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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet."
-Julia Child, Genius

The refrigerator light goes on...

With a lot of greens I like to use a bit of sweetness, especially when the greens are bitter, as with arugula or others like spinach or collards. Sometimes I will use just a touch of maple syrup because there’s a smoky, umami flavor. Arugula is more delicate and the honey is a better choice. It’s easy to overdo it so I always use a measuring spoon.

Arugula

Known as Rocket (or Roquette) this is a member of the same family as cabbages and cresses.  Arugula is pungent and spicy with a slightly peppery flavor.  It is an essential ingredient in the Provençal mixed greens, mesclun.  

Shop for arugula that is bright green with a soft texture.  The younger leaves are not as spicy and I avoid very large leaves because they can be more bitter and tough.  

2 ounces arugula = 14 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 15mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


 

Sauteed Arugula



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 cup cooked greens

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

spray olive oil
2 Tbsp pine nuts
1 lb arugula
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp honey

Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Spray lightly with olive oil. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring frequently, until the nuts begin to turn light brown.

When the pinenuts have browned, add the arugula and cook, tossing frequently.

As the arugula begins to wilt add the honey and salt. Toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 cup cooked greens

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 66 Calories from Fat 29
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 5g  
Protein 3g  
Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 18% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 124 mcg Potassium 439 mg
Magnesium 63 mg