All About Arugula

All About Arugula

According to LiveStrong, arugula has been named one of the most nutrient-dense foods that YOU can eat! Arugula has vastly more calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and iron as iceberg lettuce. Other vitamins and minerals that arugula contains in large amounts include folate, potassium, manganese, beta-carotene, along with various other phytochemicals and antioxidants. Overall, arugula might have more health benefits than various types of lettuce and other vegetables.

Health Benefits

All of the nutrients provided by arugula can help the body much more than you may have ever expected. Livestrong states that arugula can help with weight management, lowering blood pressure, improving eye sight (especially at night), and reducing the risk of both cardiovascular disease and cancer. It can also reduce the risk of muscular degeneration of the eye muscles and inflammation throughout the entire body. Interestingly, the folate in arugula can help pregnant women to reduce the risk of having babies with birth defects. Heal With Foods also adds that arugula can boost male fertility and act as an aphrodisiac. It has even been shown that arugula can help to prevent osteoporosis, improve diabetes, and improve athletic performance by reducing that amount of oxygen needed during exercise. Organic Facts also believes that it can strengthen bones, improve skin quality, strengthen brain functions, and boost the immune system.

Arugula in Your Diet

Adding arugula into your diet might not be as hard as you may think. If you plan on cooking or preparing it yourself, it is recommended that the greens are used within a couple of days from when they are purchased. Any wilting, bruised or yellow leaves should be removed. All green, healthy leaves should be put in a bowl of cool water for a few minutes to remove any dirt. Once they are drained and dried with a towel, they can be cooked in many ways, including being steamed or sautéed, or used fresh to create a salad. If you cook it, arugula is great with eggs, pasta or potatoes. If you choose to leave it raw, it is great in a smoothie or as a salad base.
Two of our salads here at STONEFIRE Grill use arugula as the base. Come on in to try out arugula in our Roasted Corn & Arugula Salad, Seared Ahi + Arugula or The A.B.G. Salad! Feel free to substitute arugula in any of YOUR favorite salads.
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Super Greens to the Rescue!

Your search for a healthy (and delicious) restaurant is over! With a whole host of super green options on the STONEFIRE Grill menu, meeting your daily veggie intake is easier than ever.

 

How do super greens benefit YOU? Not only do they taste great, but they’re also filled with healthy and essential nutrients that our bodies require. Rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they’re a meal component that can’t be missed at our healthy restaurants.

By incorporating a few portions of super greens into your daily diet, your body will benefit in multiple ways: boosted immune system, reduced inflammation, clearer skin and most importantly, more ENERGY! Who doesn’t need a little more of that?!

With all of these health benefits, you might be wondering, “Where’s the list of super greens?”  Listed below are a few super options that can also be found on the STONEFIRE Grill menu:

Kale
Spinach
Avocado
Cucumber
Bell Peppers
Arugula

We should mention that the ingredients listed above are also found in several menu items AND on our Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free menu. How can you go wrong? Enjoy these options in the following STONEFIRE Grill healthy menu items:

Golden State Kale
Spinach Salad
Roasted Corn & Arugula
Healthy Hybrid
Grilled Salad (with quinoa)

Or, substitute YOUR salad include kale, spinach or arugula at no additional charge!

xo STONEFIRE

NEW (AND HEALTHY) SALADS AT STONEFIRE

The deliciousness continues to grow at STONEFIRE Grill with some healthy and tasty additions to the menu this week.  Our list of market fresh salads now totals 18, and here’s some more information about the 3 new creations we’re offering to our health-conscious, foodie, and yes, gluten-free guests too:

ROASTED CORN & ARUGULA – Wild arugula, roasted corn, grape tomatoes, avocado, toasted walnuts, Parmesan cheese, Tomato Basil Vinaigrette.

GOLDEN STATE KALE – Chopped kale, red cabbage, cucumber, golden raisins, roasted chickpeas, avocado, Lemon Tahini dressing.

THE A.B.G. – Wild Arugula, fresh beets, Gorgonzola cheese, toasted walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Did you know that you can substitute spinach, wild arugula or chopped kale on any of our 18 salads?  For more information on these healthy options, check out www.stonefiregrill.com/menu/salads.

[NOW SERVING] Saint Archer Blonde Ale

There’s a new addition to the STONEFIRE Beer Menu starting today – Saint Archer Blonde Ale – and we’re pretty excited about it!  Created by close family friends, Jen & Mike Taylor, this refreshing ale has a clean, crisp & bright malt flavor with pilsner character.

Created in San Diego, CA, Saint Archer Brewing Co. was founded on a unique strain of creative talent by world-class brewers, artists, musicians, surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders, each coming together for their true passion and commitment – handcrafted beer.  It’s an expression of love and a collaboration that we’re truly honored to be supporting at STONEFIRE.  Similar to our own business, theirs is one of integrity, drive and style.

Looking for a good pairing?  Try the Saint Archer Blonde Ale with any one of our 16 salads, some Shrimp or a piece of Lemon Garlic Salmon.  Even our Roasted Cauliflower Pita is a good idea (we think!).  Here’s to the rest of the summer with some STONEFIRE and Saint Archer.

Each of our restaurants located in the Orange County, Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, will be offering this new brew starting, Monday, 7/28/14.