 

Drain the pasta and add to the bowl. Incorporate the sauce and toss. 

Garnish with fresh parmesan and more fresh parsley. Serve while hot.

Enjoy!