Friday, September 06, 2013
I've really been working on trying new foods so I don't get bored and for more nutrients and such. In the past few years I've added quinoa, lentils, tofu, mangoes, eggplant and, recently my new love, artichokes. I've had artichokes in the past, in pasta dishes, in crab dip,(which gave a few of my family members and me a pretty bad case of food poisoning) and salads, but I had different opinions of how I felt about the artichokes in each dish. Recently my boyfriend and I have been going to a great local Italian place and he gets the chicken piccata which comes with artichokes, but he doesn't eat them, so I've been eating them and I thought they were great. Then we started going to a sub shop that has an artichoke and chicken sub which is amazing. Well, I haven't had either of those recently because they are pretty calorie heavy, so I decided to incorporate artichokes in my own meals.
Currently I'm using the marinated artichokes in a jar. Let's see, I put artichokes in my tuna, on my English muffin pizzas, in my salads and I even use the juice in the jar for salad dressing, now I'm craving artichokes, I bought some the other day, but they weren't in the bag when we got home, ugh, luckily I still had some left over, but I NEED them!