May 9, 2013
This is my adventure into artichockes.
We get a weekly produce basket from Bountiful Baskets and last week I bought 2 baskets because we were hosting a First Communion party. In addition to about 20 onions, I ended up with 4 artichokes.
I had never eaten or prepared an artichoke before in my entire life.
Assured by some excessively patient friends that it would be ok, I searched Pinterest and all of my cookbooks for artichoke pasta recipes.
And then like a good cook, didn't prepare any of them.
Instead I threw together some of the common flavors into a sauce that was a little more to my dietary preferences. Into my Vitamix went chicken stock, greek yogurt, a little lemon juice, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, and spinach. I didn't measure anything, just dumped and tasted. I was going for a pesto type sauce....only without any nuts. Or oil. Or herbs. So kind of nothing like an actual pesto.....
I redeemed my not-pesto artichoke sauce by serving it over pasta.
Shirtless blue eyed boy approved.
And all is happy in the house where we don't fear green food.