In praise of the artichoke...

Happy966
on 4/9/12 5:40 pm

It is spring and they are on
sale - one dollar a piece and
I can fit six into my pot.
They are good hot or cold

with a little homemade Greek
yogurt and cucumber dip.
Don't forget the garlic!
You don't need melted butter.

They take a long time to
eat and have only 60 calories.
Also protein and fiber.
All that and yummy, too!!

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cook_and_eat_an_arti choke/


:) Happy

53 yrs old, 5'6" HW: 293 ConsW: 273 SW: 263 CW: 206

kairk
on 4/9/12 5:45 pm
I saw them in the market yesterday (only 69 cents a pop here in CA). I was so tempted, but was worried it might be too hard on my sleeve, so passed them by. What do you think at 4 months out? I love artichokes - big time!  Would kill to eat something other than the usual winter & frozen veggie bites I've been having!

    
Kairk,
HW - 278,  GW 170   

               

Happy966
on 4/9/12 6:33 pm

I waited 4 months or so (can't remember for sure - more than 3) for raw veggies, but I did cooked veggies as soon as I was cleared for all foods.  Nothing bothers my tummy, but I wouldn't think artichokes would be too hard on yours - just cook them long enough. Yum!!


:) Happy

53 yrs old, 5'6" HW: 293 ConsW: 273 SW: 263 CW: 206

frisco
on 4/9/12 7:23 pm
VSG on 09/30/09 with
On April 9, 2012 at 5:45 PM Pacific Time, kairk wrote:
I saw them in the market yesterday (only 69 cents a pop here in CA). I was so tempted, but was worried it might be too hard on my sleeve, so passed them by. What do you think at 4 months out? I love artichokes - big time!  Would kill to eat something other than the usual winter & frozen veggie bites I've been having!
 
Just over boil/cook them a bit.......

They get real soft....

frisco

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kairk
on 4/9/12 7:33 pm
Thanks! Will give it a try. Oh, what exactly is Siricha (?) and where can I get it? You use it a lot for spice and I'm into spicy food, so.....

    
Kairk,
HW - 278,  GW 170   

               

furiosmommy
on 4/9/12 5:45 pm - Phoenix, AZ
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE artichokes!

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Happy966
on 4/9/12 6:33 pm

Amen, sister!!


:) Happy

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Pooch2
on 4/9/12 6:21 pm

I found a new product at Costco, Cynara Whole Artichoke Hearts, they are 35 calories, 6 g carbs and 3 g protein, for half a cup (130 grams) and are packed in water, not oil, as you usually see.  (that's about 3 whole hearts and there are 7 servings in each jar I think about 6 bucks)  I could not find a pic on their site, the ones at Costco come in a two pack, glass jars but this pic is of the same brand and same label on glass.   Yummy snack....

      

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Happy966
on 4/9/12 6:30 pm

I will keep my eyes peeled!!


:) Happy

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Pooch2
on 4/9/12 7:00 pm
Yaaa, for the cupboard when fresh ones are not in site, cause the fresh cooked  ones are awesome
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INgirl
on 4/9/12 6:27 pm
VSG on 04/11/11 with
 I have yet to do one up myself. I need to.. and pair it with my tzatziki.

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Happy966
on 4/9/12 6:30 pm

I bought some tzatziki last year at Fresh Market.  I'll have to look again...  YUM!!!


:) Happy

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INgirl
on 4/9/12 6:37 pm
VSG on 04/11/11 with
Oh, make it at home, It's sooo good and easy! I can eat the stuff with a spoon!

Greek yogurt
Cuke- peeled de-seeded, diced and salted and put into a colander to drain for a couple hours
Garlic
Lemon juice
olive oil (optional)
Dill & pepper

Make it the day before, it's wonderful!

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frisco
on 4/9/12 7:26 pm
VSG on 09/30/09 with
 
I had shreaded roasted chicken over an artichoke heart last night......

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