I opened my email from Whole Foods today and was pleasantly surprised by their recipe suggestions for spring. Amongst the cabbage, asparagus, and pineapple, it was the artichoke that got me the most excited, as it always brings back childhood memories.
I don’t know how my parents did it, but they were somehow successful in getting this bratty little girl to eat such a crazy looking vegetable. Growing up we dipped the leaves in a little mayonnaise and lemon juice, but now that I’m aware of my calorie intake, I’m interested in exploring some healthier alternatives. Artichokes have a peak season from March until May, so if you want them at their prime head to Whole Foods at your earliest convenience.
Below is a list of recipes and how to take on this venturesome flower bud.
Note: I wanted to feature some of my favorite Tumblr blogs because there are so many delicious recipes online that aren’t as easily accessible. I get a little tired of Googling recipes only to find links to Food Network, All Recipes, and CD Kitchen. So here is some raw talent for you all to browse and enjoy! Cheers!