Picked up some fresh artichokes recently in the produce department as I am trying to increase liver helping practices. Over the years of making poor choices in how I treated my body inside and out, I’m sure I’ve done some damage. Which is why when I decided to remove any alcohol except Wine or Beer from my diet I also did some research in how to reverse the effects that my past most certainly has caused to my body. So finding that artichokes are a great source of food born defense nutrients to assist in this process was a plus. Most places that I have ever gone out to eat that served artichokes, only served the marinated hearts or used the hearts in a cheese sauce or pizza. These are delicious ways to enjoy them, however I also love to just boil a whole one, melt some butter and go to town scraping the meat off of the leaves with my teeth. It is an odd experience for some, including my husband, but I just love it. Its like comfort food in the form of a large vegetable that takes a long time to eat, which just prolongs the indulgence. The great part was, they are extremely cheap right now because they are in season here, and so I get double the satisfaction.
So do you like artichokes? I think I’ve personally always been intimidated by them unless they are prepared by a restaurant for me. Have you ever tried a fresh one? They are a Mediterranean staple and therefore I’m drawn to them due to my new-found interest and exploration of Mediterranean cuisine. They are a veggie, but do you feel like your eating a boring tasteless food when enjoying them? Its time to clean up my body after many years of not so healthy choices, and a recent preoccupation with my health and beauty. I want to live long and healthy, while offering my body as a living sacrifice to God. I want to live an active life for my children, and a fun and pleasurable life with my husband. I hope to find more ways to use the artichoke and share these kosher treats with you as well as the many benefits beyond taste.
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