All posts tagged: Arugula

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto‏

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto‏

This smoked salmon and lemon risotto is full of light, fresh flavours and is at the same time quite decadent tasting, thanks to hot smoked salmon plus the addition of a little crème fraîche toward the end of the cooking, which transforms an ordinary risotto into something extraordinary. I have a tendency to crave all […]

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Arugula Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Arugula Salad

This roasted sweet potato, quinoa and arugula salad is filling, fresh and simply delicious. It’s nourishing, sweet, crunchy and tangy combination of fluffy quinoa, tender roasted sweet potatoes, peppery arugula, fresh cilantro, crunchy seeds and deliciously sweet-sour pomegranate tossed in a brightly flavored citrus-honey dressing. Organic is the best choice for sweet potatoes Roasting has […]

Chicken with Bulgur, Lemon, Herbs and Tomatoes

Chicken with Bulgur, Lemon, Herbs and Tomatoes

Here is a super simple one-pan dish that’s perfect for delivering dinner on a busy weeknight. All that goes into this casserole dish is broth, bulgur, lemon, thyme and some cherry tomatoes, which is topped with seared chicken breasts and baked in the oven. The bulgur cooks in the broth, the chicken finishes cooking, and […]

Jeweled Couscous Salad with radishes, oranges, arugula, cilantro, red cabbage

Couscous Salad with Radishes and Oranges

Oh my. How can a salad jeweled with so many beautifully vivid hues be anything but utterly delicious? It is. It’s magical. Actually, what is truly magical is couscous. It’s so easy. It almost does all the work itself. Of course there are a few special methods for preparing it. One of which I stumbled […]

Orange-Infused Couscous with Cherries and Arugula Recipe

Orange-Infused Couscous with Cherries and Arugula

I really love couscous in salads and the way those tiny semolina granules have the ability to keep you feeling full and satisfied. With summer in full swing, and a battery of salads already behind me, I’ve been after more light and tasty main meal salads–ones that aren’t just all about well…“lettuce”. This one is […]

Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

Yes, we already know that I love the fresh combination of cucumbers and cilantro. With the addition of creamy fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula, crisp apples and crunchy peanuts, this refreshing and tasty starter makes a wonderful accompaniment to any summer menu! The inspiration for this recipe came from my friend Denise. It’s based on a […]

Arugula Salad with Quinoa, Sun-dried Tomatoes & Parmesan

Warm Quinoa Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Originating from the South America Andes, quinoa has been referred to by the Incas as being the “mother of all grains” (though, technically quinoa isn’t a grain at all, but the seed of the Goosefoot plant). It tastes great, it’s high in protein, and it’s gluten-free. Quinoa is simple to prepare and packed with goodness, […]

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Smoked Trout and Orzo Salad

Not everyone is as infatuated with artichokes as I am. I could eat them any possible way imaginable, whether they are fresh, marinated or simply from a can. They are a great addition to, well…as I see it…anything. In this case, their pure sweet and nutty flavor can be enjoyed in this simple orzo dish […]

Pasta with Prosciutto & Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Pasta with Prosciutto and Arugula in a Lemon-Infused White Wine Sauce

Here’s a little secret: there are three things I really love – prosciutto, arugula and lemon! Put all three of them together and well…I’m experiencing a little bit of heaven. The saltiness of prosciutto and baby arugula with its mild, nutty, peppery taste team fabulously with zesty lemon. I’m generally not a fan of creamy […]

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Mediterranean Orzo with Tuna, Artichokes, Parsley and Mint

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to infuse your table with the tastes of the Mediterranean. There is nothing more Mediterranean, than fresh, sunny, coastal flavors. Simplicity paired with quality ingredients is the centerpiece of this tasty combination of orzo tossed with tuna, artichokes, sweet pointed red pepper, capers and herbs in a […]

Pasta with Smoked Trout in a Creamy Lemon-Dill Sauce

What I love about this recipe, other than the ingredients (smoked trout, pine nuts, yum!) is that it can be pulled together so quickly. The essentials are smoked fish, garlic, lemon, dill and pasta with some olive oil, wine, and crème fraîche to bind them together in a delicious and tangy sauce. Topped with a […]

Mediterranean Tuna and White Bean Salad

Inspired by a salad I recently enjoyed at Vapiano, this Mediterranean tuna and white bean salad is bursting with healthy, light flavors—from the fresh parsley and mint, to the crisp celery, red and green onions, and peppery arugula. Together with big, creamy butter beans and tuna, it’s rich in protein and fiber. It’s a complete […]

Spaghetti with Pesto, Arugula, Prawns & Cherry Tomatoes

A simple pesto with spaghetti is delicious topped with fresh arugula, plump cherry tomatoes and juicy prawns. This is great stand back and throw pasta that is easy and quick to make – perfect for a midweek meal. If you are squeezed for time, feel free to pick up a jar of your favorite pesto […]