I've just arrived back in the UK, so it's perfect timing to share the afternoon I spent baking and taste-testing English Scones with the fantastic Estela, "Head Foodie" at Liberated Foods. Estela is a self-taught cook who specialises in gluten-free and allergen-free cooking and baking. Since the birth of her now 14 year old daughter, who was born with over 50 different … Continue reading Estela’s Gluten-Free Scones
Dry January? I think it should be called Why January?!!! Why is it that we all feel that we should be the best version of ourselves just because it's the first month of the year? Surely we'd be much better off if we simply tried to live healthier and more modestly throughout the year? I have … Continue reading Strawberry & Coconut Cream Tarts
This year the holiday season was, for me, the season of Eggnog. I had heard of Eggnog before, but had never really felt the desire to try it. A hot drink made with eggs? Disgusting! Add it to my latte? Pure coffee travesty! But since nervously taking a sip of my husband's eggnog one morning, I have been addicted - God bless America and all the eggnog recipes made … Continue reading Eggnog Coffee Cake
Happy New Year! What a wonderful and eventful year 2015 was. I became a wife and gained the most wonderful husband and family I could ever wish for, I moved across the Atlantic to the beautiful city of Seattle, I started the Arugula & Rocket food blog AND I opened an online cook shop - phew, no … Continue reading Hangover Cure: No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies
I've had the most fantastic Christmas!!! A holiday filled with family, food and fun - what more could a girl ask for? (Apart from the wonderful handbag my hubby bought me, of course?!!!) But now Christmas is over (boo!), we only have to suffer a few days at work until we can let our hair down and celebrate … Continue reading Get Ready For New Year’s Eve!
So my guess is that you're still feeling full from over-indulgent Christmas dining and the head is just a touch foggy from the Christmas spirit?! No doubt, you're also fed up to the back teeth of being in the kitchen, but know you have to do something to get rid of the barrowful of turkey, and other festive leftovers, that are taking over the … Continue reading Boxing Day Pasties
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." ...what a romantic image of Christmas those lyrics conjure up in one's mind. However, if you're anything like me you'll only be half way through your Christmas shopping, have just two presents wrapped (because the store did it!) and your kitchen will resemble a spewing volcano of … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Cranberry Sauce Muffins
I both love and dread this time of year. It's such a merry, festive time with Christmas songs playing wherever you may be and the scent of cinnamon filling the air. Everybody seems to be full of Christmas joy and we suddenly lose all of our inhibitions (and taste) by proudly donning jumpers that look like they have been … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Cranberry & Pistachio Biscotti
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The Christmas tree is up, the line to see Santa is over 4 hours long outside Nordstrom, and the Gingerbread Village is displayed in full Star Wars themed glory (Gingerbread Star Wars?!!!) at the Sheraton hotel - so it MUST be Christmas! Our holiday always starts on Christmas Eve with mom's yum-tastic Italian dinner, followed by a family breakfast and present opening … Continue reading Christmas Bliss Bowl + Cranberry Sauce Bonus Video!
Are you sitting down? Because I have something to tell you, something that may come as quite a shock... ...because today's recipe is like no other on my blog. You'll find no chocolate, no candy, not even any peanut butter. Most surprisingly you'll discover this recipe contains NO SUGAR! Yes that's right, self-confessed sweet-toothed queen of the … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
My appetite and waistline are already well and truly into the Christmas spirit. Being a food blogger, and having Thanksgiving to add to my culinary repertoire this year, I feel just like a turkey with my rapidly expanding waistline in the run-up to Christmas! This week's recipe has certainly not helped matters for it contains my most favourite … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Peppermint Patties & Mint Crunch
There can be no doubt, Christmas is on it's way! The party season has begun and my social calendar is already buzzing with lunches, dinners, and more importantly, drinks. Like most, I do enjoy a Christmas tipple! Even more so since moving to Seattle with my tee-total husband, as I now only tend to "indulge" at Sunday dinner … Continue reading Christmas Cheers: Drinks & Cocktails
Today I am congratulating myself with a huge pat on the back and TWO squares of peppermint fudge, because I succeeded in resisting all temptation! I cannot say it was easy and I definitely cannot deny that I wasn't sorely tempted to give in - but I did it, I ignored all festive urges until the month of December! Don't get me … Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Festive Peppermint Fudge
The American Thanksgiving holiday is very much like an English Christmas. We all stuff ourselves silly with turkey on the "big day", then rush off to shop for bargains at Black Friday or Boxing Day Sales. But in America there is a big difference, the following Monday is Cyber Monday, when consumers can expect even bigger deals online. So, … Continue reading Cyber Monday is Coming!
Arugula & Rocket would like to wish all of our followers and their families a Happy Thanksgiving - we are thankful for your support! Just in case you are still fretting over the stove, here is a rundown of our tasty, easy to follow Thanksgiving recipes: Have a Great Thanksgiving Day!
Green beans are wonderful and very nostalgic. Many people will have grown up with fond memories of eating home-grown green beans from the vegetable patches of their back garden. However, rather surprisingly, it was not until I arrived in Seattle that I discovered the wonderful dish that is Green Bean Casserole. Again it was at mom's dinner table that I got my first … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown: Green Bean Casserole
It's just 5 days until Thanksgiving and I cannot wait! We will be celebrating with a big family dinner at mom's, with each of us bringing our allocated dish. There will be roast turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans and then there's the Thanksgiving dessert. But while dessert is the dish that me and my sweet tooth … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown: Pumpkin Pie
Catching up with family and friends is fantastic, but every meeting is held over brunch, lunch or dinner. So while I thought my waistline was going to be endangered by the legendary American portions, it is in fact back home in England where I can feel the pounds invading my hips. The food in America is … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown: Biscuits & Gravy
I've just arrived in the UK and am SO excited to be back. I love living in Seattle, but as Dorothy said "There's no place like home" and who could argue with a girl in such fabulous shoes?!!! But there was something rather disagreeable waiting for me in the arrivals lounge at Heathrow - not my family, my girlfriends, or even George … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown: Skillet Cornbread
Today is always one of the hardest days of the year for me, because today is my husband's birthday. That's not to say it isn't a day of happiness and celebration, because it most definitely is, but like many other men, my husband is insanely difficult to buy a gift for. He is the man who has everything, … Continue reading Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies