One Healthy Mutha! Blog
I love a nice, steamed artichoke, luuuuuurv, in fact. But after I’m into artichoke season for a while, I start to wonder, “What else can I do with this thing?” Well, I was talking with my new, fabulous Health Counseling client, (yup, launched my new business: One Healthy Mother, more on that soon), about a large portion of her life she spent living in Italy, (hence, the fabulous!), and truth be told, we were going over some no-no foods for her initial health goals, and with a sniffle she began revealing different Italian dishes she’ll miss dreadfully. (She ADORES a good, fresh Italian pasta dish, who doesn’t!?) And she told me about this sauce they just throw together in Italy on any given day during artichoke season. I MUST go there!
Me: HOW DO WE LIKE OUR RECIPES?
Me: WHEN DO WE LIKE THEM SIMPLE?
This is so simple, fresh, and delicious that I must share it with you. My client tells me to just scrape the meat from the leaves of a steamed artichoke:
|M’fingers got tired…|
|Pile ‘O scraped leaves|
Sautée some garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a pan on medium heat, add the artichoke scrapings, then mix in the pasta of your choice. Mine is quinoa pasta. Sprinkle of cheese and TA-DA! A yummy, fresh, artichoke-infused pasta dish. lovely. Henry ate it very, very fast.