Arugula Skillet

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When it comes to cooking dinner, I’m all about easy + effective recipes. To me, easy is anything that doesn’t require hours of prep time or a ton of counter space (both my time and counter-space in my studio apartment are limited.) And effective is anything that will satisfy my hunger (not necessarily my cravings) while sticking to my self-governed diet guidelines.

I’ve been trying to stay as close to paleo as possible for the past 2 months, focusing heavily on dishes containing chicken, eggs, + raw produce while still indulging with hot sauce + balsamic dressing as garnishes. The cleaner I eat, the better I feel, and this shift in diet has done wonders for not only my body, but my mental and emotional health as well.

I try to source a lot of these ingredients locally (the JFX Farmer’s Market finally opened on 4/21/17!!!! Many more posts to come about that!) but I understand that it’s often impractical for those of you who aren’t 24, child-less, and within walking distance of a local-produce goldmine to shop locally for your produce.

And that’s why I wanted to share with you my recent collaboration with BrightFarms, a produce company that uses sustainable greenhouse farming to supply grocery stores with fresh greens and herbs year-round to meet the growing demand for local produce. In the Maryland area, they work solely with Giant grocery stores to deliver produce farm to shelf — within 24 hours.

Don’t get me wrong, I buy produce from supermarkets when I don’t have viable local options — but the idea of food grown in the same community that it’s consumed is a cause after my own heart. That’s why I’m so so happy to partner with BrightFarms, a company making local produce more commercially accessible, to share with you easy + healthy meals, made with ingredients grown locally and responsibly!

Quick & healthy Arugula Skillet'

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An quick + healthy dinner idea for those times when time or motivation isn't on your side.

 

What you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • BrightFarms locally-grown, Subtly Spicy Baby Arugula (grown in VA!)
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1/4 Red onion
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt + pepper
  • 1 tsp. butter or oil
  • Frank’s Red Hot (optional)

 

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Directions

  1. Cut up your tomato, onion, and any other desired vegetables/toppings for the dish.
  2. Coat your skillet with a thin layer of oil or butter and put over medium heat.
  3. When hot, crack egg into skillet and let it fry for ~5 minutes (time depends on heat.) Add a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired. After ~min, or when the white of the egg looks like it’s beginning to solidify, remove skillet from heat and cover for an additional 2-3 min.
  4. Remove egg from the skillet when it’s cooked to liking and briefly set aside (feel free to fry it hard if you so wish – just note that these directions are for a runny, fried egg.)
  5. Add BrightFarms locally-grown, Subtly Spicy Baby Arugula directly to the warm skillet. Add your tomato + onion slices on top of your greens, and top with fried egg.
  6. Garnish with Frank’s Red Hot, or another hot sauce of your choice.
  7. Optional: If you aren’t keeping a paleo diet, think of adding feta or another cheese of your liking as a garnish!

 

Buy some BrightFarms produce of your own? Post a pic of what you whipped up on Instagram, tag me @stylishlytaylored + @Bright_Farms, and hashtag it with #BrightSalad and #ChooseLocal so we can see your beautiful creation!

Stay tuned for more healthy + easy recipes from my collaboration with BrightFarms! In the meantime, be sure to check out some of my other RECIPES for more kitchen-creation inspiration!

 

Until next time, keep it local.

Xo,

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