Artichokes used to be one of those vegetables that I never touched in the grocery store. It looked daunting + not really thatappetizing. Truthfully, the artichoke is a relative of the Mediterranean, thistle family + withholds vitamin K - anti-agingphytonutrients aka longevity!
But really, the best part requires a little digging + steaming or braising. Some moisture + heat to unlock the heart. This little gem is packed with cancer-fighting, anti-oxidants + magnesium for osteoporosis prevention.
Toss the warm hearts in olive oil, sea salt + squeeze of lemon juice with some arugula… too good.