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Arugula: Leave Room for Tiramisu at This Italian Restaurant

October 28, 2014 12:30 pm

Arugula is an Italian restaurant specializing in traditional dishes that are artfully prepared, yet at the same time rustic and straightforward. The restaurant's loyal Plymouth Meeting customers say the food at Arugula is fresh, well prepared, and authentic. It's also beautifully plated so that it's a colorful feast for your eyes as well as your mouth.

Try the popular bone-in, breaded veal Milanese with chopped arugula and tomato salad on the side, or indulge in a decadent plate of penne pasta with shrimp, scallops, and sun-dried tomatoes cooked in a delicate brandy tomato cream sauce. Yelp reviewers remind you to leave room for dessert, which is elevated to a work of art at Arugula. The tiramisu, which is light and moist with just a touch of rum, is an ideal end to any meal.

2350 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 941-1177

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Wegmans: Get Lost in This Truly Super Supermarket

October 21, 2014 2:59 pm

It’s no wonder why the locals in the King of Prussia area are so devoted to Wegmans. This upscale grocery store is a foodie’s paradise, with a selection of both prepared foods and groceries so expansive that you’ll want to stay for hours. Inside, the store is bright and airy and so large that you can’t help but feel impressed.

The Market Café serves a wide variety of foods ranging from classic American dinner dishes to authentic Indian cuisine, and it even has a full bar where diners can grab a drink with their meals. The cheese section is more expansive than those at many gourmet food shops, the produce is mainly organic and locally sourced, and beauty is in bloom in the floral department.

Wegmans carries mainly fresh, organic produce and other higher quality options. Stop by the store to see it for yourself!

1 Village Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(484) 690-3500

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3 Recipes for Pumpkin Seeds

October 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Even if you make roasted pumpkin seeds every fall, there are so many different recipes for this autumn snack that you probably haven’t tried them all. Here are three unique pumpkin seed recipes that will give a new taste to one of your favorite fall foods.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds [AllRecipes]
Two hefty teaspoons of butter help to bring out the natural flavor of the pumpkin seeds in this simple, basic recipe. Whether you buy a bag of seeds from the grocery store or extract them from the pumpkin yourself, you just can’t go wrong with this fall snack.

Pumpkin Seed Pesto [Whole Foods]
Fans of pesto will adore this unique recipe, which combines the fall flavors of pumpkin seeds with the unexpected taste of cilantro pesto. Store the finished product in your refrigerator to spread on sandwiches, drizzle over pasta, or use as a topping for baked chicken.

Asparagus, Potato and Spinach Galette [Woman's Day]
Galettes are very popular because of their versatility and their beautifully rustic appearance, and this one incorporates pumpkin seeds in a way that you’ve likely never tried before. Fill the rolled pie crust with Gruyere cheese, asparagus, and Yukon gold potatoes to create a truly filling meal that’s pretty enough to serve at parties or holiday gatherings.

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