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It's National Artichoke Heart Day❗

Today is a day for a tasty option you either love or hate. The artichoke!


According to nationaldaycalendar.com, "artichokes are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, and magnesium. The antioxidants in artichokes are very good for your liver and help promote healthy skin.  Artichokes are also high in fiber, calcium, and protein while low in calories. These reasons, plus being fat-free and cholesterol-free, make artichokes a healthy and delicious food to celebrate!


  • The total antioxidant capacity of an artichoke flower head is one of the highest reported for vegetables.

  • The fleshy base of the artichoke is perhaps the most enjoyably edible part of this oddly-shaped vegetable. 

  • California is known as the artichoke capital of the world. They supply nearly 100% of North American fresh artichokes.


While artichokes may be a little difficult to prepare, you can find artichoke hearts packed in vinegar, oil, or marinade. Don't let the artichoke heart fool you. They're more versatile than they seem. Eat them as a snack or add them to dips or sauces. They also make excellent toppings on pizzas and flatbread. Toss them into the skillet for a savory sauté or infuse them into a broth. Artichoke hearts just might turn into a healthy addition to your cooking routine!"


In honor of today, here's a few ways you can pay homage:

📍Roast artichoke hearts with your potatoes and carrots. Season them lightly with olive oil and salt and pepper. 

📍Try grilling fresh artichoke hearts for a smoky addition to your meal. 

📍Create an artichoke salad or an artichoke dressing. 

📍Make an artichoke heart and grilled cheese sandwich with smoked provolone. and grilled cheese sandwich with smoked provolone. 

📍Try this recipe: 𝗛𝗼𝘁 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗸𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗽


Baked and serve this creamy artichoke, spinach and Parmesan cheese dip in our Stoneware Mini-Baker. It's ideal for keeping dips and spreads warm while guests enjoy the party.


Ingredients

2 jars (6.5 ounces each) marinated artichoke hearts, drained and coarsely chopped

1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 garlic clove, pressed

3 ounces fresh Parmesan cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup)


𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 Preheat oven to 375°F. Coarsely chop artichoke hearts using Food Chopper. Using Bench Scraper, place artichokes in Classic Batter Bowl. Add spinach, sour cream and mayonnaise. Press garlic into Batter Bowl using Garlic Press. Grate Parmesan cheese into Batter Bowl using the fine side of the Adjustable Double Grater; mix well with Mix 'N Scraper®. Spoon into 1 Qt Enameled Cast Iron Baker. Bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Serve with fresh vegetable dippers, if desired.


𝗬𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱: approximately 3 cups (24 servings of 2 tablespoons dip)


𝗡𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴: Calories 70, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 140 mg, Fiber less than 1g


𝗘𝗻𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗕𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟮𝟰𝟴

𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹 & 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗵 𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝘁 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟲𝟬𝟬

𝗔𝗱𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 # 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟰𝟳𝟮

𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗕𝗼𝘄𝗹 # 𝟮𝟰𝟯𝟭 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗿 # 𝟮𝟱𝟴𝟱

𝗠𝗶𝘅 & 𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 # 𝟭𝟲𝟱𝟳

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ACTION STEP: Whip up a plate of this tasty treat and some crusty bread , and invite friends and family over to enjoy it. Then let me know in the comments how it turned out or kick your kitchen up a notch by booking your cooking show here:

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