This Cornbread Topped Texan Cowboy Pie offers a tasty twist on traditional Shepherd's Pie...
This no churn ice cream recipe is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day, especially if you have an infinity with Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies!
Keeping up with the Kardashians... ...is surprisingly hard to do. Having spent much of the past few months on long haul flights jetting across the Atlantic, squeezing in as many lunch, coffee and dinner dates as my waistband would allow, I totally understand how it may appear that I live a glamorous Kardashian-esque lifestyle. But with the side-effects of jet lag, … Continue reading Spiced Apple & Date Oatmeal
Make the most of Fat Tuesday... ...with awesomely phat Cinnamon Roll Pancakes! "What is Fat Tuesday?" I can hear you all ask. Fat Tuesday, or officially Shrove Tuesday, was traditionally a day for feasting and gorging on luxuriously rich and fatty foods before the fasting period of Lent began. In a bid to use up butter, milk and eggs, which should not to be eaten … Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
A change is as good as a rest, at least that is what they say isn’t it?! And with the start of a new year I have decided it’s time for change. So my New Year’s resolution is not only to make this food blog as awesome as is awesomely possible, but to also cook one new food […]
All you need is love... ...chocolate, coffee, hamburgers, cupcakes, peanut butter and did I mention chocolate?! Valentines Day is nearly upon us - a day of love, passion and romance. I have never really understood why it is more important to share your love on one specified day of the year. On February 14th, just 1 day out of … Continue reading Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts... ...never has a truer word been said, especially in the case of this Chilli Burger Wellington Recipe! My husband and I are big burger lovers and Seattle does nothing to help dampen the flames of our burger passion. With a Red Robin, Johnny Rockets, Great State Burger, Steak … Continue reading Chilli Burger Wellington
Nothing's more American than apple pie… ...at least that's what they (and my husband) say. In fact, the first recorded recipe for apple pie was written way back in 1381 back home in England - sorry husband, you are WRONG and I am oh so right (for once)! To me there is nothing more American than Blueberry Pie. I … Continue reading Blueberry Pie with Coconut Crust
...well almost! I guess you're all up to your necks in Christmas preparations and festive frolics, so I'll make today's post short and sweet - I promise! I can't believe another year has passed, where has the time gone? The Arugula & Rocket blog and social pages have gained new followers, the online cook shop has … Continue reading Tis the Night Before Christmas…
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"... ...and it seems that dream is all I can do. Typically, the moment we arrive in the UK Facebook is run amok with photos of snowy white landscapes from back home in Seattle - yes, it snowed! The snow looks so Christmassy and romantic, especially compared to the cold, wet, rainy days we are enduring … Continue reading White Christmas Candy Cane Milkshake
Today I am really getting into the festive spirit and I would love it if you'd join me. For not only am I sharing a truly delicious Christmas Punch Recipe, but I am also going to shamelessly plug the best selling Christmas Gifts people are buying from the Arugula & Rocket Store. So escape the cold and drudgery of the heaving … Continue reading Christmas Punch & Presents
It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas! Our condo is filled with the holly jolly aromas of Christmas because this morning, having woken with a void in my heart where Thanksgiving once lived, I decided to get my festive freak on and fill it with the joys of Christmas. So donning my Santa hat and … Continue reading Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
"Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold" - at least, that's what the old wives say. I rarely suffer from winter colds but when I do I am totally unbearable - just ask my husband! I am also someone who gets really "hangry", so to keep my misery (and his) to a minimum, the hubby decided to feed my cold with a never-ending … Continue reading Chicken Frankie Naan
Thanksgiving is an opportune holiday for us foodies, but it can equally become a day filled with stressful marathon cooking sessions and fears of satisfying the expectations of your dinner guests. So let me be your holiday heroine with my guide to the Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever - these recipes not only taste great, but are also so easy to make that even … Continue reading Best Thanksgiving Recipes Ever!
This week I am back in the UK - my god, how cold is it here?!!! I've been as busy as a bee catching up with family and friends. I was also fortunate to celebrate my dear friend Tracey's 40th birthday at The Crazy Bear restaurant in Beaconsfield. If you haven't been to this decadent restaurant before, you … Continue reading Oreo Cookie Brownies
I love the change in season. Not for the change in weather, but for the ever changing seasons of food. But rather than harping on about the latest ancient grain or root vegetable that has just been hand pulled from a small batch, organic farm - YAWN! - my wanton desires are driven by the candy aisles and my local coffee store, which … Continue reading Chewy Gooey Hot Tamales Brownies
I love Halloween. Not only does it give me a great excuse to spend even more time on the sofa, peeking out from the safety of my blanket while watching scary movies, but it also means I get to eat Halloween Candy. Halloween candy is pretty hard (impossible!) to resist. The concierge desk awaits me upon my return home with a bucketful of Halloween … Continue reading No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Have you ever seen anyone walk face first into a closed glass patio door? Well my relatives have (yup!) and the utter look of shock on said victims face (me!), is probably as close as I can get to explaining the way we felt as we stepped off the flight back in Seattle. Having enjoyed a week of sheer sunny bliss in Puerto Vallarta, … Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Crock Pot Curry
It seems that everywhere you go, butter - which used to be considered the arch enemy of healthy eating - is now the "in" thing to eat. Be it good old peanut, almond, sunflower seed, cashew or avocado, butter is being slathered on every edible surface possible. I had never heard of Pumpkin Butter until my husband suggested … Continue reading Pumpkin Butter
Have no fear, Autumn is here and it has been Chill Bill! This has been the week when I could deny it no more - the electric blankets have been turned on, the couch blanket is out from its summer storage spot and I have almost, almost convinced my husband that it is time to turn the heating on … Continue reading Pumpkin Ice Cream (No-Churn)
I love the Autumn, it's such a beautiful time of year, and yet, there are also some things I hate about this season... First there is the inevitable Wardrobe Faux-Pas that I will repeatedly make during this unpredictable season. It seems that it really doesn't matter how many times I check the weather situation by continuously updating the weather app on my iPhone or sticking … Continue reading Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast