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How to Cook & Eat Amazing Artichokes

Artichokes can be such an intimidating spring vegetable. If you've never cooked a whole artichoke before, you might feel a little bit daunted. Learn how to cook artichokes and check out some other yum…

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All About Artichokes

Artichokes don’t often make it on the easiest-to-grow or easiest-to-prepare lists of gardeners and foodies. But that doesn’t mean they’re not well worth growing and/or bringing into your kitchen. They…

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Braised Leeks and Artichokes (Recipe)

I like to serve this both as a side dish and as an appetizer, with sliced bread as an accompaniment. It really celebrates the bounty of spring; want to up the ante? Add peas, green beans, fresh fennel…

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17 Top Foods For a Spring Detox

When winter ends our bodies are ready for a cleanse. Luckily, spring arrives! Spring brings mineral-rich vegetables helpful for detoxing. Nature does know best! Here are seventeen of my favorite foods…

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15 Ways to Use Artichokes

Forget the canned or frozen stuff -- to truly appreciate artichokes, you need to experience them fresh. And, you're in luck -- artichoke season is here! Click through to check out some great recipes f…

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Fresh Artichoke Dip (Recipe)

  Artichoke dip is one of those perfect party appetizers. Most recipes take very little effort; as long as you can open a can of artichokes and measure ingredients properly, you've got yoursel…

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Top 10 Spring Superfoods

Spring is finally here and along with it starts the cascade of vibrant superfoods.  Obviously, some take a little longer than others, but here are my picks for the top 10 spring superfoods.  Enjoy! …

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Which Vegetables Are Healthier Cooked?

In response to my Care2 post #1 Anticancer Vegetable, there was a great question about whether it's better to eat garlic raw or cooked. It appears the secret to maintaining the anti-cancer effects of …

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Consider the Artichoke

I have an exceptionally vivid and distinct memory of coming across my first artichoke flower. As a native Californian I had seen my fair share of artichokes in markets and on plates, but never in the …

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Artichoke Love Story

My relationship with artichokes has always been fraught with misunderstanding, suspicion, and frustration. Until now. As a new convert, I'll tell anyone who's willing to listen that this is the ta…

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