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Artichokes! [Apr. 25th, 2007|10:10 am]
Super Healthy Food for Busy / Low-Energy People


Artichokes are apparently in season and I read an article in some sort of Yoga magazine in the airport about how chock full of antioxidants and other nutrients they are. But the really great thing about them is that they enhance the tastbuds on your tongue that sense sweetness! They are also easier to make than I thought.

Steamed Artichoke:
Cut off the stem, leaving about a half inch
Cut off the top third of the artichoke
Put face down in a bowl filled with a half inch of water
Microwave for 6-8 minutes
Let cool

It's yummy on it's own, but if you eat a piece of fruit afterwards, the fruit tastes hyper-tasty! Pretty cool.

[User Picture]From: angel_one
2007-04-25 05:33 pm (UTC)
Trader Joe's sells artichoke hearts in the freezer section. I pour myself a bowl, add some I-cant-believe-its-not-butter spray and microwave it. I am not generally fond of veggies but I have found I will actually eat these!

Thanks for posting that. I almost bought artichoke the other day (fresh, whole) but didn't know how to prepare it. Now I do!
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