Archives for: February 2007, 15
Artichokes are beneficial for As and Os. They are also expensive.
I had only eaten artichoke once before I started the BTD. It was served as an appetizer at an expensive restaurant. The artichoke heart had been mashed and mixed with bread crumbs and seasoning. Then it was put back on the artichoke leaves in a very decorative manner. The breading would make this recipe an avoid, in spite of the beneficial artichoke.
After several experiments I decided I liked cooking artichokes in the pressure cooker. My husband and I both liked the taste. However, it was a lot of work for a small amount of vegetable, and most of the year artichokes are very expensiveâ€¦too expensive for my budget. I was not getting the full benefit of this beneficial vegetable.
Last fall I found frozen artichoke quarters in the grocery store and bought a bag. I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't immediately try them. In fact they got pushed to the back of the freezer during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. However I found them a week ago, and have tried preparing them several ways.
Here is my favorite. Melt ghee in a saucepan. Add the frozen artichoke quarters and stir until they are coated with melted ghee. Cover the saucepan and let them sautÃ© slowly until they are tender. Season with a little salt. This is very tasty, very beneficial, and not very expensive - a winning combination in my opinion.