Here are just a few of the reasons you should mix artichokes into your regular dinner rotation:
- Proven to effectively fight cholesterol
- Improves liver function
- Excellent source of folic acid, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K
- Also a rich source of minerals, such as potassium, copper and iron
- Low in calories and fat, but a great source of dietary fibre
Iowa Girl Eats: Chicken, Bacon and Artichoke Pasta with Creamy Garlic Sauce
Iowa Girl Eats uses marinated artichoke hearts in this creamy pasta dish. The supporting flavours include bacon, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. We have one word for this recipe: yummy!
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Cooking on the Weekends: The Ultimate Stuffed Artichoke
Cooking on the Weekends has stuffed her artichokes with breadcrumbs, shallots and garlic and dressed it with lemon butter and white-wine. This is a simple way to use a fresh artichoke and make it over-the-top delicious.
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Wonky Wonderful: Artichoke & Roasted Garlic Dip
Did you think we could write a post on artichokes without including an artichoke dip? Paired with roasted garlic and enveloped in delicious melted cheese, this dip is sure to delight everyone at the table.
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Half Baked Harvest: Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
Half Baked Harvest has paired spinach, artichoke, basil and pine-nuts with beautifully gooey mozzarella and blue cheese - it looks heavenly!
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foodie crush: Tortellini Soup with Artichokes
We love this soup because it can be on the dinner table in under 30 minutes, which makes it absolutely perfect for a weeknight dinner. The three-cheese tortellini and garbanzo beans pack a filling punch, and the artichokes, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes offer a nice array of veggies. And of course you can't go wrong when the soup is topped off with a little freshly grated parmesan.
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