Bodacious Recipe of the Month: Blue Zones Edition | Janesville, Wisconsin

This recipe uses ingredients from our Janesville, Wisconsin location. Check out our other blog post from today to see what our friends in Pensacola, Florida are cooking up!

At Bodacious Shops of Block 42, we embrace the spirit of celebrating life, drawing inspiration from the vibrant Blue Zones where people cherish not just the years but the joy in each moment. Our star for February is the exquisite pairing of White Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar and Rosé Balsamic Vinegar.

In Blue Zones, meals are a testament to the celebration of life, a philosophy we carry into our vibrant community in Janesville. Whether it’s Sardinia or Okinawa, the shared dietary principles in these longevity hotspots involve savoring whole foods that contribute to well-being.

Our featured pairing of White Raspberry and Rosé Balsamics brings a unique and delightful twist to your table. The delicate sweetness of White Raspberry Balsamic intertwines gracefully with the refreshing, crisp taste of Rosé Balsamic, crafting a vinaigrette that takes your salad to new heights.

Recipe—Arugula Spinach Salad with Raspberry Rosé Vinaigrette


  • 6 oz fresh arugula, washed and dried
  • 6 oz fresh spinach, washed and dried
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Bodacious White Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Bodacious Rosé Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Bodacious Regional Olive Oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Seasoned steak or meat of choice
  • Pecans or nut of choice, chopped
  • Mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
  • Feta cheese


  1. Whisk together Bodacious White Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar, Bodacious Rosé Balsamic Vinegar, Bodacious Regional Olive Oil, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine arugula, spinach, chopped onion, seasoned steak or meat of choice, and chopped nuts in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the Raspberry Rosé vinaigrette over the arugula salad and toss to combine.
  4. If desired, season with more salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide, top with berries and feta, and enjoy!

Why This Recipe Resonates with Blue Zone Living

This Arugula Salad features fresh, seasonal ingredients that are rich in nutrients and harmonize perfectly with the Raspberry Rosé vinaigrette, making it the perfect Blue Zone-inspired recipe.

Beyond the delightful taste, the featured ingredients bring a wealth of health benefits. The polyphenols in the balsamic vinegars and the heart-healthy fats in the regional olive oil align with the principles of Blue Zone living and American Heart Month.

Explore this flavorful journey with us by following us on social media at @bodaciousshopsofblock42. Until next time, cheers to health, joy, good olive oil.

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