Arugula, Spinach and Eggs: Power foods


Apologies up front to our Vegan community: this one is not for you. But for those of us who eat eggs, please know that they are one of the best proteins one can eat. The reason? They have the closest make up to our protein chains. From a scientific standpoint: they are a hero protein source for us. Many women are encouraged to eat eggs during pregnancy: and this is exactly why.

An we know spinach (along with nettles) are one of the super powerhouse veggies in the veggie kingdom. Just their deepest to green quality tips us: "I'm a hero!" Arugula qualifies as a bitter: while mild, it is a great add to those seeking to add the bitters to their food choices.

Add a bit of butter or olive oil to a frying pan. Heat a bit and add some finely chopped onion, garlic or scallion (or all three!—alliums are great for us). Allow to soften a bit and add spinach and arugula leaves, sea salt and pepper. Squeeze a touch of lemon juice, crack and egg or two and cover the pan while the egg(s) cook. I prefer mine a bit runny, but that's a personal thing. When the egg(s) is/are cooked to your liking, serve up with a bit of creme fraiche or marscarpone. 

(Image©Jennifer McLagan, Bitters (where Methi is used instead of Arugula).