Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Everyday Life: Tomato, Tomahhto?

My dinner plans to make spinach chicken were foiled tonight after I discovered the spinach that came in our organic fruit and veggie box today was really arugula in disguise.

Hubs says: So did you cook up the arugula instead?
Me: No way! Arugula is disgusting. It's not like spinach.
Hubs: Sure it is after you cook it.
Me: Do you know what arugula tastes like? It's bitter and yucky and terrible and disgusting.
Hubs: Not when you saute it like you would the spinach.
Me: Huh?
Hubs: Yeah, all you need to do is saute it just like you do the spinach.
Me: No way. Can't be.
Hubs: I swear.
Me: Well, I'm not trying it and then ruining perfectly good chicken.
Hubs: Sigh.

So who knows about arugula? Seriously? Is there a major difference between spinach and arugula when both have been sauteed. Come on, fancy pants cooks and gardeners; come out of the hiding and answer this. I would really like to know. No, I NEED to know.

Thank you for listening.

7 comments:

  1. yeah I gotta agree with you that stuff is icky!

    Make it for John's lunch and get it out of the fridge since he likes it :)

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  2. Here are 2 from my files:

    http://www.cooksrecipes.com/salad/arugula_bread_salad_recipe.html

    and pesto is also great.

    http://justeatfood.com/p-871-arugula-pesto.html

    Good luck!

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  3. I wish I was a fancy pants cook and could help you. I'll wait to see what your other "food savvy" followers say so I can learn something too!

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  4. Ok, so sauteed arugula is REALLY good. It's a little more peppery than spinach, but it is GOOD. Especially assuming you sautee it with garlic. You do sautee with garlic, right?

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  5. Try it with olive oil and salt on it while fresh. It's not bitter. Have you eaten while pregnant?

    It's a fav in Italy. Maybe it's good with red sauce.

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  6. Yeah, sorry...gotta go w/ the hubs on this one: another vote FOR arugula.

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  7. Been thinking about this. Are you sure it's arugula? Maybe it's dandelion, which is very bitter?

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